Book Giveaway – Age of Scorpio (22/4/2013)

I have a couple of collaborations in the pipeline with SF author Gavin Smith coming up, one of which I can’t talk about yet and the other one of which I can but have been systematically too lazy/busy to actually get on and do anything about. Anyway, since he’s a great guy and hugely fun and also my writing partner, here’s a book wot he wrote going begging. I haven’t read this one (too new ) but if the rest of what I’ve seen is anything to go by then it’s an adrenaline-fueled action-fest.

So to enter this time you have to help me resolve an argument – what’s the best SF spaceship ever. Is it really the Millennium Falcon? I’m looking for more than the coolest design – I’ll looking for spaceships with personality. So yes, the Falcon counts as it does have a prone-to-break-down-at-inconvenient-moment personality, just about. To enter the competition you have to comment on this post with a suggested spaceship before the end of Friday 26th. Please be prepared to be patient with the delivery and if it’s to an address to outside the UK then I’ll have to ask for a phone number as well as an address. But they do all get there eventually (I think).


11 Responses to “Book Giveaway – Age of Scorpio (22/4/2013)”

  1. Tyson Mauermann says:

    Slave 1 due to the mystery surrounding the ship and its owner. Outside Star Wars, the Gunstar from The Last Starfighter.

  2. Andrew Muir says:


  3. Sara Schwartzkopf says:

    The Tardis. She goes through space and time, causes all sorts of problems if she gets lost, and conveniently ignores her owner when she wants to.

  4. Matt says:

    NCC1701 U.S.S. Enterprise “treat her like a lady and she’ll always bring you home”
    There have been many fine spaceships and starships over the years, but without this one how many of them would ever have had a chance to fly ?

  5. Paul Weimer (@princejvstin) says:

    A ship with personality?

    What about a *living* ship? What about Farscape’s Moya?

  6. Dan says:

    Starbug from red dwarf. That ship was awesome.

  7. Brandon Boss says:

    I’m gonna have to go with the ship MAX from ‘Flight of the Navigator’ in 1986, friggin awesome.

  8. Leanne says:

    Talyn from Farscape, Moyra’s child! Covered in guns! And moody…

  9. Laura C says:

    It has to be Serenity – or for a ship with more personality, how about ‘The Ship Who Sang’?

  10. Patrick says:

    That’s easy – it has to be the Liberator from Blake’s 7. Orac, the talking computer on board, must surely come across as the most sarcastic computer ever seen in non-comedy SF (as opposed to the computer onboard Red Dwarf…)

  11. Skyhussar says:

    The Hooded Swan from Brian Stableford’s books. You move, it moves. You let it get damaged, you let you get damaged. Good incentive for not pranging it.

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