Elite Dangerous: Docking is Difficult
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Set in the world of bestselling computer game ELITE, and launched to tie in with the latest version, ELITE: DANGEROUS - a game almost 20 years in the making. One of three very distinct - but subtly linked - novels written by major authors who are fans of the game, this novel will be a must-buy not only the 25,000+ people who funded the new game on kickstarter, but also for all of those fans of the original game.
On what might be the worst planet in the universe, a young man dreams of the stars. Adventure! Lasers! Women! And the ultimate goal - to become Elite!
Unfortunately, Misha has to do his chores first. And learn how to talk to Phoebe, the beautiful customs officer. And leave the planet.
But the death of a famous author unexpectedly drags Misha and Phoebe into a system-wide conspiracy, complete with smuggling, international art thieves, multi-system corporations, canapés and exploding pigs. This is Misha's chance to prove he has what it takes!
After all, surely anyone can be Elite if they dream...
I must admit I bought this mainly due to nostalgic memories of the first Elite game and the book that came with it. This turned out to be a pretty enjoyable read. The author seems to owe a lot more to Hitchhiker's Guide than Elite as an inspiration, but that's by no means a bad thing. Would like to read a sequel, but I'm worried it might not have the hen in it.
Please spare us from the mundane.... I do not believe this book is worthy of the Elite endorsement.
I have read other Elite titles with far better references to the Elite universe and stronger story lines. This book had the opportunity to grow into areas that I wanted to hear about but just skirted past without so much as a by your leave.
Sorry to say but it was disappointing.
The trio of glen, phoebe and misha is great they have fantastic personalities. The book is comical and interesting, although the end was kind of disappointing like the last episode of your favourite show ending a season without hinting anything and fading to black.
Other than the end I recommend this book I enjoyed reading it very much.
- Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Published: 15 May 2014
- Publisher: Orion
- Print Length: 256 Pages
- Language: English