Feb 17, Ckret msage rated it liked it. Good book, honestly I could see this book working as a movie today. The Blow gun space battle would be downright awesome. Space pirates! What more needs to be said.
Jun 10, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: sci-fi. I wish I could find the rest of this series!
Aug 02, Sarah-Jayne Briggs rated it really liked it. This review may contain spoilers. Again, though I have read and enjoyed this book before, I liked being able to read it again I have to say, I was really surprised to see that Lucky got away with as much as he did. I felt I would have liked to see him face some more consequences of his actions While there were certain times he did need to act on his own, I felt he didn't act wi This review may contain spoilers.
While there were certain times he did need to act on his own, I felt he didn't act with a whole lot of maturity, even though I did like his character and seeing his friendship with Bigman, along with his relationship with his uncles. I was left with some confusion about exactly how many people were involved in the Council of Science. I especially liked seeing Bigman's loyalty to Lucky, although I felt that he seemed to only have a couple of characteristics that were exaggerated, rather than having the opportunity to get to know him a bit more in depth.
I liked the fact that I saw a bit more emotion from Lucky in this book, though I did feel that he was a bit too good to be true at times. I did like seeing him using his mind and it was good to see he didn't just trust his safety to his mask all the time. I could really understand his reasoning behind not becoming reliant on it.
It was interesting to see Lucky try to infiltrate the pirates and I did like seeing more of the world in general, as well as learning about things such as the pushguns. It was nice to see that Lucky wasn't perfect in everything and that he had to use his brain to survive. There were some good elements of tension, but not as much as I would have liked I felt there was too much talking and I didn't really get to see much of Lucky's thought processes as he worked out what was really going on. I felt that Bigman saw more action than Lucky did I did, however, enjoy reading this book and I have the next four books in this series.
I definitely intend to read them and see more of Lucky and Bigman and their adventures. Apr 01, Rob rated it really liked it. Technically not the best, but it was the first sci-fi, err.. It opened the door for me. One year after David Starr's adventure on Mars—where he encountered a benevolent race of energy beings living in isolation below the planet's surface while investigating a food poisoning scare—Starr sets off to eliminate a growing pirate threat originating from our solar system's asteroid belt. David "Lucky" Starr, a junior member of the Council of Science, proposes that an expendable, unmanned vessel, the Atlas, be sent to the asteroid belt with the intention of allowing the pirates to capture i One year after David Starr's adventure on Mars—where he encountered a benevolent race of energy beings living in isolation below the planet's surface while investigating a food poisoning scare—Starr sets off to eliminate a growing pirate threat originating from our solar system's asteroid belt.
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David "Lucky" Starr, a junior member of the Council of Science, proposes that an expendable, unmanned vessel, the Atlas, be sent to the asteroid belt with the intention of allowing the pirates to capture it and tow it back to their base—where explosives rigged in certain sections of the ship would detonate. Starr's mentors, Doctors Conway and Henree, endorse the plan but are shocked when they learn from Starr's sidekick, the diminutive but capable Bigman, that Starr had decided to board the Atlas in order to infiltrate the pirates. As planned, the ship is captured by a pirate vessel, commanded by one Captain Anton, who suspects that Starr, traveling under the alias Bill Williams, is a government man.
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After narrowly winning a duel to the death with Anton's first officer, a surly and stout pirate named Dingo, Starr is dropped off on a large asteroid, where he encounters a hermit named Hansen, who claims to help the pirates on occasion in exchange for his safety—as long as he remains on the asteroid. Further, Hansen has a small vessel that can take them off the asteroid and he pleads with Starr to help put him contact with the Council of Science base on Ceres.
Once there, Hansen is not at all forthcoming with information about the pirates and he claims to have forgotten the coordinates of the asteroid he calls home. However, Starr had taken notes on the way from Hansen's asteroid and decides to return in his own vessel, the Shooting Star along with Bigman. Eventually, they locate the asteroid, but Starr quickly finds himself ensnared in a trap set by the pirates led by Dingo.
They capture him and take him below the surface, where Starr observes a manufacturing plant and main base of pirate activity. Will Lucky Starr escape the asteroid alive and make it back to the Shooting Star? Even if he does, will he and the Council of Science be able to stop a raid on Ceres by a fleet of pirate ships bent on recapturing Hansen? What's more, how will the Council of Science eliminate the pirate threat from the asteroid belt once and for all? Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids is the second volume in a six-book series.
As with David Starr, Space Ranger, the story is an easy, fast-paced read. This time around, the plot twist was predictable, but that did not diminish the enjoyment of a vigorous, rip-roaring adventure. Oct 29, S. Been a long time since I have read any Asimov - hadn't realised this series existed, or I probably already have read it! It is one of Asimov's earlier books, published even before Sputnik was launched in the age when Science Fiction had just started to take off.
The book is very much a 'boys adventure' story of the Science Council and Pirates view spoiler [being manipulated by beings from Sirius hide spoiler ] - as such it is quite entertaining. Some nice ideas, and some have even held up to 60 Been a long time since I have read any Asimov - hadn't realised this series existed, or I probably already have read it! Some nice ideas, and some have even held up to 60 years of space travel and scientific advancement. It does not have the impact of Asimov's Foundation and Robot series, however the fact that it seems quite mundane could very well be because the speculation since has been the bread and butter of sci-fi.
Sep 22, Jerry rated it liked it. Though the story is good, it's a bit rushed, and it seemed like some of the plot threads could have been expanded upon a bit. I have little doubt that Asimov fanatics will adore this; for those of us who are casual fans of the Grandmaster, you might want to wait until you've read all his other works before reading this one.
Content Concerns: Some sci-fi action and peril. This is part of the Lucky Starr books published by Lightening in the late 80s and I will admit they were aimed at a younger audience - that said I really do enjoy the quick and care free reading of them - yes the stoylines seem simplistic, the language dated and the characters walking stereotypes - but boy its great fun reading - come on the world council run by scientists who have heavily armed space ships - I am 16 all over again. May 19, Nonethousand Oberrhein rated it liked it Shelves: american , sciencefiction.
Stretching a bit but not too much to break it!
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On a separate note, the saga bears the seeds of the universe explored in the Robots and Foundation series: an added value for any Asimov enthusiast! This adventure takes the tones of a Cold War spy story, as David and Bigman must counter a Sirian human independent colony on the planets around the star Sirius plot against the Terran government.
It follows Space Ranger and takes place before Oceans of Venus. Dec 21, Mark Oppenlander rated it liked it Shelves: childrens-and-ya , self-help-and-advice. In the second book of the Lucky Starr series, our hero must contend with pirates who plague the spaceways.
Staging out of the asteroids, the pirates conduct raids, destroying other spacefaring vessels and stealing their goods. Lucky attempts to infiltrate the pirate organization but is discovered for who and what he is: a member of the Council of Science and thus an enforcer of the law.
A series of harrowing adventures and narrow escapes ensues until Lucky finally brings the organization to just In the second book of the Lucky Starr series, our hero must contend with pirates who plague the spaceways. A series of harrowing adventures and narrow escapes ensues until Lucky finally brings the organization to justice. Originally written in the 's, this is a fast-paced adventure tale designed to be enjoyed by young people. As with the previous book, Starr must use his quick wits, his hardened muscles, his indomitable courage and above all, his knowledge of science to win the day.
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This novella holds up better than the previous one in my opinion, in large part because the science has not been as hopelessly outdated. Nor is there a ridiculous Deus ex Machina device that allows Starr to do his detective work. This is a quick read and an enjoyable diversion. Published by Alamut Ediciones first published More Details Original Title. Lucky Starr omnibus.
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David Starr es el Sherlock Holmes del espacio. I believe I enjoyed reading this book as much now as I did fifty years ago. The stories are science fiction mysteries, with the good guy coming out on top. What's not to like?
I misplaced the sequel, but was pleased to find out that I can still order a copy through Amazon. Iskren Zayryanov rated it it was amazing Nov 13, AMD rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Ventsislav Georgiev rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Because of corporate synergy, numerous novels published by Fleuve Noir were then adapted in comic-book form by unidentified French, Spanish, and Italian artists, and then published by Aredit in their various titles.
These novels were taken mostly from the science fiction, horror, and espionage imprints of Fleuve Noir. The number of the spine is 45, but that is a mistake and it really is The adaptation credits " Paul French " -- no one seemed aware that this was not a French novel like most of Fleuve Noir's but a translated one, and that "Paul French" was, in reality, Isaac Asimov!