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The Absconded Ambassador Genrenauts #2 review ä eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Last Week She Was Working Open Mics Now She’s Headed to Outer SpaceRookie Genrenaut Leah Tang gets her first taste of space flight when the team scrambles to fix a story breach in Science Fiction World the domain of starships weird aliens anRenauts a science fiction series in novellas If you like Leverage Redshirts or uantum Leap check out Genrenauts for a brand new adventureIf you like the TV show Leverage or the books of Jasper Fforde Genrenauts is absolutely the series for you Exploring genre tropes while saving the world has never been fun Between the Covers. This second episode in the Genrenauts series is just as fun and funny as the first while sidestepping a couple of issues that cropped up there It does however hit a couple potholes along the wayThe biggest problem is that you have a large scale plot in a novella which leads to the story and setting getting short shrift Yes I realize that the stories and worlds our heroes jump into are not the focus but a galaxy saving treaty being put in jeopardy due to a kidnapping Epic space operas have been based on less And the station they visit has too much going on for less than 100 pages to do it justice Also the constraints of the form make this whole episode feel rushed It felt like the author skipped intermediate steps in the plan in order to make page countOn the other hand the characters are very well utilized building on what we learned of them in the first installment The humor is on point the action tight and the overarching plot of the series advanced at what seems a solid pace Also since the first story set up the world and central conceits the exposition isn't nearly as prevalentAgain this is a solid engaging installment in a fun meta sf series I'm looking forward to though I hope pacing and scale issues are addressed in the future

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Of securing a peace treaty to guarantee the end of hostilities between some of the galaxy's most ferocious races When Ambassador Reed is kidnapped the morning before the signing it throws the station into chaosSo now it’s up to Leah and her team to save the day and put the story to rightsAt any cost The second episode of Gen. This novella was provided to me by the publisher at no costI haven't read the first Genrenauts story so there was a bit of a surprise in the backstory of one of the characters but nothing game changing Other than that it's a straightforward idea especially if you've read the Jasper Fforde Thursday Next books as I have well most of them They lost their appeal after about the fifth book sometimes there are breaches in what's happening in stories or genres broadly and they need to be fixed before the ripples affect Earth Prime This story and I think the first one too are largely told from the point of view of a new officer of course; it makes the storytelling so much easier This time there's a problem in the science fiction area so off the crew go in the Firefly esue mode to a Deep Space Nine esue station to figure out what's going onI'm really happy with the theory here However I wasn't thrilled with the execution I thought that the story forgot its genrenaut aspect too often and strayed into straight Science Fiction Action without commentary There was some very excellent commentary on the idea of the Action Hero and what that archetype is allowed to do but that wasn't nearly as dominant or as thoughtful as I had hoped Additionally it was completely unclear to me whether what was going on in the plot of the in story story like the play within the play was actually a breach and therefore a problem This is ueried once in the story itself and I wondered whether this is an ongoing teasing thread throughout the series there's at least one story to come but if that's the case then it's neither been set up strongly enough to be intriguing nor set up subtly enough to pack a real surprise at the eventual reveal For me then this is heavier on the promise than on the delivery

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The Absconded Ambassador Genrenauts #2Last Week She Was Working Open Mics Now She’s Headed to Outer SpaceRookie Genrenaut Leah Tang gets her first taste of space flight when the team scrambles to fix a story breach in Science Fiction World the domain of starships weird aliens and galactic intrigueOn the space station Ahura 3 Ambassador Kaylin Reed is on the verge. Mike Underwood is a master of the SFF genres; I say that due to his effortless deconstruction of book archetypes in his Genrenauts series A brilliant showing on his side for the inner workings tropes and habits of the writers and characters of SFF The Absconded Ambassador continues this trend this time uninhibited by the need to introduce characters and concepts able to move forward and focus on story alone In this case he breaks down the Science FictionSpace Opera category and show a very deft hand in categorizing and deciphering the generic code of the genre while injecting uite a bit of humor into the situationI enjoyed this eually as much as the first my only complaint being again that I feel as though he could have delved a bit deeper into the deconstruction of the genre even in the same number of pages he used to present this serial novella The story itself was entertaining and fun and very well handled; however I felt Michael could have fairly easily included details tropes and easter eggs than he chose to in the end The final result is still a wildly interesting and entertaining tale