Book Reviews of The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story (Gap, Bk 1)

The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story (Gap, Bk 1)
The Gap Into Conflict The Real Story - Gap, Bk 1
Author: Stephen R. Donaldson
ISBN-13: 9780553071733
ISBN-10: 0553071734
Publication Date: 1/1/1991
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Hardcover
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The Real Story is a short but intense tale set in a future in which humans travel between the stars using "gap drives," controllable brain implants are punishable by death, and a private company called the United Mining Company runs law enforcement for all of known space. Ensign Morn Hyland lives aboard a police ship with most of her family, chasing down pirates and other illegals who prey on the weak or smuggle goods into forbidden space.

Through a strange turn of events, one particularly nasty perpetrator ends up with Morn as his companion--or at least that's the way it appears to the folks at the space station's bar. Why would a young, strong, beautiful police officer associate with a crusty, murdering pirate? People watch with interest as Morn appears to fall in lust with another racy illegal, Captain Nick Succorso. Morn and Nick must have plotted together to frame Angus and escape together, right? But the real story was quite different.
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This is the 1st part of an excellent series by Donaldson. A space age drama that will keep you sitting on the edge of your zero gravity seat.
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I loved this whole series. The way Donaldson starts with a quick scenario and then expounds on it repeatedly hooked me immediately.

They can be a emotional read as Donaldson tortures his main characters, but hang in there. The ending is worth it.
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Not a bad plot for the first book in a series. The characters, however, are rather universally unlikeable. I had that same problem with the author's other popular series (Thomas the Unbeliever).

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In The Real Story, Stephen R. Donaldson takes us to a remarkably detailed world of faster-than-light travel, politics, betrayal, and a shadowy presence just outside our view to tell the fiercest, most profound story he has ever written.
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Stephen R Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant is one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of our time, with penetrating insight into the darkest secrets of the human soul. Now Donaldson turns his storytelling mastery to an intense new five-volume series of the far future, beginning with The Gap Into Conflict: THE REAL STORY.
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Angus Thermopyle was an ore pirate and a murderer; even the most disreputable asteroid pilots of Delta Sector stayed out of his way. Those who didn't ended up in the lockup--or dead. But when Thermopyle arrived at Mallorys Bar & Sleep with a gorgeous woman by his side the regulars had to take notice. Her name was Morn Hyland, and she had been a police officer--until she met up with Thermopyle.
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Very exciting and enjoyable.