Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins by Randolph Lalonde

Review: I confess, I’d become more selective over the past few years, having been disappointed in science fiction of the space opera variety. Conversely, perhaps, I’d read trilogies like Karin Lowachee’s set of three: Warchild, Burndive and Cagebird, that I’d really loved. They had characters with backgrounds and complexities that worked for me. I’ve been a long time fan of all kinds of sci-f.

Spinward Fringe Origins is the type of sci-fi that isn’t just for picking up when you have a few moments. It’s the kind you specifically set time aside for. You find your favorite spot, have a few snacks or a beverage nearby, and you sit back and enjoy.

Lalonde particularly has the gift of setting a scene which places you firmly in his universe, and from the first sentences, I was excited and pleased as the story moved along at a good clip and the writing was solid. I suppose I would describe it in a science fiction-y way, for I felt like I was suited up in space slowly observing the amazing orchestra of celestial bodies take place all around me. A great plus for me, also was, although the series is still on-going, there are plenty of ebooks in the series I’ve not read, so I have much entertainment to which I can look forward.

This book contains First Light Chronicles #1-3, Omnibus edition. It is available for FREE. If you like good sci-fiction in a classic style, give this a try.

Description: In the darkest region of explored space sits a bright beacon; Freeground Station. Serving as a supply and trading post it is home to a select number of human beings that will take a desperate chance to make a difference in their end of the galaxy.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins is a collected trilogy that chronicles the early adventures of an ambitious crew. Their leader, Jonas Valent, has the least to lose and everything to gain as he tells the tale of his first tour as Captain of a ship tasked with making allies and discovering new technologies for the good of his people. This simple mission becomes more complicated as the crew encounter the new and unexpected in the outer regions of the settled regions of the galaxy.

A Space Opera Adventure enjoyed across the globe by all ages.

Published December 1st 2010 by Red Lad Productions
Series: First Light Chronicles
Source: Author
Available at Smashwords and other online distributors.

Author Bio:

Born in 1974, Randolph Lalonde has worked in customer service, sales, played drums for several heavy metal bands you’ve never heard of, dealt blackjack in a traveling casino, and serviced countless computers. He’s also owned businesses in the design, printing, collectible and custom computer fields.

He completed writing his first novel in the fantasy adventure genre at the age of fifteen and has been writing ever since.

He self published his first novel: Fate Cycle: Sins of the Past in 2004 and after taking a break has begun to release his work again starting with the First Light Chronicles series.

Randolph Lalonde has sold thousands of eBooks to date, enough to keep writing full time. He is deeply grateful for his following of readers and strives to improve his skills to better entertain them. The Spinward Fringe Space Opera series has proven to be his most popular offering.

He currently resides in Sudbury, Ontario and manages a chapter a day writing habit.

In his diminishing spare time he reads voraciously, tinkers with design, video editing and reviews the occasional film or television show. A science fiction and fantasy fan, he often comments on the state of the entertainment industry on his website, www.randolphlalonde.com.


Filed under Reviews, Science Fiction

2 responses to “Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins by Randolph Lalonde

  1. Thank you very much for the generous review. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed Origins.

    Right now I’m working on Broadcast 7, which wraps up the last of the plot threads in the series so far. It’s forced me to look over all the books that have come before it, and I can’t believe that they I only started writing them in 2008.

    Every time I hear someone enjoyed my work, I feel that I’ve done my job, which is to entertain. Thanks for giving me that feeling!


    • I appreciate the opportunity to have read them at your request. For lovers of sci-fi of the space saga variety, it’s an immensely enjoyable read.

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