Wastes of Space

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Press: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 26, 2012)
Author Name:Town, Darcy


In the early 21st century, the Cold War between the American and Chinese Empires slogs on in a stalemate. 
There's a ceasefire in effect, but the peace is artificial—secretly enforced by an alien blockade that surrounds the planet.
Earth is caught in a territory struggle between two warring factions: the Empire and the Resistance.
Lacking harvestable talents, both groups classify Earthlings as Wasters.
Hidden among the Wasters is an alien girl with the power of moving spaceships.
She teams up with Rake, a drug-addicted ex-Astronaut, to join an intergalactic war that Earth did not know existed, but first Rake has to realize he's travelling with an alien to begin with.


Science Fiction & Fantasy,Science Fiction,Space Opera

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Comment List (Total:14)

  •     Darcy Town scores again! In this first book of the Wastes series, we meet the amazing family of characters and begin the journey from Earth to space that kicks off the series.
  •     It was a bit of a slog at times to get through the book. But I did finish it. At times the author seemed to become to wordy and go off on some long-winded explanation of nothing at all really. Overall the book was enjoyable, just, as I say, sometimes a bit tedious. The end comes up pretty quickly, almost without warning, which actually spoilt it a bit for me. The characters are fairly well represented but also sometimes a bit over the top (and in some cases, annoyingly stupid!). The two lead characters are good but the male a bit too good to be true.Not a bad book, but I do not think I will be bothering with any of the others in the series.
  •     Loved 1. Loved 2. Loved 3. Waiting for 4. Not reading this series is a waste.
  •     Weird from start to finish. This is the most unusual plot, story and characters that I have ever encountered.
  •     This is a series with a great story and a good author.It's almost ruined by the amount of sex related content.
  •     Tiffany's ReviewThis book was sooooo not what I was expecting. I didn't thing that I would like it very much, but it proved me wrong.
  •     If you,as many of us do,search through the book listings in the hope of finding THAT BOOK, smile, you are there. You are about to embark on one hell of a journey.
  •     this was a great book! I loved it and can't wait for the next one to be released. well worth the read
  •     This review is of all four of the first four installments in this series:Wastes of SpaceWastes AwayWaste Not, Want NotWasting TimeThe first one I got free, the second two I paid for on Amazon, and the fourth I received free off of the author's website. I actually hesitated before buying #3, as at $4.99 it is a bit more than I usually pay for this kind of book, until I saw the offer of the free #4, and then it became a no-brainer. And turned out well in the end.The installments in this series are LONG reads. Not really standalone reads, but one is not (as is often the case with other books) left with a feeling that the author could have taken some time and pages to work out the story and/or the characters more. In this series, the story, action, and characters are allowed to develop slowly and thoroughly. Some people complain about this in other reviews. Even I found the start of #4 dragging a bit. But generally speaking, I consider this to be a Very Good Thing when all the other elements line up to make it a good book: engaging characters, good story line, good writing, etc. A variation on "you can't get enough of a good thing" I guess.....In several respects, though, the story came up just a little bit short of five stars. The writing, while very good, was not THAT special. While interesting, the story felt a bit pedestrian throughout most of the book. And some of the characters, while purportedly being young adults in their twenties, behaved like pre-adolescents (this latter point was PARTICULARLY off-putting at times). #4 in the series started out particularly weak, meandering through a mind-numbing (even for me) and weird detour through the plot of the Star Wars series (I kid you not). But, #4 FINISHED very strongly, showing signs that the plot was about to go somewhere and lose some of it's pedestrian quality. I will read the next installment.In the "worth mentioning" department: a lot of explicit sex and extreme violence, and quite a lot of LGBT content for whatever reason. A LOT. One gets the feeling there is an agenda here.
  •     It's a welcome change to find some well written new fiction that doesn't read as if it's pitching for a future movie.
  •     This book started out strong and captured my attention. I'm no prude and far from it. But I dont want my protagonist to be a drug addled male prositute who crosses dress and has...
  •     I love good sci-if. This one has a few good ideas. Other races seeding our planet; navigators who can jump themselves and their ship / pilot through space; and evil politicians.But then you've got cross-dressers, lesbians, gays, and other "monsters" trying to inter-marry.Quite a yarn but not for the faint of heart. Definitely not a children's bed-time story! In all, several interesting concepts but not enough to make me want to read the next in the series.
  •     First let me start off by saying…AWESOME BOOK!!!The description does NOT do this book justice!With that description I have to admit I only picked this one up because it was “free” for the day on Amazon.However, boy was I in for a surprise!This book is hands down one of the best I’ve read in the Sci-Fi genre in a LONG time.Action, aliens, suspense, fully developed characters, wonderful writing, crossdressing, alien on human relations and all peppered with Star Wars quotes!This book has it all.The action comes at you hot and heavy and doesn’t let up. You will be afraid to put it down during certain parts of the book because you just have to see what happens next.A rare and well done combination of comedy, action, suspense and sex all wrapped up in a very believable and enjoyable Sci-Fi package.I only finished the first book yesterday and have already purchased the 2nd book in the series to enjoy today!Do yourself a favor and READ THIS BOOK!
  •     Most modern Science Fiction novels either lack either good characters, a good plot or any sort of thought-provoking content.However, Wastes of Space by Darcy Town is most certainly not one of those novels. Town's writing will take you by the hand to venture with Ravil (the wanted alien) and Rake (the wanted ex-space cadet) as they fight off the American Empire, the Ampyrs and a band of Hunters. It will take you into a world of aliens and space ships, straight into both civil and cold wars.This book is certainly a page-turner. Most seventy percent of Scifi novels consist of different variations of the same plot line, but in Town's novel, the reader is kept guessing; its unpredictable plot will leave you glued to the novel till the very end. You will find that there is rarely a dull moment in the book as it is very fast paced, filled to the brim with action. The perfect combination of fight scenes and a bit of romance is sure to please all types of readers.The characters are amazingly dynamic and realistic; you will have a hard time choosing a favorite. In true J.K. Rowling style, Town gives each character a complex background story. From the mysterious drug-addict Rake to the adorable-yet-dangerous Kennedy and from the good/bad/good again Mica to the punked out Rat, you will find yourself attached to each and every character by the story's finish.Wastes of Space questions the individual worth of every single person, whether alien or Earthling. The importance of free will and independence is explored throughout the novel, forcing the reader to think about 'choices' a little bit differently.Whether you're casually looking for something to occupy your time or if you are a die-hard Scifi reader, Wastes of Space by Darcy Town is most certainly worth the price and more.

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