Mothership Kindle Þ Paperback

Mothership Kindle Þ Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Mothership
  • John Brosnan
  • English
  • 23 August 2019
  • 0575074922

10 thoughts on “Mothership

  1. Carlex Carlex says:

    2 1 2 stars


  2. David David says:

    i discovered this book in the cheap section in BW, and what a book was very funny and thought provoking, i looked into the author only to discover he died in the UK in the 80 s and was orginaly from Perth Western Australia.


  3. Kristina Kristina says:

    A lot of unnecessary swearing a cliche plot line absolutely no resolution at the end Pretty disappointing.


  4. Hugh Hugh says:

    good fun


  5. Cliff Cliff says:

    A variation on the theme of the generation ship which left Earth centuries ago and where those inside have lost all memory of Earth and no longer believe that they are space farers The world inside this has become split into the mundanes who live in small medieval groups and the Elite who have grown vicious and appear to have modern technology Two youths leave their home domain, one the court jester and the other the prince They set out on an odyssey to find the fabled citadel of the Elite an A variation on the theme of the generation ship which left Earth centuries ago and where those inside have lost all memory of Earth and no longer believe that they are space farers The world inside this has become split into the mundanes who live in small medieval groups and the Elite who have grown vicious and appear to have modern technology Two youths leave their home domain, one the court jester and the other the prince They set out on an odyssey to find the fabled citadel of the Elite and the reason why their power was suddenly terminated On their way, they rescue an elite girl from death at the hands of murderous mundanes Thereafter, they pass through many perils I enjoyed the book and the writing Although set in a quasi medieval world, it is free of archaisms They eventually, and inevitably, meet up with aliens The author has created a very interesting species No spoilers though The book ends on a cliff hanger I looked to see if there is a sequel Yes, there is to be one, apparently not yet realised according toI can preorder, but my card won t be charged until 2035 I should live so long


  6. Roddy Williams Roddy Williams says:

    What is left of humanity is being transported to a new world on board the Mothership Urba Over the centuries, most of Urba s inhabitants have forgotten where they come from and where they are going they aren t even aware they re on a spaceship the loss of group memory is no disease, but a carefully engineered social experiment devised and implemented by the cruel, tyrannical Elite, the technocrats who rule the Mothership Prince Kender is the son of one of Urba s greatest war lords Jad is h What is left of humanity is being transported to a new world on board the Mothership Urba Over the centuries, most of Urba s inhabitants have forgotten where they come from and where they are going they aren t even aware they re on a spaceship the loss of group memory is no disease, but a carefully engineered social experiment devised and implemented by the cruel, tyrannical Elite, the technocrats who rule the Mothership Prince Kender is the son of one of Urba s greatest war lords Jad is his boyhood friend and unwilling sidekick a failed jester who wants nothingthan to snuggle up with a warm kitchen maid and a cool beer and forget about the cares of the world But Kender wants adventure and the perfect opportunity presents itself when the Elite suddenly lose their powers and Urba s downtrodden populace rise up against their now impotent leaders Against all of Jad s screaming instincts he agrees at blackmail point to accompany Kender on a mission to find out what happened to the Elite What no one bargained for is that the Elite have been replaced by a new threat a threat from deep space itself Blurb from the 2005 Gollancz paperback editionPrince Kender, known fondly as Ken, heir to the rule of a small kingdom, is sent on a mission to discover what has happened to the Elite the ruling technocracy which maintains order between the various kingdoms since The Day of Wonder when all the electric power went off throughout the world of Urba He takes with him the unwilling King s jester and Ken s best friend Jad.Along the way the pair rescue a woman, Alucia, from a band of mercenaries and Jad begins to realise that the world he lives in is a vast cylindrical spaceship which has been travelling through space for centuries.Also, it now appears that humans are not alone in space, and that aliens are in the process of invading their world.Brosnan employs a fast paced and witty style, managing to get a surprising amount of comic mileage out of the fact that the protagonists entire culture was designed in order to provide a stable civilisation during the time that the ship was flying between stars.Even dragons exist here in this artificial culture, put there by a designer who was a big Lord of The Rings fan There are also many references for genre fans, such as when Alucia saves her companions from a rogue dragon by shouting Klaatu Barada Nicto at it It turns out that this is one of the safety phrases used when training and controlling dragons.Brosnan deftly balances the fantasy medieval with the hi tech and succeeds to a moderate degree in putting a new spin no pun intended on the traditional generation ship story


  7. Andrew McClarnon Andrew McClarnon says:

    An unusual combination, perhaps a little like an episode of Dr Who we have funny dialogue, simple characters, a sci fi setting, and an adventure story thrown together It was a quick read, just let the plot pull you along and don t get too hung up on its simplicities I read it because it was leant to me, I don t think I d have come this way otherwise, but after 900 pages of Neal Stephenson this was just fine to relax with.


  8. Riti B Riti B says:

    The plot was going to be very interesting But then I kept reading, and the writing just killed it all It was entertaining at times, but some of the scenes were just plain weird and gross I wouldn t recommend this to the young and curious.


  9. Robert Walker Robert Walker says:

    better at the start interesting throughout, but less funny and a little ungratifying lots of theories drive the story along, never are really proved first hand, just taken as that s what s happening easy and light hearted, so if you want a quick fun read its worth it.


  10. Frank Frank says:

    This was pretty disappointing As a generational ship type story, it was just campy, and didn t fulfill the promise of interesting cross species conflict You d be better off with Clark s Rendezvous with Rama.


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Mothership➹ [Read] ➵ Mothership By John Brosnan ➼ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Since the Day of Wonder, when all the electric lights stopped working, there have been rumors of unrest in the neighboring domains and no one has seen any of the Elite, the ruthless technocrat class t Since the Day of Wonder, when all the electric lights stopped working, there have been rumors of unrest in the neighboring domains and no one has seen any of the Elite, the ruthless technocrat class that have ruled Urba for centuries What most of the inhabitants don t realize is that their world of Urba is actually a giant spacecraft, an ark built than a thousand years ago to save as much of the Earth s population as possible before the sun went nova The Elite were originally the ship s crew, but as the centuries passed, they became decadent, corrupt, and cruel, and the truth about Urba became hidden And now Jad and the courageous Prince are about to find out what happened to the Elite and what s happening to the people of Urba.


About the Author: John Brosnan

Pen names Harry Adam Knight, Simon Ian Childer, James Blackstone, John RaymondJohn Raymond Brosnan was an Australian writer of both fiction and non fiction works based around the fantasy and science fiction genres He was born in Perth, Western Australia, and died in South Harrow, London, from acute pancreatitis He sometimes published under the pseudonyms Harry Adam Knight, Simon Ian Childer both sometimes used together with Leroy Kettle , James Blackstone used together with John Baxter , and John Raymond Three not very successful movies were based on his novels Beyond Bedlam aka Nightscare , Proteus based on Slimer , and Carnosaur In addition to science fiction, he also wrote a number of books about cinema and was a regular columnist with the popular UK magazine Starburst.


10 thoughts on “Mothership

  1. Carlex Carlex says:

    2 1 2 stars

  2. David David says:

    i discovered this book in the cheap section in BW, and what a book was very funny and thought provoking, i looked into the author only to discover he died in the UK in the 80 s and was orginaly from Perth Western Australia.

  3. Kristina Kristina says:

    A lot of unnecessary swearing a cliche plot line absolutely no resolution at the end Pretty disappointing.

  4. Hugh Hugh says:

    good fun

  5. Cliff Cliff says:

    A variation on the theme of the generation ship which left Earth centuries ago and where those inside have lost all memory of Earth and no longer believe that they are space farers The world inside this has become split into the mundanes who live in small medieval groups and the Elite who have grown vicious and appear to have modern technology Two youths leave their home domain, one the court jester and the other the prince They set out on an odyssey to find the fabled citadel of the Elite an A variation on the theme of the generation ship which left Earth centuries ago and where those inside have lost all memory of Earth and no longer believe that they are space farers The world inside this has become split into the mundanes who live in small medieval groups and the Elite who have grown vicious and appear to have modern technology Two youths leave their home domain, one the court jester and the other the prince They set out on an odyssey to find the fabled citadel of the Elite and the reason why their power was suddenly terminated On their way, they rescue an elite girl from death at the hands of murderous mundanes Thereafter, they pass through many perils I enjoyed the book and the writing Although set in a quasi medieval world, it is free of archaisms They eventually, and inevitably, meet up with aliens The author has created a very interesting species No spoilers though The book ends on a cliff hanger I looked to see if there is a sequel Yes, there is to be one, apparently not yet realised according toI can preorder, but my card won t be charged until 2035 I should live so long

  6. Roddy Williams Roddy Williams says:

    What is left of humanity is being transported to a new world on board the Mothership Urba Over the centuries, most of Urba s inhabitants have forgotten where they come from and where they are going they aren t even aware they re on a spaceship the loss of group memory is no disease, but a carefully engineered social experiment devised and implemented by the cruel, tyrannical Elite, the technocrats who rule the Mothership Prince Kender is the son of one of Urba s greatest war lords Jad is h What is left of humanity is being transported to a new world on board the Mothership Urba Over the centuries, most of Urba s inhabitants have forgotten where they come from and where they are going they aren t even aware they re on a spaceship the loss of group memory is no disease, but a carefully engineered social experiment devised and implemented by the cruel, tyrannical Elite, the technocrats who rule the Mothership Prince Kender is the son of one of Urba s greatest war lords Jad is his boyhood friend and unwilling sidekick a failed jester who wants nothingthan to snuggle up with a warm kitchen maid and a cool beer and forget about the cares of the world But Kender wants adventure and the perfect opportunity presents itself when the Elite suddenly lose their powers and Urba s downtrodden populace rise up against their now impotent leaders Against all of Jad s screaming instincts he agrees at blackmail point to accompany Kender on a mission to find out what happened to the Elite What no one bargained for is that the Elite have been replaced by a new threat a threat from deep space itself Blurb from the 2005 Gollancz paperback editionPrince Kender, known fondly as Ken, heir to the rule of a small kingdom, is sent on a mission to discover what has happened to the Elite the ruling technocracy which maintains order between the various kingdoms since The Day of Wonder when all the electric power went off throughout the world of Urba He takes with him the unwilling King s jester and Ken s best friend Jad.Along the way the pair rescue a woman, Alucia, from a band of mercenaries and Jad begins to realise that the world he lives in is a vast cylindrical spaceship which has been travelling through space for centuries.Also, it now appears that humans are not alone in space, and that aliens are in the process of invading their world.Brosnan employs a fast paced and witty style, managing to get a surprising amount of comic mileage out of the fact that the protagonists entire culture was designed in order to provide a stable civilisation during the time that the ship was flying between stars.Even dragons exist here in this artificial culture, put there by a designer who was a big Lord of The Rings fan There are also many references for genre fans, such as when Alucia saves her companions from a rogue dragon by shouting Klaatu Barada Nicto at it It turns out that this is one of the safety phrases used when training and controlling dragons.Brosnan deftly balances the fantasy medieval with the hi tech and succeeds to a moderate degree in putting a new spin no pun intended on the traditional generation ship story

  7. Andrew McClarnon Andrew McClarnon says:

    An unusual combination, perhaps a little like an episode of Dr Who we have funny dialogue, simple characters, a sci fi setting, and an adventure story thrown together It was a quick read, just let the plot pull you along and don t get too hung up on its simplicities I read it because it was leant to me, I don t think I d have come this way otherwise, but after 900 pages of Neal Stephenson this was just fine to relax with.

  8. Riti B Riti B says:

    The plot was going to be very interesting But then I kept reading, and the writing just killed it all It was entertaining at times, but some of the scenes were just plain weird and gross I wouldn t recommend this to the young and curious.

  9. Robert Walker Robert Walker says:

    better at the start interesting throughout, but less funny and a little ungratifying lots of theories drive the story along, never are really proved first hand, just taken as that s what s happening easy and light hearted, so if you want a quick fun read its worth it.

  10. Frank Frank says:

    This was pretty disappointing As a generational ship type story, it was just campy, and didn t fulfill the promise of interesting cross species conflict You d be better off with Clark s Rendezvous with Rama.

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