Starman's Saga: The Long, Strange Journey of Leif The Lucky

Starman's Saga: The Long, Strange Journey of Leif The Lucky

In the year 2069, humanity’s last chance for peace is the first ever interstellar mission. A multi-national crew of the most talented scientists and pilots has been chosen based on their expertise and skill. The final spot aboard the craft is assigned as a prize in a global “BerthRight” lottery, and Leif Grettison is the “everyman volunteer” who won.

However, Leif isn’t really an “everyman.” He’s a helicopter paramedic, a lab tech and a former army ranger who fought in The Troubles – a decade plus war that brought the world to the brink of apocalypse. He’s the perfect brawn to the brains aboard the ship and quickly finds himself playing the role of security and handyman as the crew begins to fragment and divide by country, just as they had during the war.

Little is known about the world circling the distant star that is the target for the voyage and the journey will take almost fourteen years, Earth-time, each way. To deal with the unexpected, the crew has the finest equipment and the planners believe they have thought of everything. However, when you believe you have thought of everything, the universe has a way of showing that you haven’t.

What do you do when it goes wrong, when you can’t call for help, and when adventure leads to deaths?

“A vigorous, intelligent reworking of familiar SF elements…” – Kirkus Reviews
“Colin Alexander has a fun tale of a Starman’s Saga… This one kept me up till 2:30 in the morning.” – Philadelphia Free Press

Title:Starman's Saga: The Long, Strange Journey of Leif The Lucky
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    Starman's Saga: The Long, Strange Journey of Leif The Lucky Reviews

  • Makala

    The Starman's Saga follows Leif Grettison into another solar system where a group of scientists research a new planet that could be the next Earth. We follow Lief Grettison from winning a random selec...

  • J. D. Roberts

    2.5* https://theworldsofsff.com/2020/starm...Starman’s Saga is a self-published book, which I receive via NetGalley courtesy of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).This book held a lo...

  • Amy Buckle / Amy's Bookshelf

    This sci-fi novel concerns the protagonist, Leif Grettison or “Leif the Lucky”. He, half-heartedly, decides to enter a lottery to be in with the chance of joining humanity’s first starflight whi...

  • Henry Lazarus

    In the 2060's the troubles began and Leif Grettison survived seven years fighting in the harsh war zones. As a civilian, he’s living quietly, working as a technician in a hibernation lab and as an E...

  • Meghan

    This book was received as an ARC from Alton Kremer - Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review ar...

  • Hsu Lee

    I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!This was a great book !On the blink of the apocalypse, a group of people is bought together to save Earth.Leif ...

  • James

    This book will not change your life. This book will not provide you with any insights into the human condition.This book was great. I loved it. It was a page turner and I could not put it down. Leif i...

  • Paul

    Pretty solid book and probably worth a go. It has an interesting plot and likeable characters, Although there are some flaws, such as not fully formed characters or cardboard versions. But the premise...

  • David Wallace

    An Excellent ReadA great book by Colin Alexander. The author must have done a fairly extensive amount of research and planning prior to writing this book as the science fiction, the character developm...

  • Patrick

    A sad, well written storyThis was a slow read or maybe a slow unfolding of a relationship. I was thrown off by the introduction of good characters who disappeared with no payoff. In a sense, the story...