Hot Best Seller

Skyship Thrive

Availability: Ready to download

An ex-cop who cannot die. A moon full of settlers who cannot thrive. Mahina's terraformers built a high-tech urban paradise. Then Earth flooded the colony with desperate refugees, cop Sass Collier among them. The settlers who arrived with Sass died decades ago. Outside the citadel, their descendants die weak and young. Sass fought a rebellion against the city once. She won An ex-cop who cannot die. A moon full of settlers who cannot thrive. Mahina's terraformers built a high-tech urban paradise. Then Earth flooded the colony with desperate refugees, cop Sass Collier among them. The settlers who arrived with Sass died decades ago. Outside the citadel, their descendants die weak and young. Sass fought a rebellion against the city once. She won concessions to give the settlers a chance at health. She paid with 20 years in prison. Now she’s out, a reformed character. She assembles an oddball crew doing odd jobs. She intends to mind her own business – how to make a profit on the skyship Thrive. But her fellow settlers are still failing. While her business model careens toward circus acts, Sass dares to defy the city again, to solve Mahina’s failure to thrive. Pick up Skyship Thrive because you love upbeat character-driven SF with fun technology. Suggested for fans of Firefly or Nathan Lowell’s Solar Clipper books.


Compare

An ex-cop who cannot die. A moon full of settlers who cannot thrive. Mahina's terraformers built a high-tech urban paradise. Then Earth flooded the colony with desperate refugees, cop Sass Collier among them. The settlers who arrived with Sass died decades ago. Outside the citadel, their descendants die weak and young. Sass fought a rebellion against the city once. She won An ex-cop who cannot die. A moon full of settlers who cannot thrive. Mahina's terraformers built a high-tech urban paradise. Then Earth flooded the colony with desperate refugees, cop Sass Collier among them. The settlers who arrived with Sass died decades ago. Outside the citadel, their descendants die weak and young. Sass fought a rebellion against the city once. She won concessions to give the settlers a chance at health. She paid with 20 years in prison. Now she’s out, a reformed character. She assembles an oddball crew doing odd jobs. She intends to mind her own business – how to make a profit on the skyship Thrive. But her fellow settlers are still failing. While her business model careens toward circus acts, Sass dares to defy the city again, to solve Mahina’s failure to thrive. Pick up Skyship Thrive because you love upbeat character-driven SF with fun technology. Suggested for fans of Firefly or Nathan Lowell’s Solar Clipper books.

30 review for Skyship Thrive

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tim Chappell

    Have Spaceship Will Travel It's nice to find a Sci-fi novel that isn't all about killing aliens or spaceship battles. Reminds me of the sci-fi I grew up with in the 60's. Good story , great characters and believable technology. Good read. Try it ,you'll like it Have Spaceship Will Travel It's nice to find a Sci-fi novel that isn't all about killing aliens or spaceship battles. Reminds me of the sci-fi I grew up with in the 60's. Good story , great characters and believable technology. Good read. Try it ,you'll like it

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tony Hisgett

    The first chapter wasn’t bad, but I couldn’t see where it was going. Then the second chapter started with Two weeks before….. I hate that! Fortunately this doesn't spoils the story. For the first half of the book the story was a bit slow, but still quite interesting, then Sass started making some odd decisions. It was always clear that at some point she would start to push the system, but given her past I was really surprised she suddenly started acting on impulse. There was certainly more action The first chapter wasn’t bad, but I couldn’t see where it was going. Then the second chapter started with Two weeks before….. I hate that! Fortunately this doesn't spoils the story. For the first half of the book the story was a bit slow, but still quite interesting, then Sass started making some odd decisions. It was always clear that at some point she would start to push the system, but given her past I was really surprised she suddenly started acting on impulse. There was certainly more action after this point, the problem was it was rather like watching a ”Carry on” farce. I had to suspend my disbelief to get to the end of the book, the plot really had quite a few holes, but at least it was interesting.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Angus

    Honestly, I went into this book expecting a romp. But, for all that there’s plenty of whimsy here, “Skyship Thrive” has a pretty serious story to tell, and it tells it well. I’ll be checking out book 2 soon.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michael Sump

    I am biased because I love Ginger Booth’s earlier series, which consists of 12 books focused on a divided and desperate America, struggling to maintain a civilized society in the midst of devastating climate change. I think they’re well written, entertaining, and informative—and thus are important! She is now trying her hand at Science Fiction, a dramatic change from a series about a world we all recognize to a world more alien. This is the first of two books about post-Earth settlements. As the I am biased because I love Ginger Booth’s earlier series, which consists of 12 books focused on a divided and desperate America, struggling to maintain a civilized society in the midst of devastating climate change. I think they’re well written, entertaining, and informative—and thus are important! She is now trying her hand at Science Fiction, a dramatic change from a series about a world we all recognize to a world more alien. This is the first of two books about post-Earth settlements. As the Earth becomes uninhabitable, the human race strives to survive on the moons of planets other than their origin. Life is hard, and human nature does not naturally assume an egalitarian posture. The situation is ripe with conflict and Ms. Booth delivers it. The author has created an interesting if complicated world, and she’s populated it with a cast of interesting characters that you’re sure to like. She’s a master at dialogue, and her scientific postulates seem sufficiently plausible. This is but the first of a series of at least three novels exploring the same world and character set, and it’s a worthy addition to your reading list.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jay Batson

    It's rewarding when you read the first book of a multi-book series, and after finishing be confident that you've found a series you can keep going with for at least one or two more - maybe all. For me, this is one of those. The publisher's description of story is adequate enough to tell you what the book is about. I would add a couple of points. First, the notion of a self-repairing body is not new in SF; but the way this author deals with it - where one (really, several, though the others don't It's rewarding when you read the first book of a multi-book series, and after finishing be confident that you've found a series you can keep going with for at least one or two more - maybe all. For me, this is one of those. The publisher's description of story is adequate enough to tell you what the book is about. I would add a couple of points. First, the notion of a self-repairing body is not new in SF; but the way this author deals with it - where one (really, several, though the others don't matter as much) character has this, and others don't - is thoughtful and interesting. It makes that character's personal decision-making different than others, creating opportunities for how to tell the story in an interesting way. Second, the world building is fun because of the way the actual planet (/moon) is structured to orbit around its sun. The unusual cycles / rhythms in the book are casually woven into the story line in a useful, novel, and fun way. Finally, the story fits in an interesting seam. On one hand, it's merely the story of the main character making her way thru life, not having a plan that is laid out in military precision but which has a direction and a hoped-for life-goal. OTOH, you can spy that there's a direction for the story line that has a longer-term arc that is going to unfold. One that the main character probably doesn't know about yet, but may have hints about. Yet we, as the reader, may be seeing this just slightly earlier than the characters are. Which makes for fun, because we just ever-so-slightly see the characters discovering what we hope they'll discover. So, I like it. I'll read more. I'm going to put a book in-between, but I'll definitely be going on.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jim29073gmail.Com

    Fun (but Serious) Science Fiction I'm a beta reader for Ginger. That means I get a free copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review. But that's not the important reason. What's important is that I love Ginger's books and I want her to be successful so she'll keep writing. Skyship Thrive is straight Science Fiction, but (I think) readable by fans of most genres. It has the perfect mix of tragedy, humor, romance, mystery and triumph. If you're not big on the technical stuff, just let it slide Fun (but Serious) Science Fiction I'm a beta reader for Ginger. That means I get a free copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review. But that's not the important reason. What's important is that I love Ginger's books and I want her to be successful so she'll keep writing. Skyship Thrive is straight Science Fiction, but (I think) readable by fans of most genres. It has the perfect mix of tragedy, humor, romance, mystery and triumph. If you're not big on the technical stuff, just let it slide by. It's really a great story. If you're still concerned about the SF aspect, try the sample. I think you'll like it. Most of the characters are likeable and they grow on you as Ginger develops their personalities. The heroes are (sometimes reluctantly) heroic. And the villains are properly villainous and get their just rewards. One important thing is that Ginger never ends a book with a cliffhanger. Wanting to find out what happens next--oh, yes! But never feeling like you've been cheated.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Okcrow

    Fun read. Will buy the next one. Refugees from an ecologically devastated earth settle on marginally habitable planets. The humans that came before earth collapsed resent the more recent arrivals and treat them badly. The hero, a latecomer, has just completed a 20 year prison sentence for being part of a rebellion and tries (not very hard) to stay out of trouble. She buys a run down sky ship (sort of a flying bus and bulldozer) planning to make a living. By good luck and good instincts she assem Fun read. Will buy the next one. Refugees from an ecologically devastated earth settle on marginally habitable planets. The humans that came before earth collapsed resent the more recent arrivals and treat them badly. The hero, a latecomer, has just completed a 20 year prison sentence for being part of a rebellion and tries (not very hard) to stay out of trouble. She buys a run down sky ship (sort of a flying bus and bulldozer) planning to make a living. By good luck and good instincts she assembles a motley crew who have diverse and needed skills and overcomes her nemesis. She doesn’t age as she was injected with experimental nanotechnology before leaving earth. No laws of physics or biology are broken although they are stretched a bit. Satisfying ending and we are left with plenty of new challenges. God fun.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dave

    Skyship thrive, book#1 Very good book. It was a little hard to jump into , due to a lot of techno-lingo in the first chapters , but once I got acclimated to the vocabulary of this world the characters and story took flight along with the ship. I really got into the storyline as Sass built up her crew roster , and I became emotionally involved as I realized what high morals the captain and crew displayed. Nothing propels a story better than characters that are willing to risk all they have and ever Skyship thrive, book#1 Very good book. It was a little hard to jump into , due to a lot of techno-lingo in the first chapters , but once I got acclimated to the vocabulary of this world the characters and story took flight along with the ship. I really got into the storyline as Sass built up her crew roster , and I became emotionally involved as I realized what high morals the captain and crew displayed. Nothing propels a story better than characters that are willing to risk all they have and ever will have to help others , that's the kind of leader I'd follow into Hell itself ! I would have given this book five stars if it hadn't been for the kind of obtuse introduction. I almost didn't continue reading after the beginning , but I'm very happy I stuck with the storyline. It got better and better as I travelled along. I'm going right out and getting book # two.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Susan Meinhold

    Entertaining and amusing sci-fi. A former political rebel completes her sentence and enters a parole period with every intention of becoming a law-abiding citizen of the space colony where she lives. Unfortunately fate has other plans. This rebel has bought a space ship which is a money pit and denies her the dream of making a living while flying free. Add in a newly married partner, an every increasing crew of misfits and friends who are world renown daredevils and life just becomes one never e Entertaining and amusing sci-fi. A former political rebel completes her sentence and enters a parole period with every intention of becoming a law-abiding citizen of the space colony where she lives. Unfortunately fate has other plans. This rebel has bought a space ship which is a money pit and denies her the dream of making a living while flying free. Add in a newly married partner, an every increasing crew of misfits and friends who are world renown daredevils and life just becomes one never ending challenge.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Cannon

    This is not my typical read. An ad on social media compared it to Firefly. For me that was not good because it is not Firefly. The characters and their dialogue are not as intriguing as one of my favorite shows. The world created here is interesting with more than one conflict going on at a time. The author made sure to include a selection of all the different types of people int his world. This story read more of a how to create your own spaceship business than high drama, but it did keep me read This is not my typical read. An ad on social media compared it to Firefly. For me that was not good because it is not Firefly. The characters and their dialogue are not as intriguing as one of my favorite shows. The world created here is interesting with more than one conflict going on at a time. The author made sure to include a selection of all the different types of people int his world. This story read more of a how to create your own spaceship business than high drama, but it did keep me reading and caring about the characters.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lyndle

    Great start to an interesting world(s)!! I debated giving four or five stars to this wonder-filled world. My only complaint was that so much was covered in this book that the author was reduced to “telling” at certain points when I wanted a deeper dive into the scenes. I quickly realized that this was merely a nitpick because I was so engrossed in the story. Amazing concept and a great start to the series!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dorsey Barber

    No disaster relief from Earth Although humanity on Earth started colonization efforts so they could evacuate people even to other star systems they had to leave in forty +years not 150 as planned. Ending with only one shipment of people and unaware at first that there would be no more relief from Earth ,sever problems began as the colonists tried to establish their colony. From there the fun started. Great book

  13. 4 out of 5

    William Howe

    Fun read I enjoyed everything. It’s a little disjointed at times, but the narrative flow is steady and all the little pieces link back up in the end. My one complaint is the ‘evil overlord’. She was simultaneously too successful and utterly incompetent. Not enough development of *how* she maintained her power to explain how it all fell apart. I read this in KU, but now I’m going to buy it *and* the sequel. That’s a good recommendation.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Keith

    It Gets Better Definitely a slow start for this other world storyline. I was into chapter 12 before any interest developed for me. Initially the characters are not clearly differentiated and the plot consists of poorly blended past and present actions. Eventually it gets better and the storyline begins to clarify enough to generate interest. This book ends on a positive note and I will try the next book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tom Coakley

    #kindleunlimited As a book available with Kindle Unlimited I was very pleased. There was a patch of rough writing early on where the first word of every sentence for half a page was "She". I almost gave up when I hit that section, literally downloaded another book. However; the writing style improved as the book went along and I am so pleased I gave it a second chance. Believable characters, well thought out world, good plot, and a nice length. #kindleunlimited As a book available with Kindle Unlimited I was very pleased. There was a patch of rough writing early on where the first word of every sentence for half a page was "She". I almost gave up when I hit that section, literally downloaded another book. However; the writing style improved as the book went along and I am so pleased I gave it a second chance. Believable characters, well thought out world, good plot, and a nice length.

  16. 5 out of 5

    John

    Great Start to Series World building in Science Fiction is a difficult thing to do. Booth does an amazing job in this first book of her new series. She begins with a single character and keeps adding new ones until you have a full cast, each with his or her own unique attributes. The story is compelling, editing very good, and action non-stop. Can’t wait for the next book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rusty

    A wonderful adventure I've been looking for a series like this! It's not a group of space marines blowing stuff up, but rather a collection of really interesting characters, trying to get by, and more importantly thrive. If you like Nathan Powell's books, I think you'll like these. A wonderful adventure I've been looking for a series like this! It's not a group of space marines blowing stuff up, but rather a collection of really interesting characters, trying to get by, and more importantly thrive. If you like Nathan Powell's books, I think you'll like these.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bryce

    Cute story I loved how Sass was able to pull of getting a sky ship and helping the settlers improve their lives a little. I also liked how Clay turned out to be in the resistance. Not as much sci-fi as I like though. Could have used a little more info on the settlers and rubs themselves and their differences.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Connee Robertson

    An interesting point of view. G Booth has a wonderful start with this introduction into the world of Thrive and it's crew. Interesting, insightful and thought provoking, the story quickly reached across both time and space to tickle and tease my cortex. Thank you for a great beginning to what appears to be an exciting adventure, I can't wait to begin the next installment. An interesting point of view. G Booth has a wonderful start with this introduction into the world of Thrive and it's crew. Interesting, insightful and thought provoking, the story quickly reached across both time and space to tickle and tease my cortex. Thank you for a great beginning to what appears to be an exciting adventure, I can't wait to begin the next installment.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Roger Ball

    Great story! Enjoyed this book and characters a lot. A fair comparison to Nathan Lowell’s Golden Age of the Solar Clippers series. Such a nice change of pace from heavy space opera. Look forward to others in this series!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Luek

    Awesome Slice of starship life with a wee bit o revolution and crime thrown in. A truly fun read with interesting characters and an ominous overarching meta plot to be explored. Highly recommended.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Terry

    Nice job Well thought out imagining of human kind stuck in space as refugees. And all the corrupt politics that go with them! Thankfully no huge space wars against aliens, just the struggle of survival against nature.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Donald Haack

    I did not enjoy this at all. The story was disjointed and boring about a whole lot of nothing. Poor character development or none at all for some. I would not recommend this novel and I would not be interested in reading any more stories from this author.

  24. 5 out of 5

    saintlouis

    Skyship Thrive — Is a Blast Take an exciting jaunt on a moonscape above a gas giant. A growing colony of the haves and have nots. Compromise and a bit of skullduggery make for a great story. Top shelf all the way.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Melinda

    Fun read Not all stories are about saving the universe. Some of the best stories are daily life people that just happen to be pivotal points in society

  26. 5 out of 5

    Goodreads Fuller

    A nice steady read Starts of slow and steady and I was tempted to drop the rest of the book but near the end the story really engaged me.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Steven Whitfield

    Excellent book about extraterrestrial colonization Colonization of a gas giant moon and the sheer issues involved, as well as the mess human politics can make.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sudell

    Just cannot get into this book... I'll try again at another time, but it doesn't seem to be for me. Just cannot get into this book... I'll try again at another time, but it doesn't seem to be for me.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Julie Sherman

    Intresting This is an interesting sci-fi book. The writing is good and the story keeps getting better as the book goes along.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Steve Lemcke

    Another good series to read. Keeps you wanting more. I have finished book 7. Waiting for the next one.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.