The Gap into Conflict: The Real Story
Angus Thermopyle was an ore pirate and a murderer; even the most disreputable asteroid pilots of Delta Sector stayed out of his way. They muttered that everyone who had ever gotten close to Thermopyle has ended up dead—or in the lockup. But when he arrived at Mallory's Bar & Sleep with a gorgeous... show more
Angus Thermopyle was an ore pirate and a murderer; even the most disreputable asteroid pilots of Delta Sector stayed out of his way. They muttered that everyone who had ever gotten close to Thermopyle has ended up dead—or in the lockup. But when he arrived at Mallory's Bar & Sleep with a gorgeous woman by his side, the regulars had taken notice. She was too beautiful, too obviously from a different class. Her name was Morn Hyland, and she had been a police officer—until she showed up with Thermopyle.
One person in Mallorys Bar wasn't frightened. Nick Succorso had his own ship, a sleek frigate fitted for deep space. He had a reputation as a bold pirate, but not a bloodthirsty one. And he had the kind of charisma that made men follow him and women want him. Only the scars beneath his eyes—brutal knife cuts that darkened when his blood rose—indicated that he'd ever known defeat. You could almost feel the tension when he first saw Morn Hyland.
Everyone knew that Thermopyle and Succorso were on a collision course. What nobody suspected was how quickly it would be all over—or how decisive the victory would b e. It was a common enough example of rivalry and revenge—or so everyone thought. But the real story was something entirely different—something none of them would have believed. Here is that story as told by one of the modern giants of imaginative fiction.
The Real Story takes us to a remarkably detailed world of faster-than-light travel (known as "crossing the Gap"), politics and betrayal, extraordinary technological development, and a shadowy presence just outside our view. It confirms Stephen R. Donaldson's deep awareness of the wellsprings of the human condition and of the implacable conflict of good and evil within each of us. It begins the fiercest, most profound story that he has ever written.
Publish date: 1991-01-01
Pages no: 229
Edition language: English
Series: Gap (#1)
The first volume of Stephen Donaldson's Gap series tells a story that sets he stage for the volumes to come. It's a futuristic tale of three people: two pirate ship captains, Angus Thermopyle and Nick Succorso, and a woman, Morn Hyland, who is Thermopyle's captive and the object of Succorso's intere...
Another recommendation from my husband, with the caveat that The Gap series can be a pretty dark and brutal read. I asked, "Dark and brutal like A Song of Ice and Fire but with spaceships?" His answer: "Actually, that's not such a bad comparison, in the horrible-things-happening-to-the-main-characte...
Very based, very depraved, quite brutal, thank the author for little graphic imagery! Very true-to-life even though all protagonists leave something to be deserved as fellow human beings, well probably everyone is that way... sometimes. Occasionally charachters felt having less dimensions than there...
3am. Surely the right time.Call me completely insane, but I've agreed to read this (I wrote a few months ago)....after a conversation that went like this:Me: I hate Thomas CovenantNoela: But you have to read the Gap seriesMe: Huh?Noela: It is about a girl who has the most appalling things happen to ...