Tumbler #2020

Tumbler By Brand Gamblin Cheyenne Wright Tumbler Libby Carter wanted to get away from it all so she took a job mining asteroids as far out into the inky blackness as possible However her escape turned into a trap leaving her stuck in indentured s
  • Title: Tumbler
  • Author: Brand Gamblin Cheyenne Wright
  • ISBN: 9781449968687
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tumbler By Brand Gamblin Cheyenne Wright Libby Carter wanted to get away from it all, so she took a job mining asteroids as far out into the inky blackness as possible However, her escape turned into a trap, leaving her stuck in indentured servitude, living on a tiny rock in space As she tries to dig herself out, she gains friends and finds adventure Cave in rescues, planetary collisions, and other mishaps keeLibby Carter wanted to get away from it all, so she took a job mining asteroids as far out into the inky blackness as possible However, her escape turned into a trap, leaving her stuck in indentured servitude, living on a tiny rock in space As she tries to dig herself out, she gains friends and finds adventure Cave in rescues, planetary collisions, and other mishaps keep her new family fighting to stay alive.
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    About "Brand Gamblin Cheyenne Wright"

    1. Brand Gamblin Cheyenne Wright

      Brand Gamblin was born in San Antonio in 1973 He spent most of his youth in Texas, earning a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Texas Tech University.Following college, he achieved his boyhood dream of working as a video game programmer For the next decade, he published games for such companies as Microprose, Acclaim, and Firaxis.In his spare time, Brand created the YouTube video cult classic, Calls For Cthulhu , which has thousands of followers worldwide, and has been nominated for several film awards.Brand s books are generally sci fi, with some fantasy elements They range from the near future of asteroid mining to the distant Neo Victorian era.In addition to the books he has published, Brand has a steampunk retelling of George Orwell s 1984 which is still waiting on permission from the Orwell estate before it can be published.Odd Facts For his minor acting roles, Brand Gamblin has a Kevin Bacon score of 6 In week one of the 2685 Galactic Football League season, Bran Gam Blin was named Defensive Player of the Week Brand s oldest recorded writing was some bad Fraggle Rock Fanfic written when he was a child.

    454 thoughts on “Tumbler”

    1. This book was a real treat At less than 200 pages, I breezed through it in a few hours, my attention completely focused on it the whole time I was reading The pace is perfect as soon as Libby thinks she might have a handle on her life, something crashes and she is forced to reevaluate and find a solution I had to keep turning pages to find out what would happen next, and I really came to care about the characters by the end The only thing that was a little confusing was the time jumps between so [...]

    2. Tumbler by Brand Gamblin is a very good read It is well paced and like most good science fiction is about people handling a situation than the technology and gadgetry I plan to get a hard copy for my wife and daughter Heinlein esque is a good description, as it echoes his admiration for strong, independent characters, but offers better insights on communities.

    3. Full review can be found on my blog killie booktalk Brand Gamblin s Tumbler is an enjoyable light Sci Fi adventure that is fundamentally about a young character facing struggles as she attempts to find her place in the Universe.The first thing that came to mind as I read this book was the Sci Fi TV series called Firefly Not because of the space ships or anything like that, but because this book really grabbed that western in space and life on the frontier vibe that also was present in Firefly Ov [...]

    4. Like Heinlein s juveniles before it, and also like pal Nathan Lowell s excellent Solar Clipper series, Brand Gamblin s TUMBLER is not so much an action tale as a story of a young person learning her place in the world or in this case, in the Solar System Libby Carter comes out to the Asteroid Belt to make her fortune as a miner, but is quickly disillusioned as to how easy it is not to go about doing so Quickly exiled to a tiny shack on a tiny asteroid that spins so rapidly that her home life bec [...]

    5. I purchased the Nook version of this novel.There was a time when most science fiction on television was referred to as westerns in space Brand Gamblin s Tumbler falls in a similar vein, but does a better job of including a modern understanding of life in outer space.Tumbler tells the story of Elizabeth Libby Carter, a woman tricked into taking a job as a deep space miner in exchange for a chance to work an asteroid of her own Naturally, work is sparse and her rock leaves much to be desired With [...]

    6. What a fun book I seriously don t remember the last time I read a straight sci fi book you know, one without sexy shenanigans in the cockpit of a spaceship and this one was pretty darn fabulous Brand Gamblin built an interesting, compelling world full of characters that you d expect to meet while walking down the street.I really can t think of any part of the book that lagged or lost my interest I was glued to the book from Libby s first experience after arriving at her new home Watching her fin [...]

    7. Tumbler is a scifi novel that is very Heinlein esque Small time main character works through struggles and makes good encapsulates the plot But the story itself, while excellent, is not as exciting as watching the characters Libby, the heroine, is a young girl who has no idea how the world works She loses her mother and then jumps head long into a deep space mining conglomerate hoping to somehow make good through hard work alone Unfortunately, what she doesn t know just might kill her If the loc [...]

    8. I liked this hard scifi about asteroid miners because it felt so authentic to me I read a lot of SF, so I ve got enough book learning to appreciate how a person gets around in zero gravity, and the effects of even small amounts of gravity The mining methods and equipment certainly rang true.I d say this is actually two books, but that s not a complaint There s a quite satisfying climax and potential ending about halfway through I almost expected to turn the page and find another book or even som [...]

    9. 40 Acres and a Mulee Guide for Blue Collar Working PeopleThis book has been on my radar for a while now However, I have no interest in reading young adult books, so I was so surprised when I threw caution to the wind and decided to give this book a chance Actually, I think the description for this book is incorrect It definitely can be for adults and also young adults.I would categorize this as a light SF read The story takes place in space in one of the astroid belts however, the author never e [...]

    10. Tumbler is the kind of sci fi novel that makes you wonder what living and working in outer space would really be like The chances of mankind having any grand space battles anytime soon aren t likely, but the sort of future author Brand Gamblin paints in Tumbler is within our grasp if we but choose to reach for it.Not that life for main character Libby Carter is all that rosy Lured into space by big corporate promises of free land and easy riches, she soon discovers that only hard work and persev [...]

    11. What a gem Lovely writing, plenty of adventure and action but nothing to worry parents by way of attitudes, activity, language or morality I ve been unwell and needed some relaxing escapism and this is PERFECT I m currently most of the way through Podiobooks s audio version which is beautifully read and produced I discovered Tumbler via a recommendation from Nathan Lowell author reader of the Trader s Tale series Brand Gamblin s style is pretty similar and readers who like Nathan s work will pro [...]

    12. When Libby Carter finds herself stranded in indentured servitude she finds that hard work and a willingness to do what is right is just the remedy she needs I listened this book first when I downloaded it from podiobooks But as soon as I was done I knew it was a book my kids would really enjoy It had all the elements that they love in a book dad is going to read them at bed time.The story itself is fast paced and easy to follow, perfect for a wide range of readers including moms or dads who are [...]

    13. A wonderful YA SF novel of an orphaned young girl venturing into the high frontier of asteroid mining, finding hardship, heartbreak, and in the end, the richest strike of all Brand Gamblin s TUMBLER brings back memories of reading some of Heinlein s juvies, and proves that SF is not a dead genre.

    14. I really didn t have high expectations for this book It filled a reading challenge for me and I honestly thought I would end up skimming parts of it But I actually enjoyed it A nice surprise that I recommended to my kids.

    15. I really like this book I should disclose that I helped edit it and have been involved with it for a while There are some problems with the physics but the story of Libby and how she deals with the reality of her situation.

    16. This is the first book of a friend, Brand He writes sci fi now, and used to do radio shows, among other things.

    17. This is a very well written story I was surprised several times, as I wasn t expecting a few of the plot twists Science fiction story set in an asteroid belt.

    18. An enjoyable underdog makes good tale from Brand Gamblin I liked the evolution of Libby s character, especially the fact that it took her so long to get past her fierce loner posture in response to the ways in which she d been screwed over by The Man In real life, hurt people take a while to trust others and to understand community, and this is Libby s arc She repeatedly doesn t get it, but then finally does A lesser writer might have resolved that particular issue too quickly For me, though, th [...]

    19. Another case of my year of harsh judgments But quality is the idea here and I m sticking with it.I didn t hate the book I save that for 1 star reviews But I felt like it was seriously repetitive Our heroine, Libby, who wants to make her fortune but has no way to do it, learns the same lesson about 85 times in this book She also suffers from that syndrome common in YA of protagonists who just happen to be astonishingly brilliant at the very thing they happen to be doing The people are important [...]

    20. I listened to the podcast version of this book I enjoyed the story very much This story reminded me of Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell.I didn t care for the narrator s SV Allie voice very much, and the recaps at the beginning of each episode were annoying Although I love audiobooks and podcasts, I think I would have enjoyed this if I had actually read it instead of listening to it.

    21. Wow good story but physics issuesThis was such a good story that I hate giving it such a low rating But it is so full of holes with what is going on I talking about the way gravity works in this book just comes off as so far out there But it was such a good story I mean read it you won t regret it Heck I m giving another star what the heck.

    22. I felt that this was an outstanding book It kept my attention all thought the book I am going to read some books by Brand Gamblin He is very good.

    23. Great read A great story about perseverance and work ethic Libby is the underdog who makes it I ve read this book 3 times since I bought it Always a great read

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