Quarter Share

      Nathan Lowell
Quarter Share

Review

"Incredibly realistic. You would swear Mr. Lowell was writing a personal history of his youth on a deep space cargo ship. Stunningly eloquent and crisp prose takes you on a journey of discovery reminiciant of Dana s classic Two Years Before The Mast. Only Dana had the advantage of taking such a voyage, Lowell will just make you believe he did, and with this book, he invites you to go with him." --Michael J. Sullivan, author of The Riyria Revelations

"Quarter Share is a love letter to science fiction, an authentic coming-of-age celebration of blue collar lower decks folk. Nathan Lowell tells a tale so real, you can practically smell the spaceship galley s coffee -- and almost see the engine oil beneath your fingernails. Hero Ishmael is clearly destined for great things. Thankfully for readers, so is Nathan Lowell." --J.C. Hutchins, author of 7th Son: Descent and Personal Effects: Dark Art

"This is a marvelous story, I like coming of age stories and this is a mesmerizing one. It is also a nice change to have an everyday story about a young boy learning the ropes in the mercantile fleet in the 24th century during the golden age of the solar clippers...The characters are at center in story, they are detailed, warm and easy to love. I wouldn t mind at all working on the SC McKendrick it seems a nice place to be in much like the company I work at myself...Quarter Share is a mesmerizing tale of a young man coming of age and finding his place as a crewman aboard a solar clipper...Make sure you have free time and download the book is my recommendation." --Cybermage, Reading & Watching Science Fiction

Product Description

The Golden Age of Sail has Returned -- in the Year 2352
When his mother dies in a flitter crash, eighteen-year-old Ishmael Horatio Wang must find a job with the planet company or leave the system--and NerisCo isn't hiring. With credits running low, and prospects limited, he has just one hope...to enlist for two years with a deep space commercial freighter. Ishmael, who only rarely visited the Neris Orbital, and has never been off-planet alone before, finds himself part of an eclectic crew sailing a deep space leviathan between the stars.

Join the crew of the SC Lois McKendrick, a Manchester built clipper as she sets solar sails in search of profit for her company and a crew each entitled to a share equal to their rating.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
2008 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction for Full Share
2008 Podiobooks Founder's Choice Award for Double Share
2008 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction for South Coast
2009 Podiobooks Founder's Choice Award for Captain's Share
2009 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction for Double Share
4 out of 10 Books on Podiobooks.com Top Overall Rated by Votes (2. Double Share, 3. Quarter Share, 5. Full Share, 8. Half Share) -- as of Jan 2010
6 out of 10 Books on Podiobooks.com Top Overall Rating (1. Ravenwood, 2. Quarter Share, 3. Double share, 4. Captain's Share, 5. Full Share, 7. South Coast) -- as of Jan 2010

GOLDEN AGE OF THE SOLAR CLIPPER SERIES
Trader's Tales
Quarter Share
Half Share
Full Share
Double Share
Captain's Share
Owner's Share*

Shaman TalesSouth Coast
Cape Grace*


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    The Hermit of Lammas Wood

      Nathan Lowell
The Hermit of Lammas Wood

If you're new to Tanyth Fairport, you can get book one, Ravenwood, as part of the box set - Magic, Myth & Majesty - for 99 cents.  

Some journeys take you where you need to be.

Tanyth Fairport makes her way through the Lammas Wood to discover the last of the Old Witch Women isn't exactly what she expected. When greedy businessmen from the mainland threaten those she loves, Tanyth must put aside her fear and give herself over to her gifts.

A journey twenty winters in the making may come to naught when Tanyth learns the secret of The Hermit of Lammas Wood.


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    A Light In The Dark

      Nathan Lowell
A Light In The Dark

When Captain Bjorn Gunderson docks with what he thinks is routine cargo, he embarks on a very different voyage. On a milk run from Welliver to Breakall, a tiny rock punctures his ship, The Wanderer, and leaves the crew adrift twenty-thousand years from home. With food, water, and air running out, a desperate crewman takes a reckless gamble, risking his life in a daring bid to find safety. What he finds instead puts them all at risk.

Join Captain Gunderson and his crew on the final voyage of the Solar Clipper Wanderer in book one of Tales from the Deep Dark -- A Light in the Dark.

An award winning producer of science fiction and fantasy podcasts, Nathan Lowell has produced eight novels totaling over 160 episodes and 70 hours of podcast fiction. Since 2008, four of his productions have been finalists in the Parsec Awards and his book--Captain's Share--won the 2010 Parsec Award for Best Podcast Fiction (Long Form). In 2010, Ridan Publishing began producing his work in paper and ebook formats. Those books are available online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the iBook Store, and from Ridan Publishing.

A Light In the Dark is the first of a series of novellas set in the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper. The series focuses on the happenings in and around a renegade outpost, a place outside the jurisdiction of the Confederated Planets--a place where the normal rules don't apply and where anything might happen.

For more information about the books and author, visit the Trader's Diary at http://www.solarclipper.com.


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    Double Share: Solar Clipper Trader Tales

      Nathan Lowell
Double Share: Solar Clipper Trader Tales

AN INEXPERIENCED OFFICER. A DYSFUNCTIONAL SHIP. LIFE IN THE DEEP DARK JUST GOT A LOT HARDER.
In his first assignment as an officer, Ishmael Horatio Wang finds himself fresh out of school, wet behind the ears, and way out of his depth. Aboard the William Tinker the senior officers are derelict and abusive, the crew demoralized and undisciplined, and change unwelcomed and dangerous. Can Horatio use what he learned aboard the Lois McKendrick to help the crew find the ship’s heart? Or will he discover that bucking the system may come at too high a price? Return to the Deep Dark with Ish in this fourth installment of the award winning Solar Clipper Series as he makes the transition from crew to officer.

“Fans of Nathan Lowell’s Solar Clipper series are legion, and for just cause. Each book provides another chapter in the life of one of the most endearing characters to come along in recent memory. Nathan demonstrates that suburb story telling doesn’t require massive space battles or warring aliens, just great characters and a knack for spinning a really compelling tale.”
-- Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations

2009 PARSEC AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST SPECULATIVE FICTION

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2011 Parsec Award Winner for Best Speculative Fiction (Long Form) for Owner's Share
2011 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fictions (Short Form) for The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas
2010 Parsec Award Winner for Best Speculative Fiction for Captain's Share
2009 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction for Double Share
2009 Podiobooks Founder's Choice Award for Captain's Share
2008 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction for Full Share
2008 Podiobooks Founder's Choice Award for Double Share 2008 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction for South Coast

NOVELS BY NATHAN LOWEL
Traders Tales from the Gold Age of the Solar Clipper
Quarter Share
Half Share
Full Share
Double Share
Captain's Share
Owner's Share

Shaman's Tales from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper
South Coast*

Tales from the Lammas Wood
Ravenwood

  • Audio only, print and ebooks coming soon

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    A Light In The Dark (Tales of the Deep Dark)

      Nathan Lowell
A Light In The Dark (Tales of the Deep Dark)

When Captain Bjorn Gunderson docks with what he thinks is routine cargo, he embarks on a very different voyage. On a milk run from Welliver to Breakall, a tiny rock punctures his ship, The Wanderer, and leaves the crew adrift twenty-thousand years from home. With food, water, and air running out, a desperate crewman takes a reckless gamble, risking his life in a daring bid to find safety. What he finds instead puts them all at risk.

Join Captain Gunderson and his crew on the final voyage of the Solar Clipper Wanderer in book one of Tales from the Deep Dark -- A Light in the Dark.

An award winning producer of science fiction and fantasy podcasts, Nathan Lowell has produced eight novels totaling over 160 episodes and 70 hours of podcast fiction. Since 2008, four of his productions have been finalists in the Parsec Awards and his book--Captain's Share--won the 2010 Parsec Award for Best Podcast Fiction (Long Form). In 2010, Ridan Publishing began producing his work in paper and ebook formats. Those books are available online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the iBook Store, and from Ridan Publishing.

A Light In the Dark is the first of a series of novellas set in the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper. The series focuses on the happenings in and around a renegade outpost, a place outside the jurisdiction of the Confederated Planets--a place where the normal rules don't apply and where anything might happen.

For more information about the books and author, visit the Trader's Diary at http://www.solarclipper.com.


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