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Amish Vampires in Space de Kerry Nietz
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Amish Vampires in Space (edició 2014)

de Kerry Nietz (Autor)

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Jebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space. The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction. They end up on a cargo ship bound for the stars. But they are not the only cargo on board. Some of it is alive... or used to be. Now, with vampires taking over and closing in on the Amish refugees, these simple believers must decide whether their faith depends upon their honored traditions or something even older.… (més)
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Títol:Amish Vampires in Space
Autors:Kerry Nietz (Autor)
Informació:Freeheads (2014), Edition: 2, 490 pages
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This is exactly what it sounds like, and it makes me happy we live in a world where this book exists. Surprisingly well written with a good story line, but I felt it was about twice as long as it needed to be. ( )
  Shofbrook | Nov 6, 2020 |
2.5 Stars

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When I first heard about Amish Vampires in Space I was sure it was supposed to be some kind of a spoof. Quickly, I found out that in fact it was a serious science fiction novel concerning Amish, vampires and space.

Immediately my expectations were much higher, to have this kind of story and not mean it as a spoof, it was supposed to be really good. A novel that was just okay wouldn't do. So maybe I'm just judging this novel too harsh.

Although I still don't really understand why the Amish joined the space ship and the vampires seem at first quite random, it was an okay book. It was indeed what it promised: Amish Vampires in Space. What it didn't do was add something extra to it. It was alright when I was reading it but I didn't feel anything for either the story or the characters.

Additionally there were some weird things. For example, at some point an Amish woman wonders why her husband hasn't called her, while she has never used a phone herself. This seems a weird thought under those conditions. There were some more of these things and also the end, I somehow saw it coming... ( )
  Floratina | Dec 7, 2019 |
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1. So, I should not read this before sleeping - Last night I had space nightmares.

2. Also, this is the 1st book I have read in a while written by a man & I'm noticing some sexist behavior in a character who I am not sure is meant to be sexist. The captain is fixating on a crew member in a way that makes me uncomfortable, but so far it seems meant to be acceptable behavior in an 'upstanding man'. It is slightly souring me on this otherwise very engrossing read.

Finally finished! It was a bit of a long read.
Aside from that, this book was really a fun read, if a little too terrifying for me. Jebediah is really a great hero, strong, fair, determined, loving, likable and reliable. I also really liked Sarah, she was nicely developed and real.

The captain, well he's an out-of-touch creeper, kind of a weak secondary character. The crew-member he is fixated on is capable and one dimensional. And attractive. Let's not forget that every time she is mentioned, we are told that she is attractive. In fact, almost every time a female character was mentioned, he level of attractiveness was mentioned. Not how attractive certain characters found her, just mentioned by the author because he felt it was very important for us to know how he felt about the physical attractiveness of all female characters.

The baddies were convincingly bad. There was no mystery about what was going to happen, and the suspense of how to fight the problem was hinted at several times, so not really mysterious. Watching people make mistakes because they are acting on what they know, not what we as readers know, really mimicked the feel of watching a horror film.

Overall, a fun read, scary, at times funny, with a touch of creepy sexism. Not sure if I will read the sequel, Amish Zombies in Space. I do like Sarah and Jeb, so who knows? ( )
  Critterbee | Apr 16, 2018 |
In my thread on the 75er's group (2013), I mention this book and suggest that rather than me trying to explain the details of this book, you can find a great summary of how it came about in the comments on Amazon (really, go check it out if you're at all intrigued by this book) -- it started off as just a cover and a joke at the publisher's office, until one of their authors came up with a real idea for a story to go with it!

And... uh... it works. It really works! It's a serious, not at all contrived, excellently written science-fiction novel. Honestly, on more than one occasion, I realized I'd been reading for several hours without getting up from my seat and thought "how is this possible?! how is this ridiculous concept working as a novel?!" In that sense, it was funny, but the story itself is serious. Also, that cover. If nothing else, you're going to want this book for the cover alone...!!!

It's character driven, with a cast of believable and flawed people -- Amish and "Englishers" alike -- and despite being from a Christian sci-fi/fantasy publisher, the Christian element isn't over the top or shoved in your face (especially during the most ridiculous, distracting moments, as tends to happen in many CBA novels). I was highly impressed at how naturally the story and the characters flowed... again, how?!

Obviously, the author is a genius. A crazy, talented genius. Hence, I ordered several more of his books, because more good sci-fi is never a bad thing. ( )
  dk_phoenix | Dec 11, 2013 |
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Jebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space. The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction. They end up on a cargo ship bound for the stars. But they are not the only cargo on board. Some of it is alive... or used to be. Now, with vampires taking over and closing in on the Amish refugees, these simple believers must decide whether their faith depends upon their honored traditions or something even older.

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