Eros Ascending

Eros Ascending Narrated by Nancy LinariLength hrs and minsThe Velvet Comet is the most luxurious and expensive brothel in the galaxy It boasts casinos elegant restaurants a mile long upscale shopping mall

  • Title: Eros Ascending
  • Author: Mike Resnick
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Narrated by Nancy LinariLength 8 hrs and 31 minsThe Velvet Comet is the most luxurious and expensive brothel in the galaxy It boasts casinos, elegant restaurants, a 2 mile long upscale shopping mall, and highly trained prostitutes of both sexes As a huge moneymaker, it is also the object or corporate manipulations This is the story of one man who has been hired to putNarrated by Nancy LinariLength 8 hrs and 31 minsThe Velvet Comet is the most luxurious and expensive brothel in the galaxy It boasts casinos, elegant restaurants, a 2 mile long upscale shopping mall, and highly trained prostitutes of both sexes As a huge moneymaker, it is also the object or corporate manipulations This is the story of one man who has been hired to put it out of business, and the unforseen twists and turns of his adventure.

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    1. What is essentially the story of an dodgy accountant cooking the books of a brothel in space turned out to be a really enjoyable read. Corporate plots and back stabbing, conniving hookers, love and loss. It's all in here and wrapped up in a nice futuristic package.It's a Pretty Woman mixed in with a good helping of sabotage, scheming, plotting, murder and revenge.Because of the setting of the story (The Velvet Comet Brothel) I was a bit unsure if this was just going to be fifty shades of Sci-Fi. [...]

    2. The Velvet Comet series is set on a brothel in space, but the emphasis on mystery and adventure and intrigue and such is much more like the Babylon-5 television series than anything else that comes to mind. There's no real serious sexual content, at least nothing remotely explicit by current standards. They're fun books and quick reads, though I didn't find them as deep as most of his other work, and I doubt that they've aged as well. The four novels are set many years apart from one another, as [...]

    3. i just realised that I am really not a fan of Mike Resnick's writing. just doesn't do it for me.i mean really, brothel in space, sexy girl, a leather madonna mistress, corporate espionage, this could be a fun readbut it doesn't deliverit shows that it's from the 80s: it actually reads like bad 80s porn ("My name is Karl I am here to fix the Kabel" - you get my drift: youtube/watch?v=FCKOc)somehow reminded my of Onopa's Pleasure Tube , but that at least is proper late 70s psychedelic psycho sex w [...]

    4. I like the setting and the setup - but a couple of issues with the ending cost a star (view spoiler)[the scene where the Leather Madonna dies is clumsy and not very credible - If Rasputin was on Harry's side - why didn't he just shoot DeWitt right away - before he murdered her, instead of letting Harry - who he knew was useless - try and save her? And the Madonna *knew* that any threat would be coming from DeWitt - so she sits unarmed and just lets him in?? (hide spoiler)]So, 2 stars for the sto [...]

    5. Harry Redwine has been sent to cook the books of the Velvet Comet, and orbiting pleasure palace singled out for sabotage by an unnamed, power-hungry bureaucrat in the upper echelons of parent company Vainmill. Despite the science fiction backdrop, this is more of a thriller, full of complex power struggles and intrigue. I wasn't all that satisfied with the ending, but it's only the first in a series so I can't really complain too much. Not Resnick's best work, but still a decent read.

    6. I liked it, but I really hated the ending. It felt like Madonna was simply thrown away, sacrificed like a pawn in her chess set. And then Harry's ending really left me going "Huh? Really?"That cost a star, but it won't keep me from reading the next one. I enjoyed the overall concept and setting, and how the brothel aspect wasn't the main part of the story.

    7. I'm not quite halfway through and while the writing and story seem to be good, the sexual mores really date this book. Everything is very heteronormative and the tiniest bit of kink is more silly than anything else. Oh and the puritanical shame that's everywhere. I'm going to try to finish, but

    8. A gigantic orbiting brothel in space? And they say there are no new ideas in science fiction. Not as provocative as the title and book cover might lead you to expect, but still an interesting read, if you can find it.

    9. Tale of a high-class whorehouse in the sky. Imagine a huge, orbiting brothel, casino, hotel, and shopping mall. Something for everyone! This is the first in a great series.

    10. An espionage/romance set onboard a space brothel. The Comet was 'fleshed out' rather well. And the concept was intersting. But for all it's potential, it was a rather stifled delivery.

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