Refugee (Bio of a Space Tyrant Series #1)

Refugee (Bio of a Space Tyrant Series #1)

by Piers Anthony


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Vol. 1 Refugee


Though he was later accused of every crime and sexual perversion in the galaxy, Hope Hubris began as an innocent. Because he defended his older sister against the violent lusts of a wealthy scion, Hope and his peasant family were forced to flee Callisto, one of the moons of Jupiter. Pursued by the bloodthirsty scions across the airless desert, they barely escaped with their lives. The illegal space bubble was overcrowded with refugees, all hoping to reach Jupiter for asylum.

But the space travelers had not reckoned on the terrible threat of high space-the pirates, barbaric men who rape, rob, and murder, with no thought but to satisfy their bestial appetites. It will take all Hope's ingenuity to survive, but the atrocities he witnesses will never die. There is only one way he can be rid of them . . .


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738806921
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 05/15/2000
Series: Bio of a Space Tyrant Series , #1
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Author Piers Anthony (born Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob) is an English-American author of science fiction and fantasy books. He is best known for his long-running novel series set in the fictional realm of Xanth. In addition to the 40 books in the Xanth series (with two more forthcoming), he has written numerous other science fiction and fantasy series, such as Incarnations of Immortality, and dozens of standalone novels.

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Refugee (Bio of a Space Tyrant Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
helver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the beginning of the five part story of Hope Hubris, the eventual space tyrant. We start by meeting Hope and his two sisters, Faith and Spirit. A fight with a member of the ruling class gets them into trouble and they have to leave their home on Jupiter's moon Callisto - destined for the hope embodied by the planet Jupiter. Of course, it doesn't end up happening that way and Hope spends this first book struggling to survive against a solar system apparently dead set on killing him and everyone he cares about. Because there are four more books, we can rest assured that Hope does survive the journey. But that's about all we can be sure about.I've never been overly fond of sexual violence or violence against children or against helpless non-combatants - but this book is chock full of it. The initial scene is about rape and it goes downhill from there. Because we know that Hope becomes a space tyrant, we can only assume that his ability to overcome the violence perpetrated against those he knows and loves is the crucible that hardens him into the man that can rule as he apparently will sometime in the future. But as these initial shocks keep coming and coming, it's almost Murphy personified. Every double cross that could happen, does. Every possible failure comes to pass. There is no good fortune and there is no victory, however small that does not come with an extraordinarily high cost.I'll keep reading, because I'm OCD that way. But I'm seriously hoping that things will tone down somewhat...
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really disliked this series, though this one might be the best. This is done in the style of Battlefield Earth, with big conflicts and grim outlooks. The title character really is a tyrant to be, not a tyrant yet, but you can see he's heading in that direction, and it only gets worse. Just not worth the time.
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pedigreedmutt More than 1 year ago
THis is a good story in fiction that is telling the story of what happened to the boat people. i was totally hoping that these people trying to escape their world of violence, forced labor, and no hope would finally get somewhere. i had to skip over some of the violent parts of rape and murder. But in a world of war, no laws, and prejudice this goes on. read with caution but with understanding of the truth behind the fiction
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very exciting! Lots of creative dialogue, violence, and interesting plot twists. Great introduction. The protagonist's Hispanic background was woven well into the plot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There aren't enough stars in the galaxy to give this book! This book gave me a fear of turning the page in fear of how a tragedy would occour or turnout. Exquisit writing and the best series of books to own.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about sex and violence in the world of science fiction and the ultimate asenscion of the hero to galactic ruler or whatever you wish to call him. You must own a copy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Space Tyrant series is a wonderful story full of intrigue and adventure. These stories have actually impacted my life and I could never relay the importance of them. Do yourself a favor and READ THESE BOOKS!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining
hawthorn More than 1 year ago
This book is just Porn, only read a few pages and it was sickening.