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The Soul Eater [EPUB] ✰ The Soul Eater Author Mike Resnick – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Galactic killer Nicobar Lane cold blooded killer total professional a man who will if the price is right travel wherever the hunt may take him riding the space lanes from planet to planet to track dow Galactic killer Nicobar Lane cold blooded killer total professional a man who will if the price is right travel wherever the hunt may take him The Soul PDF/EPUB or riding the space lanes from planet to planet to track down any creature a collector could possibly desire Yet there is one being Lane won't pursue for any fee The Soul Eater The Soul Eater Dreamwish Beast Starduster it is known by many different names throughout the galaxy But who has actually met this living legend No as far as Lane is concerned The Soul Eater is a myth chased after by fools and madmen Then Lane himself encounters The Soul Eater in the depths of space and suddenly there is no turning back For how can the greatest hunter in the galaxy ignore the challenge of overcoming the one creature than no one has ever been able to trap And so the hunt is on but before long even Lane can't tell who is the pursued and who the pursuer.


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  1. Nicholas Gray Nicholas Gray says:

    Galactic killer Nicobar Lane cold blooded killer total professional a man who will if the price is right travel wherever the hunt may take him riding the space lanes from planet to planet to track down any creature a collector could possibly desire Yet there is one being Lane won't pursue for any fee the Soul Eater The Soul Eater Dreamwish Beast Starduster it is known by many different names throughout the galaxy But who has actually met this living legend? No as far as Lane is concerned the Soul Eater is a myth chased after by fools and madmen Then Lane himself encounters the Soul Eater in the depths of space and suddenly there is no turning back For how can the greatest hunter in the galaxy ignore the challenge of overcoming the one creature than no one has ever been able to trap? And so the hunt is on but before long even Lane can't tell who is the pursued and who the pursuerSo what is this book about? Well imagine if you took Han Solo out of Star Wars and got rid of the rest of the cast then you give Han Solo a temper That’s Nicobar Lane Like the synopsis says Nicobar Lane is a cold blooded killer a lone wolf and overall kind of a douchebag but nevertheless a fun character to follow His only friend is a large bartending sex hungry alien that you learn to like and as the story unfolds Other characters you meet in the story are pretty cool as well but I won’t go through them all but just know there is a sad scene in this book with a certain character and man it kind of hit me hard and out of nowhere I was like “I was not expecting that”So what is this story really about? Well let’s review the basic premise shall we? It's really about a stubborn man who wants to hunt down a creature for past endeavors inflicted onto him It’s a creature that at first eludes him and his drive to kill the beast increases with every sighting Sound familiar? I'll give you a hint Moby Freaking Dick It's Moby Dick but in space How cool is that Granted I have never read Moby Dick but overall the premise is the same As you read the story you realize how much this Soul Eater is affecting Nicobar Lane It’s consuming him until the Nicobar Lane you met in the beginning of the book is no He pushes everyone away and becomes a shell of his former self a hermit if you will It’s not like who he was was all that great in the first place but you know what I mean As he chases his version of the White Whale he not only changes but becomes wiser to his own emotions which is pretty cool to see Mike Resnick does an excellent job putting you right into the action He doesn’t waste too much time with fancy Science Fiction mumbo jumbo that you don’t really need to know or care about but at the same time gives you enough to get lost in the story The ending was good and I overall enjoyed the entire book I give this Sci fi adaptation of Moby Dick Four Stars


  2. CraftyCat CraftyCat says:

    I felt like I was witnessing a train wreck while reading this book yet I absolutely could not stop reading The protagonist Nicobar Lane is a hunter for hire which I find deplorable Most of his clients hire him to seek out insane creatures across the galaxy and kill them so that they may either be displayed in museums or their own private collections Right off the bat one of the things I liked about this tale was that all of the creatures are so crazily different They all have really silly names but in this universe I could really see that things were genuinely different not just copycat Earths placed everywhere That’s oddly kind of rare in a lot of sci fi so I appreciated it In his spare time Nicobar hangs out at a barbrothel place run by hedonist who is also fairly deplorable This place isn’t central to the storyline but he does return to it several times later At any rate Nicobar eventually runs into a creature composed of pure energy and capable of telepathy called the Dreamwish Beast At this point he slowly becomes obsessed with hunting and killing it a pursuit that eventually takes over his entire life It’s a sort of Moby Dick in space I suppose only told from the view of Captain Ahab and we sit by horrified as his obsession causes him to do and atrocious things It really was like watching someone fall into a drug addiction I’ll leave the ending a mystery but it surprised me a little bit I wouldn’t say it was satisfying exactly because the whole thing made me sueamish but I had a hard time putting it down and breezed through it I suppose it’s to the author’s credit that I found the book engaging despite how uncomfortable it made me feel This version the ebook that I got as part of the Adventure Story Bundle contained an extra short story at the end that the author said he had written at the behest of a friend who had loved the story and reuested a seuel Resnick had insisted that the story was done and didn’t need to be continued but eventually agreed to write a version of it from the Dreamwish Beast’s perspective I read a few pages into it and then put it down I think the author was right when he said it didn’t need a seuel and I found the story compelling when the thoughts of the beast were alien and unfathomable Maybe others will enjoy the expansion and I'm sure there's nothing really wrong with it but I wanted the beast to remain a mystery and I think that makes me love the original even


  3. Estevam (Impish Reviews) Estevam (Impish Reviews) says:

    This book is very good in it we follow a man named Nicobar Lane he is a hunter for hire and has uite a reputation we first meet him on a bar where he is approached by a man that wants to hire him to find and capture a mythical beast only know as Soul Eater or Dreamwish beast at the beginning he is reluctant because to him this beast was only a myth that is to be chased by fools and gullible people but that changes when he has his first meeting with the creature and that is where the true story beginsThis book has an incredible message it asks the uestion of how far would you be willing to go for an obsession will you stop when it begins to consume you? or when it begins to push those that care about you away? and what happens when you finally achieve that goal? Will you be satisfied or will you let it finally consume you?Those are uestions that Nicobar Lane answer during this amazing story and many of the answers that he provides might not be what you expect and for that this book is amazing to me this book set to do a thing and it accomplishes it is an entertaining sci fi story where we follow this badass hunter across the galaxy and it has this profound message that can be perceived if you wish to go further on interpretation and for that it gets the 5 star rating and my high recommendation for anyone to read


  4. Jim Jim says:

    This is one of the first of Mike Resnick's science fiction books from 1981 But already it shows some of Mike's main themes such as a galaxy spanning story and unforgettable characters and I think Mike does some of the best dialogue out there all told with a strong sense of irony The story is basically that of Moby Dick with Nicobar Lane becoming a Capt Ahab in his obsession to hunt a great beast This is the Dreamwish Beast which lives in space Maybe this is a SPOILER but don't expect the same ending Not on the same level as Ivory or Santiago but I didn't expect it to be


  5. Heather Heather says:

    There are definite shades of Captain Ahab in Nicobar Lane He becomes obsessed a mere shell of himself liuidating all of his resources and then stealing in order to pay for his food water and fuel All he can think about is destroying this unusual beast even though he doesn’t understand it at all Is it a monster? Is it searching him out because it wants something from him? There are few characters in this story but the ones there are have been well drawn My favorite is a colleague of Lane’s who runs a bar brothel and other dubious emporiumsThere isn’t much I can say without spoiling the story It’s one of those tales that’s less about the events and about the character’s inner journey It isn’t an action fest I really enjoyed it and I’m happy with where it wentPlease note that there is a short story in this book AFTER the “Author’s Note” at the end Be sure to catch it–it’s easy to missOriginal review posted on my blog


  6. M.H. Thaung M.H. Thaung says:

    I've read a few books by the author previously but The Soul Eater is a new read for me I see from the original 1981 publication date that this is one of his early works but his distinctive style is already there The major characters are larger than life if not particularly relatable representatives of a type than human or alien beings with foibles and uirks Conseuently the plot has the feel of a fable or almost a thought experiment with a sense of inevitability This isn't a negative criticism and it's all very readableI didn't feel concerned about Nicobar Lane during his increasingly obsessive pursuit of the Dreamwish Beast but I was definitely curious as to how far his obsession would take him and what kind of person he would be when he got thereOverall an enjoyable short read although I probably won't rush into re reading it


  7. Chris Douglas Chris Douglas says:

    Moby Dick in space Some interesting ideas on masculinity obsession and the loss of self but overall nothing particularly refreshing As an establishing work for the Birthright universe however it did create interest in exploring the other books in this series to learn


  8. Kat Hooper Kat Hooper says:

    will review at wwwfantasyliteraturecom


  9. Robert Gilson Robert Gilson says:

    Interesting book Odd characters that grow on you


  10. Myridian Myridian says:

    I always appreciate Resnick's particular brand of lighthearted cowboyspace opera fiction This book started out a bit on the heavy side for me I started out thinking the book was too much on the superficial side but the growing obsession of the main character Lane with the mysterious dream wish beast made me think mor eand of the old Freudian idea of thanatos Lane a hunter seemed to be and obsessed with mortality as the story progressed For me he played of the role of the antihero throughout much of the story but the ending still felt satisfying Definitely not one of my favorite's of Resnick's but worth the read


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