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Episode 2 of Genrenauts this story takes the team to a region in the Science Fiction world, where they work to rescue a kidnapped Terran ambassador while keeping the political situation on a space station from going critical mass.Featuring weird aliens, space dogfights, andabout Roman s backstory and Shirin s style of Genrenaut ing This episode riffs on my love for Babylon 5, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and. THIS TIME, ON GENRENAUTS Space X shuttles are crashing Technology is going on the fritz This can only mean a story breach on Sci Fi World, and a job for The Genrenauts Dr King and Company are traveling across dimensions to tackle SF story tropes and save an abducted ambassador before she can sign an agreement to form an interstellar alliance aboard the Ahura 3 space station.As he did with the first installment, The Shootout Solution, Michael R Underwood has crafted a loving ode to pulp genre THIS TIME, ON GENRENAUTS Space X shuttles are crashing Technology is going on the fritz This can only mean a story breach on Sci Fi World, and a job for The Genrenauts Dr King and Company are traveling across dimensions to tackle SF story tropes and save an abducted ambassador before she can sign an agreement to form an interstellar alliance aboard the Ahura 3 space station.As he did with the first installment, The Shootout Solution, Michael R Underwood has crafted a loving ode to pulp genre fiction set against a slowly developing meta narrative, and peppered it with a few spot on pop culture references and a whole lot of fun Fans of Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5 should find plenty to enjoy here, the story rife with diplomatic shenanigans, sci fi action sequences, and lots of loose flowing fun.One of the things that I m really growing to appreciate with this still young series is the character s own recognition of genre tropes and plot conveniences that define the story worlds they visit, and the ways they harness those familiar storytelling devices to further their own ends There s also a nice bit of subtle commentary on how genres overlap, allowing us, the audience, to accept particular tropes as is thanks to a particular bit of story telling osmosis The Action Hero mold can fit nicely alongside other familiar tropes in Sci Fi World due to similar generic devices demanded by the plot This allows our Earth Prime heroes to defy all kinds of logic in the various story worlds because we the readers are attuned to expect those absences of logic, and it creates a fun bit of meta fiction.Fun, of course, is of the utmost importance in these stories, and you can tell Underwood is keeping himself mighty entertaining with these characters and the set pieces they encounter Sticking to the episodic nature of the series, he furthers the overarching narrative in inches and gives us a few new wrinkles and teases character backstories just in time to NEXT TIME, ON GENRENAUTS Mike Underwood is a master of the SFF genre s I say that, due to his effortless deconstruction of book archetypes in his Genrenauts series A brilliant showing on his side for the inner workings, tropes, and habits of the writers and characters of SFF The Absconded Ambassador continues this trend, this time uninhibited by the need to introduce characters and concepts, able to move forward and focus on story alone In this case, he breaks down the Science Fiction Space Opera category, and show Mike Underwood is a master of the SFF genre s I say that, due to his effortless deconstruction of book archetypes in his Genrenauts series A brilliant showing on his side for the inner workings, tropes, and habits of the writers and characters of SFF The Absconded Ambassador continues this trend, this time uninhibited by the need to introduce characters and concepts, able to move forward and focus on story alone In this case, he breaks down the Science Fiction Space Opera category, and show a very deft hand in categorizing and deciphering the generic code of the genre, while injecting quite a bit of humor into the situation.I enjoyed this equally as much as the first, my only complaint being again that I feel as though he could have delved a bit deeper into the deconstruction of the genre, even in the same number of pages he used to present this serial novella The story itself was entertaining and fun, and very well handled however, I felt Michael could have fairly easily includeddetails, tropes and easter eggs than he chose to in the end The final result is still a wildly interesting and entertaining tale This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader Working as a Genrenaut was like being a member of a theater troupe run by a burnt out hippie who melded Devising with MBA management the ideas were outlandish and random, but the execution was 100% corporate.Now this was a way to close out 2015 the second episode in Michael R Underwood s Genrenauts delivers on the promise of Episode 1, and demonstrates that his special alchemy of Leverage The Librarians Quantum Leap Thursday Next This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader Working as a Genrenaut was like being a member of a theater troupe run by a burnt out hippie who melded Devising with MBA management the ideas were outlandish and random, but the execution was 100% corporate.Now this was a way to close out 2015 the second episode in Michael R Underwood s Genrenauts delivers on the promise of Episode 1, and demonstrates that his special alchemy of Leverage The Librarians Quantum Leap Thursday Next just my guess at his secret recipe has legs and will hopefully go a long time.Leah has had about a week to get used to this new reality since her adventure in Western World a week filled with meetings, reading assignments and trying to wrap her head around things In the meanwhile, everyone at Genrenauts HQ is trying to prepare for the next breach in the midst of a spike of 15% over the norm, for your corporate types , probably in Romance World Which obviously means it ll be pretty much anywhere else, like say Science Fiction World.The station of Ahura 3, in the space opera region, to be specific I m sure the similarity between the name of the station and a certain Communications Officer is a huge coincidence Ahura 3 is everything you want in a space station it s a melting pot of very alien looking acting aliens, it s a culture to itself, with strategic location, and very delicate intergalactic politics.Leah s excitement about being in honest to goodness, Sally Ride is my homegirl zero g space was infectious But evenfun was the amount of SF references Underwood fit into half of chapter 1 truly astounding, and didn t feel forced or overcrowded He deserves a tip of the cap right there I made it all the way to page 42 without having to Google one of them I think there was only one other time I had to grab my smart phone But the fun s not limited to the references and allusions it s in the alien cultural practices and appearances , the various factions human and otherwise , businesses, and just watching the whole Science Fiction World thing at work.One thing that s been niggling at the back of my mind with these Episodes is what s to keep Leah from being Ree Reyes 2.0 Underwood seems to be going with keeping Leah from theParker Eliot Spencer type roles and moving her into the Sophie Devereau Alec Hardison type roles She and Shirin scramble all over the station trying to keep treaty negotiations moving forward They re thinking on their feet, using their wits, charm and SF knowledge to keep things under control Leah s on the job training under Shirin helps the readers acclimate to this world, too The action hero needs are served by the rest of the team, Roman and King whose banter while throwing punches, engaging in dogfights, and so on, kept the fun going honestly, maybe was a littlefun than the rest.In Episode 1, I wondered if the pilot nature of the novella kept it from being everything I wanted it to be The Absconded Ambassador built on that ground work and gave us a solid, fully formed adventure everything I hoped it would be And that s just in the main story, there s all this other stuff going on not only do we have a sense of impending doom or at least very big crisis coming to the Multi Genre Verse But now we ve got some sort of secret within the team not one that s going to cause much trouble, I don t think but you never know , and according to the preview for Episode 3 maybe some intra team conflict Underwood just nailed here, and Genrenauts is about half a novella away from being his most consistently entertaining work.I won a copy of this in a drawing on the author s website which means I got to read it two months early and I got a very nice autograph on the title page The downside is, I have to wait longer than I d have had to wait otherwise between Episodes 2 and 3 I still came out ahead, but not by much ( Free Pdf ) ☽ The Absconded Ambassador ♷ Last Week, She Was Working Open Mics Now She s Headed to Outer SpaceRookie Genrenaut Leah Tang gets her first taste of space flight when the team scrambles to fix a story breach in Science Fiction World, the domain of starships, weird aliens, and galactic intrigueOn the space station Ahura , Ambassador Kaylin Reed is on the verge of securing a peace treaty to guarantee the end of hostilities between some of the galaxy s most ferocious races When Ambassador Reed is kidnapped the morning before the signing, it throws the station into chaosSo now it s up to Leah and her team to save the day and put the story to rightsAt any cost The second episode of Genrenauts, a science fiction series in novellas If you like Leverage, Redshirts, or Quantum Leap, check out Genrenauts for a brand new adventure If you like the TV show Leverage or the books of Jasper Fforde, Genrenauts is absolutely the series for you Exploring genre tropes while saving the world has never been fun Between the Covers This novella was provided to me by the publisher at no cost.I haven t read the first Genrenauts story, so there was a bit of a surprise in the backstory of one of the characters, but nothing game changing Other than that, it s a straightforward idea especially if you ve read the Jasper Fforde Thursday Next books, as I have well most of them They lost their appeal after about the fifth book sometimes there are breaches in what s happening in stories, or genresbroadly, and they need t This novella was provided to me by the publisher at no cost.I haven t read the first Genrenauts story, so there was a bit of a surprise in the backstory of one of the characters, but nothing game changing Other than that, it s a straightforward idea especially if you ve read the Jasper Fforde Thursday Next books, as I have well most of them They lost their appeal after about the fifth book sometimes there are breaches in what s happening in stories, or genresbroadly, and they need to be fixed before the ripples affect Earth Prime This story and I think the first one too are largely told from the point of view of a new officer of course it makes the storytelling so much easier This time there s a problem in the science fiction area, so off the crew go in the Firefly esque mode to a Deep Space Nine esque station, to figure out what s going on.I m really happy with the theory here However, I wasn t thrilled with the execution I thought that the story forgot its genrenaut aspect too often and strayed into straight Science Fiction Action without commentary There was some very excellent commentary on the idea of the Action Hero and what that archetype is allowed to do, but that wasn t nearly as dominant or as thoughtful as I had hoped Additionally, it was completely unclear to me whether what was going on in the plot of the in story story like the play within the play was actually a breach, and therefore a problem This is queried once in the story itself, and I wondered whether this is an ongoing teasing thread throughout the series there s at least one story to come , but if that s the case then it s neither been set up strongly enough to be intriguing nor set up subtly enough to pack a real surprise at the eventual reveal For me, then, this is heavier on the promise than on the delivery This second episode in the Genrenauts series is just as fun and funny as the first while sidestepping a couple of issues that cropped up there It does, however, hit a couple potholes along the way.The biggest problem is that you have a large scale plot in a novella, which leads to the story and setting getting short shrift Yes, I realize that the stories and worlds our heroes jump into are not the focus, but a galaxy saving treaty being put in jeopardy due to a kidnapping Epic space operas This second episode in the Genrenauts series is just as fun and funny as the first while sidestepping a couple of issues that cropped up there It does, however, hit a couple potholes along the way.The biggest problem is that you have a large scale plot in a novella, which leads to the story and setting getting short shrift Yes, I realize that the stories and worlds our heroes jump into are not the focus, but a galaxy saving treaty being put in jeopardy due to a kidnapping Epic space operas have been based on less And the station they visit has too much going on for less than 100 pages to do it justice Also, the constraints of the form make this whole episode feel rushed It felt like the author skipped intermediate steps in the plan in order to make page count.On the other hand, the characters are very well utilized, building on what we learned of them in the first installment The humor is on point, the action tight, and the overarching plot of the series advanced at what seems a solid pace Also, since the first story set up the world and central conceits, the exposition isn t nearly as prevalent.Again, this is a solid, engaging installment in a fun meta sf series I m looking forward to , though I hope pacing and scale issues are addressed in the future I read this as an early draft, so it was great to read it again in polished form Underwood s Genrenauts series pays tribute to scifi crossed with other genres as his heroes work to fix broken storylines that create dangerous ripple effects on Earth This is the most scif fi of the novellas since they must go to a science fiction world To me, it reads as a loving send up to Babylon 5 and other similar shows, and I love it There s action, political intrigue, and humor galore Since it s a nov I read this as an early draft, so it was great to read it again in polished form Underwood s Genrenauts series pays tribute to scifi crossed with other genres as his heroes work to fix broken storylines that create dangerous ripple effects on Earth This is the most scif fi of the novellas since they must go to a science fiction world To me, it reads as a loving send up to Babylon 5 and other similar shows, and I love it There s action, political intrigue, and humor galore Since it s a novella, it s a fast read Book two takes the rookie Leah Tang and her new teammates to a Space Opera world And so, as is the case with all space operas, I didn t care much for it And no, no one sang But there was some interplanetary intrigue to solve The descriptions were fun, some entertaining aliens and so on, seemed very similar to any club or bar on an alien station scene in Star Wars, Star Trek or the like I m yet to figure out why space operas don t sing to me, I like a lot of science fiction, most of it, real Book two takes the rookie Leah Tang and her new teammates to a Space Opera world And so, as is the case with all space operas, I didn t care much for it And no, no one sang But there was some interplanetary intrigue to solve The descriptions were fun, some entertaining aliens and so on, seemed very similar to any club or bar on an alien station scene in Star Wars, Star Trek or the like I m yet to figure out why space operas don t sing to me, I like a lot of science fiction, most of it, really, except for military and this ever so popular subgenre It s like convoluted in just the wrong way for me to enjoy But at any rate, like all Genrenauts visits, this one was nice and brief Kidnapping solved and off they go On to the next one Twitter Summary GalaxyQuest, Redshirts, and now this After reading the first book in the Genrenauts series, reviewed here, I thought that being a Genrenaut would be a pretty sweet gig Mike seems to want to disabuse readers of that notion The book opens with the line Genrenaut was like being a member of a theater troupe run by a burnt out hippie who melded Devising with MBA management the ideas were outlandish and random, but the execution was 100% corporate and that really made me pause f Twitter Summary GalaxyQuest, Redshirts, and now this After reading the first book in the Genrenauts series, reviewed here, I thought that being a Genrenaut would be a pretty sweet gig Mike seems to want to disabuse readers of that notion The book opens with the line Genrenaut was like being a member of a theater troupe run by a burnt out hippie who melded Devising with MBA management the ideas were outlandish and random, but the execution was 100% corporate and that really made me pause for a bit Don t get me wrong, being a Genrenaut still seems like it d be awesome, but now we find out that it s not all running shoot outs and narrow escapes.Sometimes there s PowerPoint.Mike actually taps into one of my favorite sub genres, what I call Bureaucracy Porn Books like The Goblin Emperor, Articles of the Federation Star Trek , and The Outback Stars peel back the layers and ask questions like How does the King actually run a kingdom in an Epic Fantasy and What does a junior officer actually do in a Space Opera Mike s POV character Leah Tang is brand new to the organization As with most of us starting off, she doesn t know what the heck she s doing, relying on her ability to read situations and off her penchant for sarcasm That s a character I can relate to.As with the previous installment, Mike uses his love of genre to spin a story that would feel right at home in a modern day episode of Star Trek, ramping up quickly, doing it s thing, and then resolving And just like later season DS9, we get a set of plot threads that we have to tune in next week to see the progression of.While the plot alone would be a little threadbare, it s experiencing it through the eyes of genre savvy characters that really make this series special.Final Verdict Thoroughly Enjoyed and I m definitely in for the next one in Rom Com Land Bonus Author Question BF We ve talked before about your love of Hamilton Any chance the Genrenauts end up in Broadway Musical land Mike Underwood I want to make this happen really hard, but I d need to figure out how to convey the feeling of the music and the dancing If I manage to get a Genrenauts TV show made, that kind of episode would be very high on my priorities.Other Recommendations More unorthodox takes on Genre Tropes Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres, The Mad Scientist s Guide to World Domination edit by John Joseph Adams