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"Good comic science fiction is rarer than hen's teeth. This was a fun read."

Kelly Frank is EarthCent's top diplomat on Union Station, but her job description has always been a bit vague. The pay is horrible and she's in hock up to her ears for her furniture, which is likely to end up in a corridor because she's behind on rent for her room. Sometimes she has to wonder if the career she has put ahead of her personal life for fifteen years is worth it.

When Kelly receives a gift subscription to the dating service that's rumored to be powered by the same benevolent artificial intelligence that runs the huge station, she decides to swallow her pride and give it a shot. But as her dates go from bad to worse, she can only hope that the supposedly omniscient AI is planning a happy ending.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2809 KB
  • Print Length: 167 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Paradise Pond Press (3 May 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K4I391A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Very Enjoyable

 on 29 July 2015
By Mr. Robert Billing
It’s a rare moment when an old SF reader discovers a really good writer that they’d never heard of before. This is what happened when I opened “Date Night.” The novel traces the struggles of the hapless but likeable Kelly both to hold together her job as Acting Ambassador, despite her title being read as “Pretending to be ambassador” by half the aliens on the station, and get a successful date while not being thrown out of her apartment.

Might seem shallow and frivolous, but only if you aren’t paying attention.

 on 26 November 2017
By Mr. S. B. Bloodworth
Bought initially for a 4 month stint away from home with work and a lot of time on my hands as a light read between “worthier” books, and I bought all 12 (now 13 as one published shortly after my purchase). The first book is very much a primer for setting the scene and the lynchpin character, with the following books adding characters to the family and expanding the range of “problems” addressed. Some people have compared the humour to Pratchett, but I would have to disagree. The humour is not the sardonic humour of Discworld, nor the more madcap humour of Douglas Adams, but is an altogether gentler and more whimsical tone than Pratchett’s penetrating social commentary or Adams’s dizzying flights of intellectual hopscotch. The humour is certainly there, but it relies upon your understanding of the context and taking the next step yourself, rather than serving it up with a fanfare. There are no gigantic set-piece battles with the fate of Empires hanging on the actions of stern heroines, nor are there humble but amazingly powerful supernaturals banishing daemons and conniving faeries (both tropes which I enjoy and devour), but each subsequent book gently and humorously introduce plot devices that pose a question (or more) about society and relationships and perceptions and gives just enough of an answer to leave you expanding upon question yourself. Sounds awfully worthy and portentous, doesn’t it, but that is more because of my poor wordsmithing rather than any fault in the book. I found myself initially reading without paying much attention, but then becoming more and more intruiged with where the background action was going. The foreground stories are fun enough, but it is in what is not explicitly said in the scenery that captured my attention enough to finish my 12 books in 5 days. Very much a series for those who quietly question and wonder, and not for those who trumpet and bluster. It has aroused my curiosity, and I look forward to seeing which gentle nudgings are yet to come.

What’s not to like?

 on 19 December 2017
By jacw2000
It’s clever, it’s funny, its sci-fi, it’s believable

Smirk-worthy but not laughable

 on 22 February 2017
By A. Butler
While not exactly ‘laugh out load’ the humour did raise a wry smile. The antics of two small girls in the midst of all that was happening to the story’s heroine was amusing.

This series is fun!

 on 30 December 2016
By NickB
If you are looking for laser fights, space battles and evil empires in need of being blown up look elsewhere. As one of the ‘special needs’ races in the universe an all powerful but totally friendly AI that pretty much runs the galaxy has taken pity on us, given us a technological leg up and dropped us into the massive multicultural community that makes up the known universe. Someone has to be an Earth Ambassador but it is not a job you apply for – the AI chooses you and then you have to make it up as you go along – and in typical human fashion – with no budget. (Which would be really helpful when you live on a space station and your mother insists on reversing the charges for her regular phone calls.) What’s one races’ kitchen utensils is another’s artistic sculptures and if you are single and live on a space station you may need to be wary when it’s very possible the all powerful AI is running the station’s dating agency and may have a bigger agenda than getting you married. Did I read the rest in this series? Yep – I’m working my way through them which develop the characters and are just as good.

Light-hearted sci-fi with a mix of humans and verious alien species. Go for it.

 on 23 May 2018
By Dampflok
This review covers all the books in the series.

SciFi doesn’t have to be about spaceship battles.

 on 16 December 2017
By PaulDG
Love this series. Up to thirteen now. Great, gentle reads with decent people, many of whom are aliens or artificial intelligences just trying to get on with the latest, primitive, species to be invited to join the Galactic tunnel network, humans.

I highly recommend it.

 on 23 April 2017
By G. Potts
A PG-13 totally safe to read at work story. It has humour and doesn’t take itself seriously but is thoroughly enjoyable.

Addictive reading

 on 4 September 2017
By Mark
Hi. I go t this book because it was cheap and then never got around to reading it for over a year until I was going through my library. I read all the other 11 books in the series via Kindle Unlimited. It’s not space opera and there are no marines but it’s a great world with wonderful characters. My only suggestion, although not enough to dock a point, is to add a list of characters to the start of each book.

Addictive

 on 19 December 2016
By William Vincent
If you are a lover of wacky SF, you MUST read this.
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