Zeroboxer

Zeroboxer

Fonda Lee / Nov 14, 2019

Zeroboxer A Sci Fi Thrill Ride Set in the Action Packed Sports Arena of the Future A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing Carr the Raptor Luka dreams of winning the championship title Recog

  • Title: Zeroboxer
  • Author: Fonda Lee
  • ISBN: 9780738743387
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Sci Fi Thrill Ride Set in the Action Packed Sports Arena of the Future A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr the Raptor Luka dreams of winning the championship title Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm a personal marketing strategist A Sci Fi Thrill Ride Set in the Action Packed Sports Arena of the Future A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr the Raptor Luka dreams of winning the championship title Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm a personal marketing strategist It isn t long before she s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way.As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once great planet that s fallen into the shadow of its prosperous colonies But when Carr discovers a far reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret Not only will his choices place everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.

    Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr the Raptor Luka dreams of winning the championship title Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm a personal marketing strategist. ZEROBOXER by Fonda Lee Zeroboxer Carr the Raptor Luka is an athletic phenom, a rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing Training and competing aboard the lunar orbiting city station of Valtego where It s More Fun on the Dark Side TM , all he s ever wanted is to win the championship title. Zeroboxer Fonda Lee Books May , Zeroboxer is a delicious mix of two genres sports and science fiction The colony rivalry and futuristic details are riveting, and martial arts followers hungering for Zeroboxer Summary SuperSummary Zeroboxer is a speculative young adult fiction novel by first time Canadian American novelist Fonda Lee It concerns a young man named Carr the Raptor Luka, who strives to become a champion contender in the weightless, zero gravity combat sport known as zeroboxing. Zeroboxer Audiobook by Fonda Lee Audible The DFZ, the metropolis formerly known as Detroit, is the world s most magical city with a population of nine million and zero public safety laws That s a lot of mages, cybernetically enhanced chrome heads, and mythical beasties who die, get into debt, and otherwise fail to pay their rent. ZEROBOXER by Fonda Lee Kirkus Reviews Carr is a zeroboxer, trading punches in a zero G cube Carr was born on Earth in balmy Toronto As a Terran, he s low on the totem pole socially Martians, resented on Earth for their genetic modifications, look down on Earth as a backwater After a few wins, Carr gets a Review Zeroboxer Rich in Color Apr , Summary A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr the Raptor Luka dreams of winning the championship title Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm a personal marketing strategist. zeroboxer YouTube I couldn t find the part without the Mr.Lonely anywhere on Youtube, so I took the kind gesture and stitched it together, enjoy Theres no full length clip related to this song, so I repeated Review Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee The Story Sanctuary Apr , Zeroboxing takes place in an enclosed arena, the Cube Opponents face off in hand to hand combat in zero gravity Winning fights is the only thing that will save Carr from being sent back to earth to work clubs as a low rent fighter, scraping through the muck of poverty. Zeroboxer Fonda Lee Zeroboxing is a martial sport, but Carr Luka is one of the best from earth This book follows Carr on his pro journey and his evolution to being the face of the sport and an inter

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      • Fonda Lee

        Fonda Lee is the award wining author of science fiction novels Zeroboxer and Exo, and the forthcoming gangster fantasy saga Jade City Orbit, Nov 2017 Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, black belt martial artist, foodie, and action movie aficionado living in Portland, Oregon.


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    1. Zeroboxer is my debut novel, so it's special to me in a "firstborn child" kind of way. It's inspired by my love for science fiction, combat sports, and smart action stories, and influenced by my years of working in the sports industry and seeing firsthand the power of celebrity and marketing. The best part of writing Zeroboxer? Getting to create, envision and write about the sport of zeroboxing! What I wouldn't give to watch one of those matches.


    2. At first, I thought that Zeroboxer was just Rocky in space, but as the story developed, I realized that it was more than that. Zeroboxer is also an examination of genetic ethics and, like most science fiction, poses some serious 'what if's. What if humanity begins to settle the universe- will they divide themselves into different races depending upon their planet of origins? What if the settlers develop their own system of government- how will humankind negotiate the potentially choppy waters of [...]


    3. "You've never been to that placeThat place where you know you can't winbut you can decide not to lose."Carr Luka is a rising star in the sport of zeroboxing, which is essentially a kind of MMA where participants fight in a zero gravity cube instead of a ring. His story is a fairly simple one and we see the rise of the small time fighter as he makes it big. So what makes Zeroboxer a little different then? Because if you're like me, you don't really care at all about sports, but you do want to rea [...]


    4. SWEET MOTHER OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THIS BOOK. *aggressively fangirls* Where to even start!? First of all, it is so kick ass. Literally, because it's about zero gravity boxing. On that note, IT'S ABOUT ZERO GRAVITY BOXING. I meane on. The world of this book is amazing. The sort of intense, all-encompassing scifi that feels complete and alive but never confusing. The action (which is comprised primarily of nail-biting fights) is interspersed with smart commentary on marketing and celebrity, and Carr [...]


    5. This was a wonderful book to start 2018 off with. The short description is that this is sci-fi Rocky with an added kind-of thriller storyline added in. The plot is pretty straight forward. What makes this book so damn good is that the sport of zeroboxing is fleshed out in a really believable way. The way Lee describes it makes it feel every bit as real as MMA or boxing. The world building is simply phenomenal. The characters themselves are also well done and easy to root for.


    6. Fonda Lee sends us on a totally new extreme fighting thrill ride with an endearing romance to boot.Luka Carr is the up and coming hopeful for the Zeroboxer championship. His talent is unsurpassed. He is assigned a brandhelm, a personal promoter named Risha. The attraction is evident immediately between Luka and Risha and sparks soon fly.This is a very different world they live in. Mars is colonized. Space stations offer vacation retreats (hence the zero gravity) and old earth is now called Terra [...]


    7. Would you like an extremely quick breakdown of this book? I'll oblige. Zeroboxer is Rocky, in space. Oh yes, my friends. Complete with the craggy, but ultimately lovable coach, and all the related drama. That's not to say that this isn't a good book. I'm simply telling you exactly what to expect. This was most definitely a different kind of Science Fiction than I'm used to, and I'm still not quite sure how I feel about it.First off, credit where credit is due. The sport of zeroboxing is so well [...]


    8. 3.5 stars. Fast-paced story with believeable fight descriptions in the zeroboxing ring, as well as a credible future that includes space travel, gene modifications for health as well as cosmetic purposes, and interplanetary tensions between Earth and Mars. Carr is a young zeroboxer who is incredibly focused and determined to win a prizefight. He's given a new brandhelm, Risha, who ensure Carr's profile is raised. Carr, of course, falls for her. (I had some problems with the relationship between [...]


    9. This is quite simply one of the best science fiction novels I've ever read.As a reader, I was totally swept away: I found myself rooting hard for Carr, thought the rich world of the future that Lee imagines -- Mars/Earth tension, Luna, space station "vacation" colonies -- was completely immersive, and I gobbled up the thrilling zeroboxing scenes. But as a writer, I might be even more impressed if that's possible. Fonda Lee has not only built a world in ZEROBOXER, she's created a sport -- from th [...]


    10. I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley*I really shouldn't leave it so long to write my reviews as I'm never any good at them when I leave it so long but too much work*Carr Luka is one of the best at the weightless sport of zeroboxing. He dreams of winning the championship and after a great fight he gets a new contract who want to make him a star. He is assigned a marketing strategist Risha, and the two soon fall in love. Carr becomes an inspiration on earth but his life is soon t [...]


    11. I don't give a damn about sport.But, this book is all about a fictional sport called 'zeroboxing' - essentially boxing in zero-gravity. Yeah, it is definitely as cool as it sounds. And this book was definitely cool.- An incredible, compelling, and fun science-fiction that combines futurism, sports, and intense action. - It's about zero-gravity boxing, called 'zeroboxing'. Yeah, it's definitely as cool as it sounds.- Set in future Earth/Terra and Mars, the book has incredible ideas and concepts a [...]


    12. This book is, I kid you not, the most engrossing sci-fi book I have read in years. It has EVERYTHING - action, complex world building, characters that you feel completely invested in, and even a lovely element of romance. In some ways it is just as much of a sports movie as it is a sci fi book, but I love how Lee makes the competitive conflict and makes it so, so much more. Desperately hoping for a sequel


    13. I first heard about Zeroboxer from my Lightspeed book review editor Wendy Wagner last November, but I was like, I don't care about boxing. When the book came out, it got a lot of good buzz, so when I went to Sasquan, Fonda Lee was on my radar. Turns out she's a very cool person, and I bought the book and started reading it on the way home.Fonda Lee describes Zeroboxer as "Rocky meets Gattaca" and that is actually an accurate description.In the future the coolest sport is zeroboxing, which is box [...]


    14. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Gravity-defying solar sports contests and a life altering secret.Opening Sentence: Carr Luka woke from a nap three hours before his fight.The Review:I am not a fan of any kind of sport, whether it’s football, basketball or golf, and although this book is based on a sport called ‘zeroboxing’ it had me hooked. Zeroboxing isn’t any sport you’ve heard of before, it’s an inter-planet sport that is like boxing but without gravity! This [...]


    15. An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.Carr has boxed in zero gravity since head just seven years old. He started zeroboxing professionally ever since then and now he's eighteen. Quickly gaining wins he becomes the most popular zero boxer on Terrain (Earth). He catches the eye of a brands elm who wants him to be a star and with that comes an attraction he has never known. When he [...]


    16. Okay, if this book isn't made into a movie, I will be one unhappy camper!World building is hugely important to sci-fi/fantasy, and Zeroboxer more than delivers on this front. Everything, from the sport and Earth/Mars political relations to a myriad of future technologies and practices, it's all here and beautifully envisioned. There's tons of detailed observations but they never bog down the action, which comes fast and furious, especially during the fight sequences. Car is also a great characte [...]



    17. Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: yabookscentral/yaficti 3.5 Stars This sci-fi debut steps boldly into the YA ring and puts on a compelling show. Set an indeterminate number of years in the future, the story is told entirely from the third-person point of view of Carr Luka, a 17-year-old "zeroboxer" of exceptional gifting. His career has just taken off, and he’s attracting a lot of attention—some good, some jealous, and some potentially dangerous.The worldbuilding is engrossing and r [...]


    18. This is a 2015 Andre Norton Award Finalist. I read it as part of the Nebula reading packet.Lee has created a fascinating science fiction young adult novel in Zeroboxer. Carr is a teenage prodigy, a boy from Earth who busts into the world of weightless boxing. Tensions between Earth and Mars are high; poverty is rife on the homeworld where children are still often made by traditional means, whereas Mars has genetically engineered its population for survival and success. Carr's growing popularity [...]


    19. Zeroboxer is a seriously cool sports story set in a seriously cool sci-fi setting. It’s got a Rocky III meets Real Steel feel with a touch of M.T. Anderson’s Feed thrown in for good measure, but it definitely has some stuff that’s all its own, too. Carr Luka is a rising star in the sport of zeroboxing (just what it sounds like - boxing in zero gravity). When he wins match after match, it is decided that he will become the face of zeroboxing - the guy that will boost the sport’s popularit [...]


    20. This book is really fantastic, a fresh and engaging science fiction read. I found the plot to be highly original, the world building sound and the characters suitably complex. Having a scifi novel set around a fictional sport, in this case a zero g mma sport called zero boxing, isn't something I think I've ever seen in a science fiction story. I also loved how diverse the cultures and the characters were, a refreshing change from a traditionally somewhat white dominant genre of fiction. I read t [...]


    21. It's a miracle. A book has made me care about sports. Care about BOXING. And oh wow the amount that I care.The last fifth of the book was like watching the gold medal hockey game in the Olympics, when Canada is playing. The country shuts down, because everyone's attention is glued to the most important patch of ice in the world. Only this time it's two WORLDS glued to a zero gravity cube.What a fantastic book.


    22. I feel like it's hard to find good sports-focused YA novels, and throw in a sci-fi element? YES PLEASE. This book was fun! It's not perfect-there's no resolution (which I guess is fine in the context of the plot but seems slightly like a cop-out), the main female character doesn't really do anything or serve much purpose-but the world and sport-building are very fun and Carr is a likable protagonist so it was a pretty enjoyable read.


    23. Well, I managed to struggle through half of the book before neglecting it for a few weeks and finally deciding to just give up. I have to admit that the idea behind it seems like a good one, but it just isn't carried out in an intriguing way. Not to mention that the romance in the novel seems (at least to me) to have come out of nowhere. I just couldn't see two people realistically forming such a relationship that fast, and they didn't seem like a good fit either. So in the end while I applaud t [...]


    24. A fun, sci fi sports book about zero gravity boxing with a sympathetic main character and fascinating action and worldbuilding. Proving yet again that everything's better in space!


    25. An All Around good book if you're looking for an Action packed thrill ride set in the idea of weightless combat sports arenas of the future. Honestly, while the ending was a bit Cliché to put it, I'll be keeping a lookout for books like it, just because this was such an Awesome book!


    26. Disclaimer: I received this book for free through a giveaway on Twitter. I don't think it affected my review.Zeroboxer tells the tale of Carr Luka, an eager young athlete in the new sport of Zeroboxing a kind of mixed martial arts match in the zero-gravity environment of a space station. He works his way up the ranks and becomes a rising star, but it's not just his opponents he has to worry about. He's got secrets, some that happened years ago and he didn't even know about, but which might threa [...]


    27. Find this review and more fantastical things at The Leaning Tower of Tomes.The review:Zeroboxer is a fascinating look at fame and how it affects everyone. Specifically, a new, young, up-and-coming Zeroboxer named Carr “The Raptor” Luka. Zeroboxing is a futuristic sport that is, at its core, boxing in zero-gravity. This sci-fi sports novel is so unique and original and I something I highly recommend to sports novel fans and those who really enjoy original sci-fi/space stories.As stated in th [...]


    28. Zeroboxer follows the life of Carr. Carr is known as an up and rising zeroboxer. He seems to be untouchable and soon finds himself with a whole crew backing him and helping him climb his way to the top. However, when he finally makes it big, he finds out that he's in the middle of a huge criminal investigation. One that could not only end his career but change the way Zeroboxing and Terrans (humans) are looked upon. This was an interesting book to read. The author definitely put a lot of thought [...]


    29. Curious about ZEROBOXER after reading Fonda Lee's guest post over at Fantasy Cafe for their Women in SF&F Month, I dove right into this debut not really realizing I would be thrown into the world of Carr Luka, a young rising star in the futuristic weightless combat sport known as zeroboxing. Which is really just UFC fighters in space! Well, color me happy! Being a MMA fan myself (who isn't these days, really?) and with a sister who competes in the sport, I had no trouble diving right into th [...]


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