Tell me about hard sci fi books!
Yes! I think it is a great work of sci-fi, with a powerful undertone of war.
Mandella - he is the protagonist
His performance didn't blow me away, but I didn't have any problems with it.
Yes, I couldn't stop after the first chapter.
Story was 4.2/5 for most part, but I probably would have cried like a bitch at the end, were it not for the fact I was too busy trying not to cry like s bitch. Narrator sounds funny when he impersonates professional type people, but brought the protagonist alive quite well. And story is worth a full read through. The concept is amazing. And when you think about it. The hero is one unique dude.
Great story. Interesting take on relativistic travel and war. First rate narration. If you enjoy sci-fi by audiobook then I couldn't recommend this any more.
I would, mostly because I like how it starts out very single celled and unravels itself into this very deep book.
The Journey through times, and watching perspectives change due to cause & effect.
Beer for calories.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
When I first read this in the early 80's it was considered cutting edge, now it is considered a Classic. This does not surprise those who have read it, most of us knew back in the 70's and 80's that this would reach classic status. Before David Weber and John Ringo, there was Joe Haldeman. This involves a lot of physics, a lot of time paradoxes and a little anti-war. The physics in most cases is explained so that the common layman can understand and it is done in an entertaining way. In the beginning of the book Mandella goes to a planet out past Pluto. The suits they wear and how they deal with the climate make the book very entertaining. It is nota lot of speeches, it is more if you do this you will blow up, etc... It is written in a way in which you do not feel you are in a class room. There was some stuff, especially toward the end of the book that did go over my head, but the book was still great as a whole.
Is the theme song going through your head? The anti war is not overly done. You are not beat over the head with it. There are no long Alan Alda speeches. You can be a war hawk and still love this book. I will admit that the book does drag a little toward the end, but still as a whole it is great. Think a more modern version of Arthur C. Clarke.
The Lost Fleet, same take on time for space travel
If forever is all you got then this story is for you
I had heard about this book but never had been able to get around to reading it. Its a very interesting story with regards to the issue of near light speed travel and time dilation and the impact it has on the lives of the soldiers who travel back to Earth. I do reccommend this book highly.