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What happens to bike chicks, who are former Airborne, who get transported to a planet with low gravity? This story is part Biker Chick, and part Chivalry, and has 6 legged purple leopard people!
First this is an adult adventure - not even close to PG-13. My goodness it is narrated in the 1st person by a that Airborne trained biker chick. Lots a crazy wild sexual thoughts and plenty of sexual action. She is hard to control as she is tough, well-trained and because of the low gravity, she can jump straight up several stories.
Lots of fun adventures at an incredible pace. The pace is truly amazing -- you have to keep up. It was one GREAT FUN SCI-FI book that uses only a little sci-fi and instead uses well-developed characters from another world to carry it along.
Just be warned, it contains hard-care vulgarity in spots. But in trade you get fantastic characters that amazingly face-paced story!
A very good, well performed and produced. This will fulfill the "space battle" part of the Sci-Fi genre. It also has many interplays between characters. Mark Boyett does a wonderful job of bringing the story to life.
Lots of personal interplays (space opera)
Great space battles (Sci-Fi at its best)
More realistic Sci-Fi (like no sound in space, and recoil makes a difference)
It is set up for a sequel or a series. I hope Larson provides us with more!
This is a radio show from the BBC. 20 shows each an 1/2 hour. The sound effects and dialogue show the era - and it was great fun. This was recorded in the days when TV was just about replacing Radio Shows.
But that increased the enjoyment of listening. Hard to believe that at certain times of the week, people stopped everything to listen to a show. Now with DVR and the ability to record and control live TV, we forget what had to be done each week to keep the show going.
For the small price, it was well worth it.
Absolutely! Not only my friends, but everyone should listen to this book. We often forget that Hitler came to power with only 44% of the vote. Not every German was a member of the party and not all were part of the "Final Solution." Many Germans fought for country -- not for the Nazi party or ideology.
"Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery" by Metaxas
Hard to say: both the American pilot Charlie and the German pilot Fritz were convincing characters.
When the two pilots finally meet 40+ years later.
The story was a short, and captivating one until the last two chapters. The intense use of bad language didn't really fit the story -- it was more like a running gag. Then a homosexual ending that didn't seem to fit. Nothing against homosexuality. Overt sexual descriptions of any kind I do not care for and are not usually found in a military type story as this one.
I avoid lewd romance novels -- but at least you know it is a part of the story allowing a reader to skip such books. Actually, this book would have been good if they slipped into the bedroom and left things to the imagination. Instead they leave the battle (non-battle) to the reader's imagination. Too bad. It could have been a good book even with the sex at the end not hit so hard and a battle somewhere. The author spends lots of time on how and when soldiers are trained without a major battle.
I have never had more fun than I have reading this series. Book 1 easily led to book 2. GREAT characters which continue through the rest of the series. Why did I write a review on Book 2? Because Book 1 was so good I desired more. Book 2 was not disappointing and had me listening to Book 3, etc.
I have listened several times to the series. I am a disabled college professor (in my 50's) and listening to books is great. But I am not rich. I have 149 books in my library and I re-listen to series I like to stretch my credits.
I think another time through this series is coming soon for me. As a scientist you can love Sci-Fi, or not let you analytical mind down and enjoy it as FICTION. I leave my analytical science trained mind behind and I have learned to love books which bring your imagine to its fullest.
I enjoyed this book and the series. I HIGHLY recommend it!
All three books in the series were well written and fit well together. The author is not scared to let characters well built up and feel like friend to "die". (The JK Rowling affect) The pace is excellent ... from an accidental problems, to the world Parliament, to building a Space Navy nearly from scratch.
Many great plot twists and turns, lightly, and appropriately, foreshadowed at appropriate times. At other times things come as a great surprise.
Well developed main characters that were easy to identify with and some recurring characters that over three books you get to know. If I say much more I will give spoilers. I recommend this series for fans of Sci-Fi that is a little (but only a little) on the Space Opera side but with plenty hard core science fiction.
Dr. Jim Fox
This could be said about most Scalzi books. Sci-Fi is fun, and nothing better than a great space battle. But without a plot, it becomes formulaic. Scalzi can write battles, comedy (SEE: Red Shirts, the rewrite of Fuzzy Nation) and deep sci-fi (see his contributions to: METAtropolis).
This series is in the middle. Fun battles with great plot twists. If you have not yet become a Scalzi fan, you are missing out on what the next generation will call "classics”.
I fell in love with Sci-Fi from reading "Ender's Game" many, many, years ago. Even great writers like Orson Scott Card can write mediocre stories -- but this one fits in the very top of the master's work and Sci-Fi as a whole! It kept me a gripped for hours. The narration was great. If you are a fan of Card you must read this one. Prequels are not always good, but this one is BEYOND good and would fit in the great category.
This is the first book of a great series in an evolving genre of "alternate history". Alternate history is a blend of history and science fiction. In this case a 50 sq. mile of West Virginia becomes part of 1632 Germany. They decide to start a new USA and start the revolution a 150 years early.
Yet they have the knowledge and technology of 400 years. It helps high school and their teachers are involved and handy resources. (like having the Professor along in the 1960's Gillian's Isle series) What would you do?
This series is another GEM of Eric Flint, David Weber, Charles Gannon. Fast paced series and well-developed characters. At the writing of this review, 1634 is supposedly recorded. It is confusing. I think recorded books may have reorganized the series. They may have made the series into 1632, 1633 and 1635 and skipped 1634 and 1636. Print books in the series included 1632,1633,1634,1635 and 1636,
A firm answer to the question of: "does the recorded series titles match the printed titles?" be nice -- but it doesn't matter much. Even out-of-order, the series is wonderful
In the Preface, Allen goes on to explain how he went back to these two older classics of his and did a minor rewrite of both books in the series. I think his words were something like he wanted to keep the story the same, but fill in the literary potholes that as a more experienced writer, he easily solved and simply smoothed things out.
Like a lot of classic Sci-Fi, you can see how the genre has improved.
I loved the book(s). A solid story, plenty of military Sci-Fi, a love story, tactics, and futuristic "idea" on how to travel faster than the speed (called C squared). Fun, solid, and a great example of classic work. In fact, if you did read the preface, you would find the book only slightly dated.
Well worth the credit(s).
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