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Sort order. Aug 26, Mike the Paladin rated it it was ok Shelves: There's a line in this book, "ignorance makes being sure easy" I'd say that's an appropriate line for this novel. So, two stars. I suppose you're asking what's the worst thing about this book? The fact I bought it instead of getting a library copy.
John G. Hemry writing as Jack Campbell wrote the Lost Fleet series. I give it high marks and my highest recommendation. It's why I felt "secure" in downloading this novel. This is Hemry's first no There's a line in this book, "ignorance makes being sure easy" This is Hemry's first novel. It shows. The best word I can come up with here is "sad". On the other end of that scale is ludicrous. There is virtually no action in the first half of this book and what I'd call questionable action in the second half.
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Though we come to a sort of apparent view spoiler [ almost last stand set up it still concentrates on esoteric parts of the story. The story itself is built on the well trod science fiction ground of the evil corporations having come to dominate the government.
I've seen stories using that since at least the s. In this case the story opens up after what is referred to as a crash at the end of the twentieth century the book was written in Why it's so bad the rest of the world had to go to the moon to own anything!!! Well they started to mine and make money. They were running laboratories and doing wonderful work obviously curing cancer and other diseases So they sent Stark and other soldiers. Of course the corporations made sure they didn't spend enough money to actually be successful Just one of the self-contradictory parts of the book.
Be ready for lots of Big business is evil and America is a slave to business. We get lots of time changes in the opening half of the book. What went before what came on the moon, oh wait now we're back at what happened on the way to the moon, now we're back in the jungle before we came to the moon. Oh, why were we in the jungle? Why of course at the beginning of the 21st century America grabbed up all the world's dwindling oil supplies. Am I the only one who knows that we're under a drill moratorium?
Am I the only one noticing that state backed drillers from "other countries" and oil companies from "other countries" are drilling in the Gulf of Mexico but we aren't? He apparently knows less about ground operations.
There were some egregious examples of attempted micromanagement in the Middle East. Troops threatened with prosecution for actions taken in combat, troops sent into battle without proper body armor it made the news when guys wrote home for families to download them body armor. Hemry takes that and builds on it and it's one of the few parts of this sad novel that I agree needs to be there.
Another problem however is there are so many inaccurate statements mixed in that even this loses its punch. There's a statement about the jamming problem in the M16 an obsolete weapon in this book. Yeah, I thought not. From the M16A1 it was and is a good and reliable weapon. There's more of the same. There is some action in the book but it's mostly stories told of how bad it's been and what's wrong and bad and why view spoiler [ Stark decides to rebel hide spoiler ].
I was very disappointed in this one. It's angsty and full of a lot political propaganda from the author's head. I am a "very big small government" guy get it a big small government guy?
I could have enjoyed a story of a rebellion against a totalitarian government if it had been even halfway sensible.
I'd say for that go with The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I'd give this one a pass. Too bad as I like some of the author's other work. View all 4 comments. This is an intriguing book - not so much for the story - the back cover pretty much tells it all, and since its part of a trilogy if you didnt get a hint of what was coming reading the back of the second and third books makes it pretty obvious.
However the intrigue is from the book itself - you could say this is a case of cynical exploitation - the book was originally released in by John G Hemry however this copy is released in by Jack Campbell - now obvious Jack Campbell had the succe This is an intriguing book - not so much for the story - the back cover pretty much tells it all, and since its part of a trilogy if you didnt get a hint of what was coming reading the back of the second and third books makes it pretty obvious.
However the intrigue is from the book itself - you could say this is a case of cynical exploitation - the book was originally released in by John G Hemry however this copy is released in by Jack Campbell - now obvious Jack Campbell had the success from the Lost Fleet series and the spin off series it created with great success I am working my way through them and loving the space opera feel to them so now its time to get MR Hemry and Mr Campbell to release the books along with JAG in space with new covers and new author notes - not to mention a bump in prices anyway I guess this is nothing new MR BACKMAN anyone?
Its a good solid military story where the character in question is believable and understandable - nothing comic book about him or too good to be true just an honest solider who thinks things have got out of hand. I guess now that the characters are in the process of backing themselves in to a corner its time to see what they do and that is where book number 2 comes in.
The series is interesting and intriguing but its not the lost fleet- then again I don't think anyone is expecting it to be and that makes it all a bit more fun. Dec 29, Eric Allen rated it really liked it. Hemry retired to take up a career as a writer, and has become one of the most popular military science fiction writers of the present day. During his time in the Pentagon he was witness to a lot of things that he found to be rather distasteful that could lead to some major problems down the road if not stop Stark's War Book 1 of the Stark's War Trilogy By John G.
During his time in the Pentagon he was witness to a lot of things that he found to be rather distasteful that could lead to some major problems down the road if not stopped. Namely that high ranking military commanders were playing politics and jockeying for higher standing and rank rather than doing their jobs and staying in touch with what is actually happening out on the field and adapting accordingly, and the feeling that the higher ups now need to micromanage every single detail of a mission plan using the newer modern communications technology that we have.
And America's recent greed and propensity to use military might to secure natural resources. He wrote Stark's War as a cautionary tale of what could come about if these attitudes continue. He and the other enlisted men are constantly micromanaged by their superiors even when what the superiors order makes no sense at all.
He is a competent leader of men, and his squad follows him because they know he's got their best interests in mind. He has a history of disobeying orders or suggesting alternate plans when he thinks his men will be put into situations of undue risk. When foreign powers move their operations to the moon to mine for resources after the USA laid claim to everything on earth, the military is ordered to the moon to take that for America as well.
After a long, bloody and fruitless war on the moon's surface, a new general has come up with a plan to win once and for all. The only problem is that he is so out of touch with reality that he is going to get thousands of men killed, dropping the last straw on Stark in the process. The good? My first encounter with Jack Campbell was through his Lost Fleet series, which I found to be entertaining, but lacking in some very important areas such as characters and descriptive elements.
I was aware that he had two other series of books, but I was a little apprehensive over picking them up and finding more of the same. I enjoyed The Lost Fleet, but the lack of anything resembling a well rounded character, and the gratuitous use of numbers rather than people to make me feel bad about ships having been destroyed really kind of put me off anything else that he wrote. A friend of mine gave me this book as a gift with the promise that it is far better in these respects.
And it is.
You really get to know the characters, their personalities, likes, dislikes, different senses of humor and so on. They aren't just nameless, faceless cannon fodder. When one of them dies, you feel for them. It is a real, tangible loss. When bad things happen to them, there's actual drama and suspense, because you care about what happens to them. These were things that were completely absent in The Lost Fleet.
Which I find rather funny, because the entire theme of the Stark's War trilogy is that it's about the people, not the battles, or the war, or anything else, the people are the important part. There's a moment in the third book where Stark has this huge epiphany and comes to that realization, giving him the motivation to do the right thing in the end, and then Campbell went on to write the Lost Fleet where he completely ignores such an important lesson that he tried to teach.
Campbell obviously did quite a bit of research and speculation on how things would react in the lower gravity of the moon. His grasp of the science and physics involved is exemplary and remains consistent throughout the entire book.
You can tell that he has real world experience with the physics of movement and applied that knowledge to his writing to make some very believable situations and reactions. There is quite a bit of humor in this book that is very dry, sarcastic and witty, exactly the kind that I enjoy most. There would have been wars, but no religious wars. There would have been moral codes, but no Commandments.
Had the Jews been polytheists, they would today be only another barely remembered people, less important, but just as extinct as the Babylonians. Had Christians presented Jesus to the Greco-Roman world as ''another'' God, their faith would long since have gone the way of Mithraism.
And surely Islam would never have made it out of the desert had Muhammad not removed Allah from the context of Arab paganism and proclaimed him as the only God. The three great monotheisms changed everything. With his customary clarity and vigor, Rodney Stark explains how and why monotheism has such immense power both to unite and to divide.
Why and how did Jews, Christians, and Muslims missionize, and when and why did their efforts falter? The Paradox of the Sets. Brian Stableford. Like Stars in Heaven. Victory's Bright Dawn.
The Star Brotherhood. Imperial Sunset. Titan's Fall. Deep Space. Red Gambit. Luke R. Master Sergeant. Wildeblood's Empire. Dark Mind. The V'Dan. First Dawn. Howling Stars. Conquest and Empire.
David VanDyke. Starship Conquest First Conquest. Jack Campbell. The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: The Assassins of Altis. The Lost Stars: Imperfect Sword. Destiny of Dragons. The Hidden Masters of Marandur.
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All of this is shown live on television, which contributes by paying the costs of the engagements. The United States of America reigns over Earth as the last surviving superpower. When the American Lunar colony was threatened, he served his country in battle. I don't want to miss where things start to get good.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. When All Seems Lost. Of course the corporations made sure they didn't spend enough money to actually be successful Corporations pretty much explicitly run the military.
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