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False Colors (Wing Commander) Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Wing Commander
  • Mass Market Paperback: 470 pages
  • Publisher: Baen Books (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671577840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671577841
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,424,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN has a Ph.D. from Purdue University with specializations in Military History and the History of Technology. He is a Faculty Fellow and Professor of History at Montreat College. He is the author of over forty books, including the New York Times bestselling series Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor (coauthored with Newt Gingrich), as well as the award-winning young adult novel We Look Like Men of War. He has also authored numerous short stories and articles about military history and military technology. His interests include archaeological research on sites in Mongolia, and as a pilot he owns and flies an original World War II "recon bird." Dr. Forstchen resides near Asheville, North Carolina with his teenage daughter Meghan and their small pack of golden retreivers and yellow labs.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. A. Cook on April 10, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is set just after the end of the Kilrathi war. Kilrah's surface has been utterly devastated by the Temblor bomb. The offical representatives of the Kilrathi government surrendered; the other clans split and began fighting amongst themselves. Once again, (as in the truce of 2668) the war weary people of the Confederation have been quick to demobilise and declare peace. But a Kilrathi warlord has other plans. It falls to Admiral Tolywn and a small group of brave men and women to hold the front line.
Something happened to Geoffrey Tolwyn in the years between the Kilrathi war and the Border Worlds conflict (the setting for Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom) that dramatically changed the admiral, with disastrous consquences for mankind. This book offers the first hint of what caused a man of Tolwyn's stature and accomplishment to fall from grace. That is a small part of the book, however, and even if you aren't interested in Tolwyn specifically you can still enjoy the storyline. This book is far superior to Forstchen's prequel "Action Stations", which I didn't rate very highly.
I look forward to the next book, which will hopefully bridge the gap between Heart of The Tiger and The Price of Freedom.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As an avid Wing Commander fan for a few years now, I was excited when this new book addition to the fantasitc literature series came out in January. The opening was nothing spectacular, but when I was reunited with Jason and all of the other characters I know so well I felt at home again. I just wish Hunter, who had died in Fleet Action, was there along with Paladin, but that was a small price to pay for nonstop action, evil aliens, and intergalactic political intrigue. Granted, False Colors wasn't the best WC book in the series, but it was a good installment by the WC literature king, Bill Forstchen. I only give it four stars because I missed Paladin.
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I purchased this book to complete my collection of the Wing Commander series. As always, it did not fail to provide entertainment. I should also point out that the order was delivered super fast and the book was in excellent condition.
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By General Pete VINE VOICE on March 14, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In this book in the wing commander series we see the confederation winding down from the kilraith war. All is not rosy because the war has not stooped on the border worlds and their leaders feel that this is being allowed to happen to keep them dependent on the rest of the confederation. Is that really what is happening? Well you have to read it to find out
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This book is very well done and fills in the gap between Wing Commander Heart of the Tiger & W.C. The Price of Freedom.It also brings some of our Heroes back from W.C. Fleet Action & W.C. End Run. This is a great series & you'll enjoy it even if you don't play the computer games...
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By A Customer on February 27, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the best one of the series with political intrigue mixed with plenty of action. It's cool how it sheds light of Tolwyn's plot in relation to another secret group, and the whole novel had an underlying tension that sets the rest of the book off.
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