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Meran recognised the threat and signed a contract with their best privateer to steal the machine and bring it to their planet. A billion people’s lives depended on it. So begins an attempt to steal a machine so powerful it could destroy a planet. What if they succeed? Will the power struggle end in the opposite way to Ecran’s expectations, or will Meran show the maturity to destroy it so none must fear annihilation?
Steve Atwood has written a story that is easy to read, and exciting to follow. It is unclear what the end will be, until the last chapter is read. The only thought in this reader’s head was, “I want to know more.” Perhaps the next book will continue the story. One can only hope.
I felt the story was encapsulated quite nicely and when you get to the end you cannot help but smile or maybe even shout with joy. I rarely have read stories that made me truly feel good when the plot came to its conclusion. I do however feel that this story could be a great launching point into a much more complex series of adventure.The character Rick Lewis is a fun character with elements of Han Solo. He is a pirate or privateer depending on how PC you want to be. On top of that he is believable and the kind of character that you want to see developed further. Hell he could be the focus of an entire series. When the action finally begins it is intense but not too over the top. The story has some violence, some romance, and maybe even a few curves that were not telegraphed throughout. Ultimately Bane is a social commentary that is very relevant with the headlines we see in our news today. I truly enjoyed Bane and think that you may too. If I had not received this story as a gift, I might never have picked it up and that would have been a true shame because the story is up there with Robert Heinlein and Jerry Pournelle.
My favorite lines in Bane:
"When we come back with it, I expect a bonus."
"I might be able to arrange something," Tessa said.
Rick grinned. "This could be a fun trip after all."
As soon as she realized what was on his mind, Tessa punched him squarely in the chest. "That's not what I meant!"
All in all, I enjoyed reading it.
Now write your next story, Steven!
On the last page, please correct "conscious" to "conscience".
(I downloaded a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.)
The characters are written well but lack some mention to each characters past and who they really are. The MID Tessa has little information and I wonder if she could not be defined a bit more. This is a reasonably short story and quite worth the read
From the minute I started reading Bane I was hooked, but it was much more than just a hook. What really drew me in were the characters. Steven Atwood does an awesome job of developing characters here that are not only interesting but refreshingly atypical for science fiction. Really cool! (The hero is not the person you think he's going to be.) And the action is well balanced against a somewhat profound social statement on warfare and civil obligation. What was accomplished in just a few pages is a very good read.