- Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Baen; First Printing edition (August 28, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671577794
- ISBN-13: 978-0671577797
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #580,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bolo Rising Mass Market Paperback – August 28, 2001
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The personalities were developed very well for an action novel. As well as we could ask. Hector's personality came alive as his "blocks" were slowly removed, one by one, and his real personality emerged.
Battle scenes were gripping, and they were abundant. You got to really care about the characters, also. The ambiguous ending makes us wonder if William Keith is planning a sequel. I hope so.
One theme that unifies the book and adds a bit more than just the "thriller" aspect is the exploration of "machine intelligence." The aliens are machines also, and the contest is not just based on gunfire, but on whether Hector's mental processes can "checkmate" the alien thoughts of the /*/*/*/, as the invaders call themselves.
David Drake's books are great, but he has totally stopped writing future war novels. Too bad. Now let's just hope that Mr. Keith picks up the mission and pumps out a few more.
Can't put this book down ! ! !
But I did continue to read the book and found it just as entertaining. The story brings up Sparticus a few times but really does not give much in the way of similarities.
The new alien invaders in this book are entertaining: Machines just as smart as if not superior to the Bolo. Leaves you reading the book seeing if the big ole tank could suceed against the enormous odds placed against it. The final battle made you believe the whole human/bolo combination hopeless in light of the alien machines awesome power.
Bolos may die.....but not easily!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this many years ago and donated my copy when I moved. Boy was I sorry.Published 17 months ago by Linda Cozette
Bolo Rising is a novel about a Bolo tank made by the GM company that is co-opted by an enemy race and reprogrammed.Published on March 2, 2013 by Larry
Great story that shows the Bolo world is still alive. Need a William Keith to bring the Bolo's back to keep the world alive.Published on December 26, 2012 by David Abbott
The early Bolo stories were touching, to say the least. Self aware, highly intelligent tanks which applied themselfselves selflessly to their duty. Read morePublished on October 1, 2003
This has to be one of the best books I have read in my entire life. I have read it twice already, will wait a while, and probably read it again. The !*!*! Read morePublished on July 9, 1999