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Claws that Catch (Looking Glass, Book 4) Hardcover – November 4, 2008
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John Ringo is author of the New York Times best-selling Posleen War series which so far includes A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, and Hell’s Faire, as well as the connected novels Cally’s War (with Julie Cochrane), The Hero (with Michael Z. Williamson), and Watch on the Rhine (with Tom Kratman), and is the hottest new science fiction writer since David Weber. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his novels of high-tech future war.
Travis S. Taylor—“Doc” Taylor to his friends—has earned his soubriquet the hard way: He has a doctorate in optical science and engineering, a master's degree in physics, a master's degree in aerospace engineering, a master's degree in astronomy, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Dr. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past sixteen years. He's currently working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space-based beamed energy systems, and next generation space launch concepts. He lives in Harvest, AL with his wife Karen and their daughter.
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This was almost a waste of space fiction. Seriously? A huge space object t as a concert hall/weapon of war? Completely lost me there.
Love these stories but based on this book REAL GLAD IT IS OVER.
First of all, if you read the previous ones you cannot not read this one - the story continues :D
Second, the personal impression I had is that this book is not as good as the previous ones - it's probably realistic, with e.g. some conflicts that (have to) arise, but in the end you'll end up reading about stuff you couldn't care less about.
The reason why I'm giving it 5 stars is for what happens starting at 3/4 of the book.
On one side this is where no other sci-fi author dared going so far, and (for the persons that have some knowledge of the japanese thing that is involved in that part of the book) is very funny.
On the other side the solution to the aliens that was used is the only one that I was expecting.
The Looking Glass series moves firmly into space opera territory in this installment. Fortunately, it's well written space opera.
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The first three books in the series were good. They were a little rough around the edges sometimes and you had to put up with some of the authors...Read more