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Into the Hinterlands (1) (Citizen) Hardcover – September 6, 2011
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Dave returned to become Chapel Hill's Assistant Town Attorney and to try to put his life back together through fiction making sense of his Army experiences.
Dave describes war from where he saw it: the loader's hatch of a tank in Cambodia. His military experience, combined with his formal education in history and Latin, has made him one of the foremost writers of realistic action SF and fantasy. His bestselling Hammer's Slammers series is credited with creating the genre of modern Military SF. He often wishes he had a less interesting background.
Dave lives with his family in rural North Carolina.
Dr. John Lambshead is senior research scientist in marine biodiversity at the Natural History Museum, London. He is also the Visiting Chair at Southampton University, Oceanography, and Regent’s Lecturer, University of California. He also writes military history and designs computer and fantasy games.
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1439134618
- ISBN-13 : 978-1439134610
- Item Weight : 1.23 pounds
- Product Dimensions : 6.13 x 1.5 x 9.25 inches
- Publisher : Baen; 1st Edition (September 6, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,152,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So be aware and if you can't swallow "BIKES IN SPACE!!!!!!", don't bother with this book.
Once I accepted the many "clangers," it was a fun read. The analogies in a science fiction story to historical events has been done much better, though. Some of the works of Isaac Asimov come to mind.
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And what a story! I intend to avoid spoilers, but I can say that the idea of travel outside (I deduce) the E=MC2 universe, through "the Continuum", offers a lot of scope for an imaginative writer to play with - here we have two, and they have done the idea full justice, while leaving plenty of room for further development. The constraints imposed provide a human-scale view of the future - no Lensman-style fleets of fleets, but individuals doing whatever they do in their own fashion. The background is a sparsely settled interstellar rivalry between two main quasi-empires, those of Terra and Brasilia, and is set in one of the remoter colonial sectors, where the two main entities are approaching a clash.
The protagonist, Allen Allenson, comes across as a capable, indeed likeable, man dealing with life's problems as honourably and efficiently as he can. Now, for the first NOT; he is not Daniel Leary, although the two could meet as gentlemen. There is a similar sense of the infinite wonders of the universe waiting to be discovered, but the rules of those universes are very different, as are the individuals.
The other characters are not all as fully developed, but if this is the start of a series (Please!) they will be fleshed out - already one can guess at the reaction of some, such as Hawthorn and Destry, and Trina Blaisdel is a splendidly drawn person. Time for the second NOT; she is not a re-hashed Suzette Whitehall - although the ladies are equally strong, and could doubtless do business together with mutual respect.
I was tempted to add a third NOT - that the plotline is not another rewriting of Earth history: while I see some parallels with Rogers' Rangers, this is no mere copying of history with changed names, and if that was used as a template, this story holds up in its own right. Strongly recommended.