- Hardcover: 286 pages
- Publisher: Pyr; First edition (December 5, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591023378
- ISBN-13: 978-1591023371
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #912,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Starship: Mutiny (Starship, Book 1) (Bk. 1) Hardcover – December 5, 2005
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Mike Resnick has won an impressive five Hugos and been nominated for twenty-six more. He has sold fifty-eight novels and more than two hundred short stories. He has edited fifty anthologies. His work ranges from satirical fair, such as his Lucifer Jones adventures, to weighty examinations of morality and culture, as evidenced by his brilliant tales of Kirinyaga. The series, with sixty-seven major and minor awards and nominations to date, is the most honored series
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The good guy has a discipline problem and despite being the most decorated military person ever, is banished to a nowhere post, and will be sentenced to life in prison for insubordination despite saving the day. Meanwhile, the evil first officer now captain literally kills a couple of million people by blowing up a planet and will only be demoted one grade in rank. In the end, our hero is rescued from a maximum security prison by literally walking out, where he then takes over his former space ship with a mutinous crew - all wrapping up the adventure by starting to repaint the ship as a modern day pirate ship where we can now milk out several more books.
There is a lot of good science fiction out there to spend your money on - save your ten bucks on this book on something else.
Compared to this novel, David Drake's RCN series with Lt. Leary, or David Weber's Honorverse are hard SF. The galaxy-spanning civilization is so poorly described that the reader needs a gargantuan amount of suspension of disbelief. There is not even a hint of the technology which is supposed to make it possible. Indeed, there is no feeling of what the technology can and cannot do; which makes it hard to understand why certain actions are supposed to be possible and others impossible.
Resnick spends little time on describing setting. Very often we have talking heads, and not even that since Resnick doesn't bother to describe his characters very much at all. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm the sort of reader who skims descriptive narrative that goes on for more than a couple of sentences, but still! Give me some idea of where these folks are and what their environment looks like.
As far as the characters go, Resnick gives us little. True, we have pages and pages of the protagonist, Cole, talking to others or even himself. He's a smart a** who's supposedly so brilliant. The other characters seem to be simply foils for Cole to expound to or shoot quips at. Nothing to compel me to read more than a quarter of this book.