Jan. 11th, 2015

inverarity: (lasercat)
It's Battlestar Galactica meets King Arthur.


Dauntless

Ace Books, 2006, 304 pages




The Alliance has been fighting the Syndics for a century, and losing badly. Now its fleet is crippled and stranded in enemy territory. Their only hope is a man who has emerged from a century-long hibernation to find he has been heroically idealized beyond belief.

Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.


If it doesn't become a movie, it might become a RTS game. )

Verdict: Competent, technically and militarily sound SF with mostly cardboard characters and almost indistinguishable sides. Good if you want to read realistic space combat, but Battlestar Galactic and the Destroyermen have much the same plot, with more fun. 6/10.




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inverarity: (Alexandra@13)
This week kind of sucked - I only wrote 900 words (most of them tonight). Trying to get back into some kind of daily routine, even if only for half an hour or so. It doesn't help that the current chapter is one of those really difficult ones that I'm not even sure belongs.

Maybe having to post that I only wrote 900 words for the week will motivate me to do better this week. :\

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