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Old 07-03-2018, 04:07:14   #1197
Kinked Rockist
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the '60s.
Just finished a trilogy of short books of the military sci-fi sub-genre. They are, in sequence, War Dogs (2014), Killing Titan (2015), and Take Back the Sky (2016) by Greg Bear. It’s about “Skyrines” kicking alien butt around the solar system. While the first volume has some good action sequences the subsequent books seem to lag and go on and on. They appear to me to be a collection of ideas about evolution and alieness rather than fully worked stories in an epic adventure. Why write a trilogy if it isn’t going to be an epic? Anyway, the only reasons to read the whole series is that Bear has gone out of his way to portray the actual thoughts and feelings of real combat veterans. Don’t look for glory or heroism spread to thickly among the characters.
"I wonder what became of all the Rockers and the Mods.
I hope they are making it and they've all got stead jobs,
Oh but rock and roll still lives on,
Yeah, rock and roll still lives on. "

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