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Insurrection de David Weber
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Insurrection (1990 original; edició 1990)

de David Weber, Steve White

Sèrie: Starfire (1)

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After fighting the Khanate, with the crucial help of the Fringe Worlds, the Inner Worlds have decided not to give up the powers they seized during the war. Rather than allow the Fringers representation in the Federation, they are inviting the Khanate in. The Fringers have only one answer to that: Insurrection!… (més)
Membre:ArlieS
Títol:Insurrection
Autors:David Weber
Altres autors:Steve White
Informació:Riverdale, NY, : Baen 1997, c1990.
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca, Office Paperback Fiction
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Etiquetes:science fiction, fiction

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Insurrection de David Weber (1990)

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This is pretty standard scifi space opera. Massive space fleets, battleships, dreadnoughts, 'primary' beams, missiles, the whole space opera armory.
After centuries of economic exploitation, the 'Fringe' worlds finally revolt against the rest of the Terran Federation, pitting the Heart Worlds and the Corporate Worlds against the 'fringers'. Battle immediately results. The story follows military and political leaders on both sides at a personal and military level.
For me, this was mostly scifi reading candy. It did strike me as unlikely that after centuries, humans would be willing to slaughter each other in the 1000's for political reasons. It felt too much like 1800's politics plastered over a far future society. ( )
  Karlstar | Aug 6, 2020 |
A good space opera novel where David Weber have not yet fallen into the never ending talk, talk, talk mode as he has in some of his later work. Sure there’s a bunch of political bullshitting in this one as well but it is sufficiently laced with real (space ship) action to make it bearable.

I would have liked for the big bad extra stupid main political bullshitter to get a bit more punishment that just to commit suicide but you cannot have everything I guess.

Although it claims to be part of the “Starfire series” it’s a book which has a clear start and end. No cliffhangers. On the whole it’s a book well worth reading. ( )
  perjonsson | Jun 10, 2019 |
Insurrection
Author: David Weber and Steve White
Publisher: Baen Books
Published In: Riverdale, NY
Date: 1990
Pgs: 408

REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Summary:
The wars with the Khanate had shifted the balance of power. The Corporate Worlds used the Fringe and Rim Worlds to supply the raw material and the fighting men. Once the guns fell silent, the Corporate Worlds didn’t want to give back the power that they had amassed over the Fringers. They limited the governmental representation of the frontiers and the fringes with the assistance of the Heart Worlds. Forced by blood and to protect their homeworlds, the Fringers are going to take a stand.

Genre:
Fiction
Military
Science fiction
Space opera
War

Why this book:
Starfire. Love the game. Loved the books. This is a re-read for me.

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Favorite Character:
Ladislaw Skjorning of Beaufort is a great character. Well rounded. Fierce. 3 dimensional.

Least Favorite Character:

Character I Most Identified With:
Admiral / Governor General Trevayne. I understand his character. But he’s on the wrong side of this war having sided with the Federation out of duty despite what the government of the Federation did that triggered the eventual rebellion and the formation of the Republic, even with the huge manpain reason that the Republic gave him by their attack on the Galloway’s World shipyards and reservation.

The Feel:
Great science fiction.

Favorite Scene:
When Ladislaw challenges Oskar Dieter of New Zurich to a duel of honor after Dieter insults the leader of the Beaufort delegation at the Beaufort embassy/consulate. And Dieter shows his true colors and wusses out.

Fiona’s swan song tragedy is well done. As is Ladislaw’s challenge before the Chamber of Worlds when he tells them all that he knows it was an assassination plot orchestrated from that very chamber.

The scene where Ladislaw meets Dame Penelope MacTaggart, Fiona’s mother and leader of the MacTaggart Clan, at the spaceport on his return to Beaufort. It choked me up. Very well written.

When Rear Admiral Li Han stood down the pirates and destroyed them.

The Battle of Zapata is incredible military space opera sci fi.

Pacing:
The pace of this novel is great.

Casting call:
Ladislaw Skjorning would need to be a big guy to reflect his being from a high gravity world. Maybe Hafthor Julius Bjornsson. He was awesome as the Mountain on Game of Thrones. Not sure if he has the acting chops. Brando or Anthony Hopkins could invest Ladislaw with the necessary gravitas, but neither was a big enough man to do the character justice. Of course, one of them is dead and the other is too old for the role. Chris Hemsworth could do it.

Billy Bob Thornton as Oskar Dieter.

Admiral / Governor General Ian Trevayne would be great portrayed by Michael Fassbender.

Danny Trejo as Sergei Ortega.
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Last Page Sound:
That’s just good stuff.

Author Assessment:
I love David Weber and Steve White’s work in the Starfire series. David Weber is an awesome writer. He does military sci fi better than anyone.

Knee Jerk Reaction:
instant classic, real classic, real genre classic, really good book, glad I read it, it’s alright, meh!, why did I read this, not as good as I was lead to believe

Disposition of Book:
Paperback...keeper.

Would recommend to:
friends, family, kids, colleagues, everyone, genre fans, no one
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Errata:
The sublight space flight of this universe with the warp points/wormholes for extra system travel is a great gimmick. ( )
  texascheeseman | Feb 17, 2015 |
baen ebook
  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
ZB13
  mcolpitts | Aug 15, 2009 |
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