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The Red: First Light de Linda Nagata
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The Red: First Light (edició 2013)

de Linda Nagata

Sèrie: The Red (1)

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Lieutenant James Shelley commands a high-tech squad of soldiers in a rural district within the African Sahel. They hunt insurgents each night on a harrowing patrol, guided by three simple goals: protect civilians, kill the enemy, and stay alive. In a for-profit war manufactured by the defense industry there can be no cause worth dying for. To keep his soldiers safe, Shelley uses every high-tech asset available to him, but his best weapon is a flawless sense of imminent danger as if God is with him, whispering warnings in his ear.… (més)
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Títol:The Red: First Light
Autors:Linda Nagata
Informació:Mythic Island Press LLC (2013), Paperback, 354 pages
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The Red: First Light de Linda Nagata

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    reading_fox: Mil-SF with an unusual antagonist.
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It was an enjoyable read, but a fairly typical military sci-fi thriller with a slight Asimov twist. Rogue AIs interfering with the military for yet-unknown reasons. I will definitely check out the next two books. ( )
  JeremyReads | Dec 22, 2020 |
Not very deep, but a fairly well crafted sci-fi action novel. Mainly a military action book, following one 23-yr old lieutenant who has been cyborged and periodically influenced by a mysterious source. The "Red" is not revealed at the end, and I see no reason to pursue the series just to find out what exactly it turns out to be. ( )
  keithostertag | Nov 8, 2020 |
Ready, Set, Fight for what you believe!

This is a fairly fast-action milspec SF with great cyberpunk tones, but it's still more than just that. I mean, how many times do you get a modern military thriller with thematic tones of Daniel and Goliath, prophets, and some serious questioning of reality?

Oh, wait... :)

Still, this is one of easiest reads and clearest expressions of all those ideas that I've read, no obfuscation or trickiness. This is straight faith in your commanding officer and a willingness to throw away your career (even if you're heavily dependent on a huge support staff because you're a cyborg) in the service of your ideals.

What might have been a straight and interesting twist on cynical mission-based objectives quickly took a turn for the worse when we add mysterious hackers, a world-wide popular broadcast of one's fighting adventures, and the widespread subversion of the people's perceptions of reality through propaganda through personal "filters" that are a thin reference to our own world of ever narrowing perceptions.

(We find those people who think and feel the way we do, cultivate those ideas, and slowly begin to lose sight of the fact that there's a much wider world full of people who don't believe as you do.)

Kinda obvious, right? Well what happens when all of those constantly-adjusting google algorithms narrows everyone's perceptions so well that no one can even know what the truth is?

Ah, I guess this is the time for a hot knife to meet some butter, right?

I may not like milspec that much, but I have a very, very high tolerance for anything that is just plain good, and this is good. :)

I'm looking forward to more! ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
Lots of standard elements of near future military sci-fi but put together in a reasonably thought provoking way. Sadly all the hallmarks of so many sci-fi novels are also present- nonexistent character development, predictable plot lines and an over reliance on fast and furious action. 28 December 2019 ( )
  alanca | Dec 30, 2019 |
This felt like a pretty standard military SF novel. It takes place on Earth, not in space, but we have soldiers in exoskeletons ("dead sisters" because they look like bones, sort of) fighting far from home and they have skullcaps that help them manage their emotional states (useful in a warzone).

Part of the conflict in the novel comes from corrupt defence contractors and part comes from a possible marketing AI that's evolved in the cloud and is manipulating people. It was interesting but I wasn't enthralled, and I found the sense of fatalism to be tiresome. It kind of felt like the AI was just making stuff happen. I also found the scenes with Shelley's girlfriend, Lissa, to be somewhat annoying; I'm not sure why. Maybe she was too flat of a character? Shrug.

Anyway, I read this for a buddy read but I'm not sure if I'll read the next books. ( )
  natcontrary | Jul 6, 2018 |
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Linda Nagataautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
White, Dallas NagataAutor de la cobertaautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Collins, Kevin T.Narradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Rostant, LarryAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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Lieutenant James Shelley commands a high-tech squad of soldiers in a rural district within the African Sahel. They hunt insurgents each night on a harrowing patrol, guided by three simple goals: protect civilians, kill the enemy, and stay alive. In a for-profit war manufactured by the defense industry there can be no cause worth dying for. To keep his soldiers safe, Shelley uses every high-tech asset available to him, but his best weapon is a flawless sense of imminent danger as if God is with him, whispering warnings in his ear.

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