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Gust Front

de John Ringo

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Sèrie: Legacy of the Aldenata (Book 2)

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Our choice was simple: we could be cannon fodder, or we could be...fodder. We could send our forces to fight and die (as only humans can) against a ravening horde that was literally feeding on its interstellar conquests--or remain as we were--virtually weaponless and third in line for servicing.Amazingly, thanks to a combination of raw valor and alien tech transfer, in the first two campaigns Terrans fought the Posleen to a standstill. The brief pause gave the survivors of the Barwhon and Diess Expeditionary Forces a chance to get some distance from the blood and misery of battle against the Posleen centaurs. With the Posleen invasion only months away these shell-shocked survivors might be the only people capable of saving the Earth from utter devastation.If the veterans have time to lick their wounds. Because the Posleen don't read schedules...".this novel should cement Ringo's reputation as one of the best new practitioners of military SF." --(Publishers Weekly)… (més)
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This is one of the books that I read just because I really want to finish what I have started and since I started the Posleen War series, I wanted to finish it even though I didn’t really enjoy the first book that much. There are very few series that have been so bad that I have decided not to finish them.

Having said that, I did enjoy this book in the series more than the first one. This is probably due to the fact that the ratio of actual fighting and political bullshit is in favor of the fighting in this installment.

The Darhel and their scheming is not at all as much present in this book as in the previous one although they still lurk around and throws sand in the machinery every now and then. Sure enough there’s a fair amount of political nonsense which is preventing the book from getting anything more than 3 Goodread’s stars.

Again, humanity is on the verge of being invaded and the survival of humanity itself is in question and the politicians repeatedly makes strategical decisions based on the perceived impact on the administrations ratings in the next election instead of sound military reasoning. What the f… is that? I think not even the European Union plonkers in Brussels would be that stupid and these people are more disconnected from reality than most.

Luckily the non-political (read combat) parts of the book manages to weigh up the bullshit enough in this book to make it a reasonably enjoyable read. John Ringo is quite good at writing marine combat scenes. As in the first book are a few interesting “hero” characters which spices things up nicely. The author also dives a little bit more into the thinking of the Posleen which opens up some interesting avenues for the following books.

In all I think I might have made a good decision not to ditch this series after the first book. ( )
  perjonsson | Jun 10, 2019 |
Good book, enjoyable read. I liked the action and technical details. ( )
  PPCorcoran | Sep 30, 2015 |
baen ebook
  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
More pure military porn - from basic training shenanigans to high-level politicking. The actual invasion takes place rather late in the book, but involves some nice setpieces, including some actually touching ones, and it also starts to develop the hinted-at theme of the larger series (namely, the enemy may not be who you think it is.) This is probably even more fun if you're familiar with the regions involved - the terrain issues are very precise and obviously drawn from the author's knowledge of these landscapes.

I'm not going to mention the race and gender issues in these books, except to say they're just about as appalling as you'd expect from pulp military scifi. (They don't get really bad until Cally's War, as I recall, but they're bad enough. And don't get me started on the Tom Kratman-cowritten "the Nazis were the best!" spinoffs.) ( )
  JeremyPreacher | Mar 30, 2013 |
Quite good and well paced, although the president decision was a bit far fetched. Looking forward to the rest of the series. ( )
  Guide2 | Nov 19, 2011 |
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Our choice was simple: we could be cannon fodder, or we could be...fodder. We could send our forces to fight and die (as only humans can) against a ravening horde that was literally feeding on its interstellar conquests--or remain as we were--virtually weaponless and third in line for servicing.Amazingly, thanks to a combination of raw valor and alien tech transfer, in the first two campaigns Terrans fought the Posleen to a standstill. The brief pause gave the survivors of the Barwhon and Diess Expeditionary Forces a chance to get some distance from the blood and misery of battle against the Posleen centaurs. With the Posleen invasion only months away these shell-shocked survivors might be the only people capable of saving the Earth from utter devastation.If the veterans have time to lick their wounds. Because the Posleen don't read schedules...".this novel should cement Ringo's reputation as one of the best new practitioners of military SF." --(Publishers Weekly)

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