Into the Hinterlands in a new series from a military science fiction master with over million books in print A young hero comes of age in the crucible of war and galactic struggle When Allen Allenson scion of a noble

  • Title: Into the Hinterlands
  • Author: David Drake John Lambshead
  • ISBN: 9781439134610
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 in a new series from a military science fiction master with over 3 million books in print A young hero comes of age in the crucible of war and galactic struggle When Allen Allenson, scion of a noble family that has fallen on hard times, gets a mission to roust the power hungry Terrans from a wild star sector where they re encroaching, he jumps at the chance to show 1 in a new series from a military science fiction master with over 3 million books in print A young hero comes of age in the crucible of war and galactic struggle When Allen Allenson, scion of a noble family that has fallen on hard times, gets a mission to roust the power hungry Terrans from a wild star sector where they re encroaching, he jumps at the chance to show his individual worth, improve his family s fortunes and gather enough lucre to make a good marriage But the wily Terrans are not so easily persuaded by a young colonial they think of as a rube Worse, Riders, the beings who naturally ply the wilderness between the stars, are playing their own deadly political games against the Terrans, against the colonials, and against one young greenhorn commander in particular na f young Allen, whom they figure they can manipulate to do their bidding The one thing nobody has counted on is the fact that Allen, while young and inexperienced, and much to his own amazement, happens to be a hero in the making About David Drake s RCN series R ousing old fashioned space opera Publishers Weekly on the RCN series The fun is in the telling, and Mr Drake has a strong voice I want Philadelphia Weekly Press S pace opera is alive and well This series is getting better as the author goes along character development combined with first rate action and memorable world designs SFReaderAbout David Drake P rose as cold and hard s the metal alloy of a tank rivals Crane and Remarque Chicago Sun Times Drake couldn t write a bad action scene at gunpoint Booklist

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    1. The start of a new series from John Lambshead with David Drake and one I hope has legs and continues the story of our heroes; the set-up is quite intriguing physically, though the book is young Washington in a space opera context in many ways - the social setup is pre-revolutionary America with the main powers Brasilia as England, Terra as France and the proto-human Riders who ride continuum crystal living beings as the Indians, while the colonies are, well you got it and the Hinterland is well, [...]

    2. Allen Allenson, a landowner on a pioneer planet, is looking into the Hinterlands (the unknown, wild, and unconquered, wild planets) to bring fortune to his home planet. But, the only way to prosperity is through the Terrans and they plan to fight every step of the way.) So Allenson takes a basically untrained planetary militia into battle learning what not to do every step of the way. 250 pages into this story I was, "Do I like this book or do I not like this book?" And, after finishing it, I am [...]

    3. Bookworm Speaks!Into the Hinterlands by David Drake and John Lambshead****Acquired: Series: Citizen Series (Book 1)Publisher: Baen; Reprint edition (September 25, 2012)Paperback: 544 PagesLanguage: English****The Story: A young hero comes of age in the crucible of war and galactic struggle.When Allen Allenson, scion of a noble family that has fallen on hard times, gets a mission to roust the power-hungry Terrans from a “wild” star sector where they’re encroaching, he jumps at the chance to [...]

    4. David Drake and John Lambshead have come up with a unique way to travel between the stars in Into The Hinterlands. You peddle on a Frame that creates a bubble that allows you follow a unique path through the Continuum. There are trails and colors and paths in the Continuum. Sometimes your ride was smooth and sometimes turbulent. There were times when you had to stop at the nearest planet and let the storms pass. I found the method strange at first but as the book progressed it fit the story.Alle [...]

    5. "The Continuum lay outside of reality " and didn't allow metals or combustion, but it did provide a shortcut across interstellar space. Vehicles were constructed of ceramic and carbon fibers and powered by human pedaling --- think Tour de France. Weapons were restricted to spring-power --- think sling shots and spear guns. So the stage is set for warfare by cyclists armed like SCUBA divers.If you like WWII movie like Dirty Dozen and The Bridges of Toko-Ri, you enjoy this science fiction renditio [...]

    6. This is an SF version of George Washington's life. The science has been forced a bit so that it can be loosely the 18th century in space. George has been whitewashed, he owns indentured servants and not slaves and the Riders are much more primitive and savage than NA Indians, so it's OK to kill them.He's done this before with Patriots which was a fictional Ethan Allen, who in my mind is a much more interesting and sympathetic character than a Southern Aristocratic Planter.

    7. As a stand alone book it leaves me pretty unfulfilled. The plot closed too much too quickly and the depth that I have come to expect from Drake just isn't there. As the start to a series, it shows immense promise. Might want to hold off on reading this one until book 2 comes available.

    8. I always enjoy David Drake, particularly for his habit of basing Sci Fi stories on historical stories. This one is based on the life of George Washington and is very well done.

    9. David Drake and John Lambshead take the life of George Washington and turn it into an almost decent SF saga We will hold final opinion till we read the next volume in the series.

    10. The plot moves along at a pace that isn't either too fast or too slow, and the characters are interesting. I hated to put the book down. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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