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Out of the Dark - David Weber
Out of the Dark
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The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability--the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called "sentients"—"humans," they called themselves—were... show more
The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability--the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called "sentients"—"humans," they called themselves—were almost as bad as the Shongairi themselves, it seemed reasonable to use the Shongairi to neutralize them before they could become a second threat to galactic peace. And if the Shongairi took a few knocks in the process, all the better.Now, Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity’s cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, more than half the human race has died.Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize scattered survivors without getting killed. And in the southeastern US, firearms instructor and former Marine Dave Dvorak finds himself at the center of a growing network of resistance—putting his extended family at lethal risk, but what else can you do?On the face of it, Buchevsky’s and Dvorak’s chances look bleak, as do prospects for the rest of the surviving human race. But it may well be that Shongairi and the Hegemony alike have underestimated the inhabitants of that strange planet called Earth…
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765363817 (076536381X)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
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Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it
2.0
This book made me sad.Not because it was a sad book. Okay, well, rather, it is, but not in the cry-me-a-river sort of way.It made me sad because I am a HUGE David Weber fan. I love his Honor Harrington series. Love it. Lurve it, even. I am also a huge fan of end-of-the-world apocalyptic scenarios, e...
Harald With Two Ehs
Harald With Two Ehs rated it
1.0
I've liked most of Weber's books in the past, but I couldn't even get to "the event" in this one; I quit in the first few dozen pages. Every character, human and alien, was so ridiculously stereotyped that I had to put it down after one session. The aliens especially were so utterly two-dimensional....
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it
4.0
Ok, this book was a little heavy on the gun-loving technical detail of each and every weapon used - but it more than makes up for it with its innovative ending. I definitely did not see that one coming (well, more than a couple pages out, anyways)Don't want to spoiler the book, so not giving details...
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it
4.0
Ok, this book was a little heavy on the gun-loving technical detail of each and every weapon used - but it more than makes up for it with its innovative ending. I definitely did not see that one coming (well, more than a couple pages out, anyways)Don't want to spoiler the book, so not giving details...
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