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Book Title: The Protector's War|
The author of the book: S.M. Stirling
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 948 KB
Date of issue: September 5th 2006
ISBN 13: 9780451460776
Read full description of the books The Protector's War:The charm of the first book wears off a bit. While the basic story is quite good, I think, this novel suffers the same unfortunate problems of most science fiction. The book is simply flabby: there is a lot of unnecessary stuff, and it would be a tighter, better paced, more exciting story if 1/3 of it were cut out. Stirling has no ear for dialogue whatsoever (and I wish I could find all these writers that feel the need to write accents phonetically and punch them in the face), and his characterizations are generally clumsy. In addition to that, the cultural aspects of the post-Change world--on which he spends an incredible amount of time--are overwrought to the point of cliches. I doubt there are many Americans of Finnish ancestry (even the crazy ones from the depths of Michigan) who know ten words of the Finnish language, much less ones that would be inclined to shout medieval war-cries, recall the details of Gustavus Adolphus's military campaigns, or quote lengthy passages from the Kalevala. The whole wiccan thing gets really tiresome too, but the thing that rankled me the most is that the whole book comes off as a sort of paean to the pre-modern world, when everyone worked for their food and fought for their kin and blah blah blah, before those stupid useless citified folk came and mucked everything up. I don't think Stirling intends for it to come out that way, but the pervasively smug anti-modernism is irritating.
Read information about the authorStephen Michael Stirling is a French-born Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. Stirling is probably best known for his Draka series of alternate history novels and the more recent time travel/alternate history Nantucket series and Emberverse series.
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I’m a writer by trade, born in France but Canadian by origin and American by naturalization, living in New Mexico at present. My hobbies are mostly related to the craft? I love history, anthropology and archaeology, and am interested in the sciences. The martial arts are my main physical hobby.
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