Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg
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Tactics of Mistake by Gordon Dickson

Title: Tactics of Mistake
Author: Gordon Dickson
Series: Dorsai
Genre: Space opera, science fiction, military
Pages: 222
Copyright Date: 1981
Cover: A short man holding a book stares off into the middle distance. Presumably he is thinking Deep Thoughts.
First line: "The young lieutenant-colonel was drunk, apparently, and determined to rush upon disaster."
Best part: I like stories about scholars placed in fighting situations.
Worst part: The main character, Cletus Grahame, is pretty much an asshole.
Grade: C-
Recommended for: Fans of old-school military space opera.
Related Reads: Heinlein's juveniles.
Tags: books 2009, fiction
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