Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
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The Far Side of the Stars by David Drake

Title: The Far Side of the Stars
Author: David Drake
Series: Lt. Leary, book three
Genre: Space opera, military sf
Setting: Mostly a lightly settled part of the galaxy called "the North."
Reason for Reading: These books increase my cope. I need more cope.
Finished In: Weeks, one and a half of them I believe.
Pages: 514
Copyright Date: 2003 (it still just kills me these books were out so long without my being aware of them)
Cover: Looks like a man driving a tank while wearing a spacesuit. He looks awfully relaxed, especially considering that something seems to be blowing up behind him.
First line: "Adele Mundy wore for the first time her white Republic of Cinnabar Navy dress uniform."
Best part: This book showed some of the first serious encounters between our daring duo (full of derring-do) and events shaped by spirituality and superstition. Really interesting.
Worst part: I found it to be less fast-paced than the previous two.
Imaginary Theme Song: If the poem Ulysses was set to music I'd recommend that.
Grade: B
Recommended for: Fans of the series won't be able to resist. Those who aren't will wonder why we care. And that about sums it up.
Related Reads: With the Lightnings, which is book one. Grimspace by Ann Aguirre.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
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