DauntlessBook - 2006
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Great military scifi of honor and survival as a fleet of ships behind enemy lines tries to fight its way home.
JCLJaredH Feb 13, 2013
Not a complex read by any means, but that is what makes it appealing. Geary’s struggle with the hero worship and the obstinacies of the fleet helps to bring out Campbell’s view of the need for strong and disciplined leadership in difficult and extraordinary situations. A good readalike for David ... Read More »
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For at least the tenth time in the last half hour, Geary fought to suppress an angry comment. The ships that were supposed to have moved into a block-shaped formation to one side of the main body had gotten into some sort of dispute based on the seniority of ship commanders, so that instead of taking assigned stations, some ships were trying to wedge their way into locations where other ships were already in place. […]
“Audacious, did you copy my last?” He waited a minute to see if see if Audacious would response, but the warship kept sidling in towards Resolution.[…] “Audacious, be advised that if you are attempting to mate with Resolution, you might try buying her a few drinks first.” […] He heard no reply from Audacious, but the warship finally angled away and back toward its assigned station. A moment later, Resolution called in. “Alliance battle cruiser Resolution wishes to report that her virtue remains intact.” p. 222-223
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