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ISBN:
0759253579
Author:
Dave Duncan
Category:
Science Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
e-reads.com (August 11, 2009)
Pages:
370 pages
EPUB book:
1701 kb
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1275 kb
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1220 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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240


David John Duncan (30 June 1933 – 29 October 2018) was an award-winning Scottish Canadian fantasy and science fiction author

David John Duncan (30 June 1933 – 29 October 2018) was an award-winning Scottish Canadian fantasy and science fiction author. Duncan was born in Newport-on-Tay, Scotland and was educated at the High School of Dundee before studying geology at the University of St Andrews. After graduating in 1955, he moved to Calgary, Alberta, becoming a Canadian citizen in 1960.

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Space opera at its finest and most action-filled, from the bestselling author of fantasy quests, epic tales and swashbuckling adventures. Vaun, born a peasant in the stinking mud flats of Ult, a thriving colony planet, claws his way to survival and fame by becoming the toughest young officer in the Space Patrol. A veteran of the brutal training academy, he seizes opportunities as they arise, leading the first ship out against a surprise attack by the mysterious Brotherhood. The free online library containing 450000+ books.

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Dave Duncan's early books don't have the polish of his later books but they make up for that in brute power. There have been just a handful of Duncan's books that I thought were "misses" and for a while I thought that Hero! was going to be one of them. It is a difficult book to get into. However, the difficulty of reaching the crest of this book was more than made for by the view at the top. The sheer power of the end leaves you sitting staring out the window for hours after it's over

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Dave Duncan (1933–2018) was born in Scotland, and received his diploma from Dundee High School and got his college education at the University of Saint Andrews. Duncan spent thirty years as a petroleum geologist. He moved to Canada in 1955, where he lived with his wife. He has had dozens of fantasy and science fiction novels published, among them A Rose-Red City, Magic Casement, and The Reaver Road, as well as a highly praised historical novel, Daughter of Troy, published, for commercial reasons, under the pseudonym Sarah B. Franklin.

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Space opera at its finest and most action-filled, from the bestselling author of fantasy quests, epic tales and swashbuckling adventures. Vaun, born a peasant in the stinking mud flats of Ult, a thriving colony planet, claws his way to survival and fame by becoming the toughest young officer in the Space Patrol. A veteran of the brutal training academy, he seizes opportunities as they arise, leading the first ship out against a surprise attack by the mysterious Brotherhood. He returns to a hero's welcome as the Brotherhood ship falls to the surface of his home planet in shattered pieces. The Brotherhood is elsewhere unstoppable, though, as neighboring plants, one by one, fall silent, conquered. And then, the Patrol detects a huge spacecraft launched from one of the now-silent worlds and headed for Ult. Facing a challenge greater than he can truly hope to overcome, Vaun nonetheless sets out to save Ult for a second time...
  • Anayalore
I never seem to run out of Dave Duncan books to read. And that would be fine by me if that situation lasts forever.
I found Dave Duncan mostly through accident and have been meandering through his catalog in a somewhat random fashion. I've recently been reading some of his earliest books now they are available on Amazon.

It's fascinating to watch the development of an author. Dave Duncan's early books don't have the polish of his later books but they make up for that in brute power. There have been just a handful of Duncan's books that I thought were "misses" and for a while I thought that Hero! was going to be one of them. It is a difficult book to get into. However, the difficulty of reaching the crest of this book was more than made for by the view at the top. The sheer power of the end leaves you sitting staring out the window for hours after it's over.

Dave Duncan, if you read these reviews please know that I think you're awesome.
  • Longitude Temporary
I recently stumbled across Dave Duncan's Blades books and read through them all in about 6 weeks. I loved them all, gripping tales well told. Then I bought this.... what a disappointment if you are used to the Blades books. The style of writing is totally different; the depth of characters and storyline seem very shallow. Other than the ability to imagine other worlds in detail, this seems almost to be the work of another author.
  • Welahza
Dave Duncan is one of my favorite authors. I wish he would write more sci-fi because he has the knack for it. A real page turner, original concepts, interesting characters that you care about.
  • Andronrad
Another good one from Dave
  • Ttyr
Really bad. Must have been written by middle-schoolers. Clunky dialogue, feisty teen virgin, flashbacks on top of flashbacks. I can't wait to delete it. What happened to my favorite author?
  • Cemav
This book deserves more attention than it gets. Duncan takes a thoroughly cliched plot - hero saves the world from space invaders - and turns every aspect of it on its head so many times you can't count them all. After Shakespeare, every plot has already been done; how you do it is what matters, and Duncan does it so creatively it becomes new. He also does it with decently hard sci-fi.
  • Vuzahn
Good characters, with understandable problems. But I was left feeling so digusted with the society, I was hoping they would get wiped out. If I want depressing human stories I can read history books. I come to sci-fi for escapism, thought provoking social comentary hidden in a good story, and an ending I can feel good about. This book just did not deliver.
I find it unfortunate that this book is out of print; it is a very interesting exploration of the possible ramifications of a society of clones -- particularly poignant now that our own science is almost at that stage. Will a 5% variability in traits ever allow for a traitor? This book raises the question, answers it, then leaves you asking more and more interesting ones.