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The Dark Wing #2020

The Dark Wing The zor is just one of the alien races that humanity encounters when it travels to the stars and from the very first meeting it has been all out war For many years the conflicts have been sporadic u

  • Title: The Dark Wing
  • Author: Walter H. Hunt
  • ISBN: 9780765340696
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Dark Wing By Walter H. Hunt, The zor is just one of the alien races that humanity encounters when it travels to the stars, and from the very first meeting it has been all out war For many years the conflicts have been sporadic, usually ending with an Earth concession and a treaty But the zor does not respect mankind and has no any intention of honoring the agreements When the zor decide to mount aThe zor is just one of the alien races that humanity encounters when it travels to the stars, and from the very first meeting it has been all out war For many years the conflicts have been sporadic, usually ending with an Earth concession and a treaty But the zor does not respect mankind and has no any intention of honoring the agreements When the zor decide to mount a surprise attack against human colonies, the normally self absorbed government of Earth realizes that something must be done before it is too late.A controversial scholar by the name of Marais is brought in A nonmilitary man, he has spent his entire life studying the zor and claims to have a plan to deal with them once and for all With so few options remaining, Marais is put in charge of the battlefleet.Earth just wants the threat neutralized and would be happy with a stalemate, but Marais has other ideas He believes himself to be the mythic Dark Wing, destined to exterminate the zor

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    1. The book started off promising, about a man and his dreams for total xenocidal warfare, with all the ethical and political problems thereof Things were going along swimmingly and then, suddenly, about halfway through, the book changes tracks Xenocide is no longer an option, and a whole bunch of other elements begin cropping up that weren t even hinted at before Now there s a secret shadow darkity dark conspiracy afoot that s been manipulating everything behind the scenes that made sure everythin [...]

    2. It starts with the feel of those stilted world war two Pacific war retrospectives, which mostly worked, but had some awkward backstory inserted Then it goes from differing world views of alien species to actual alien god figures communicating with their people, and psychic abilities getting thrown in out of the blue But wait, it is also a secret society managing human actions, and their spy has no social skills, but technology beyond the best that the military has and escapes by breaking the kno [...]

    3. This book started off very good but in the end it became just good It starts off with a known enemy breaking a peace treaty for the umpteen time and an admiral taking the opportunity to wage war against this enemy in the only way that enemy can understand it even if it means the extermination of the enemy species and despite the opinions of the pea brained politicians After having read the first half, maybe a bit , I was ready to give this book at least four stars, maybe five.Then the pea braine [...]

    4. This review was originally published on Kurt s Frontier.Synopsis It is the 24th Century, and humanity is ruled by a galactic empire They are currently at war with the birdlike Zor Since their first meeting, the Zor have found humanity to be an affront to their religious beliefs Conflict has been sporadic for sixty years, with many treaties being signed that the Zor have no intention of keeping The latest incursion has brought a controversial scholar named Ivan Hector Charles Marais out retiremen [...]

    5. I grab books from the shelves of used book stores without too much input i.e the Internet didn t tell me Just the cover and back Sometimes I find great stuff and sometimes I find rubbish This book falls about in the middle.I knew going in its a Space Opera I wanted capital ships in big fights, governments that don t understand, aliens that are alien, wheels within wheels That sort of thing I didn t get that here.The opening Prologue does have a big starship battle, complete with details of how t [...]

    6. The Dark Wing is a sci fi military drama set mostly aboard starships of Imperial Earth The Earth has been at war with the avian Zor race, on and off for several generations The pattern has become familiar to the military the Zor launch a surprise attack somewhere on the frontier, engage in brutal tactics on human colony worlds, and then when the tide of battle turns against them, sue for peace, which the civilian government is all too happy to negotiate And then the cycle repeats, the enigmatic [...]

    7. The you read it, the you want to read it As I was reaching the last chapters of The Dark Wing, I made sure I had the next book, The Dark Path on hand so I could just keep on reading without stopping when I reached the end of the first book.One of the key elements I found most unique in Hunt s story was how much the protagonists had to delve into the psychology and mythology of the enemy to find a way to overcome them Many science fiction stories deal with the development of some technological [...]

    8. Another good book that could have been a great book I could have done without the alien POV sections, but my real issues have to do with how Hunt dealt with the moral issues He centered the book around the topics of genocide and rules of war, but barely explored them There were great parallels available in African tribal warfare and terrorism that could have been tapped for inspiration but weren t There were also a number of places where the war could have been alot interesting and exciting, bu [...]

    9. Overly verbose riff on the Royal Space Navy troupe.This is a quick read and has some interesting culture clash points to make, but depends too much on tedious soliloquies to keep the plot moving The tech and battle scenes seemed to have been borrowed from the Lensman series of EE Doc Smith Along the way, the author sets himself up a franchise.It would have been good, if it was 100 pages shorter.

    10. I actually tried to read this once around 5 years ago and could not finish it Of course, I did not remember that a year or so ago when I bought it again I realized after a few chapters that I had read this before, but this time I finished it A bit unusual, but enjoyable.

    11. Interesting concept of a race that discovers intelligent life human outside their own species Zor and begins a program of extermination because their origin myths and faith claim that there is no other intelligent species but themselves.

    12. If you like military sci fi, then this is an amazing book Great series with great writing I loved everything about it.

    13. A space opera An interesting book will make you think, not sure what Mr Hunt thinks, not sure I think the same way as Walter but that does not matter.

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