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Spinward Fringe Broadcast 3: Triton (2000)

by Randolph Lalonde(Favorite Author)
4.21 of 5 Votes: 5
Spinward Fringe
review 1: Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0, 1 & 2 were very enjoyable reads and all deserve 4 stars; however, Broadcast 3 Triton is a different story and deserves 2.5 stars, but I'm rounding up to 3 stars. Most of the little irritating aspects of the first five novelas were tolerable because of great characters and enjoyable storylines. Those same irritations have become BIG in Triton. I mean really, how many times do I have to read about a vac suit? Or the color of room decor and furnishings? Or how somebody who was missing three quarters of their body but were miraculously rebuilt from nanobots? The shiney happy crew that is always smiling, smirking, chuckling, chortling, grinning...even during deadly fire fights really grated my nerves too. These books read more like YA because the st... moreory is sexless, bloodless, and lacking any real grit that you would expect from battles in space. And if a character dies, please leave them dead! I took the time to read a lot of reviews for the next book in the Broadcast series and found similar complaints. This is where I stop. I can no longer recommend. Oh, and I am currently reading "To Honor You Call Us" by Paul Honsinger. Now THAT is how you write good military SF.
review 2: Every bit as good as the first two books in the Spinward Fringe series and another captivating book by one of the most under rated writers in Military Science Fiction. Lalonde's potential is endless. If you like Battlestar Galactica, the Lost Fleet series, Starship Troopers, or the Forever War, then this series is for you.SPOILER ALERTSome people that we thought were lost returned (Finn and Minh Chu) and others were lost forever in the form that we knew them at least (Ayan and Jonas). All in all, a good plot that went in directions new and exciting that I didn't see coming. I'm honestly not sure if I like the series more for the plot or the tech. less
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It went on and on as the ship came to life filling with the necessary crew.
getting formulaic and not well edited
Fantastic series, can't get enough.
So enjoyable, the whole series is.
another good one
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