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At Any Price (Hammer's Slammers #3)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  800 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Col. Alois Hammer's indomitable Slammers are called in to support human colonists against a native uprising in this novel-length adventure. But even though the natives' off-world weapons are no match for the Slammers, their ability to teleport gives them a frightening advantage! Reissue.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 1985 by Baen
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Mike (the Paladin)
This is another of the books that gets placed in the 3 star black hole. In other words failing a wider range of rating (1-10 or half stars) it has to serve for anything from pretty good to..."well, I don't hate it".

It's odd as this is a fairly fast moving book with lots of action...explosions, modern weapons, political intrigue and so on. A continuing theme is the ineptitude of local troops and the complaining of the people who have hired the Slammers at what they cost. For some reason however t
Aug 10, 2013 Larry rated it really liked it
The Hammer’s Slammers series was recommended as classics of science fiction. I spent some time attempting to determine their order – in case I liked them, I didn’t want to jump into the middle of the series. I found out that some were short stories. In the end, I just picked “At Any Price”. It certainly stood alone without the need of any backstory.

This is the first time I have read any military Sci-Fi. What kind of mind thinks of this stuff? Amazing!

Hammer’s Slammers are mercenaries warring in
Cheryl Shorter
Jun 19, 2016 Cheryl Shorter rated it really liked it
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When people say that they want peace at any price, it had better mean that they are willing to pay that price, even if it means that it is their life or their loved ones who pay the cost. I think this story or something similar should be required reading for every single person in the world it would really help those who don't appreciate what the actual cost of war and peace is. Even if they only read the afterword I think that they might learn something. I also think that this is one of my favo ...more
Timothy Boyd
Feb 10, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
Probably the best military SiFi series written. Drake is a superb writer of future military SiFi. Very recommended
May 05, 2012 Bob rated it really liked it
I reread this book at my brothers suggestion. The teleporting aliens is a nice concept that is discussed at length in the book. How it effects the make up of society is interesting.
Jul 27, 2010 Charles rated it really liked it
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All the Hammer's slammers books are good but none are as good as the original collection.
John Parvin
(part of The Complete Hammer's slammers vol. 2- ISBN : 978-1-892389-73-2)
May 08, 2012 Peter rated it liked it
Hammers Slammers - what more needs to be said
Dave Peticolas
Oct 08, 2014 Dave Peticolas rated it it was ok

Tanks in the future.

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David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.
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