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Betrayals (Babylon 5 #6)

3.19  ·  Rating Details ·  126 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The Narn have been greatly wronged by the Centauri. During the domination of their world by that sophisticated and ruthless people, the Narn were slaves in all but name; forced to watch as their world was stripped of everything of value. And when at last they succeeded in driving the hated dictators from Narn space, they were left with little but their freedom.

They hate th

Paperback, 279 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Dell (first published 1996)
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Sarah Crawford
Feb 19, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it it was ok
A Babylon 5 novel that is basically overloaded with things that are going on.

1. A Narn-Centauri conference (it's during their war).

2. A group that hates the Narns and is willing to kidnap people to get their message across.

3. A guy that holds a personal grudge against Ivanova.

4. President Clark's daughter as a news reporter and everything surrounding that.

5. A female con artist.

6. A would-be Centauri ambush, and Ivanova leading a group of Starfuries against them.

7. A person on the station of Jap
Mikael Kuoppala
Dec 11, 2011 Mikael Kuoppala rated it really liked it
S.M. Stirling’s novel takes place at the very end of the second season of Babylon 5, at the rise of totalitarian rule on Earth and the final faithful moments of the Narn-Centauri war. The book doesn’t really offer a singular plot, but is made up of individual scenes and small storylines that coalesce into a fabric that captures the setting perfectly, offering many characters their own good moments and revealing storylines. In essence the book is very true to the style of the TV series and feels ...more
Steven Poore
Feb 02, 2016 Steven Poore rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, tie-in
The trouble with tie-ins wedged hard into an arc such as Babylon 5's is that you can't really change anything so much that it would affect the TV series chronology. So this one kind of wanders in, wanders around, gives Ivanova a trauma she never speaks of again, shows us aliens we'll never meet again, and changes the course of the Narn-Centauri conflict not one whit. And that's what it's supposed to do, of course, but it's the genre equivalent of jazz musicians noodling in the studio to warm up ...more
Mar 13, 2014 Nicholas rated it liked it
Well, this one was better than the previous two. Aside from spending too much time on the guest characters, here really isn't much to say about it.
Jul 01, 2012 Kelly rated it liked it
I found this a very slow book to read with too much focus on the sub plots as opposed to the main story line. However I enjoyed the ending and found it worth perservering until that last page.
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Stephen Michael Stirling is a French-born Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. Stirling is probably best known for his Draka series of alternate history novels and the more recent time travel/alternate history Nantucket series and Emberverse series.

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I’m a writer by trade, born in France but Canadian by origin and American by naturalizat
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