Tom Paine Maru (North American Confederacy #5)
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Tom Paine Maru (North American Confederacy #5)

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Corporal Whitey O’Thraight may need to choose between his own survival or that of his home planet

Whitey O’Thraight, the Ship’s Armorer on the first interstellar vessel launched by his home planet Vespucci, finds himself stranded on a strange planet with just one other survivor.

Captured by the local Baron, they are freed by a group of monks who are much more than they init...more
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 12th 1984 by Del Rey
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Monica Perez
I wanted so desperately to love this book. I am a libertarian anarchist and the state-less society described in this book is my ultimate fantasy, plus I'm a huge scifi fan. Unfortunately, 80% of the way through the book I had to give up. I just didn't find the plot gripping enough. The first half of the book just didn't get me interested in what happened in the second half (which was a bit of a non-sequitur and introduced new characters I wasn't committed to). I don't like spoilers so I won't go...more
Steven Wilson
Definitely one of Neil's best! I particularly recommend getting the updated "author's cut" version, which I purchased via Smashwords. I also own the original mass market paperback release, but I find what was excised from the edited version adds texture and depth. Imaginative, philosophical and funny, with the feel of later Heinlein novels.
More libertarian fiction from L. Neil Smith. Not bad at all, a good read, but I've enjoyed some of his other books more.
interesting. story sticks with you long after you have finished
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L. Neil Smith is a Libertarian science fiction author and gun rights activist.Smith was born in Denver, Colorado. His father was an Air Force officer, and his childhood was spent in various places including Waco, McQueenie, and La Porte, Texas; Salina, Kansas; Sacramento, California; and Gifford, Illinois (all before he completed 5th grade) and then St. John’s, Newfoundland and Ft. Walton Beach, F...more
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