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Battlestar Galactica 2: The Cylon Death Machine (Classic Battlestar Galactica #2)

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Starbuck and Apollo battle a planet of lost clones, mind-slaves of the Cylon warrior Vulpa, who are aiming the ultimate weapon at the embattled starfleet of humankind!

Based on the episode "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero"
Mass Market Paperback, 250 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Berkley
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Brian Schiebout
Oct 07, 2013 Brian Schiebout rated it it was ok
The Cyclon Death Machine by Glen Larson and Robert Thurston is the second book in the Battlestar Galatica series. The story was a good fun adventure story but a very poor science fiction story. What I mean by that is that there was no logic at all in the way things work, it felt like it was written by one of the same idiots that wrote the marvel space comics of the 1970's while they were hopped up on drugs. Maybe I am more forgiving of fantasy than I am of science fiction but the logic and the s ...more
This book was by far the best sci-fi novel tie-in I've read. Obviously such books are not great works of literature, but they are fun. This one took the original ideas of the show and added so much more. There were all kinds of interesting ideas with the cylons, instead of just identical machines they became characters with ambition and depth. Vulpa was great, as was Imperious Leader's conversations with the fake Starbuck he had his computer generate. There were also passages from the point of v ...more
Once again, seent the episodes it was based on. Also, not my favorite. One big thing I noticed though was the difference in Apollo's attitude; he seems to be an even bigger stick in the mud, impatient commander. I agree with Croft's assessment of him most of the time actually. And in the book's favor, the parts with the Starbuck simulacrum were some of the best parts and I wish that had been in the episodes. So, that's about it here for me.
James Beach
Jan 20, 2016 James Beach rated it liked it
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Based on the original 1970s era Battlestar Galactica, this may have started out as a simple television adaptation but it ends up far better than it needs to be. It reads actually as quite good YA, and gets into the heads of some pretty interesting characters as well.
Kurt Vosper
Mar 26, 2014 Kurt Vosper rated it liked it
Good TV adaptation fare. Stories are pretty simplistic by Mr. Larson...but it was fun to read about the original characters, albeit in some very unrealistic scenario's.

Jan 22, 2016 Exanimis rated it it was amazing
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Reading this book was so much more fun than watching the original series.
Tom Rowe
What a great cover that has nothing to do with the book!
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Oct 31, 2008 Marts (Thinker) rated it liked it
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Based on the television series Battlestar Galactica
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good adaptation of the original television show
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Glen Albert Larson was an American television producer and writer best known as the creator of the television series Battlestar Galactica, Quincy, M.E., The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, B. J. and the Bear, The Fall Guy, Magnum, P.I. and Knight Rider.
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