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Twilight of the Empire (Twilight of the Empire, #1-3) (Twilight of the Empire #1-3)

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Once the Empire spanned light years, uniting farflung mankind in peace and harmony. Now it is rotten to the core, and a half-mad empress rules with a fist of iron. This is the future fate of humanity as envisioned by the genius imagination of Simon R. Green

Before the rise of Owen Deathstalker, other heroes defended this perilous galaxy. Their exciting stories are told in t

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Paperback, Omnibus, 464 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Roc (first published 1997)
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Matthew Gill
Aug 11, 2011 Matthew Gill rated it really liked it
I found this book some 14 years ago or so, at a k-mart shelf, and immediately it's pages just tugged at my fingertips. In many ways I think it has helped shape my own writing and some concepts that ended up weaving themselves into other projects I have developed. Granted, I am sure a good deal of other readers out there will cite various plot elements and character cliche's as flaws in the book, but this is generally a matter of taste. Now I won't readily deny that some aspects of the book aren' ...more
Mars
Dec 30, 2016 Mars rated it it was ok
Book 1: It's a fairly 3-star sci-fi-ish thing. The characters are decently interesting, but they really make no sense. And the story makes no sense. In fact even the setting makes no sense. Imagine a planet full of convicts and criminals where someone can't be arrested because bureaucracy and police procedures. Bleh.

Book 2: Decent beginning with a story that goes to shit in 3... 2... 1... The setup is good, but nothing else is, really.

Book 3: An almost a blow-by-blow recap of book 2. The charact
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Ladiibbug
Sep 10, 2010 Ladiibbug rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Deathstalker Series or Sci Fi Fans
Deathstalker series (Sci Fi)

Fits in after #3 Deathstalker War? But I've seen that this is a "prequel" - ???! -- though written after #3 ... ??!

This 520 page book contains three stories set in various locations within the Deathstalker Sci-Fi series. While that "space opera" series is a big favorite of mine, these stories were just OK ... missing the spark and excitement of the regular series books imo. In fairness, I'm not much of a sci fi fan, with the exception of Simon R. Green's amazingly ent
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Cissa
Jun 23, 2009 Cissa rated it liked it
Not quite as silly as most of the Deathststalker novels (and somewhat better written), but still really silly.

A problem with piling violence upon violence, and horror upon horror is- that it all ends up looking goofy.
Kathy
Aug 11, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it
Stories about some of the side characters we met in Deathstalker. This world and Green's writing are always entertaining.
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Simon Richard Green is a British science fiction and fantasy-author. He holds a degree in Modern English and American Literature from the University of Leicester. His first publication was in 1979.

His Deathstalker series is partly a parody of the usual space-opera of the 1950s, told with sovereign disregard of the rules of probability, while being at the same time extremely bloodthirsty.

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