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Uprising (Starcraft 0.5)

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Far in the future, 60,000 light-years from Earth, a loose confederacy of Terran exiles are locked in battle with the enigmatic Protoss and the ruthless Zerg Swarm. Each species struggles to ensure its own survival among the stars in a war that will herald the beginning of mankind's greatest chapter -- or foretell its violent, bloody end. She is the Zerg Queen of Blades. He ...more
ebook, 180 pages
Published December 18th 2000 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing (first published 2000)
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StarCraft: Uprising is a 100-page novella that tells the story of Sarah Kerrigan, a Confederate ghost operative, who is liberated from her captivity and neural reconditioning at a Terran science facility by Arcturus Mengsk's rebel group known as the Sons of Korhal. It then proceeds to lay the ground work for the setting at the start of the first game and most importantly Kerrigan's loyalty to Mengsk.

There's clearly potential here for a good book, with an interesting tale that covers a lot of pre
Best if read: before or right after Episode I of Starcraft.

Chronologically this all takes place before Episode I, but it wouldn't be terrible to read it after.

Gives you a 3rd person mixed view of events that lead up to and include Kerrigan's joining up with Mengsk. Many of the characters are well developed and add some nice background stories.

The description of the battles is the best. It's almost as if you had actually played them. Slowly creeping a tank through a storm to take out some turre
Frank Caron
Hardly good fan fiction and a terrible stand-alone read, Uprising gives hints that Neilson may be a good writer — there's some neat imagery early on in the book when a siege on a foreign stormy world proves to pique interest with its vividly-described scenario — but fall flat in its plot and its lackluster and expedited
climax. Worse yet, the only remotely well-sketched characters are those that aren't central to the series.

Both Arcturus and Kerrigan are, by way of the role they play in the uni
Muhammad Qayyum
This book is one of the best starcraft novels. The storyline is fluctuating, making me nervous, and the ending is good, eventhough it is predictable.
Ivan Leong
This book dwells into Sarah Kerrigan recruitment by Acturus Mengsk and how he successful overthrow the Confederacy with his schemes. Is a must read if you follow Kerrigan's story.
Love how it got straight into it. Having played the game, i could identify the characters alot easier.
great book but easy to know what will happen next imo
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MICKY NEILSON is a Lead Story Developer at Blizzard Entertainment, where he has worked since 1993. Micky's game writing credits include World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Warcraft III and Lost Vikings II. Micky is a television and movie fanatic, and with his writing partner Sam Didier, writes screenplays in his spare time (What spare time? Luckily he was able to create a fold in the time/space continuu ...more
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