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The Two-Space War (Two-Space War #1)

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It is six hundred years in the future and mankind has learned to move between the stars . . . by going into Two-Space, the vast realm where sentient wooden ships travel beneath canvas sails in a universe that is corrosive to technology. As they charged headlong into the galaxy, humans discovered others who were already there: The elven Sylvans who live in the vast forests ...more
Paperback, 519 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by Baen Books (first published 2004)
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David
I picked this book hoping for something with more in common with Flatland.

What I got: Imagine a speculative fiction novel written circa 1800. You have navies with wooden sailing ships, cannons, muskets and swords. The speculative part is that 3-D ships sail on a magic map (each ship has a part sailing on the top side fo the map & another half sailing on the map's underside). The map has pictures on it and when it shows a picture of a piece of land the crew can lower a magic ladder into the m
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Jan
Written by Dave Grossman and Leo Frankowski I was more intrigued by their views of training for combat. As a sci fi fan the references to classics authors was ok but ... If you do not read sci fi it is a referenence which is not explained necessarily.

It was also not as smooth as many of the space operas. The poems at times seemed to be crammed in and close but not quite the thing. There were points were it added.

My favorites of Frankowski were the original Conrad books--tongue-in-cheek but not o
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Steve
Great yarn! Imaginative and logically consistent environment/universe, great characters, & lots of action. Only one nit that I can pick. Assuming that the capabilities of the 2-space small arms used are generally comparable to those of the days of "wooden ships and iron men," I have to suspend too much belief when it comes to the defensive capabilities of the "space monkeys."
Ric Warner
It is a very good book and was presently surprised that the middle section of the book was so gripping, since the first quarter was not. Overall a very good book and I'm happy I picked it as a random read from the library. Mr. Grossman will be added to my list of authors.
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Lt. Col Dave Grossman is the author of On Killing and On Combat as well as several science fiction books.

In 1998 Lt. Colonel Grossman retired from the military as Professor of Military Science at Arkansas State University. His career includes service in the United States Army as a sergeant in the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division, a platoon leader in the 9th Infantry Division (United States), a general
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