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Wheels Within Wheels (The LaNague Federation #2)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  140 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Winner of the first Prometheus Award!

A monstrous conspiracy is brewing against the LaNague Federation and the freedoms its guarantees to its member planets—at least that’s what Old Pete says. He's come to the offices of Interstellar Business Advisors, a firm he co-founded more than half a century before, to enlist the aid of its current CEO, Josephine Finch. Dubious at fi
Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published (first published 1978)
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3.5 stars. I am a fan of F. Paul Wilson in general and his LaNague Federation novels in particular. This is another really good installment in the LaNague series though I did not like it quite as much as the previous two, An Enemy of the State and Healer. This is probably because both An Enemy of the State and Healer had main characters that I really, really liked. Enemy introduced Peter LaNague, the man behind the LaNague Federation and dealt with economics and monetary theory. Healer had Steve ...more
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Apr 27, 2013 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Space Opera and Libertarian Sci-fi
Recommended to Lisa (Harmonybites) by: Prometheus Award
I don't think you have to be a libertarian to like this book, but it helps. F. Paul Wilson is best known for his horror fiction, particularly his bestselling vampires-among-the-Nazis, The Keep. I rather enjoyed that pot-boiler, but I like his LaNague novels much more--but then I am a libertarian. This first of the LaNague books, An Enemy of the State, deals with a favorite theme of science fiction--a interstellar empire. Enter Peter LaNague and down with the empire, up with the Federation. It's ...more
This is my second LaNague Federation book but my 'nth F. Paul Wilson book. I really stepped out of the box with this one as Sci/Fi is really not in my comfort zone and after reading the first LaNague book, I wasn't excited for this one.

I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed this book much much more than the first LaNague book that I read. I was really able to connect to the characters (the humans, that is) and the story was very interesting with a few twists thrown in!
I read most of the stories that make up this book, many, many years ago, so long that I don't remember much about them. I mean to read it again, because every time I look at the magazine cover for the title story (nice piece by John Schoenherr, best of the realist artists working in the SF field in the 1960s & 70s), I remember how much I liked the story.
My favorite FPW scifi other than Dydeetown, and of course the Repairman Jack series.

Wheels within Wheels, Healer, An Enemy of the State, and Lanague Chronicles are all from the same world, but IIRC, they can be read in any order.
This doesn't start off or even really address anything from book 1 of the series. I enjoyed The Healer immenseley so that was a bit of a let down but if you can look at it as an independent story, it's a great story in it's own right.
I enjoyed this book, although not quite as much as the other two I've read by this author. Don't know why. Maybe it was the plot/subject matter. Anyway, it was still a good read.
A bit over-the-top compared to Wilson's other "libertarian" books (even the author admits it in the foreword). Still an enjoyable story!
Nov 17, 2008 Kellie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sci-fi readers, F. Paul Wilson fans, politico fans
A sci-fi politico. It's about aliens the way Animal Farm is about farm animals, and Fahrenheit 451 is about firemen. I liked it.
Jacki Morris
I wouldn't call this book a thriller. However it's enjoyable and clever.
A really great book shows us how love is great and worth to die for
David Wogahn
Good story but I've enjoyed his other books more.
Fun libertarian sci-fi.
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Francis Paul Wilson is an author, born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He writes novels and short stories primarily in the science fiction and horror genres. His debut novel was Healer (1976). Wilson is also a part-time practicing family physician. He made his first sales in 1970 to Analog and continued to write science fiction throughout the seventies. In 1981 he ventured into the horror genre with t ...more
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