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Tom Paine Maru

(North American Confederacy #5)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  104 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Corporal Whitey O’Thraight may need to choose between his own survival or that of his home planet

Whitey O’Thraight, the Ship’s Armorer on the first interstellar vessel launched by his home planet Vespucci, finds himself stranded on a strange planet with just one other survivor.

Captured by the local Baron, they are freed by a group of monks who are much more than they init
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 12th 1984 by Del Rey
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May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
1985 grade B
2013 abandoned

series book A4
Monica Perez
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
I wanted so desperately to love this book. I am a libertarian anarchist and the state-less society described in this book is my ultimate fantasy, plus I'm a huge scifi fan. Unfortunately, 80% of the way through the book I had to give up. I just didn't find the plot gripping enough. The first half of the book just didn't get me interested in what happened in the second half (which was a bit of a non-sequitur and introduced new characters I wasn't committed to). I don't like spoilers so I won't go ...more
Steven Wilson
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Definitely one of Neil's best! I particularly recommend getting the updated "author's cut" version, which I purchased via Smashwords. I also own the original mass market paperback release, but I find what was excised from the edited version adds texture and depth. Imaginative, philosophical and funny, with the feel of later Heinlein novels.
Scott Huffman
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining political fiction

Kept me engaged. I may well be easily amused but this is just the sort of alternative universe fiction I find easy to recommend. Romance, action and a wildly imaginative setting.
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drivel, gave-up
Libertarian is one thing but drifting into date rape is another. Had to drop it, like a turd.
Randy Pursley
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorites of the series. Although the next two in the series are very good too.

More libertarian fiction from L. Neil Smith. Not bad at all, a good read, but I've enjoyed some of his other books more.
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
interesting. story sticks with you long after you have finished
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L. Neil Smith is a Libertarian science fiction author and gun rights activist.Smith was born in Denver, Colorado. His father was an Air Force officer, and his childhood was spent in various places including Waco, McQueenie, and La Porte, Texas; Salina, Kansas; Sacramento, California; and Gifford, Illinois (all before he completed 5th grade) and then St. John’s, Newfoundland and Ft. Walton Beach, F ...more

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