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A Gathering of Widowmakers

(The Widowmaker #4)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  11 reviews
There is only one thing that Jefferson Nighthawk, the original Widowmaker, really wanted to do and that was retire on a far away planet and raise a garden. There were still two clones of him to keep the peace and carry on his legend. Unfortunately for him, his two clones have come to a disagreement. When a widowmaker takes on a Widowmaker everyone runs for cover. There is ...more
Hardcover, 1st edition, 268 pages
Published December 2005 by Meisha Merlin Publishing (first published October 1st 2005)
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Dan Schwent
Feb 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf, resnick
Jefferson Nighthaw, now cured of his disease, teams up with one of his surviving clones from the Widowmaker Trilogy to mentor Jeff Nighthawk, the young Widowmaker clone created at the end of Widowmaker Unleashed.

This was a Resnick fan's dream and fortunately for Mike, it turned out pretty damn good. Even though it was about the Widowmaker and his clones, it was really a story about generations and learning from your elders. But with rayguns and a decent body count.
Ian
May 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: sf
Another of Resnick's entertaining reads. This, a continuation of the "Widowmaker" saga, with a new batch of bad guys, the usual jaded galactic background, and wry wit. There also seemed to be more introspective discussion of why the widowmaker became the widowmaker, cool stuff. If you like Resnick (and who does not), you will like this. A quick and fun read.
Anna
Feb 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
With all the clones running around, and given that this is the fourth Widowmaker book but the only one I've read, it could have been really confusing. I was able to follow it pretty easily, though, so kudos to Resnick for that. The bounties hunted down by the various Widowmakers in the story were really interesting and I really liked the way their special abilities and weaknesses were explored. The futuristic technology was well handled. It all seemed plausible, and enhanced the story without bo ...more
Pablos
May 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Naprodukował Mike Resnick klonów swojego bohatera - Jeffersona Nighthawka - i już od tomu drugiego czytelnika przede wszystkim interesował scenariusz, w którym owe klony pracują razem, wespół w zespół. Autor właściwie nie miał wyboru, stąd po kilku latach przerwy od wydania “The Widowmaker Unleashed” przygotował tom czwarty, a w nim poszedł jeszcze dalej: prócz klonów do paczki wejdzie także sam Egzekutor, by osobiście dopilnować rozwoju wydarzeń.

“Zgromadzenie Egzekutorów” to kolejna
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Johne
Aug 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: space-opera
This book scratched an itch I didn't know I had. It's a fascinating look at three different stages of Jefferson Nighthawk, the most dangerous principled shootist in the Birthright Universe. That is to say, there are three versions of Jefferson Nighthawk, aka The Widowmaker; the retired original, a retired clone going by the name Jason Newman, and the current young version of The Widowmaker. Separately, they are each the most dangerous shootists around. Together, they are Hell on wheels.
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Craig
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Resnick's four volumes that feature Jefferson Nighthawk, the Widowmaker, are entertaining books set in his excellent future history series. They don't have quite the exciting quality of the first Santiago novel, but are fun page-turners. His ability to tell stories of larger-than-life future myth is unparalleled, and the way the plots progress and the characters develop is fascinating. They're very enjoyable science fiction.
Jeff Yoak
This may have been a slightly weaker story than the others in the series, but I'm always a sucker for a novel that gets all the old characters together. I enjoyed it throughout and find myself a little sad to set Jefferson Nighthawk aside for a while.

2017: Enjoyed this with the kids straight through the series.
Conal
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This one was a "fun read". As in the previous books in this series, Mike Resnick creates an interesting story with great characters. You can can expect more action as you have three widowmakers in this story along with some fun bad guys.

Recommended for any SF action fans.
4 stars.
Jennifer
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Mike Resnick never fails to deliver a great read.
Jon
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
As quick and easy to read as the first ones. Also as good.
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Michael "Mike" Diamond Resnick, better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is a popular and prolific American science fiction author. He is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He is the winner of five Hugos, a Nebula, and other major awards in the United States, France, Spain, Japan, Croatia and Poland. and has been short-listed ...more

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