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The Young Warriors (Classic Battlestar Galactica #4)

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On a routine reconnaissance mission, Starbuck crashlands on a world where the Cylons have wiped out most of the adult population, leaving tribes of children in charge. It's Lord of the Flies meets The Guns of Navarone as Starbuck leads the children in a daring raid to free their father from the Cylons.

Mass Market Paperback, 185 pages
Published August 1st 1980 by Berkley
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Firstly, I was and remain ambivalent on the episode on which this is based. There are certain aspects that I like and then...ugh children. I hate children, especially reading about children and especially children living on their own and fighting and such. So, that remains an aspect which I was less than thrilled with in the book.

However, I think the plot made a tad more sense in the book. Things sort of happen abruptly in the episode without warning, there is much more of a plot progression her
Brian Schiebout
The Young Warriors by Glen A. Larson and Robert Thurston is the fourth book in the Battlestar Galatica series. The story revolves around the character of Starbuck and his questioning of the constant warfare which makes up his life. The story begins when he goes back to a therapy session to discover why he is so depressed and he believes he discovers that it is due to his focus on war forever. Soon after he crash lands on a planet where the only humans outside captivity are a band of children who ...more
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Lt. Starbuck crash lands on a swampy planet and discovers a group of children trying to survive while dealing with a garrison of Cylons who want them dead or captured. The story takes place mostly on the planet Antila, a wild planet with telepathic unicorns, ok, that sounds corny but it is actually a decent story that could very well stand on it's own outside of the BSG universe. As with the previous three books this was a fun read that brought back lots of fond memories.
Apr 15, 2015 Gabriella rated it it was amazing
I read this in the 90s. And I loved the book just as much as I loved the old TV series. (Don't get me started on the new crap...)I read this back in the day, when Starback was still a man, full of charm, wit, spirit and mischief.
The story about Miri and the other children was on of my faves. I think it's time for a re-read.
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Don't remember a damn thing about the plot. I think I stole it from the Mace-Kingsly school library, so now I have to keep it.
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Glen Albert Larson was an American television producer and writer best known as the creator of the television series Battlestar Galactica, Quincy, M.E., The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, B. J. and the Bear, The Fall Guy, Magnum, P.I. and Knight Rider.
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