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Terminal Uprising

(Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  958 ratings  ·  159 reviews
It’s been four months since Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos learned the truth. Four months since she and her team of hygiene and sanitation specialists stole the EMCS Pufferfish and stopped a bioterrorism attack against the Krakau homeworld. Four months since she set out to find proof of what really happened on Earth all those years ago.

Between trying to protect their secrets an
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by DAW Books
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Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5000-2019
Book two in this fun series and it was every bit as good as book one!

Mops and her team still have control of the Pufferfish and they end up back on Earth which is still under the control of the Krakau. Feral humans are everywhere but there is also a small band of normal humans who were somehow immune to the initial plague. Of course they are Librarians (this is Hines writing after all) and they are living in secret whilst preserving Earth's history and knowledge. Many other things are happening
laurel [suspected bibliophile]
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, sci-fi, 2019-read
Book 2 does not disappoint as the janitors head to the most dangerous place in the universe...Earth.

It's like Jim C. Hines looked into my soul and saw exactly what I wanted in a military space opera.

I love milSFF, but I've been so damn tired of the over-used grunt/pilot tropes that float around. Yes yes yes, infantry and pilots are the fighters, but hear me out on this. In current times, we've got four support personnel for every 1 grunt dude (honestly the number is probably higher but I'm too l
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-humor
Hines’ second outing with the hero Janitors involves Mops and crew going back to Earth. There are references to Farscape (living ships), Willard Scott, and sports (as well as possible current US politics).

I like the sports in this book.

It is also a love novel to books and libraries.

While I didn’t find the novel as funny the first one in the series, it is still an excellent book. In part, this is because, like Terry Pratchett, Jim C Hines’ heroes are those that would not have even been mention
In “Terminal Alliance” Jim Hines sensational space opera, a motley crew of bio-engineered janitors is forced to step up and save the universe. After a bio-weapon decimates the alien Krakau command crew on the space cruiser EMCS Pufferfish, Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos, the senior, and very smart, janitor, and her small crew of cleanup specialists thwarts the savage alien Prodryan’s plan for universal conquest, while learning the truth about what caused humanity's descent into feral cannibalistic be ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
Another one I should have written at once!

You really have to listen to book 1 first!

Ok, so, what can I say that is not a total spoiler. Earth is overrun by ferals because some stupid aliens messed up. And now they cure humans and use them as super soldiers. In comes janitors who take over a ship and, well things happened, and now they are on their way to earth.

It's quite the crew and are they the best? Eh, no not really, but they know what they know and they do it their way. With humour and lots
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In the second installment of The janitors of The Post-Apocalypse our beloved team goes to Earth to search for some sentient people. They of course find trouble there, but also some allies. I liked this one even more than a first book, probably because now I could feel fully attached to characters as I know them better. Mops grows on me as protagonist and I loved that Wolf had a voice, too. It was full fun adventure, and it seems it's not, yet, the end, so I hope to see more of our janitors.
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)

Picking up a few months after the conclusion of Terminal Alliance, Terminal Uprising brings listeners up to speed on unlikely heroine Marion "Mops" Adamopoulos and the crew of the EMCS Pufferfish. They are wanted by the Krakau Alliance for rebellion, but it’s really because they know the true cause of the virus that wiped out humanity, turning humans into mindless zombies. The group continues to receive support on the sly from Admiral Pachelbel, who puts the crew in touch with a genocidal Prodry
Jan 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
Publishing Date: February 2019

Publisher: DAW

ISBN: 9780756412777

Genre: ScFi

Rating: DNF

Publisher’s Description: The Krakau came to Earth in the year 2104. By 2105, humanity had been reduced to shambling, feral monsters. In the Krakau’s defense, it was an accident, and a century later, they did come back and try to fix us. Sort of. It’s been four months since Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos learned the truth of that accident. Four months since she and her team of hygiene and sanitation specialists stole
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As with all of Hines' books, I'm left saying that I need the next one, right now. Love it. When does book 3 come out?
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Carolyn F.
I love this series. I especially love the fact that the people usually behind the scenes are the heroes. The ending was great. I can't wait to see what happens with Earth.
Melissa Bennett
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved the first book and would have to say I loved this one even more. We go on another adventure with the janitors and they are just as crazy, clean and tough as ever. This time they have their mission... head to earth. It is one of the most terrifying places ever but this team is ready to do what is needed.
In the last book, Mops really was a favorite character for me. This time Wolf was the top of my list. She caused many laughing fits throughout the book. I am so ready for their nex
Kat  Hooper
Feb 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Terri M.
A worthy follow up to Terminal Rising by Jim C. Hines. Plenty of laugh out loud moments and proof that humanity will not be saved by the rich and powerful, but those who clean our toilets and guard our culture.
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this on a flight across country and it was perfect - lots of action and comedy. The one thing I wished for more of was (view spoiler) ...more
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How can you not love a book when plumbing supplies are used as weapons? Or how about janitors and librarians as the heroes who save the day? This is the second book in the Janitors in Space series. I was prepared to like this since I really loved the author's Jig the Goblin trilogy. The author did not disappoint as Wolf moved into a title role and the rest of the crew of the Pufferfish uncovered the dastardly plans of Belle-Bonne Sage with the timely assist of Advocate of Violence. It was a grea ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse series is a great read. Humour is difficult, but Jim C Hines has nailed it here with a close to Douglas Adams level of comic invention and absurdity, whilst still providing an excellent story.
Humanity has fallen prey to the inevitable zombie apocalypse, and visiting aliens have managed to partially cure some of the zombies, or at least make them sentient again. Naturally the durability of the changed humans makes them perfect as infantry tro
Kevin Hogan
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Builds on and deepens the world of the first book. Adventure, suspense, humor, characters changing and growing.

It's all there.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, so good. The story really gets into the conspiracy and some of the inter-species politics while still having fast-moving adventures for the individual characters. The writing is super funny and imaginative-- I may have convinced my spouse to read it based on how a drain snake and pipe sealant are used in battle scenarios. It feels like there will either be a bit of a cast change in book 3 or [mini-spoiler?] the story focus will expand to cover characters in more places in the galaxy. The nex ...more
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This Librarian loved this continuation of the story of Janitors in space and other librarians as well as all other sci-fi fans will too. Great characters, great aliens, great settings, great story. I look forward to the next in the series.
Breane Ross
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Received an arc from netgalley. I really enjoyed the first book, Terminal Alliance, and this book is even better in my opinion. Highly recommend it!
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-club
I think I read half of book 1; this one still picked up well enough. Fun characters, enjoyable problem solving (with cleaning supplies), alien politics, one big moral question (how can you have peace when one side refuses any compromise, which is damn relevant today) that will hopefully be tackled in book 3 someday. Lots of great visuals. The space janitors meet up with the librarians of the zombie apocalypse (but don't use the z-word) I found it a bit weird reading the brief scenes of the alien ...more
Steve Tetreault
What it's about: Janitors... In... SPACE...! Part... Two...! This book picks up a few months after the previous volume. (There have been several hundred books between when I read the first book and this one, so I wasn't sure if some of the "Here's what's been happening" was actually in the first book or whether it was off-stage action.) Our intrepid Shipboard Hygiene and Sanitation crew is on the run from the Krakau alliance - they're hopelessly outmanned, outgunned, and running out places to hi ...more
True Rating 4.5 stars!

I have been looking forward to reading Terminal Uprising because I couldn’t wait to pick up where the story from Terminal Alliance had left off! Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos is back with her crew but this time they are looking for answers in the most dangerous of places, Earth! In this book, the crew of the EMCS Pufferfish are fugitives with plenty of heat coming down on them. What they should be doing is looking for a place to hide but there are situations brewing that they j
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
I have been a fan of Jim Hines since the first (Jig the Goblin). I can't say this book was his first mis-step because I never finished the Faerie Tale/Charlies Angels novels either.

However, this is the first time he's started so strong (Book #1 of this series was exceptional) and wasted all that potential so quickly.

Did I hate it? No.... but I didn't care enough about it either.... and given that I already had a pre-existing tie to the characters, that's saying something.
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great sequel! Most of the second installment of this rollicking adventure is spent on Earth and with the same hilarious characters you came to love in the first book. Full of high jinx and ingenious plans that go either terribly right or terribly wrong, you can never predict what Mops and her crew will come up with next. There is a darker, more serious streak in this story, but it only adds to the readability. Loved it.
Danica Midlil
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Still so imaginative. Loved the addition of a prodryan character.
Mari Kurisato
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
TLDR; Must Read, well worth it at thrice the price.

What would you do if you awoke from a coma in a hospital, and the Doctors’ had told you that you made yourself go insane before, and had mindlessly killed someone? What if the Doctors found you and took you in, fixed your mind, trained you, made you tougher, and gave you a job?

Would you feel guilty? Thankful?

What would you do if you found out


that in fact it was the Doctors themselves who made you t
Becky B
Mops and the rest of her ragtag crew of the Pufferfish are following a lead from their Krakau insider. It leads them oddly enough to a Prodryan lawyer with information about something Admiral Sage is hiding on Earth that may help them get more answers about the truth behind the plague that turned humans into ferals. Unfortunately, that means that they have to go to the last place in the universe anyone wants to go...Earth. Oh, and they are quite the wanted little crew of former sanitation specia ...more
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Jim C. Hines is the author of the Magic ex Libris series, the Princess series of fairy tale retellings, the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy, and the Fable Legends tie-in Blood of Heroes. His latest novel is Terminal Uprising, book two in the humorous science fiction Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse trilogy. He’s an active blogger, and won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Jim lives in Michigan ...more

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