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Rogue Clone (Rogue Clone #2)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  1,078 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
Having gone AWOL after his fellow troops were massacred, Lt. Wayson Harris-outlawed clone soldier of the Unified Authority-returns to service. But will Harris work for his former leaders...or against them?
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by Ace
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Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, science-fiction
Still somewhat enjoyable. Still a lot of room for improvement. Certain developments in this book are very welcome transitions, and overall I am still happy to read one more book. This was on the same level as the first book, but for some reason it lost a little bit of the spark.

I will admit I did very much enjoy the main historical parallel for one of the characters, although I made the comparison while reading the first book, long before hints were being dropped en masse.
Miki Habryn
Dec 24, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
Gave up halfway. Poor grammar, appalling writing, painfully obvious plot twists, no grasp of physics. Life's too short to read this kind of rubbish.
Apr 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I really like these clone books. They have a good story line and usually make for easy reading. I go through the pretty quickly. I like military science fiction and these stories fit that category to a "T". It's also nice that this is a series of middle to long books. As the second in this series, it kept my attention focused on the main character, Wayson Harris, who is a "Liberator" clone that can be very mean when necessary. Strangely, tho, he's not super smart and doesn't always figure thing ...more
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this entire series. This is the first of a seven book series which I really enjoyed reading. If you like some action and some interesting social speculation on what would happen if the government of the future had created an army of clones to do it's fighting for it.

Some interesting mechanics for getting around FTL are introduced and play a key part of the story as it progresses. I'm not sure if the seventh book is the last in the series but it was a great set of books if you're
Boulder Boulderson
Pretty terrible....I assume that it's aimed at young adults but that's no excuse for the nonsensical plot. Hundred-year-old battleships and civilian transports with hyperdrive but modern battleships don't have them? Apparently also in 500 years, society has fallen backwards somewhat in gender equality; there's only one female in the entire book and she is there only as a sex object. This book fails as science fiction and space opera, and whoever edited it should be ashamed of the basic typograph ...more
Oct 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Really liked this book. The character Wayson Harris is very well developed in this sequel. I enjoyed his journey as bounty hunter, marine, mercenary, etc. I especially liked the debate over clones having a soul or not, and the various character opinions and reasonings. Great book with a killer ending!
Feb 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Steven Kent’s clone novels are always fun to read. The slick science fiction settings, fast-paced narrative, engaging characters and plenty of awesome action scenes make Rogue Clone as good, perhaps even better, than its predecessors. I’m definitely going to look forward to the next book.
Vincent Hobbes
May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great book! I enjoyed the first one, and Rogue Clone is even better. Looking forward to reading the next.
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Good read! Not awesome, but entertaining.
Jamie McFarlane
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very much enjoying the series.
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-shelf
Addicting ...
Oct 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
Wayson Harris is one of the few remaining clones of his kind. He is a liberator clone, bred for fast reflexes and a clear head in a combat situation he is conditioned toward violence and taking out the enemy as fast as possible. His class of clone also does not have the built in death reflex that kills all other clones when they find out what they are, he also is not as conditioned to be blindly loyal to the UA and patriotic as other clones. This has earned Harris a fair share of enemies both in ...more
Aug 13, 2008 rated it liked it
I grabbed this book because I realized I was about to leave the library with a stack of books written entirely by female authors, and I wanted a little manliness in the mix. This book was well chosen, in that case, because my god, this is a dudely book. No named female characters appear or speak until forty-five chapters in, and the book is only fifty-three chapters long. The military of the future is all male, although this isn't even commented on, it's simply that no woman ever makes an appear ...more
Ian Bott
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, The Clone Republic. It was fast, action-packed, with intriguing politics at the heart of the plot. I was happy to overlook the unexplained absurdities of the "Broadcast" method of travel and communications.

Rogue Clone was going much the same way until my willing suspension of disbelief was blown out the water when the entire galactic transport network was taken out of commission by the destruction of one key node. As an incidental sub-plot maybe
Aug 05, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the second of a series and another book I had picked up at the Borders going-out-of-business sale.

I finished this pretty quickly. It was easy to read and paced in away that I wanted to keep reading at the end of each chapter.

My only issue with the story is that the main character, while supposed to be a super soldier, is often only a witness to the critical events of the plot. Even when he is involved, his actions have no real effect on the outcome. This is a trend that was present in t
Mar 01, 2010 rated it liked it
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Steven Allen
Dec 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-to-go, not-kept
The beginning of this book was fairly torturous. Much gnashing of teeth attempting to get through all of the political mumbo-jumbo, but I understand that the author was attempting to lay the ground work for a reader that had not read the first novel or was just generally clueless.

Once Wayson is back being a bad ass clone, as he was designed to be, the story get ripping right along again with Wayson back in the middle of mayhem and chaos where he belongs.

A good story but not one that I will keep
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lt. Wayson Harris ist einer von Tausenden von Klonen, die geboren und großgezogen wurden, um zu einem ultimativen Soldaten zu werden. im Gegensatz zu den anderen, ist Harris jedoch ein geächtetes Modell - eines mit eigenständigen Gedanken und einem Hang zur Gewalt. Während er gegen seine Konditionierung ankämpft, wird Harris von der Vereinigten Obrigkeit zum Dienst einberufen. Mit Separatisten unterwegs durch die Galaxie, muss Harris nun eine Entscheidung treffen: Soll er gegen sie kämpfen oder ...more
Patrick Scattergood
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
After reading the superb first book in this series, I had some massive hopes for this one. Especially after some of the shocking events in the first book.

I'll admit that this one didn't quite live up to that promise but it is still a brilliantly paced and exciting story by Kent here.

I had to round up the score on here to 4 whereas if you follow the link to the full review it has a score of 3.5 but you can't do half scores here.

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Nimrod Blaser
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Enjoyable, however needed a bit more proof reading. A bit of self contradiction in there.

For example, chapter 19 there is a description of Huang as a political creature. and yet the chapter before we have the assertion that he would not lie. Incompatible descriptions in the light of todays politicians
Jul 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
The second book in the series, rogue clone continues the epicness. I liked how the action slowed down a LITTLE at least. The story lined gained more depth though, and I did really appreciate that. Great series.
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another great entry in th is series by Steven Kent. While it didn't contain quite as much action as the previous book, it more then made up for it in political drama and a murder mystery! The universe of the Clone series changes in major ways in this book and it's just fun to along for the ride!
Anand Chelian
May 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Fun read
Alec Young
Jul 18, 2015 rated it liked it
seemed shorter than the other. and I am sad to say I missed one.
Steve Smoot
still pretty bad but much better than #1
Sarah Alawami
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book was ok, but I wish that it were slightly faster paste instead of explaining the history of this or that, or the other.
Aug 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: space-opera
Dec 27, 2008 marked it as tried-but-not-for-me
standard sf and moved away from such
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Steven L. Kent is the author of the Rogue Clone series of Military Science Fiction novels as well as The Ultimate History of Video Games.

Born in California and raised in Hawaii, Kent served as a missionary for the LDS Church between the years of 1979 and 1981. During that time, he worked as a Spanish-speaking missionary serving migrant farm workers in southern Idaho.

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