Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Two-Space War” as Want to Read:
The Two-Space War
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Two-Space War (Two-Space War #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  122 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
It is six hundred years in the future and mankind has learned to move between the stars . . . by going into Two-Space, the vast realm where sentient wooden ships travel beneath canvas sails in a universe that is corrosive to technology. As they charged headlong into the galaxy, humans discovered others who were already there: The elven Sylvans who live in the vast forests ...more
Paperback, 519 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by Baen Books (first published 2004)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Two-Space War, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Two-Space War

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Jun 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
I picked this book hoping for something with more in common with Flatland.

What I got: Imagine a speculative fiction novel written circa 1800. You have navies with wooden sailing ships, cannons, muskets and swords. The speculative part is that 3-D ships sail on a magic map (each ship has a part sailing on the top side fo the map & another half sailing on the map's underside). The map has pictures on it and when it shows a picture of a piece of land the crew can lower a magic ladder into the m
Jul 09, 2009 rated it it was ok
Written by Dave Grossman and Leo Frankowski I was more intrigued by their views of training for combat. As a sci fi fan the references to classics authors was ok but ... If you do not read sci fi it is a referenence which is not explained necessarily.

It was also not as smooth as many of the space operas. The poems at times seemed to be crammed in and close but not quite the thing. There were points were it added.

My favorites of Frankowski were the original Conrad books--tongue-in-cheek but not o
Feb 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Great yarn! Imaginative and logically consistent environment/universe, great characters, & lots of action. Only one nit that I can pick. Assuming that the capabilities of the 2-space small arms used are generally comparable to those of the days of "wooden ships and iron men," I have to suspend too much belief when it comes to the defensive capabilities of the "space monkeys."
Ric Warner
Sep 27, 2011 rated it liked it
It is a very good book and was presently surprised that the middle section of the book was so gripping, since the first quarter was not. Overall a very good book and I'm happy I picked it as a random read from the library. Mr. Grossman will be added to my list of authors.
Oct 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
I think the author wrote this because of a desire to play with certain ideas, rather than in the pursuit of telling a great story, or of putting together a world that would fascinate or fill you with wonder.
Luke Hughes
Feb 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Worthwhile for integrating Grossman's insights on psychology into a narrative context.
Mark E Cooper
rated it liked it
Mar 15, 2015
John Taylor
rated it it was amazing
Sep 17, 2014
rated it it was amazing
Oct 22, 2009
rated it really liked it
Sep 03, 2017
rated it liked it
Mar 31, 2013
Michael Stwalley
rated it liked it
Jan 03, 2015
rated it it was ok
Nov 03, 2013
rated it really liked it
Aug 09, 2014
John Davies
rated it it was amazing
May 07, 2012
rated it it was amazing
Nov 22, 2011
rated it it was amazing
Feb 26, 2012
rated it really liked it
May 12, 2013
rated it really liked it
Aug 17, 2010
Kurt Weirich
rated it really liked it
Jul 21, 2013
rated it really liked it
May 24, 2017
Matthew Frost
rated it did not like it
Mar 16, 2015
rated it really liked it
Dec 11, 2015
Hamish Mcwilliam
rated it really liked it
Jan 18, 2013
Matt Forehand
rated it liked it
Aug 11, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Jan 09, 2013
Jeff Dodge
rated it liked it
Mar 16, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Jun 13, 2012
Peter Heitman
rated it really liked it
Jun 02, 2011
rated it it was amazing
Aug 07, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Hostiles (The Galactic Mage #3)
  • Wizard Cadet (Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles, #2)
  • The Magician and the Fool
  • The Martian General's Daughter
  • The Best of All Possible Wars
  • Citizens
  • The Memory Cathedral: A Secret History of Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Resurgence (Heritage Universe, #5)
  • Logos Run
  • The Long Fall (Exodus: Empires at War, #4)
  • The Age of the Pussyfoot
  • The Probability Broach (North American Confederacy #1)
  • Hell's Gate (Multiverse, #1)
  • Best Sex Writing 2012: The State of Today's Sexual Culture
  • The War With Earth (New Kashubia, #2)
  • Endgame Enigma
  • The House of the Kzinti (Man-Kzin Wars)
  • The Ruins of Myth Drannor (Pools #4)
Lt. Col Dave Grossman is the author of On Killing and On Combat as well as several science fiction books.

In 1998 Lt. Colonel Grossman retired from the military as Professor of Military Science at Arkansas State University. His career includes service in the United States Army as a sergeant in the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division, a platoon leader in the 9th Infantry Division (United States), a general
More about Dave Grossman...

Other Books in the Series

Two-Space War (2 books)
  • The Guns of Two-Space (Two-Space War, #2)