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Right Ascension by David Derrico
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Jun 06, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: science-fiction, read-in-2010, scifi-fantasy-ebook-club
Read in June, 2010

** spoiler alert ** I have to say, I really didn't care for this book much. The theme of the ethics of using WMDs is a good idea but it was never really developed deeply. It was bad to use them against the Korgians even though they were attacking us, but okay to use them against the Lucani Ibron because they were attacking us. What?

I would go along for a while and be into the story and then something would happen to make me roll my eyes.

I found the chapter where they confront the evil traitor Le Jaunte just bizarre. I thought I had wandered into an Ian Fleming novel. I was waiting to hear "The name's Bond, Admiral James Bond." The evil megalomaniac taking over the world/universe, he won't kill the hero directly, so after telling him his evil plans, he sends the ship out to be destroyed by a conveniently passing comet. Seriously??

I liked the idea of the story but I didn't enjoy this enough to read the sequel.

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