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  • Title: Mutineer
  • Author: Mike Shepherd
  • ISBN: 9780441011421
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback

  • Kris Longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power Her father is the Prime Minister of her home planet Her mother the consummate politician s wife She s been raised only to be beautiful and marry well But the heritage of the military Longknifes courses through Kris s blood and, against her parents objections, she enlists in the marines.
    Mike Shepherd
    A pseudonym used by Mike Moscoe.Mike was born in the Philadelphia Navy Yard Hospital and left that town at the age of three days for reasons he does not presently recall But they had to draft him to get him back there He missed very little of the rest of the country Growing up Navy, he lived about everywhere you could park an aircraft carrier Mike was one of those college students who didn t have to worry about finding a job after graduation In 1968, his Uncle Sam made him an offer he couldn t refuse Two days into boot camp, the Army was wondering if they might not have been a bit hasty Mike ended the day in the Intensive Care Unit of the local Army hospital Despite most of Mike s personal war stories being limited to How I flunked boot camp, he can still write a rollicking good military SF yarns.Mike didn t survive all that long as a cab driver he got lost or bartender he made the drinks too strong but he figured he could at least work for the Navy Department as a budget analyst Until he spent the whole day trying to balance the barracks accounts for paint Finally, about quitting time, a grinning senior analyst took him aside and let him in on the secret They d hidden the money for refitting a battleship in that little account Slowly it dawned on Mike that there were a few things about the Navy that even a kid who grew up in it would never understand.Over the next twenty years, Mike branched out into other genres, including instruction memos, policies, performance standards and even a few labor contracts All of those, you may notice, lack a certain something Dialogue those things in quotes In 87, Mike s big break came He landed on a two year special project to build a digital map showing where the trees, rivers, roads, Spotted Owls and other critters were in western Oregon The list went on and on with no end in sight and two years became ten Since there was no writing involved in his new day job, Mike had to do something to get the words out He signed up for a writing class at Clark Community College and proudly turned in a story Star Wars shoots down the second coming of Christ Two years later, Analog bought Summer Hopes, Winter Dreams for the March, 1991 issue Four years later he sold his first novel In the ten years since then, Mike s turned in twelve novels and is researching the next three.Mike s love for Science Fiction started when he picked up Rocket Ship Galileo in the fifth grade, and then proceeded to read every book in the library with a rocket sticker on its spine.Mike digs for his stories among people and change Through his interest in history, he has traces the transformations that make us what we are today Science launches us forward into an ever changing universe Once upon a time, the only changes in peoples lives came with the turning of the seasons and the growing wrinkles on their brows Today, science drives most of the changes in our daily lives Still, we can t avoid the pressure of our own awakening hormones or hardening arteries Mike is happiest when his stories are speeding across thin ice, balanced on the edge of two sharp blades, one anciently human, the other as new as tomorrow s research.Trained in International Relations and history, salary administration and bargaining, theology and counseling, Mike is having a ball writing about Kris Longknife coming of age while the world her grand parents built threatens to crash down around her ears These are books I think you ll love and my granddaughter and grandsons too Mike lives in Vancouver, Washington, with his wife Ellen, his mother in law and any visiting grandkids He enjoys reading, writing, watching grand children for story ideas and upgrading his computer all are never ending.


    Commentaires:

    David
    I wanted very much for this to be better than it was. But while it was not bad, neither was it particularly good. It's a Big Mac of a space opera, a perfectly average, standard, processed serving delivering a pleasant if unexceptional taste but no nutritional value. Mike Shepherd seems to be trying to imitate David Weber or Lois McMaster Bujold, and since I am not particularly a fan of either of them (I know, sacrilege), this story did little for me. It was entertaining enough for the time I spe [...]

    Jacob Proffitt
    This was my take-a-risk purchase in our anniversary trip to Powell's in Portland this year. Since that was only days ago and I've already finished it, well, it obviously didn't suck. This is the first in a long-running series and you can kind of feel the freshman jitters of it. For one, there are some pretty awkward flashbacks done as memories in the first chapter that were unnecessary (provided the information had been given later—more proximate to the need later).That said, this was a decent [...]

    Laura Ownbey
    The quick and dirty:Rating: 2.5 starsLength: On the high end of average (389 pages)Publication: January 27, 2004 from Ace BooksPremise: The book opens with Kris Longknife, a Navy ensign fresh out of officer training, commanding a frantic hostage rescue mission. She struggles to balance her own doubts and the shadows of her own past with her drive to succeed and prove that she's deserving of her family's oldest histories. As soon as the mission ends, she's put on leave. She thinks that going home [...]

    Vanessa
    The daughter of a governor to a settled planet, Kris enjoyed a life of luxury and prestige--but she felt it was more of a prison than anything. In an effort to make her own way in the universe, she joined the marines. Unfortunately, the military of the outer rim planets lacks the support it needs to continue operations, as there isn’t much conflict like there used to be.After a spectacular rescue of a little girl from terrorists on a neighboring planet, Kris is relegated to humanitarian duty o [...]

    Michael
    Promising story line in the genre of military space opera, but ultimately this debut of a long series (9 and counting) was disappointing to me. Ensign Kris Longknife, daughter of a planetary prime minister seeks a career in the space navy as a means to achievement and adventure away from family politics. But her family connections and privileged background either prejudices people against her or raises unrealistic expectations. The scenarios on planets and shipboard provide interesting challenge [...]

    Elecampane
    I love military sci-fi, but this book was overall a disappointment. I should have had my first warning when the back cover said that she "enlists in the marines [sic]" and yet it's made clear by page 7 that Kris is, in fact, in the Navy. The entire book is like this, riddled with typographical errors (apostrophe errors, to/too and its/it's errors, incomplete sentences) to a degree that made me wonder if it had had an editor at all.There are a number of enjoyable elements, including a promising o [...]

    Mike (the Paladin)
    I changed the rating on this a couple of times. I almost went two stars but in the end the book was a disappointment. (I didn't even force my way through the final few paragraphs.) Some of you will disagree with me on this and not all of you for the same reasons. This could have been a very good book. I started it with high hopes. I liked the opening sequence (view spoiler)[ the rescue of the little girl (hide spoiler)]. But over all the book was slow and annoying though with periods of interest [...]

    Niall Teasdale
    While I generally liked the performance on this one, Dina Pearlman can't do Scottish accents for toffee. I'm inclined to believe she's reading the written down accent however, since the author doesn't know what a Yorkshire Pudding is.I liked this, but it did seem to have more text than story; ie. it was a little long, as in elongated for word count. Kris suffers from that most unfortunate of character conditions, not seeing the bleeding obvious until 5 minutes after the reader. However, the plot [...]

    Deana
    A very disappointing book. It tried to be like the David Webber Honor Harrington series, but is suffers from poor writing, unnecessary, awkward stage business to move characters from point A to point B 95% of the time. There is not enough sci-fi detail to explain Longknife's universe, the technology that supports it nor the social climate that 'seems' to play a part in driving activity. Here and there, during battle scenes, Shepherd gets it right, but that is not often. Instead, Longknife, a car [...]

    Ms. Nikki
    Kris Longknife is a character to root for. Along for the ride are a team of secondary players that have been set up to grow along with Kris.Kris's family has their own issues and now that she has a place at the adult table I can't wait to see what she gets up to.An adventurous read that had an narrator that was easy to listen to.On to the next.

    Lis Carey
    Kris Longknife is the daughter of a distinguished political family. Her father is the prime minister of the planet Wardhaven, a member of the Society of Humanity, a union of nearly six hundred worlds. She's joined the navy rather than pursuing either a political or a social career because she wants to do something useful.She's smart and capable and sincere, and she has no idea what she's in for.Her first assignment as an ensign is rescuing a kidnapped six-year-old girl, the daughter of another p [...]

    Dee
    This was a reread - I'm doing the entire series as I stalled at around book 4/5 previously (can't even remember which or why!). This is standard military style space opera - young protagonist overcoming mighty odds and showing superior mettle/honour/cunning/skills etc. I love it, I love it all, mwah-ha-ha! No seriously, it's sort of a slighltly lighter, brisker paced, Honor Harrington-esque saga, and is basically fantastically aligned with my space-operatic tastes. If this is your thing you'll l [...]

    Xan
    Entretenido pero sin sorpresas.

    Mike (the Paladin)
    I changed the rating on this a couple of times. I almost went two stars but in the end the book was a disappointment. (I didn't even force my way through the final few paragraphs.) Some of you will disagree with me on this and not all of you for the same reasons. This could have been a very good book. I started it with high hopes. I liked the opening sequence (view spoiler)[ the rescue of the little girl (hide spoiler)]. But over all the book was slow and annoying though with periods of interest [...]

    Brownbetty
    Comes under "if this is the sort of thing you like, then this is the sort of thing you'll like." I would call it "Patrick O'Brian in space," but not having read any Patrick O'Brian, I might get myself in trouble that way. From this, however, you can probably gather it's not quite the sort of thing I like. (My rating may be a bit low for that reason.) I picked it up though, because it had a female protagonist and I remembered hearing the name somewhere.Kris Longknife is likable enough, although a [...]

    Katrin von Martin
    I'm very fond of space opera; Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan series and Weber's early Honor Harrington books are among my favourite sci-fi reads. "Mutineer" kept showing up on my "recommended for you" list, so I decided to give it a try. While not the best space opera I've read, it was a very enjoyable read. Spoilers follow. The story opens in the middle of a dangerous mission; Kris and her team have been sent to retrieve the young daughter of an important official from a group of kidna [...]

    Moira
    30.12.2017 - 4,5*Prvně jsem se bála, aby Kris Longknife nebyla příliš podobna Honor Harrington. Podívejte se na anotace a pochopíte proč. Ale damn, ty dvě by nemohly být rozdílnější, a zároveň více podobné. Autoři vzali armádu a cestu těch dvou každý trochu jinak, dost, abych je dokázala jasně odlišit, a zároveň jsou v tom nejlepším oba příběhy skvěle vykreslené.Příběh má své zajímavé prvky, složitou politickou situaci. Kris se narodila do vlivné rodin [...]

    Vanessa
    Solid 3.75 - 1/2 star off for dragging the end a bit, even if it ended well.Great Space Opera!The protagonist is a young woman named Kris Longknife, the child of political parents and military grandparents. She decides to take the military route to the chagrin of her parents.The story moves along at a perfect pace and her natural talent is displayed as well as her not quite best decisions. We follow her on missions and her less than perfect relationships. I love her development as well as all th [...]

    Kathy
    Fabulous New SF Series!Since all the Scifi TV shows, except for Doctor Who, I have watched up until May 2011 have been cancelled (my beloved Stargate Universe, SG-1, SGA, The Event, Outcasts, Caprica, Farscape, BSG, etc.) I have been cruising around, looking for a good SF book. This new series [well new to me] totally satisfied my huge SF appetite.This book had all the essential features that makes a great SF series. The story begins with Kris in the middle of a dangerous rescue scene and the ac [...]

    Coyora Dokusho
    Read at least (2) timesSome time I have to go back and read all the prequels by Mike Moscoe but ugh prequels >.< so meh.I really like Kris, but I'm living in my head a bunch of books ahead, I think it's going to do me a lot of good reading all the books again but they're really dense and convoluted - not a bad thing at all but they take up a lot of energy and concentration to read. However! I gotta because I forgot stuff that happened from the beginning (dense and convoluted, remember?) so [...]

    Steven
    Young woman from rich and powerful family makes her way in the Navy, discovers secession plot. I liked the fact she wasn't perfect, wasn't immediately tossed into bed with either possible romantic lead and that everything wasn't neatly wrapped up. It's also nice to see an SF tech novel where tech screws up or can't be used, and the avoidance of a cliched character in Hancock was welcome.I'm less thrilled with her supercomputer or her l33t hacker Aunt, but overall enjoyable.

    Kati
    What an excellent book! Exactly what I was looking for in a sci-fi story: the perfect mix of space exploration, military action and political intrigue. Amazing characters and perfectly written women. Yes, Kris' wealth sometimes worked as a sort of "deus ex machina" way out but that's the only gripe I have. Everything else was top notch good! Can't wait to read the next book in the series. If you like Jack Campbell's "The Lost Fleet", you will like this one too.

    Francine
    A science fiction fun quick read with engaging characters, humor, a little bit of politics and a lot of suspension of disbelief. There's a lot of books in this series, all available as e-books at my library. I'll be reading them for a while in between other books.

    Bob
    Popcorn! Nutritionally worthless, mostly air, but irresistibly tasty! Every time I finish a "Longknife", I swear I won't waste my time on another. I say the same thing after every bag of popcorn.

    Rowan G.
    I actually liked this book, even though I thought I wouldn't initially. Good action and a mostly likeable cast of primary characters.

    Debrac2014
    I had to finish the book! Boy, does Longknife have an interesting life! Good read!

    Tara Murasaki
    This book was incredibly frustrating. I picked it up expecting a mutiny. It took over 350 pages to get to that mutiny, and it only lasted about 15 pages. The whole novel was build up, and let me tell you, I was ready to throw it across the room if it didn't delivery the mutiny soon. In addition, there is one point in the novel that clearly shows a failure of research. The character of Tommy Lien has a name that is very Chinese; however, at one point, he refers to family kami - kami is a Japanese [...]

    Lushr
    This is the first of currently 14 Kris Longknife novels, and if they're all as well written as this one I'm a very happy girl.Realistic heroine from rich but interesting background, does not have sex with anyone, but really develops into someone you genuinely want to say is heroic. It's sci fi, it has mystery, lots of action. And no awkward"ugh we knew that would happen" pot issues.There's politics, intrigue and lots of military stuff. But there's also a lot of character, enough to keep me rolli [...]

    Tremont G
    Kris is an idiot! Why does she think she is "paranoid" when people REALLY ARE trying to kill her! It's obviously the Peterwald/Greenfeld people behind everything and she NEVER follows up or tries to figure it out. The book ends with huge holes in the story with regard to Olympia as well. Nothing is resolved with the implications to the Peterwald throwing an asteroid into the Damon volcano. WTF! AND, by the hell would Kris not demand immediately why the stupid boats and bridges the Peterwald the [...]

    Craig Jones
    I can see why this book was popular enough to encourage a long series, but I personally won't be continuing on. When compared to the Vor series (L. M. Bujold) or Vatta's War (Elizabeth Moon), this one just felt like more of the same, but not quite as pithy, and never jaw-dropping. The main character, Kris Longknife, is likable and strong, but everyone else is flat and the world-building was lackluster (too familiar to current everyday life, perhaps?). In any event, I wasn't left with any compell [...]

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