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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Baen Books (1 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743471547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743471541
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 779,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[Wentworth writes] old fashioned heroic adventure, mixing sf and fantasy with a reckless abandon that makes it fun."

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Eric Flint, as "Publishers Weekly" put it in a starred review of his "1632" (Baen), is "an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure." With David Drake he has collaborated on five novels in the popular Belisarius series, and with David Weber, he has written "1633," a sequel to "1632," and "Crown of Slaves," an offshoot of the best-selling Honor Harrington series. His first novel, "Mother of Demons," was picked by Science Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. A longtime labor union activist with a Master's Degree in history, he currently resides in Indiana with his wife Lucille. K. D. Wentworth is author of seven novels, including "Black on Black" and "Stars Over Stars" for Baen, and more than fifty short stories, appearing in such magazines as "Fantasy & Science Fiction, Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, " and others. She is a winner in the Writers of the Future contest, and has been a Nebula Award finalist twice. Her latest novel is "This Fair Land" (Hawk), an alternate history fantasy of the era of Columbus. She attributes her success to having a very large dog and a wonderful husband, not necessarily in that order, and lives with both in Tulsa, Oklahoma. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mark E. Cooper on 14 Oct 2003
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This has got to be one of the best human/alien interaction books I have ever read. It's not so much that this story is about alien conflict, the story takes place twenty years after Earth is conquered, but rather about how humans and aliens learn to live and fight together for their common survival. What I found so great about this was the way the authors wove alien customs and thought processes into the story. The Jao were truly believable and there actions and motives came across as alien rather than being human with just an alien flavour as so many sci-fi novels seem to do.

Well worth the hardback cover price.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chris Jones on 29 Dec 2012
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This book is more than your average sci-fi, it takes an observer's view of the human condition. Set on a post-invasion earth it reveals a gripping tale of intrigue and change on a galactic scale.

The author does a great job of creating a truly "alien" race who don't just come across as a caricature of the humans they seek to dominate.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes sci-fi and wants a change from the consensus.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Linda White on 17 Sep 2012
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A good storyline and unusual in that much of the story is told from the point of view of a member of an alien race which has conquered Earth
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sigrid on 13 Feb 2012
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Hooked me from page 1. Some very good characterisations and enough action to keep the story going at a good pace.

One of the more interesting depictions of an alien race and its interaction with humans.

I have come across Eric Flint before (books with David Weber) but K D Wentworth is a new name to me. I shall be looking out for more by both of these authors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TJW on 9 Mar 2013
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This is a £0.0 book that I would have paid for, and I'll be looking out for other books by this pair. It avoids the flat characters, turgid prose and feverish imagination of many of the other offerings in this sector of the market.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda Murray on 6 Jun 2014
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A free download for my Kindle and if you like sci-if sagas not to be missed. I will be buying the others. A very interesting story line maybe a bit predictable in some ways but no less enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dfive444 on 7 Dec 2013
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An enjoyable read,cleverly written and I will be downloading the next in the series. stick with it and the alien culture will make 'sense'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By keith on 28 Nov 2013
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Not a bad concept and very well written. Some of the alien physcology passages a bit long winded and heavy but does not detract form a good story. Well set for sequels.
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