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Freedom Flight: Wing Commander [Mass Market Paperback]

Lackey , Guon
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5 Jan 1998 Wing Commander
One of BAEN's biggest stars and a Team Leader from Wing Commander collaborate on a tie-in to this all-time bestselling computer game, in which a disreputable gang of misfits teams up to free a world. Wing Commander is the top-selling SF interactive computer game available. Wing Commander II sold over 100,000 copies in 60 days, making it one of the fastest-selling computer game products ever.


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 10 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (5 Jan 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671721453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671721459
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.4 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 791,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Freedom Flight is set during the Secret Missions 2 add-on disk to the original Wing Commander game, which deals with the entry of the avian Firekkans into the Terran Confederation, but the Kilrathi show up in the middle of a holy war.
The action centers around Ian "Hunter" St.John, an Austrailian pilot who's a character in the game. This book gives lots of background details and helps to flesh out the personalities of all the Wing Commander characters, and gives a look into the culture of the Kilrathi, since that one of the book's co-writers actually worked on the game.
The plot follows Secret Missions 2 almost exactly, so veteran players will find not much new here, but it is a good, fast read, and hey, it's Wing Commander!
Overall, I reccomend that fans of the Wing Commander games and anybody into military sci-fi check it out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
What makes a book great is how it's writer accomp- lishes a certain goal. And this book is great from all aspects: Two dimensional PC game heroes become multi-dimensional and the characterisations are in depth, not too much though to alter the character of the book (viz from sci-fi space adventure to psychological thriller). Then the scenes flow, not too fast (not in a movie type style) but have a certain tempo that makes the book flow without the so called "readers' stress". The authors' language is picturous and simple, avoiding too much litera- ture in shake of steady flow and positioning of the reader right were the scenes are drawn. The plot on the other hand is simple and straightfor- ward, not original, yet it holds the twists that make the reader wanna go on reading the next scene or chapter. Taking into consideration that this book is written in a custom way (meaning that the authors were surely given the plot hints and some of the back- and side story) it is not a novelised script (with all the defects meant) but a well conceived novel that can also stand alone, without any sponsorpship. Yet, we, the Wing Commander fans are thankfull to this sponsorship. Finally, the book becomes an essential to all Wing Commander fans, as it is a job very well done.
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Habre las puertas de muchos secretos... 30 Jan 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Aqui podremos con detalles como vivio Ralgha nar Hhallas el pase suyo del Imperio a la Confederacion. Nos muestra muy bien la mentalidad que tenian los gatos, sus votos de lealtad que por ningun motivo lo podian romper. Caracteristicas que los muestra como una raza muy dura y sometida a los superiores. Una raza de una sola voz, la del Emperador.
Pero el que todos conocemos como "Hobbes" no es el unico personaje importante. Esta "Hunter", "K'Kai", "Rikki" entre otros. Que mas se puede decir, esta historia esta muy bien hecha. Hay accion a lo largo de toda la novela y ademas con una interacion muy bien hecha entre las situaciones que se viven en todos los bandos, sea la Confed, Imperio o en los Firekkans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes place towards the secret missons of Wing Commander 1 4 Aug 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Finnaly! Something about WIng Commander that is not circled around Christopher Blair. Austrailian pilot Ian "Hunter" St. John is the kind of pilot who will go against odds and fight a fleet of Kilrah pilots by himself! and succeeds! But this time he is caught up in something that even he is afraid of. A race of bird like aliens called Firekkans are going to sign a treaty with the Terran Confederation, but the Kilrathi are planning to invade the sector and go on a killing spree for some religous reason dealing with the Kilrathi war god Sivar. What is going to happen? you are going to have to read to out.

-KilrahKiller
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enter the Wing Commander universe and enjoy every line. 2 Sep 1998
By Georgiadis Pelopidas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
What makes a book great is how it's writer accomp- lishes a certain goal. And this book is great from all aspects: Two dimensional PC game heroes become multi-dimensional and the characterisations are in depth, not too much though to alter the character of the book (viz from sci-fi space adventure to psychological thriller). Then the scenes flow, not too fast (not in a movie type style) but have a certain tempo that makes the book flow without the so called "readers' stress". The authors' language is picturous and simple, avoiding too much litera- ture in shake of steady flow and positioning of the reader right were the scenes are drawn. The plot on the other hand is simple and straightfor- ward, not original, yet it holds the twists that make the reader wanna go on reading the next scene or chapter. Taking into consideration that this book is written in a custom way (meaning that the authors were surely given the plot hints and some of the back- and side story) it is not a novelised script (with all the defects meant) but a well conceived novel that can also stand alone, without any sponsorpship. Yet, we, the Wing Commander fans are thankfull to this sponsorship. Finally, the book becomes an essential to all Wing Commander fans, as it is a job very well done.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest, but it is still Wing Commander... 18 Jan 2000
By Dralthi5 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've never played the first Wing Commander, so Freedom Flight gave me an insight into what the first installment of the game series was like. The space battles were not great, however, they were a little mediocre, but over all the book was pretty good, but nowhere near my favorite in the series.
4.0 out of 5 stars Space adventure in the Wing Commander universe. 9 Dec 1996
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Freedom Flight is set during the Secret Missions 2 add-on disk to the original Wing Commander game, which deals with the entry of the avian Firekkans into the Terran Confederation, but the Kilrathi show up in the middle of a holy war.
The action centers around Ian "Hunter" St.John, an Austrailian pilot who's a character in the game. This book gives lots of background details and helps to flesh out the personalities of all the Wing Commander characters, and gives a look into the culture of the Kilrathi, since that one of the book's co-writers actually worked on the game.
The plot follows Secret Missions 2 almost exactly, so veteran players will find not much new here, but it is a good, fast read, and hey, it's Wing Commander!
Overall, I reccomend that fans of the Wing Commander games and anybody into military sci-fi check it out.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great jaunt in the old tradition of Space Opera 27 April 2013
By strthnt@aol.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great read. Fast paced. I haven't played the games so this had to stand on its own as a story and as part of the greater series story. It did. Very enjoyable read
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