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The Slightest Hope of Victory (Outside Context Problem Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Nuttall
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Book III of Outside Context Problem!

The aliens have landed ... and Earth will never be the same. A third of the world is occupied, groaning under the weight of alien oppression, while the remainder is in chaos or preparing desperately for the final battle. As the aliens unveil their long-term plans for humanity, a horror unmatched by any purely human foe, it becomes clear that the end will not be long delayed. Humanity’s darkest hour is at hand.

But humanity will never give up, not as long as there remains a slightest hope of victory. From the heartland of America to the skies over Britain, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the cold darkness of space, the battle to decide the future of two races is yet undecided ...

And the Battle for Earth has yet to be won.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1457 KB
  • Print Length: 570 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Christopher Nuttall has been planning sci-fi books since he learned to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Chris created an alternate history website and eventually graduated to writing full-sized novels. Studying history independently allowed him to develop worlds that hung together and provided a base for storytelling. After graduating from university, Chris started writing full-time. As an indie author, he has published ten novels (so far) through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. The Royal Sorceress is his first novel to be professionally published. Chris is currently living in Borneo with his partner, muse, and critic Aisha.

Christopher's novel, The Royal Sorceress, will be published by Elsewhen Press in paperback in Feb.

Chris has a blog where he published updates, snippets and world-building notes at and a website at

As a matter of principle, all of Chris's self-published Kindle books are DRM-free.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Nuttall Winner 22 Jan. 2015
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A satisfying end to the Outside Context Problem trilogy that leaves a bit of wriggle room for returning to it and writing further books.

In reality although there are three books they are really just one long one chopped up and unlike some sets these really do need to be read in order and in total.

Like Nuttall's other books, he can divide people. He's definitely not politically correct and he does inject his books with his politics. I don't mind this as despite being a bit heavy handed they chime with my own. They won't if you vote Liberal, though, so you have been warned.

Nuttall also is a bit honest and women are treated as both victims and the victorious in a way that really does happen in a war situation. Some folk might not like that in which case, best move along.

So, here we have an end to what has been a good series of books based upon first contact and war with an alien race. Unlike some of this ilk Nuttall has avoided the temptation to make the aliens omnipotent with a miraculous breakthrough for the humans at the end. He has made aliens more like they may well be. Advanced but not unbeatable. The humans compete as they probably would. By being human which means essentially very difficult and hard to crush.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and the only reason I dropped a start was the slightly fast end which was built up to but over just a tad quickly.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The end of a trilogy 8 Sept. 2013
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I did enjoy the end to this trilogy. By the end I was very bored with the references to various movies such as independence day, the way the book treated women I thought was wrong using the "wh***" word or "pros******" word to describe women that have been forced to carry out certain duties is completely wrong. That said once you ignored that the story was ok but was padded quite a bit especially with certain sayings such as every time the vice president was mentioned the saying "the vp is as useful as t*ts on a bull" which was only slightly amusing the first time it was used.
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This book kept me interested through all three volumes. I did not really notice the self publishing and editing glitches. Anyone who goes on about them is probably from a publishing firm and fearful for their future.
If you like a good read of a gung ho non magical sci fi story then you will enjoy this book.
It is not the first I have read from this author. So far they all deserve and get five stars from me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solution to Afterword 6 July 2014
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We need to develop an economic heavy lift launch system. (Shuttle replacement)
So, in order to do this we must :-
1) position the "Space port" as near the Equator as possible.
2) Develop the 1st stage launch up the side of a mountain.
The best two locations are a) the West slopes of the Andes. b) Mount Keneya
3) Readily available Hydroelectric power.
4) Develop hover/magnetic rail system.
5) Develop high efficiency linear motors
6) Design a 1st stage launch vehicle to carry the "shuttle replacement" up the track, so that it reaches the required speed to carry on into orbit under it's own thrust.
7) this launch vehicle would remain on the track, picking up a returned shuttle & then looping back to return to the launch start point.
- during this stage, kinetic energy-efficient recovery would take place, via the linear motors -

This would need to be a multy national collaboration, to find the political as well as the engineering solutions.
Charles Stokes
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well the horse began learning to sing after all. 4 July 2014
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Now that this slightly flawed but otherwise quite excellent trilogy has ended would the Author consider a final volume set some twenty to thirty years after the events depicted. I am sure many readers would like to learn how humanity progressed with rebuilding and coexisting alongside aliens, as well as expanding into space.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 28 Mar. 2014
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The usual well thought out and interesting scenario that we have come to expect from Christopher Nuttall. I enjoyed this book as much as all the others of his that I have read.
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Gripping fast paced and enjoyable . And glad to see that us brits had a major part to play. Reccomend anyone into sci fie set in todays settings
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent conclusion 27 Oct. 2013
By C. Burt
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Well. A great finish to the trilogy!

As with all of this authors books, you don't want to put it down until you're finished.

My only negative was that it felt as if he wanted to make it a four book series - and had the story for 4 books... But the condensed it into 3... But this could just be me wanting an extra book!
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