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Wing Commander: Pilgrim Stars Mass Market Paperback – 1 Dec 1999

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (1 Dec. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061059862
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061059865
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,076,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In the 2nd book of the WING COMMANDER series, Blair investigates an attack on Mylon 3. It is obvious, the fanatical Pilgrim rebels are up to their old tricks, subverting warriors and fighting the Confederation. With the fate of Earth hanging in the balance, Blair delivers himself into enemy hands to understand and pre-empt the murderous plot.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book has taken me back to the good old days when i played the wing commander games on my PC, i really believe this book to be one of the best books i have read in a long while, with the cockpit scenes (combat scene)i got such a rush of adrenaline that i got goosebumps all over and my eyes were strained by my reading so fast. As i said before this is one cracking read.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8804e8ac) out of 5 stars 26 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8819430c) out of 5 stars A lesson from Wing Commander 26 Jan. 2000
By Dan Huang - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've been a Wing Commander fan since 1990. I've read all the novels>except for End Run and parts of Action Stations. But I am not totally devoted to just WC. I like all kinds of science fiction, such as Star Trek, Starship Troopers (but I hated the movie, it required no intelligence to watch, but the book and CGI series are good), Star Wars,and seaQuest. I must say, this book isn't even close to describing the real WC universe. But it is rather good reading. If you don't consider it being a "real" WC book. Read it for the lessons it teaches and the story itself. Peter Telep, describes with a certain flair, the way he describes certain things definitely better than William R. Forstchen (he's pretty good, but not as good as Telep), one of the other WC authors. I suppose it is an artistic touch. The novel itself is not really centered on action and space combat. I view it as a moral lesson. The story involves genetically mutated humans known as Pilgrims. They were explorers that somehow mutated, have various special abilities, and they then somehow lost their humanity. These Pilgrims then try to conquer the "normal" humans. They get defeated, and the bitterness lasts among many of them. There's also a lot of prejudice as well from the normal humans. So one female Pilgrim and her followers try to inflict as much damage to the humans as possible. A story of revenge. The classic story of revenge... I know this sounds like racism from our time period, and it should. Why do people judge others by how they look, because they are different from you, who were their ancestors, and because they do things differently than you do? One of the reasons we have science fiction is to see into the future, and to see what remains from the past, so that we may ponder the intricate ways of fixing what is wrong. Still, we never even learn from history itself. Peter Telep has definitely given me some insight into what the future may be like if we don't fix what is going on now. Will there be more wars? Will there be racism? Will we finally achieve peace? I'll never live to see that far into the future, but we must change the present, before our descendants future is ruined...
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88194360) out of 5 stars Somehow something goes RIGHT for the WC: Movie universe 23 Nov. 1999
By Justin Bielawa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When a book comes out thats Wing Commander, I'm all over it. Sure, the movie is...banal (I'm being kind) but the novels by Telep more than make up for what is *shuddered* allowed in the movie. Peter Telep completely saves the outlandishly bad script for the movie and not only makes it readable but wholly enjoyable.
And thats just the movie novel.
Pilgrim Stars takes place immedately after the movie (I suggest reading the movie novel adaption as enough has been changed to make some minor confusion) and takes off at incredible speed. In fact, the Pilgrim heritage scenario that was bandied about in the film for no particular reason (other than bad plot) is incredibly (and trust me when I say that) brought to breathing, pulse pounding life. Things that were mentioned for twenty seconds in the movie are suddenly alive with movement. Much of the dialouge is sly and a bit cutting in some scenes, especially with the AI character Merlin.
I recommend this book to those looking for an interesting read and anyone willing to give the WC: Movie world a second chance.
Oh and Mr Telep? I'd like help on my script!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88194798) out of 5 stars Another great book! 28 Dec. 1999
By Brad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
You know, of all of the Wing Commander books i've read,(and i've read them all! ) this one has got to be one of my favorites. Mainly because it put a new spin on one of my favorite Wing Commander Characters. James 'Paladin' Taggart. He is the man to say the least. And the way he had the internal conflict between Duty, and 'Blood', was portrayed clearly and perfectly. Overall this book was great, I recommend it to EVERYONE who loves Science Fiction.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88194b64) out of 5 stars An all-around great book . . . 1 Feb. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I found this book in a used bookstore, and am I glad I did. I saw the movie when it came out in theaters, and while I didn't hate it, I wasn't all that impressed. This book is what the movie should have been.
The core of this book revolves around the Pilgrims of both the game and the movie. And while the 'mythology' of the Pilgrims in the movie left you scratching your head, it is fully explained here. Not only is it explained, it is expanded upon. Familiar characters are drawn up into the web of deceit and intrigue where old lovers reveal desperate plans and forbidden relationships threaten to ruin new ones.
And this book isn't only for Wing Commander fans. I have never played the game, yet I understood everything. The technical explanations were concise and easy to understand, yet complex enough to carry their meaning with one word.
I cannot say enough how much I recommend this book. If you're a fan of good sci-fi, buy this book!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x881948f4) out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointing (But not a bad effort!) 14 Sept. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I read the first novel by Peter Telep and was quite impressed by his abilities to transform a okay script into a very entertaining story. His characters were interesting as were his explainations of the various issues overlooked in the film (which I also liked.) However, Telep's latest work leaves much to be desired. The course the story takes in Pilgrim Stars seems unrelated to the previous book as the actions of the characters. His depictions of people like Paladin and Angel are very different than the people presented to us in the previous story. Paladin's final defection (spoiler) seems incredible and more than that not credible. The force like powers Telep gives his characters also fails to distance Wing Commander from Star Wars. I am a big Wing Commander fan and have read all the novels. I would like to see Telep continue the series, but attempt to make more use of the expansive universe created by Roberts.
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