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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for terminator fans
I really enjoyed this, a typical terminator romp, I feel it would be worth a movie. I felt for the Russian commander and enjoyed the flick back and forth to the start of judgement day, and 15 years on. I am looking forward to more of the same - get writing!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well written but has flaws.
The story is pretty good, it has a fair amount of time spent on the first few months after Judgement day from the perspective of a Russian sub commander. This is a nice perspective and adds a fair amount of background to the franchise.

A few things that really annoyed me though. half the book is dedicated to the future time line circa 2018. In one attack a...
Published on 12 Jun 2010 by Christopher I. Britton


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3.0 out of 5 stars Well written but has flaws., 12 Jun 2010
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The story is pretty good, it has a fair amount of time spent on the first few months after Judgement day from the perspective of a Russian sub commander. This is a nice perspective and adds a fair amount of background to the franchise.

A few things that really annoyed me though. half the book is dedicated to the future time line circa 2018. In one attack a single damaged T600 wiped out a large number of resistance fighters and destroyed their base. Humans are an endangered species in 2018 and take a long time to replace. If an old, damaged and obsolete terminator can take down half a resistance cell whilst armed with no weapons then there is little hope of survival for the human race, especially when the T800s start appearing.

For example, the constant use of M16's against Terminators seems ludicrous. The m16 fires a 5.56 non armour piercing round, great against humans utterly useless against amour.I am pretty sure that against an armoured opponent you would pretty quickly learn to use something a little bigger and a bit more effective. Early in the book they mention that a 50 cal sniper rifle can take a T600 apart. You would then perhaps think that a few 50 cal machine guns would make a fairly good defensive weapon for your base? Or even use the same sniper rifles for base defence? Unstoppable terminators in the first films makes sense, you only have the two sent back in time and the police / army don't know what they are so only use standard weapons on them. After judgement day the resistance will have sussed out how to kill terminators fairly quickly. This is why skynet builds infiltrators because the T600s are too easily spotted and taken out.

These are small geeky gripes but they dumped be out of the book on quiet a few occasions. If humanity had lasted 15 years after judgement day against a force with superior numbers, resources and weapons then you would expect the resistance to be pretty hardened and clued up on how to fight terminators. In this book they look to have a life expectancy of a pogo stick tester in a mine field.

Otherwise its worth a read but its not a patch on the films.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for terminator fans, 21 Sep 2012
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I really enjoyed this, a typical terminator romp, I feel it would be worth a movie. I felt for the Russian commander and enjoyed the flick back and forth to the start of judgement day, and 15 years on. I am looking forward to more of the same - get writing!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book in the Terminator Series, 29 Nov 2009
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The year is 2003 and Judgement Day has happen and for the crew of the Russian Gorshkov they has just lunched there missles at the state of Alaska. In 2018 Molly Kookesh and her group are fighting skynet, trying to survive in the frozen wildness of Alaska. The lives of the Russian crew and the fighters will come together as they trying to save what left of the human race and stop Skynet once and for all.
"Terminator Salvation: Cold War" by Greg Cox is a great book for any fan of the "Terminator Series!" Mr.Cox takes the reader for Judgement Day and the beginning of the resistance the front lines of the battle to stop Skynet once and for all. I like the fact that the story isn't all about John Conner, but rather how both real soldiers and everyday people are trying to stop Skynet "Cold War" is a book that should not be miss by any fan of the "Terminator Series!"
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