The Rebel Worlds

The Rebel Worlds The barbarians in their long ships waiting at the edge of the Galaxy waited for the ancient Terran Empire to fall while two struggled to save it ex Admiral McCormac forced to rebel against a corrupt

  • Title: The Rebel Worlds
  • Author: Poul Anderson
  • ISBN: 9780451090461
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • The barbarians in their long ships waiting at the edge of the Galaxy waited for the ancient Terran Empire to fall, while two struggled to save it ex Admiral McCormac, forced to rebel against a corrupt Emperor, and Starship Commander Flandry, the brilliant young officer who served the Imperium even as he scorned it Trapped between them was the woman they both loved, but cThe barbarians in their long ships waiting at the edge of the Galaxy waited for the ancient Terran Empire to fall, while two struggled to save it ex Admiral McCormac, forced to rebel against a corrupt Emperor, and Starship Commander Flandry, the brilliant young officer who served the Imperium even as he scorned it Trapped between them was the woman they both loved, but couldn t share the beautiful Kathryn whose single word could decide the fate of a billion suns.

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    1. More than either of the two previous Flandry books, The Rebel Worlds is suffused with thoughts of doom. Flandry muses on the fall of the Empire and the coming of the Long Night. The new Emperor is weak and feckless. The Merseians are knocking at their doorstep. And a new General, appointed by the Emperor himself, has been indulging in acts of terror in his far off little corner of the Empire. Anderson makes explicit the depravities this General is guilty of - slavery, extortion, mass executions, [...]

    2. An excellent book – four and a half stars! Anderson integrates a well thought out alien race, action adventure, and political shenanigans to produce a real page-turner. There's also romance, although modern readers may have difficulty coping with the 50s viewpoint of fidelity, rather than sex as recreation (cf The Forever War ).I've always loved Anderson's stories about Falkayn and van Rijn set in the Polesotechnic League, but I haven't got into Flandry before. I think this is because I wasn't [...]

    3. Poul Anderson is one of those names that I've heard a lot, but I don't think I've actually read anything by him before. I bought this book on a recommendation from a friend, and it's pretty good, although not having read any of the other Technic Saga books, I feel like I'm missing some context.The Terran Empire is a vast enterprise, succumbing under the weight of bureaucratic inertia and the personally corruption and stupidity of the Emperor. When a region governor's sadism inspires a military r [...]

    4. The first Anderson book I ever read, so it has sentimental value to me :)The basic gist is that Dominic Flandry (James Bond of the future) is on a quest to bring down a provincial rebellion threatening to disrupt the galactic empire, while breaking as many rules as he can and skirting war crimes and romance on his way to promotion and status.The main thing I liked about the book is probably the extended sequence stranded on an alien planet with weird symbiotic natives, since I like the explorato [...]

    5. This was, in my opinion, the best of the Flandry stories. This is the only time that we really get to see deep inside Dominic Flandry, and realize that the jaded cynic we've come to love truly believes in what he is doing, to the point where sacrifices his own soul on the altar of the Empire.And the poor damned Admiral McCormac is the perfect foil to Flandry. He's everything Flandry has never tried to be, the perfect hero figure. In the end we see that the true hero is - and always has been - Do [...]

    6. A compelling story written in gorgeous prose by an intelligent, thoughtful author. Explores the theme of unity on multiple levels and showcases the complex character of Flandry. Besides all that, it's great straight-up sf, and a marked improvement on A Circus Of Hells. It sags somewhat in the second quarter, but is otherwise a tight and brilliant work. Recommended to fans of space opera in any form.

    7. It is difficult to understand the point that the author was trying to make with this story. That unity under tyranny is still better than no unity attall? Some interesting concepts touched upon but not all seem pertinent to the story.

    8. A story about a guy falling in love with a married girl in an endeavour to save the world. And his punch line is that bureaucrats are good because they can keep a stupid emperor in check whereas mutiny against a tyrant is bad because it sets a bad precedent.

    9. Excellent story. I'll have to read the rest of the series. the concept of a tri-symbiotic civilization is interesting.

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