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Flashback by Dan Simmons
Flashback by Dan Simmons
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A flashback indeed, Nov. 29 2011
There was another flashback in this story besides the drug in qiuestion. I saw glimpses of the eerie, post-human future of Illium/Olympus, from the hints of a final conflict against the global caliphate to the breathing of heavily oxgygen laden fluids after "drowning" in a tank. The story kept me riveted, and I could see this as a worst-case scenario looking 20 years into the future. I also kept an open mind and found nothing upsetting about the characters or the reasons why "it all hit the fan". Getting a glimpse of a future not so far off made some of the events going on in the present look very scary indeed. Dan Simmons remains one of my favoutite authors and I'm looking forward to more… Read more
Russian Tanks Of World War II: Stalin's Armored Mi&hellip by Tim Bean
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Finally, a decent well-rounded book on the Soviet tanks of WW2. This book covers the history of the development, use in battle, and future impact of the major tank designs. Assault gun and tank destroyer variants of these tanks are also covered, which is a real bonus. There are many good pictures which I hadn't already seen myself. Captured and lend-lease tanks are also covered. In my opinion, this is the best book, to-date, on this subject. It is not an encyclopedia, like one of the books on German tanks that I have (which this book stands proudly alongside), but one must remember that the Soviets focussed on fewer designs and variants, thus avoiding many of the production, attririon,… Read more

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