BOLO! Hardcover – Jan 1 2005
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Honor Harrington's creator is gaining new honors by taking a leading role in continuing the late Keith Laumer's best-known creation, a saga about the sentient tanks known as Bolos. In "Miles to Go," one of this book's four stories, a long-obsolete Bolo repels a mercenary invasion of a harmless agricultural colony. "The Traitor" is a Bolo who dies defending some refugee children, though they urge their protector to save himself. "A Time to Kill" is straightforward, high-intensity combat sf set on a planet of the alien Melchorians; it's undoubtedly the hardest piece to get into and the most exhausting to finish. In "With Your Shield," the Bolos have evolved to the point that they can mediate peace between humans and Melchorians, then set up on their own. Weber may not be the best sf hand at action, characterization, or hardware, but he is well to the forefront in combining those three elements into a seamless, highly readable fabric. Roland Green
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"a consistent producer of highly entertaining and intelligent action tales" Booklist "Great stuff compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure" Locus" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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On the otherhand I will give David Weber a big hand for the first story in the book about the Bolo Nike. It was a wonderful tail.
On the whole i was rather disappointed with this book and the amazing disreguard for the reader.