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The City Who Fought

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SHELLPERSON WITH A MISSIONSimeon was bored Not with being a shellperson like Helva The Ship Who Sang and Tia The Ship Who Searched he rather pitied “softshells” their mayfly lives and absurdly limited senses but with running the mining and processing station that made up his “body?. Nearly everything about this book is insulting The portrayal of women is insulting The portrayal of men is insulting The portrayal of gamers particularly war gamers is insulting The portrayal of non white characters is insulting The portrayal of LGBT characters is insulting Most of the characters have no redeeming ualities The text itself is so casually insulting to the reader I wouldn't be surprised if the authors sat down and said I've got an idea let's write the most insulting piece of Sci Fi we can at least that would explain some of the turns of phrase used even when the characters aren't openly sparring with each otherSo then why am I reading it Well it is part of a series and while each book in the series mostly stands alone there is a follow up book The Ship Avenged which follows the one sympathetic character from this storyThe worst part about this book is that it could have been so much better It is the first in the series with a male shellperson It is the first in the series to cover a sentient space station instead of a ship It could have been awesome a Sci Fi thriller where the station is infiltrated and the characters have to work out their differences to work together to repel the invaders Instead the characters are so petty the romantic subplots so tiresome and the writing so filled with cliches that it is hard to care about anyone when the station finally comes under attack

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An Kolnar and nobody would be bored least of all Simeon If anyone was to survive somehow he must transmute his hobby into the real thing and become The City Who FoughtPrevious titles in this bestselling series include The Ship Who Sang The Ship Who Searched The Ship Who Won and PartnerShi. A wonderful bit of Sci Fi fluff Dark adult themes but not too graphic in the depiction of such It's been decades since I read the other books in the series and I had no problems falling into the world A bit of a cheesy ending but it's ok They deserve a happily ever after

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? So when the arrival of an out of control refugee ship interrupted his latest wargame Simeon’s hobby the excitement was welcomeThen the refugees told their story attack by space barbarians Soon long before any help could arrive from Fleet Station SSS 900 would be in the Fist of High Cl. This was ok but not my cup of tea I'm glad I read it and I'm glad I realized I have two copies of the book so I gain extra space Simeon is a good character I wasn't so wild about Channa And Joat didn't do much for me at all This is a war story so if you are expecting dragons forget this book It is in the Helva universe The baddies are really bad The good guys are a bit too good Even the traitor is given a decent excuseshe's mad and gets cured at just the right time So if you want war stories you will love this In the Grip you are expecting dragons forget this book It is in the Helva universe The baddies are really bad The good guys are a bit too good Even the traitor is given a decent excuseshe's mad and gets cured at just the right time So if Dom na Zanzibarze you want war stories Quantum Physics and the Multiplicity of Mind you will love this


10 thoughts on “The City Who Fought

  1. says:

    Nearly everything about this book is insulting The portrayal of women is insulting The portrayal of men is insulting The portrayal of gamers particularly war gamers is insulting The portrayal of non white characters is insulting The portrayal of LGBT characters is insulting Most of the characters have no redeeming ualities The text itself is so casually insulting to the reader I wouldn't be surprised if the authors sat down and said I've got an idea let's write the most insulting piece of Sci Fi we can at least that would explain some of the turns of phrase used even when the characters aren't openly sparring with each otherSo then why am I reading it? Well it is part of a series and while each book in the series mostly stands alone there is a follow up book The Ship Avenged which follows the one sympathetic character from this storyThe worst part about this book is that it could have been so much better It is the first in the series with a male shellperson It is the first in the series to cover a sentient space station instead of a ship It could have been awesome a Sci Fi thriller where the station is infiltrated and the characters have to work out their differences to work together to repel the invaders Instead the characters are so petty the romantic subplots so tiresome and the writing so filled with cliches that it is hard to care about anyone when the station finally comes under attack


  2. says:

    Nice change of pace setting as the 'Brainship' in this book is actually a 'Brain Space station' and roles are reversed in that the 'brain' is a guy and the 'brawn' is a girlUnfortunately the story was a bit too brutal and gritty for my tastes and it broke one of my rules for writing in that I have no tolerance for rape being used as a plot deviceLiked the characters and ideas but the efforts to do 'gritty realistic' space opera meant it wasn't a fun book


  3. says:

    Stinks One of the worst books I've ever read I usually like both the authors individually but they a don't mesh and b really need better editorial control One example should suffice without giving much away the baddies are black skinned humans and the goodies white and one of the baddies even turns out shock horror to be gay Really unnecessary and objectionable laziness


  4. says:

    Rereading a favorite series Comfort reading during a hectic time of the year


  5. says:

    This was ok but not my cup of tea I'm glad I read it and I'm glad I realized I have two copies of the book so I gain extra space Simeon is a good character I wasn't so wild about Channa And Joat didn't do much for me at all This is a war story so if you are expecting dragons forget this book It is in the Helva universe The baddies are really bad The good guys are a bit too good Even the traitor is given a decent excuseshe's mad and gets cured at just the right time So if you want war stories you will love this


  6. says:

    This is an old favorite but I just re read it and entered it into Goodreads for the first time It is definitely worth reading than once McCaffrey knocks scifi out of the park as usual in this excellent book


  7. says:

    This is the second book by McCaffrey I have read first by co author Stirling I managed to finish this one but just barely made it through 2 Stars The action doesn't really start until 300 pages in Just what is it that the author has to include such stereotypes white black religious female male southern etc and degrading behavior view spoilerthe second book of hers I've read with rape as a major component hide spoiler


  8. says:

    A wonderful bit of Sci Fi fluff Dark adult themes but not too graphic in the depiction of such It's been decades since I read the other books in the series and I had no problems falling into the world A bit of a cheesy ending but it's ok They deserve a happily ever after


  9. says:

    A little dated but an interesting concept non the less I enjoyed the strong female lead and the interplay between her and the males


  10. says:

    I didn't care for it much I mostly didn't like Channa the brawn It's obvious the book is all about her and female wish fulfillment Setting her geeky little brother ish shellperson to rights check The exotic incredibly handsome foreign boyfriendlover? check The feral kid Channa tames because the shellperson doesn't know how to raise a kid and lets them do whatever? Check The southern belle bestie? Check The issue for me is that the ship books tended to focus on the relationship between brawn and shellperson a lot but here there really isn't anything but a one sided relationship The wish fulfillment aspects would be ok if they weren't so blatant and Channa without any real downsides; from the start she's the suffering perfect woman who will clean everything up by gollyOh and you have mini mary sue in Joad the feral kid Knows the station better than the shellperson brilliant incredibly good fighter always shows initiative etcThen you get the second half where enemy pirates who are literal space nazis invade in pursuit of the peaceful space jews Seriously The enemies are literally a mashup of the khmer rouge neo nazis and every other nasty thing you can think of exiled to a hellish planet and refried into super strong barbarians The peaceful space jews are of course not really religious at heart and just need to be gently led into proper behavior Well except for the token traitor They have a battle but if you are expecting actual military SF get lost It's really boring Oh and rape because McCaffrey's books are almost always historical scottish bodice rippers in disguiseWorst thing was I was looking forwards to this book The concept was really strong and the prior books were good but this one was just junk I can't give it one star because at least it was well written junk of its kind but still junk anyways


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