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Ignore the "anti-woke" crowd

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Évalué le: 2021-09-01

This was a good alien story showing how bad things can get when WY basically runs a government and military, and how that impacts other governments and colonies who have no ties to WY.

Very slight spoilers ahead.

It also doesn't try to put all the blame on a faceless corporation. It takes individual people, as well as systems in the government and military enabling, covering up, or actively participating in WY's warcrimes for the corruption to set in and thrive. That is bound to exacerbate existing racism, sexism, and general bigotry in the people who make up the systems.

The concept of Chickenization has been so useful

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Évalué le: 2020-12-21

I know it was borrowed from another book, but thanks! I'll read that one next!

The best trilogy

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Évalué le: 2020-12-02

It's got it all, sound effects, a fantastic narrator, Thrawn. One of the best Expanded Universe stories around, and anyone looking to learn more about the EU should listen to this trilogy.

A surprisingly adequate harem story

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Évalué le: 2020-11-18

I have read/watched some real dumpster fire in the harem and isekai genre in anime/shows/books. This one was not a raging trash fire, it was actually kind of okay. The slavery really chaps my buns, but at this point I think it's a defining feature in the genre and is not likely to go anywhere. While this is basically a ~15 hour power fantasy it doesn't really rub it in your face, which is a refreshing change from some other works I've had the displeasure of consuming, despite knowing I'm eating a poopoo platter.

Anyway, I've been here too long, C+ would read sequel

Interesting but slightly offensive

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Évalué le: 2020-11-13

The story and some questions it raised were interesting, like about how a society could change over the centuries to the point that things we see today as monstrous are considered completely natural. But much like the main character I feel the author only thinks they are open minded, but still hold those same prejudices they see as the beliefs of the bigoted.

Great springboard

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Évalué le: 2020-10-04

The links to the different essays throughout were super helpful.
It's a complex topic, but I feel much more informed after reading this, and I'm passing it on.

fantastic

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Évalué le: 2020-07-11

Really interesting SciFi story where everything doesn't happen somewhere in the States without any other country's involvement. I also really liked how it spanned multiple decades, in different situations, can't wait to listen to the next one.

25 hours of right wing/libertarian complaints

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Évalué le: 2020-02-18

Slight spoilers ahead.

I really liked the Ixan Prophecy which is why I bought this book. The narrator is still great, but the story is not what it used to be.
When the big fleets are jockeying for the best possible position to strike or a planet is being invaded the story is great. It is exciting and I'm always wondering what will happen next.
But during the "downtime" you get to hear all about how the left is terrible and going to far with its PC agenda, although the author never says it so explicitly. Everyone should pull themselves up by their bootstraps not drag the hard working rich down.
At first I was expecting the author to touch on how both the left and the right can go to far since this right wing ideology was not present in the first trilogy, but that did not happen. While a far right group was present in the beginning they were quickly written off as genocidal terrorists and never mentioned in detail again. While the radicals on the left were shown in great detail, with tired examples of why "the left is bad", and any progressive change was a terrible overreach.

Overall the narrator and actual SciFi parts are good, but drowned out by the right wing/libertarian complaints the author has about the real world. I finished it, but begrudgingly after realizing it wasn't as good as the first trilogy.

Great format, but not as substantive as his others

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Évalué le: 2020-02-11

I hope to see more books in this format, but with more data, fewer anecdotes.

Why would player death matter?

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Évalué le: 2019-04-05

Fantastic story, I do have one issue though.
Kinda spoilers ahead, but I tried to keep my one complaint as vague as possible.



Since nobody is trapped in this game and you can respawn at a designated town why would it matter if one of your friends died? That part just kinda stuck with me. I understand the walk back could be a long one, but if you died next to your spawn point why would anyone be worried and screaming about your death?

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