I have just finished “Where the Ships Die“, by William C. Dietz. It was a bit interesting, but not something I would recommend, unless You don’t have anything else to do…
The book has some interesting scenes that could be used in a traveller setting, but put together, the story sucks and is full of logical holes, big enough to fly a death-star through… 🙁
The story is about an 18 Year old boy, that ends up as slave labour in a starship scrap-heap (Where the Ships Die). He is saved by his sister and by Timon and Pumbaa. Very strange… 😉
Not the stupid movie.. the book …. anybody else read it?
With Full Honors, by Donald E. McQuinn is not a book about Honor Harrington. It is a book about a soldier in an empire of 12 star-systems. The empire has some old traditions that regulated the fightings, but apart from such strange things is was quite a good book.
The soldiers of the empire is only used to control internal riots. There is no outside threat. In traveller terms, the situation could be something what the early Sword Worlds might have been…
There is a second part. Maybe I’ll read it.
I have just read The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. This is book one in the mageworld series.
This book is more travelleresque than Honor Harrington.
It is about a renegade princess that gets a starship from her father, to find her mothers assassins.
The plot was quit good anyway, and the evil mageworlders could have been the Zhodani…
There was an interesting “jump-system” in this book. No 100 diameters rule, but instead the starship has to have a certain velocity to be able to jump.
I will absolutely read at least another book in this series. Lets see what I say after the next one…
WOW! Well, even if the trailer had sucked, I would still go and see Episode II.
According to peoplenews, Hugh Grant will play Arthur Dent, and Jim Carrey will play Zaphod Beeblebrox.
After all references to that book we have made when playing traveller, this is something I hope will happen. (Starting improbability drive now…)