The Hot Gate

The Hot Gate

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Tyler Vernon and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station "Troy" face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die--and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781439134320
1439134324
Branch Call Number: RIN
Characteristics: 399 pages ; 25 cm

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LRS1969 Jan 22, 2013

Not simply "silly politics" AND "extreme racism" (I can no longer trust a publisher who prints and promotes such drivel, but poorly written as well. Cannot truly grasp mind sets of people who would 4-star or 5-star this garbage in ratings.

Ringo (alone) just keeps ruining otherwise POTENTIALLY decent sci-fi by promoting his Far Right wing (of course just those aspects of the Far Right that suits him.... read the Paladin Series ("Kildar Series") starting with "Ghost" to see how he really is and how The Conservative Movement" would disown him in a heartbeat - at least I surely hope that they would!!! And if you don't believe that Kildar's acts of perversion (and racism and constant painting of all "Islamics" being Bad Guys and "black-asses" - as in Mideast types, you know, like the Semitic Jew Yeshua, or Jesus!) and snide comments about "fundamentalist Christians" and "those rich bastards" (in references about how they caused such and such specific problem).

Cannot believe how much better - with NONE of Ringo's agenda crap - "his" books are when teamed up with another (but GOOD) author such as Drake or Weber!!!

JeremiahSutherland May 20, 2012

This author reminds me of a cross between John D. MacDonald and Mickey Spillane.Interesting plots. Cardboard characters who win through a combination of luck, spunk and just good ol' fashioned sterling qualities.Which is OK, but I like a little more sophistication when I read, even when it is Sci-Fi. The books in the Troy series exhibit a lack of restraint and editing. Use of the language is a bit so-so. There's so much going on that the reader loses touch with who did what. And there is far too much piddling detail about maintenance, standards and tolerances. Even engineers find this stuff boring.

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Mr_Underhill
Jan 18, 2012

Another Great read from Ringo, can't wait for the next installant. Please make sure you read & understand the initial comment inside the cover. this is a work of fiction! If you get offended by extreme racial stereotyping, don't read it. R18

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dedwards
Jul 28, 2011

Again Ringo weaves a great tale. First rate action, superb characters. There had better be a fourth book coming.

RobbotheKingsBooks Jun 28, 2011

As usual with John Ringo his politics are silly but his story telling is first rate.

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Jan 18, 2012

Mr_Underhill thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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