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Through Struggle, the Stars
     

Through Struggle, the Stars

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by John Lumpkin
 

War is imminent between Earth's great space powers for reasons no one fully understands. When a young U.S. Space Force officer is assigned to shepherd an old spy out to the colonies, he begins to discover what lies at the root of the conflict. A hard science fiction novel by a former Pentagon and CIA reporter for the AP.

"Great, good fun." -

Overview

War is imminent between Earth's great space powers for reasons no one fully understands. When a young U.S. Space Force officer is assigned to shepherd an old spy out to the colonies, he begins to discover what lies at the root of the conflict. A hard science fiction novel by a former Pentagon and CIA reporter for the AP.

"Great, good fun." - Analog

"Very much recommended." - Midwest Book Review

Editorial Reviews

Paul Vogel
"... a fine and fast-paced read, very much recommended." (Paul Vogel, Midwest Book Review, January 2012)
Don Sakers
"It's all great, good fun ..." (Don Sakers, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May 2012)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011430046
Publisher:
John Lumpkin
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Human Reach , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,105,499
File size:
454 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John J. Lumpkin is a writer and teacher who was born in 1973 in San Antonio, Texas. A former national security reporter for the Associated Press, he covered 9-11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he may be the only person who has had a drink with both Donald Rumsfeld and Steve-O from Jackass (but not, to be clear, at the same time). He lives outside of Boulder, Colorado.

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Through Struggle, the Stars 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has the breadth and depth of the old pulp Space Opera with the tight detailed writing. Lts of action with well developed Characters a nd a well developed plot
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MarylandBill More than 1 year ago
Ok, that is a bit unfair to Mr. Lumpkin, but it gives you an impression of the sort of story you are going to get. In general, it is a real page turner, with lots of action and a technically and scientifically plausible future where the great powers of the Earth clash in an interstellar war. What separates Mr. Lumpkin's writing from David Weber and Tom Clancy is that most of the characters have a little depth to them, and characters can fundamentally disagree about important issues and still be generally on the same side. Also the good guys are not the only competent people in the Universe Overall, this is a great read, and a great deal of fun. It took me three days to read, which is pretty good considering how little time I get to read with a two year old in the house.