The Chosen (General Series #6)

The Chosen (General Series #6)

by S. M. Stirling, David Drake

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Overview

The hottest team
in military SF is hack in action—
with Book I of a red-hot sequel
to The General series!

Planted by interstellar probes on hundreds of human-occupied worlds, the downloaded personalities of Raj Whitehall and the ancient battle computer known as Center work together for planetary unity. Their goal is to prepare those worlds for membership in the Second Federation of Man. But on one planet they do the opposite: on Visager they work to prevent unity. For on Visager a nation-state of vicious militarists is about to start the final war to unite their world-once that is accomplished and their technology has matured they will turn outward, bringing their fatal racist infection to the stars.

John Hosten is the son of a high general of the Chosen. Jeffrey Fair is the son of an admiral of the only nation on Visager that might be capable of halting the onslaught. Through a strange twist of fate they have become as brothers united in their hatred of all that the Chosen hope to do. Only they —with the aid of the disembodied voices of their mentors from the stars-stand between eternal tyranny'for their world and eternal war for the galaxy. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148564782
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Series: General Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 187,334
File size: 648 KB

About the Author

S. M. Stirling is the author of the Draka trilogy. Set in a parallel universe, a nation founded on slavery and the United States battle for domination of the world. The trilogy was recently republished in one huge volume as The Domination. Stirling has also written Drakon, a novel of a Draka warrior hurled into our world, and edited a companion volume, Drakas! Among his collaborations are the popular General series with David Drake, the novel, The Children's Hour, with Jerry Pournelle, and the national bestseller, The City Who Fought, with Anne McCaffrey. He and his wife live in Santa Fe, NM.

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Chosen (General Series #6) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, though it really should fall under the category of alternate history, not science fiction. On some far off planet that has fallen into barbarism and is slowly rediscovering technology, a super computer from a different planet tries to intervene to bring civilization back. The primary theme is that without intervention, the clearly Nazi-derived Chosen will dominate the planet, and then nearby space, unless they are stopped. The planet is too much like Earth, the countries are too much like Germany, USA, Italy, Spain and France. To make it even more of an alternate history, the plot basically follows the improvements in technology from the Civil War to roughly 1925, and basically features events from World War 1 and World War 2. I still enjoyed it, but the plot could have used some originality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago