Starship: Mercenary

Starship Mercenary The date is of the Galactic Era almost three thousand years from now The Republic created by the human race but not yet dominated by it is in the midst of an all out war with the Teroni Federa

  • Title: Starship: Mercenary
  • Author: Mike Resnick
  • ISBN: 9781591025993
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The date is 1968 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all out war with the Teroni Federation Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding orders but getting results, found himself the victim of a media feeding frenzy, a political scapegoat despiteThe date is 1968 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all out war with the Teroni Federation Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding orders but getting results, found himself the victim of a media feeding frenzy, a political scapegoat despite years of dedicated military service Faced with a court martial, he was rescued by the loyal crew of his ship, the Theodore Roosevelt Branded mutineers, the Teddy R has quit the Republic, never to return.Seeking to find a new life, Wilson Cole first remade the Teddy R as a pirate ship plying the spaceways of the lawless Inner Frontier But military discipline and honor were a poor match for a life of pillaging and plundering, and Cole s principles naturally limited his targets Taking on a new role, the Teddy R becomes a mercenary ship, hiring out to the highest bidder Whether it s evacuating a hospital before war can reach it, freeing a client from an alien prison, or stopping a criminal cartel from extorting money from a terrified planet, the crew of the Teddy R proves equal to the task Along the way they form a partnership with the once human Platinum Duke, team up with a former enemy, and make the unique Singapore Station their headquarters.But the life of a mercenary is not always predictable, and eventually circumstance pits Cole and the Teddy R against his right hand woman, the former Pirate Queen known as the Valkyrie Soon the fragile trust that has grown between these two legends is put to the test as they find themselves on opposite sides of a job.

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    1. Mike Resnick

      Michael Mike Diamond Resnick, better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is a popular and prolific American science fiction author He is, according to Locus, the all time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction He is the winner of five Hugos, a Nebula, and other major awards in the United States, France, Spain, Japan, Croatia and Poland and has been short listed for major awards in England, Italy and Australia He is the author of 68 novels, over 250 stories, and 2 screenplays, and is the editor of 41 anthologies His work has been translated into 25 languages He is the Guest of Honor at the 2012 Worldcon and can be found online as ResnickMike on Twitter or at mikeresnick.

    957 thoughts on “Starship: Mercenary”

    1. 4.5 to 5.0 stsrs. This series keeps getting better and better. Peopled with great, interesting characters and lead by Wilson Cole, this is superb military space opera. Highly recommended!!.


    2. I'm going to write one review for this entire seriesThe Starship series premise had me interested. Set well into the future when mankind is at war with the Teroni Federation, one naval officer finds reason to mutiny (hence, the first book, "Starship: Mutiny". Over time he becomes a pirate (book two: "Starship: Pirate"), a mercenary (book three: "Starship: Mercenary"), then rebels formally against the human government (book four: "Starship: Rebel") and finally takes on the humans directly (book f [...]


    3. Summary: military SF that would be good as a comic, but in my opinion lacks depth. In summary good fun, but probably best to switch off your brain while reading it or all the plot holes and premise inconsistencies will come howling in to ruin it.Plotline: Stutters from episode to episode and only our hero can think of ways to out 'think' the various opponentsPremise: Just doesn't work for me, not thought through with any degree of realism.Writing: engaging, simple. Most of the characterisations [...]


    4. VALUTAZIONE PERSONALE: 3,5Terzo capitolo della saga Starship, in Astronave Mercenaria continuano le peripezie per Wilson Cole ed il suo equipaggio, stavolta alle prese col difficile quantomai remunerativo mestiere del mercenario, in una zona della galassia, la Frontiera Interna, dove le istituzioni sono mal viste e l'unica legge che conta davvero è quella della forza bruta.Anche qui il canovaccio che contraddistingue la saga è rispettato, dove un'avventura tira l'altra, e finora mi è parso es [...]


    5. Wilson Cole - guy who does the right thing and it always goes to hell. Loved the story. I once again listened to the audiobook and the narrator does a fabulous job.


    6. Staship: Mercenary is the third book in Mike Resnick's Starship series, preceded by Starship: Mutiny and Starship: Pirate. It picks things up where they were left in Pirate, with Wilson Cole and the crew of the Teddy R giving up on the piracy game and deciding to go into the mercenary business. Again, Resnick manages to mix things up and delivers another solid story that keeps much of the same that made the first two books so successful, but adds more to the story to keep the reader more than sa [...]


    7. Normalmente non comincio mai una serie se non dal primo libro e in genere non la mollo prima dell'ultimo, anche se la qualità non è all'altezza delle aspettative. Pertanto, quando ho scoperto che questo libro non è altro che il terzo di una serie di cinque, ho dovuto lottare ferocemente con me stesso per comprarlo e leggerlo. Purtroppo ho un punto debole: se metti insieme le parole "mercenari" o "pirati" e "astronavi" perdo il controllo del portafoglio e della vescica, non necessariamente in [...]


    8. Da:webalice/michelestelTerzo capitolo di questa saga di fantascienza militare che continua a piacermi poco. Dopo Gli Ammutinati dell'Astronave, pieno di banalità, stereotipi e continui colpi di genio senza spiegazioni razionali da parte dell'eroe di turno, ne I Pirati e l'Astronave mi sembrava di cogliere una piccola evoluzione positiva del personaggio principale, che non era più l'uomo dalle intuizioni sempre vincenti e anzi prendeva anche decisioni sbagliate, diventando più umano. In questo [...]


    9. #3 in the Starship series. A delightful, action-filled romp in the space opera adventures of Captain Wilson Cole. Finding piracy was not to his liking, Cole and the crew of the Teddy R. have decided to try their hand at being mercenaries. A SF series that doesn't take itself too seriously and features a protagonist who depends more on cunning and strategy than on bloodshed to achieve his goals. A throwback to the Golden Age of Science Fiction.Starship series - The date is 1968 of the Galactic Er [...]


    10. Tercera entrega de la saga Starship, una saga que hasta el momento me había hecho disfrutar sin ser nada fuera de lo común, una space ópera militar con mucha acción, personajes estereotipados y poco profundos, pero muy entretenida. Y digo hasta el momento porque esta tercera entrega ha sido decepcionante, muy decepcionante. La acción y la intriga se desarrollan y se mantienen como en las otras entregas, pero los desenlaces de las diversas tramas que se proponen en forma de misiones, son abs [...]


    11. If ever i find myself in a situation where i am in command of a powerful warship, in the middle of nowhere pirate/outlaw/renegade space, with a loyal crew, and a cunning sense of selfi will look to this book as a pamphlet for my survival; being that it outlines how to defeat fleets of fighting starships without firing a single shot.This book is just awesomely fun to read. the length isn't bad at all. a pleasant afternoon stroll really. the covers and titles for each individual book just ecapsula [...]


    12. The Starship series features Wilson Cole (not to be confused with the pulp hero Cole Wilson, the Robin Hood-esque companion of The Avenger, though one has to wonder if the similarity of names isn't a sort of homage), who takes control of the Starship Theodore Roosevelt and leads its crew on a series of amazing, astounding, thrilling, and fantastic space opera adventures. They're very fast-paced and clever books, with witty dialog and fascinating characters. Set in Resnick's Birthright Universe, [...]


    13. Resnick maintains the quality of the series with this third installment. Adding a few new memorable characters (particularly the Platinum Duke), introducing a cool new setting (Singapore Station) and once again changing the nature of the hero's mission (as the titles imply: progressing from Mutineer to Pirate to Mercenary), Resnick has once again written 300 pages that feel like 30, leaving you wanting more RIGHT NOW. The only question that remains is how long he can keep it up? (Cheating tells [...]


    14. Book 3 is where this series really started to pick up for me. Our heroes are groping toward a cause one can sympathize with me. The cast of awesome characters is now full, and we know them well enough to really care about their well-being.My 2013 re-reading still found this a favorite.2015: I'm delighted that this series is Lily's favorite, and one of Alex's. This turned out to be a great series to share with the kids.


    15. The only problem I have with this series is how fast the ships seem to be able to move from place to place, both between systems and in-systemBut besides that, this is a great "space western" series, with a snarky hero that rides in an saves the day. And a hero that's willing to do the right thing in a wrong worldIt's just a good ole fashioned good pulp science fiction read.


    16. Sadly, Resnick’s writing starts becoming repetitive and the indefensible becomes routine.Read the rest of my review @ my blog


    17. Tras un antecesor disfrutable, llega la continuación en que Cole se ha cansado de ser pirata y ahora con una buen ejercito quiere dedicarse a ser mercenario. El interese se pierde poco a poco al no tener momentos de peleas y fallar en su intensidad.












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