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Extremis: N/A (Starfire) by Steve White

Extremis: N/A (Starfire) (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Steve White

Series: Starfire (6)

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Title:Extremis: N/A (Starfire)
Authors:Steve White
Info:Baen (2011), Edition: Original, Hardcover, 640 pages
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Tags:Science Fiction, Starfire, WLS, RBU

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Extremis by Steve White (Author) (2011)



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I think for now, the series, the universe, of Starfire has reached its conclusion. That White and his writing partners have lost their way is evident in that this book is 850+ pages of the second half of the story. And the first book was over 500+ pages of material.

This book though changes things up a little with the Humans adopting tactics, which has been sadly lacking in the early book. There it was getting to be repetitive and that was boring. How many times do you want to read about Acronyms fighting it out in space. That is what the game of Starfire is but the best writing in this series still is Insurrection and Crusade.

Once David Weber took himself and developed the early Honor Harrington material this began to suffer. And by trying to tell so many fronts, instead of concise vignettes that would have done the job, we have long chapters that drag things out in some cases too too much.

If the Starfire series ever does get returned to, they might take a page or two from other series that have told wars in the space of a few hundred pages. It is more than possible and would help this series tremendously. ( )
1 vote DWWilkin | Aug 29, 2014 |
A good entry in this quite good series. The philosophical discussions get a little tedious at times but are tangibly relevant to the plot. Really well done battle scenes with a strategic overlook that can remind history buffs of the US vs. Japan in the Pacific during WW2. ( )
  jamespurcell | Nov 15, 2012 |
The Arduuans or Baldies are fighting themselves as well as the Alliance in and effort to decide their fate. A very good book combining religious, political, and military stories all in one. ( )
  dswaddell | Aug 19, 2011 |
Couldn't finish. ( )
1 vote | bw42 | May 20, 2011 |
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Humans and their allies unite to stop an alien invasion of Earth, while the the aliens, who believe in reincarnation and are unafraid of dying, make a brutal attack on the planet, helped by their acquisition of advanced human technology.

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