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John Steakley (1951–2010)

Author of Armor

2 Works 2,432 Members 62 Reviews 7 Favorited

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Includes the name: Steakley John

Works by John Steakley

Armor (1984) 1,743 copies
Vampire$ (1992) 689 copies

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beskamiltar | 47 other reviews | Apr 10, 2024 |
This is a 3 stories in one book. Only one of the stories is really good.
 
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matthwdeanmartin | 47 other reviews | Jul 9, 2023 |
Wish there was more
 
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Vitaly1 | 47 other reviews | May 28, 2023 |
The novel is actually composed of 2 very different storylines, extremely loosely connected:
1. A combat military sci-fi about a scout named Felix. This is extremely good and I enjoyed it immensely for its rhythm, grit and realism regarding the stupidity of the brass. The intense battles are reminiscent of the ww1 carnage (unlike Starship Troopers' obvious ww2 inspiration). 5/5 is barely enough for this part.
2. Another storyline about some wiseguy Han Solo type crook and... space pirates. Yes, in a book not from the 1930s,but at the same ridiculous level. This part is terribly boring, ridiculous, unoriginal and riddled with badly written characters. If I could go less than 1/5 I would.
So the average is 3, and if the editor kept just half the book (the mil scifi) it would have been a much better decision.
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2
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