Saturday, October 27, 2007

Starship Mutiny - Mike Resnick

In the Navy, many morons surround me.


Well, maybe not quite that bad, but the hero of the piece definitely thinks so at times.

This is a military SF book, but it is closer in tone to Robert Asprin's Phule's Company than Hammer's Slammer's or David Webber's blow them away space navies.

Much wisecracking, little introspection, in other words, as an officer who has used his brains and not the rulebook to solve military situations gets sent to the arse end of nowhere to serve with a crew of misfits on an old rustbucket, wherein he is reunited with an old sidekick.

Cue hijinks and action and disobeying of orders. Pleasingly short and light entertainment.

(call it 3.25)


3 out of 5

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