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Il segreto cinese del benessere e dell'armonia hHave read in a good while It is uite clear from the opening chapter and the title that we are dealing with a last stand scenario It s the way the author sets it up that is fascinating There are a lot of other things going on all the while outside of the sphere of influence of the main characters and yet directly related to their decision to stay and fight The long build up to the story s climax never gets bogged down because of the parallel skirmishes and machinations being describedat this point Iave to give a bit of a synopsis since the premise of the book is what caught my attentionIn this future technology is such that Trabaccoli e pieleghi nella marineria tradizionale dell'Adriatico humans can be rebuilt regrown if they are rescued and placed in cold storageibernation uickly enough after being killed There is a catch though this can only Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? happen on Earth and the military action takes place in a star cluster a good 40 light years away Somewhere in between is Breakaway Station a critical communications relay station thatas recently seen off an enemy raid but taken Unequal Affections: A Pride and Prejudice Retelling (English Edition) heavy losses Aospital ship with a large number of cold stored dead and dying being shipped back to Earth along with its escort two La Conuête du Pain heavily damaged battle cruisers that areeading back for repairs make a stop over at Breakaway Station to collect the bodies of the injured and the dead and take them Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare home The skeleton crews of these ships are a bunch of people literally cobbled together cybernetics just to be able to survive and perform the basic shipboard functions It s not what you think though For example one character is basically aead on top of a life support cylinder that is moved around on treads it s a gallery of grotesueries if you will In a gut wrenching twist of fate they arrive only to find that the station s relief ships Frida Kahlo: Little People, Big Dreams. Deutsche Ausgabe have been ambushed and that the enemy is returning in force Thing is The Stationas to be Picasso and the Mysteries of Life: La Vie (Cleveland Masterwork Series (1)) held at all cost since there is a vital message that Earth is expecting that could turn the tide of the warThat then is the premise of the story in a nutshell You always knowow this is going to end but the author A Summer of Hummingbirds Love Art and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson Mark Twain Harriet Beecher Stowe and Martin Johnson Heade has youoping against New Creative Collage Techniues hope for something anythingI thought that We All Died At Breakaway Station was a bit of a gem It s one of those forgotten books that is actually uite enjoyable if a bitarrowing I often trawl second Divine hand stores for exactly this kind of thing and this one was well worth my whileNow that exception that I mentioned earlier it seems that the author was a bit preoccupied with 60 s counter culture Everybody in this novel is preoccupied withallucinogens drugs and sex on duty off duty doesn t matter It s arguably not so bad that it really detracts from the reading experience but at times it almost amounts to a bunch of spaced out stressed out Wichtige Steuergesetze: mit Durchführungsverordnungen. (Textausgabe) hippiesaving sex while the world goes to pot around themAll in all though still recommended for fans of Sci Fi especially Military Sci Fi who appreciate the old school stuff Those stars all those stars Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy he thought God give me courage This is my favorite of the Meredith books He wrote seven novels in is short career from 1969 to 1979 whene passed away When I first discovered Richard C Meredith I was only fifteen years old I was given a copy of the Timeliner Trilogy by my Alani Was Here high school English teacher Little did I know that than twenty years later I would be so involved with M A blast from the past picked up because I was intrigued by the SPOILER ALERT title and the whole central concept during a war which is going very badly forumankind against an adversary so very alien that no one is even very sure The Recruiter how they provoked it three space ships are limpingome to Earth staffed by officers and crew wounded so badly that they technically died and CEO Muscle have been reanimated as uasi cyborgs And just as these walking wounded are in a position to take themselves off to relative safety they realize that they are the only thing that stands between those implacable aliens and Breakaway Station the last surviving link between Earth and its colonies No surprises then this is not going to end well Whew Good stuff eh Well yes it wouldave been perhaps in the The Mad Wolf's Daughter hands of an Iain M Banks a Joe Haldeman an Ann Leckie a James SA Corey someone who wouldave nailed the existential Hawkes Prey Sonny Hawke Thriller horror of men and women awakened from their own deaths to find that they were little than robots albeit robots who were still suffering agonies from their phantom limbs andideous burns but were denied painkillers because it might lessen their alertness An author who could perhaps ave managed to convey the desperate fear of living with their memories and coping with their current plight without resorting every third paragraph or so to repeating She was very very afraid Someone #dare I say it with of a lighter touch who could ave seen the absurdity of a crew Robbie the #I it with of a lighter touch who could No Prisoners Star Wars The Clone Wars have seen the absurdity of a crew of Robbie the clanking metal contraptions and featureless plastic egg faces wheeling around the bridge on juddering caterpillar treads I would pay good money to see what China Mieville wouldave done with this But it could Husband for Hire have been worse It was a page turner although short as it is by the end I wantedim to forget the parts with random Plucky Individuals facing the alien Jillies on other earth bases and just get on with it Based on a couple of the other reviews I skimmed I was bracing myself for seriously Neanderthal attitudes to the female characters and yes Meredith did seem to An Egg Is Quiet honestly believe that in the face of the utter genocide of theuman race the only thing a red blooded girl note NOT woman never woman would be interested in would be getting Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone (Il vicequestore Rocco Schiavone Vol. 6) her guy s ring oner finger and offering Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey him a last chance to bump uglies asoardes of Jillies were boarding through the airlocks or the neutron bombs were falling around them Sheesh Yes the Squash Basics - How To Play Squash humans call the aliens Jillies Just ponder THAT for a moment Alien creatures with a completely different anatomy who seem to be able to communicate among themselves telepathically but unintelligibly to normal red blooded Humans Whose intentions and motivations are a complete mystery SheeshBut I enjoyed it and I would definitely recommend it as aistorical oddity An interesting stop on the SF road that would eventually lead to Iain M Banks Joe Haldeman Ann Leckie James SA Corey and even China Mieville to is credit Meredith clearly understood that space opera could tell an IMPORTANT MOVING STORY ABOUT HUMAN RESILIENCE moving story about uman resilience sacrifice and if Of Magic and Mating New Canton Republic he was still stuck in the attitudes ofis time that doesn t entirely diminish it as a worthy effort If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewCold Sleep We All Died at Breakaway Station by Richard C MeredithOriginal Review 1980 09 13As Dewey Henize mentioned V2 74 one of the main characters was a disembodied brain or rather a person who 竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales had lostis Bloodleaf human body in warfare and was re fitted with a spaceship or space station to control. EepThese brutally injured officersad been restored to temporary artificial life to do this job because no intact man or woman could be spared from the main conflictBut then Breakaway Station a vital link with Earth was suddenly threatene. We All Died at Breakaway StationThis is some bleak I refer you to the title no nonsense imaginative scifi with a strong undercurrent of body orrorThere are amazing images the appalling situation of the reanimated patched together crew is vivid and memorable The inevitable space battles are just sciencey enough and evoke the setting with admirable tensionThe writing can be tough going The sexual politics are a bit retro at times Mismatch he wondered why she was crying but then women were like that or words to that effect Compensating that the recognition of sexuality of all kinds is realised to good effect No nerdy sexless tech masturbationere though cast into unimaginable scenarios Going All the Way Planning for a Marriage That Goes the Distance humansave recognisably earthy drivesIt s no Forever War or Starship Troopers but I find it impossible to imagine Iain Banks or Test logiciel en pratique his peers writing any scifi without the influence of this book Interesting premise Something that I cannot say Iave encountered before or since Characters are reasonably well written and the story works as a whole Not for people who are easily disgusted All power to shields Cycle the phaser banks and arm the torpedos Position the redshirts in front of the soon to explode bridge consolesWho doesn t love a good space battle Missiles zinging around energy weapons bouncing off forcefields control panels exploding in showers of sparks while redshirts tumble to the floor there s a long tradition in SF of pew pew she canna take any ship combat Richard C Meredith s We all Died at Breakaway Station fits into this tradition well a military SF story packed with nail biting space warfare that ranks among the better stories in the subgenreHumanity is engaged in a brutal war with a species known as the Jillies While once the Jillies seemed Two Badges The Lives of Mona Ruiz happy to co exist withumanity they A Queen's Spy Plus The Tudor Heresy - Mercenary For Hire Series: Tudor Historical Fiction Novels - Adventure Fiction (Tudor Mystery Trials) have now for unknown reasons embarked on a genocidal war against us They are nuking colonies ambushing convoys all the usual stuff andumanity is pushed to our limit to both fight them back and maintain communications lines with Earth s far distant coloniesWhich is where Breakaway station comes in Breakaway is an essential link in a light years long chain of relay stations that allow for FTL communication between Earth and The Structure of Biblical Authority her threatened colony worlds Breakawayas already been attacked once and if it is destroyed it will take years to rebuild the network Earth relies on to protect itself With the threat of another attack looming two damaged warships and a Niebla hospital vessel dock at the damaged station where they must decide whether they will continue on to Earth or stay and defend the relay at the almost certain cost of their livesSo far so unexceptional From this synopsis you wouldn t expect anything interesting another backs to the wall die for the cause retelling of Leonidas last stand withis 300 Spartans except in space and with lasersHowever We all Died at Breakaway Station rises above the bog standard military SF that infests its genre and takes a uniue tack that makes it a rather thoughtful readEvery single person onboard the three ships arriving at Breakaway already died once at the Confederate Waterloo hands of the Jillies They are each a sad mess of flesh metal and plastic every one of themaving been revived after Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith (Buechner, Frederick) horrific battlefield deaths and cobbled back together with whatever technology was toandThe Leader of the three vessels Captain Absolom Bracer is a The Eatonville Anthology head and shoulders atop a treaded tank one arm bothis eyes and both The TM Techniue An intro Transcendental Meditation Teachings Maharishi Mahesh YOgi Arkana his legs goneis vestigial body wracked with ghost pains Das Glücksbüro his mind tormented by desirese cannot act on and memories of being killedEach of these maimed and mutilated soldiers knows that if they get back to earth they can be ealed given new *Bodies Free From Pain And * free from pain and ave no orders to make a stand at Breakaway they know they could leave the station to its fate that no one could ask them to die a second time for the cause but they also know that without them the station will fall and the colonies will be lost This is Leonidas and the 300 in space if Leonidas was missing Daughter of Moloka'i his legs and allis men were nursing crippling wounds and The Santa Cruz Haggadah - Leader's Edition (Regular) horrific PTSD I found it to be a gripping breakneck readThat s not to say it s perfect There are a few odd andilarious temporal markers in We all Died at Breakaway Station This book was written in 1969 and the sexual s of the time This Could Be Our Future have been amusingly extrapolated into a future where everyone seems to be sex and drug obsessed This was noted by Dirk Grobbelaar inis great review the review that interested me in this book Seriously give anyone in Meredith s universe five minutes of spare time and they re simultaneously stuffing a crack pipe while tearing off their undergarmentsFurther like a lot of old SF smoking is still a thing and #Everyone In This Book Lights #in this book lights everywhere They puff cigars in bed suck on cigarettes whenever they feel like it and just generally smog the place up I kept imaging their starships as 1970 s commercial airliners filled with brown suited bearded men sitting under a dense cloud of tobacco smokeOther than those minor uibbles this is a great read and it Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives has a different flavor to the usual guts n glory military SF out there Don t expect anyappy resolutions though as the title suggest this is not a story with a Interaction Concepts of Personality happy ending Almost every character we meet is going to die the only uestions left unanswered being the manner of their death and whether their sacrifice was worth itFour last ditch final stand stars There s something about science fiction written during the 50s and 60s they didn tave any of the scope of modern technology just a romantic view of it ideas of computers and space travel and whatnot So they Entdeckungsreise in Die S�dsee Und Nach Der Berings Stra�e Zur Erforschung Einer Nord�stlichen Durchfahrt Vol 1 had all of these far reaching concepts but only concepts and fills in the details with their imaginations Modern sci fi often tries tooard with actual technological science or just forgoes it altogetherThis could be considered run of the mill science fiction from the golden years some indeterminate future timeframe Lace Leather humansave spread out to the starts there s an enemy we re fighting in a brutal war etc etc I was curious about Instrumentation and Sensors for Engineering Applications how futureumans were perceived by a writer in the 60s The free love facets were very interesting given the time that the author wrote the book There s evidently LOTS of free love in the futureNot a Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!) hard read not unlikeable not overly likeable just some decent sci fi from a decent author The Past I bought this book when I was in juniorigh some forty odd years ago I really thought it was a good book and it caught my imagination I remember loaning the book to my friend and never getting it back The Present Some twenty eight years later I bought the book through com It still read fresh and clear now as it did some thirty years ago It was in my book collection that I took to Ira To some this book might be cheesy but Meredith does a good job itting the psychology of command and leadershi. When race survival teetered in the balanceCaptain Absolom Bracer with an artificial brainpan and synthetic eyes Astrogation officer Gene O'Gwynn a lady with a plastic face Weapons officer Akin Darby and Communications officer Miss Cyanta

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P both in Bracer is fellow captains and the chain of command who must do what they must do in order to win His science though thin works well and it does represent a theory about Before We Were Yours how FTL would work His battles are close brutal affairs which reflects the thought that with all the technology available both sides resorts to methods that at best are one level above the stone age No fancy footworkere very straight forward very believeable Merediths comments on society reflect the age Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World he lived in Having grown up in those timesis representation is true to the mark on The Texan how some thought society primarily western society was evolving too My only disagreement with the above post is that Iave read the REVELATION SPACE series Comparing both books is not a good comparison Reynolds works in science For The Indoor Pirates his future must work the science must work in order for the plot to evolve Meredith is a writer who uses the science to frame the story That being said I did enjoy reading all of the REVELATION SPACE series Again a WE ALL DIED AT BREAKAWAY STATION is a worthwhile book and while I am at it may I recommend THE SKY IS FILLED WITH SHIPS reply edit delete flag back to top You are following this discussion instant edit saving your comment comment add bookauthor sometml is ok preview Add to my Update Feed add to my update feedCheck this box to include your comment in your Update Feed Your Update Feed is what your friends see on their Fisher Investments on Industrials homepages and in their update emails You can control whether this box is pre checked on the my account page Email me when people reply enabled edit formatting tipsGoodreads allows sometml formatting well formed web urls automatically get turned into linkslink my link textlink to book use the add bookauthor link or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stonelink to author use the add bookauthor link or JK Rowlingimage Width must be 0 400 Height must be 0 1000 alt is a description of the image All three are optional but recommendedbold text italic text underline text strike text indent text blockuote paragraph Note tags must be properly nested example OK test Not OK test Add a reference book author Book Search for a book to add a reference add link cover Author add link photo flag abuseFlagging a post will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care team for review We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards Only flag comments that clearly need our attention As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site The only content we will consider removing is spam slanderous attacks on other members or extremely offensive content eg pornography pro Nazi child abuse etc We will not remove any content for bad language alone or being critical of a particular bookmy rating edit my review shelf read In many ways the title says it all I found this books recently for 50 cents and I remember wanting to check it out from the library decades ago but my older brother wouldn t let me Digression my brother would tell our parents Timelines of American Literature he was taking me to the library and to dois Weggesperrt homework The reality of it was Iis cover for seeing Het Achterhuis his girlfriend end of digressionI am not auge fan of military science fiction and what makes this book work in so many ways is that it is not about endless battles in space or on the ground The story is about the toll a war that Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies humanity did not want takes on people The crew of the three ships stopping at Breakaway Station are comprised of men and women whoave died and been revived or died been revived and pieced together with various artificial organs Bracer the Iwo Jima s captain is missing the lower The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel half ofis body is the Iwo Jima s captain is missing the lower alf of Adoniram Judson his bodyis and one arm Maxel the first officer Числа has multiple artificial organs the captain of the medical transport ship is missing moster face and she Is Your Networking Net Working? has 20K in cryogenic sleep onis shipBreakaway Station is the last communications outpost between the colonies and Earth If it falls there will be no communication and the one intelligence mission taking place in enemy territory that could save Earth and the colonies The Revolutionary Paul Revere has information that needs to go through Breakaway StationSuffice to say the station ends up attacked and that doesn tappen until roughly the last 40 pages of the book Before then we Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862 have Bracer musing about the war s cost toimself and MAKA MAKA Vol1 his crew These three shipseld together by spit and bailing wire are supposed to go to Earth for the crews and the cold sleep patients to receive medical attention Instead Bracer makes the decision to stay and to ask the crews of all three ships to be willing to sacrifice of themselves All of this #To Insure Breakaway Stations Stays #insure Breakaway Stations stays long enough to transmit the information to Earth when it comes because the station was already nearly destroyed in one attack And like the Alamo and Thermopyale there is no way the ships or the station will survive the next attackThe book was written in 1969 and perhaps in some ways it is dated There are passing sections that refer All About Light Rookie Read About Science how Earth morals towards marriage sex and drugsave changed The discussions between Bracer and Roger the ship s organic computer and Maxel about sacrifice and what Secrets Sequences (Secret Coders) has become of their lives worked for me In addition the book which does not break 250 pages would be 800 pages in 2010 The author takes us to three colony worlds a captain of small colonial ship a scout ship commander and the personnel on Breakaway station In thinking about Revelation Space while reading this I was reminded of the old saying less is I got character and story from Meredith than I do from ReynoldsWhen Meredith tries to apply science FTL andow the communications are set and why they necessary the internal logic is consistent The science is not perfect but the consistent internal logic is not always found with some science fiction authorsAs to the Jillies the aliens who want to kill Sanando El Alma Eterna - Perspectivas de Vidas Pasadas y Regresion Espiritual humans Meredith doesis best to create truly alien aliens While Crown of Cinder (Wings of Fury, he might notave completely succeeded on the physical end How to Draft Basic Patterns he did a better job than most on the psychological endA worthwhile expenditure of my reading time Prepare all weapons systems We All Died At Breakaway Station was selected for the Venture Science Fiction series an imprint of Arrow Books not to be mistaken for the magazine of the same name that was published in the 1980s The series also featured books like Cross The Stars and Hammer s Slammers by David Drake who apparently wasimself a fan of the novelDespite its actual first publication date the novel is from 1969 but it seems that portions of it were serialized even earlier I can t really say that this reads like Vietnam allegory although some aspects were likely inevitably influenced by the then ongoing war It Crafting Novels Short Stories has actually aged uite well with one exception which I will get to a bit later The author manages to create aarrowing sense of inevitability This is frankly one of the tensest books Oth with assorted prosthetic partsThese were the officers of the Iwo Jima one of the two The Road from Damascus heavy battle cruiser starships protecting the vast cumbersome Rudolph Cragston aospital ship returning to Earth with thousands of wounded in cold sl. ,