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by John F. Carr

Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: John F. Carr
ISBN: 0937912093
ISBN13: 978-0937912096
Language: English
Publisher: Pequod Press; 1st edition (August 10, 2010)
Pages: 388
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The original War World books featured stories from such famous . authors as Larry Niven, David Drake, Janet Morris, . Stirling, Harry Turtledove, e. l. You won't find those authors in this book. The technical quality of the writing isn't bad, exactly, but for a series titled "War World" the stories in this volume are incredibly boring.

War World: The Burning Eye. John F. Carr. I got the Kindle version of War World: Discovery. There are a number of pages with some kind of offset problem; sometimes there's a missing line when you go from page to page

War World: The Burning Eye. War World: Cyborg Revolt. There are a number of pages with some kind of offset problem; sometimes there's a missing line when you go from page to page. Even weirder is the fact that the Kindle book has the table of contents at the end of the file.

War World: Discovery (2010). Carr at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Carr's personal site. Carr's manuscript collection at St. Bonaventure University has a comprehensive list of his work, though it isn't always completely up to date. War World: Takeover (2011). War World: The Lidless Eye (2013). War World: Cyborg Revolt (2013). H. Beam Piper Memorial Site created by John F. Carr and Dennis Frank to help preserve the memory of science fiction writer H. Beam Piper. Works by John F. Carr at Project Gutenberg. Works by or about John F. Carr at Internet Archive.

War World is a series of collaborative science fiction books set in the CoDominium universe of Jerry Pournelle, some novels being co-authored by John F. Carr and Don Hawthorne, as well as Larry Niven and S. M. Stirling. It consists of five short story collections by various authors and two novels. Most stories take place on a single world, Haven, and many involve battles between Haven's people and the ruthless, genetically engineered race of supersoldiers called Saurons.

the Reverend Charles Castell demanded. He held out his fingers like claws. He motioned with urgency, causing the white robes to flap on his scrawny frame. His eyes stared, and drool escaped a corner. His hair formed a white halo behind his shiny, bare face; the walk he’d taken through the fire pit over a decade ago had robbed him forever of his facial hair. Kev Malcolm, Castell’s First Deacon, handed over another tangle of rope, then sat back into a resigned, exhausted slouch.

The moon Haven contains the harshest environments for life among the seventy habitable planets within the CoDominium sphere. After Haven's discovery, this distant moon quickly.

John F. Carr’s most popular book is The Cosmic Computer. Discovery (War World, by.

War World Discovery! War World Takeover. The War World series includes seven short story collections and five novels all taking place in Jerry Pournelle’s Co-Dominium and Empire of Man Future History, spanning several thousand years. The primary setting is a barely-habitable moon named Haven, or War World as it later becomes known. Born of rebellion and civil war, Haven, is a world forever at war, each with all-and all against the Saurons.

War World: Discovery, edited by John F. Carr, is the 9th book in the on-going War World Saga, which includes 3 novels, the most recent being War World: The Battle of Sauron by John F. Carr & Donald Hawthorne published in 2008. The War World series is a shared-world universe created by Jerry E. Pournelle & John F. Carr and is set in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium/Empire of Man future history. The moon Haven contains the harshest environments for life among the seventy habitable planets within the CoDominium sphere. After Haven's discovery, this distant moon quickly becomes the center of a major lawsuit over its ownership. When the New Church of Universal Harmony buys the Charter, the big mining companies send their agents to find a way to muscle their way in. The Harmonies quickly find themselves on the defensive. Behind the lines, some of the biggest industrial magnates, the Bronson and DeSilva families, are pulling strings to secure rights to strip-mine Haven of its resources and mineral wealth. This battle only intensifies when shimmer stones, the most valuable gems in the known universe, are discovered on Haven. The Bureau of Relocation sees Haven, more than a year's spaceship journey from Earth, as the perfect dumping ground for political dissidents and criminals. Within the CoDominium, there's a fracture between U.S. and Soviet interests; both powers want to use Haven for their own means. Meanwhile, the New Church of Universal Harmony is finding its lands overwhelmed with undesirables from Earth who neither want to work or live a meditative life. This conflict quickly turns violent as the newcomers scheme to steal food and goods from the non-violent Harmonies, who see their culture undergo a major shift to confront the new realities brought by the displaced transportees from Earth. When Kennicott and Dover Mineral Development send their agents to fight over the newly discovered hafnium and shimmer stone deposits, the violence and bloodshed is ratcheted up. Finally, the CoDominium Marines are sent in to save the day-but for whom: the Harmonies, the miners, the convicts, or their puppet masters back on Earth?
Comments to eBook War World: Discovery
fabscf
This novel consists of 14 short stories in chronological order that cover the initial discovery and early settlement of Haven.

Stories range from the early survey team that discovered Haven, origin and settlement of the Church of New Universal Harmony, the creation of Hell's-A-Comin, the new settlement of Janesfort, and the early settlement of the Mongols among other topics. There are good contrasts between individual greed and selflessly working for the common good. Haven, hospitable to life, is shown as a hope for the desperate and oppressed. The overall themes are taming a new frontier and escaping oppression. You may die on Haven, but at least you die free or die trying to build a better life.

The book explains the origins of the diverse ethnic groups that colonize Haven. I was alway curious about the names of some of the settlements mentioned in the earlier books. Suprisingly, the chronology of the book is sequential and the characters are tied into mulitple stories which builds a solid background for the other novels in the series.

Enough topics concerning individual and group motivations are covered to make this book an interesting read. For the War World fans, it gives the backstory of a lot of the diferent groups encountered in the series. For an number of them it was attributed to some vague Bureau of Relocations action and not realy detailed. I recall reading about Janesfort and wondered about it's unusual name. I assumed as the name implied that at some time there was a person named Jane, and there was a fort. In one of the stories, you actually meet Jane and her new fiefdom.

This novel was a pleasure to read and expands CoDominium and Haven universe.
interactive man
I finished the book because it was backstory, but there were few good stories in the book. I was hoping for some 'aha' moments that would bring me back to the stories that take place in this book's future Haven (where War World stories primarily take place), but there weren't any to speak of.

The stories aren't necessarily bad, per se, but it was as if the authors thought they were filling in important gaps in our knowledge of Haven, when all they were doing is telling stories that took place on old Haven, most of which are interesting as backstory, but not as stories themselves.

Most of these stories would have been fine sprinkled in throughout other books, and in between the actual War World stories that we love from the other books.
Quynaus
I was a fan of the original War World series and think that this new book with its mixture of old and brand new tales of the planet Haven is a keeper. For me, A. L. Brown's On Jordan's Stormy Banks, and Gasperik and Fish's Janesfort War are the standouts because of the interesting characters.

But why am I giving only four stars? In a word, formatting.

I got the Kindle version of War World: Discovery. There are a number of pages with some kind of offset problem; sometimes there's a missing line when you go from page to page. Even weirder is the fact that the Kindle book has the table of contents at the end of the file. I sure hope that isn't the way that the physical book is arranged.

That said, I'm definitely going to buy the next volume in the series when it comes out.
Vudozilkree
Back to the world I really love. Pournelle's future history rules!
Drelalen
yeah, ok
Keth
The original War World books featured stories from such famous s.f. authors as Larry Niven, David Drake, Janet Morris, S.M. Stirling, Harry Turtledove, et.al. You won't find those authors in this book.

The technical quality of the writing isn't bad, exactly, but for a series titled "War World" the stories in this volume are incredibly boring. We get to read about contract negotiations for shimmer stone mines and the fascinating tales of union organizers. Nothing really held my interest. I kept skimming lines, then paragraphs, until finally I decided why bother and gave up.

It doesn't help that there are bizarre formatting errors like entirely missing sentences and words that allruntogether or have in expli cable breaks in them.

I'll just re-read my old paperbacks rather than waste my money on this half-hearted effort to revive the War World series.
MeGa_NunC
The War World series was a treasured classic in the Co-Dominium series. This anthology begins the process of bringing the series back into print with some excellent new material and with the stories in chronological order. The stories are of especial interest to those who want a view of the Co-Dominium Marines others than Falkenberg's super elite regiment.
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