The Hot Gate

The Hot Gate

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Tyler Vernon and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station "Troy" face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die--and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, [2011], ©2011
ISBN: 9781439134320
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rin
Description: 399 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 28, 2018

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Apr 28, 2018

First half went antagonists planned to attack Earth's weakness during galactic summit while protagonist more on culture friction between North American crew, global outsourcing civilian crew from all walks of life & the South American military replacements that from the elites that historically don't like each other & the Americans. Maintenance on three AI with one going almost going crash on space defense not bad subplot. Middling than tedious. Probably greater appreciation on building maintenance workers...
Tyler Vernon chagrined on perceived May-December romance with younger female tech by everyone else. At least larger than life industrialist admitted lack of personal life & have problems unlike certain predators...
Said younger female tech playing amateur psychologist on Granadica the AI industrial fabricator on perceived senility.
Loved the Junior Rangorian analyst using Family at annual Thanksgiving dinner & what if outsider attack them metaphor to describe the Americans. Ditto herding his intelligence group consisting of female secret agent, civilian, military who read the galactic version of the internet. Enemy less one dimensional.
Interesting by think outside the box antagonist using Great Captain say Mongol Subedei on what strategy & tactics to win battle against Earthings than say rewrite history prone Rangorians themeselves
Sure author got David Weber's sin on both sides going politicking & scheming than going to war.
So author went bit too right wing on novel. Polity in do or die mode. Earth itself not in martial law.
Novel leaves with a cliffhanger ceasefire & exchange of prisoners. Unsatisfying letdown.
When the next novel John Ringo to settle it one way or another?

LRS1969 Jan 22, 2013

Not simply "silly politics" AND "extreme racism" (I can no longer trust a publisher who prints and promotes such drivel, but poorly written as well. Cannot truly grasp mind sets of people who would 4-star or 5-star this garbage in ratings.

Ringo (alone) just keeps ruining otherwise POTENTIALLY decent sci-fi by promoting his Far Right wing (of course just those aspects of the Far Right that suits him.... read the Paladin Series ("Kildar Series") starting with "Ghost" to see how he really is and how The Conservative Movement" would disown him in a heartbeat - at least I surely hope that they would!!! And if you don't believe that Kildar's acts of perversion (and racism and constant painting of all "Islamics" being Bad Guys and "black-asses" - as in Mideast types, you know, like the Semitic Jew Yeshua, or Jesus!) and snide comments about "fundamentalist Christians" and "those rich bastards" (in references about how they caused such and such specific problem).

Cannot believe how much better - with NONE of Ringo's agenda crap - "his" books are when teamed up with another (but GOOD) author such as Drake or Weber!!!

JeremiahSutherland May 20, 2012

This author reminds me of a cross between John D. MacDonald and Mickey Spillane.Interesting plots. Cardboard characters who win through a combination of luck, spunk and just good ol' fashioned sterling qualities.Which is OK, but I like a little more sophistication when I read, even when it is Sci-Fi. The books in the Troy series exhibit a lack of restraint and editing. Use of the language is a bit so-so. There's so much going on that the reader loses touch with who did what. And there is far too much piddling detail about maintenance, standards and tolerances. Even engineers find this stuff boring.

Jan 18, 2012

Another Great read from Ringo, can't wait for the next installant. Please make sure you read & understand the initial comment inside the cover. this is a work of fiction! If you get offended by extreme racial stereotyping, don't read it. R18

Jul 28, 2011

Again Ringo weaves a great tale. First rate action, superb characters. There had better be a fourth book coming.

RobbotheKingsBooks Jun 28, 2011

As usual with John Ringo his politics are silly but his story telling is first rate.


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