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Defenders (English Edition)
 
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Defenders (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Will McIntosh

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"McIntosh is without a doubt one of the most underrated science fiction authors writing today. Defenders is an emotional, action-packed story....McIntosh's cautionary near-future tale, told from multiple perspectives, serves as a brutally honest portrayal of how humans carelessly exploit, destroy - and in this case create - other species."—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

"What makes Defenders such an incredible novel is McIntosh's pure elegance, the beauty of its simplicity. Each element of the novel, the characters, the situations, the world, the results of the world's actions, organically feed into each other as the novel progresses."—SFFWorld

"This military science fiction novel offers fast paced action."—Publishers Weekly

"McIntosh's novels often blend unlikely scenarios and genre tropes in ways that make you rethink them. Here he's brought together the classic veterans' "coming home" story with telepathic alien invasion and issues around what it means to have been genetically engineered for one purpose. It's a posthuman scenario that McIntosh is exploring in all its messy complexity."— io9.com

Présentation de l'éditeur

When Earth is invaded by telepathic aliens, humanity responds by creating the defenders. They are the perfect warriors - seventeen feet tall, knowing and loving nothing but war, their minds closed to the aliens. The question is, what do you do with millions of genetically engineered warriors once the war is won?

A novel of power, alliances, violence, redemption, sacrifice and yearning for connection, Defenders presents a revolutionary new vision of alien invasion.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1981 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 513 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 0356502155
  • Editeur : Orbit (13 mai 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00FAT9LIS
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Sci-fi that packs a powerful punch 14 mai 2014
Par Steff - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Will McIntosh has a remarkable ability to write stories that reach deep into your mind and heart, raising questions about ourselves both individually and as a society. I enjoy his tightly woven plots and multiple narratives, but it's the messages in them that transcend the content and that's what ultimately makes reading his work so rewarding.

When you read Defenders, look for the forest, not the trees. Just as you weren't supposed to pick apart the minutiae of cryogenics in Love Minus Eighty, I realized very early on that I shouldn't get too hung up on the logistics of an alien invasion or the ins-and-outs of bio-engineering a whole new warrior race. This science fiction novel isn't so much about the "science" than it is a thought-provoking social fiction piece exploring how humanity might approach an "us vs. them" situation. Needless to say, if you enjoy "what if" stories, this would be the ideal book for you. But even in the face of implausible circumstances, Defenders was an enthralling and sometimes terrifying read, given how the speculation always remained grounded in human nature. Humanity has essentially created an army of living, breathing killing machines with only a swift and decisive victory against the Luyten in mind, and now they must live with the consequences of their actions.

What makes someone a friend or foe? Who can put a price on the cost of freedom? As ever, the scenarios in McIntosh's stories are enhanced by his characters; they are the ones who help expand our understanding of the dire things happening in the world, very important in books such as these. And in Defenders, that's no exception. Through the narratives of only a handful of characters - Oliver, Kai, Lila and Dominque - we are able to get a well-rounded sense of the culture and climate of the situation. It's interesting to watch their relationships evolve over the years, and to see how the events of the war has influenced their individual beliefs and perspectives.

Of the two novels from McIntosh I have read now, I think Love Minus Eighty still remains closer to my heart, but Defenders isn't far behind. Both are eye-opening works, and are simply excellent books. I've said this many times before, but this author deserves A LOT more attention!
5 internautes sur 5 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Deeper than typical military SF 17 mai 2014
Par Tom Alaerts - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
There is a lot of fighting in this book, but in my opinion it is not really a typical military SF story.

It is written like a series of short vignettes that take place over a period of decades (following no less than 3 wars), every short chapter focuses on a character, much like the Game of Thrones books. Mcintosh does the personal & relational parts very well, you become invested with the people and their desperate struggles.

It begins (no real spoilers here) with a well written and suspenseful alien invasion theme, yet while most books would stop with humanity's successful answer to the threat, it is the aftermath that makes Defenders so interesting, the story explores the consequences and responsibility of creation. It is interesting to wonder if enemies are bad because they behave like we engineered them to be. Similarly the enemy's woefully inadequate attempts at art are a sad consequence of their character.

It's these well worked out implications that set Defenders apart from generic military SF and in my opinion turns it into a compelling read.

I must say though that towards the end I got a bit tired of all the warfare, for me the book could have been a bit more concise there and at the same time it could have expanded the final aftermath in more detail. Hence a solid 4 stars.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Enjoyable read 23 mai 2014
Par t_rain - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Read this book on my Kindle in 2 nights. Moves along nicely. It was worth the $2.99 Ebook price in my opinion.
3 internautes sur 3 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Sometimes, the solution is worse than the problem. 23 mai 2014
Par Azaqui - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Earth struggles to survive alien invasion, but with the aliens able to read human minds it seems a lost cause - after all, how can you defeat the enemy that knows your plans even before you do?

In this dark, seemingly final days a group of humans resorts to desperate measures to turn the tide of war.
But some doors should not be opened, and sometimes, the cure can be more dangerous than the sickness.

If you are looking for an alien invasion book that focuses less on the explosions and more on how humans cope with this kind of disaster, this is a book for you. It lacks the mystery of unknown approaching the earth - the book begins in the middle of an invasion already underway for some time, enemy is known. There is very little "Independence Day" vibe in this book, it's more akin to "War of the Wolrds" or "Falling Skies" - small groups of humans trying to survive and not large armies and nukes defending the Earth.

The book is quite well written, the characters are interesting, deep and certainly not two-dimensional. Psychology of the aliens and humans is believable and it's a real pleasure to experience how the story as well as individual character arcs develop.

There is a part of the book - a turning point, in fact - that slightly breaks the suspension of disbelief, and is sketched rather vaguely (possibly just to not draw the reader's attention to the weak part). It's not something major or breaking the book, but noticeable.

I recommend this book - with its depth, disillusioned and mature take on human psychology and social dynamics as well as the believable characters you should enjoy the read.
3 internautes sur 3 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Smart and engaging tale of unintended consequences 25 mai 2014
Par Woolfhound - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
McIntosh delivers as always, in this case telling the story of a world under attack by telepathic aliens who can anticipate humanity's every move. The solution - a genetically engineered race of supersoldiers who are immune to alien probing - is clearly going to have consequences nobody planned for, and of course it does. In this tale of three species nobody's the good guys and nobody's the bad guys, and each player in the conflict is pushed into existential challenges that lead them to act badly. It's fast paced and thoughtful, a great trick to pull off.
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