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Vigilant [Anglais] [Poche]

James Alan Gardner
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  • Poche: 384 pages
  • Editeur : Eos (1 mars 1999)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0380802082
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380802081
  • Dimensions du produit: 17,4 x 10,6 x 2,6 cm
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Dans ce roman une épidémie dévaste un monde 29 avril 2014
Format:Poche|Achat vérifié
Dans ce roman une épidémie dévaste un monde ( Demoth ) et efface des millions d’extraterrestres ( Ooloms ) alors qu’elle épargne les humains et c’est d’un scientifique humain que viendra pourtant le salut .

Il semblerait qu’une conspiration menace le destin des habitants de ce monde menacé par les ravages de cette « peste « et par des assassinats stratégiques et ciblés .

C’est un roman qui tient de l’enquête en contexte quasi paramilitaire avec une coloration environnement Alien suffisamment fonctionnelle et plaisante pour satisfaire les amateurs .

L’ensemble est une distraction honnête qui repose sur un sens du suspens qui est vraiment au point , sur un univers qui est riche et qui possède d’autres fondements que des clichés faciles .
Comme c’est le cas dans cette suite de textes , il y a aussi de légères insuffisances assez récurrente , dans la caractérisation et dans les interactions des personnages entre eux , ainsi que dans certains dialogues qui viennent baisser régulièrement le niveau du texte de façons perceptibles même si ce n’est pas de façons criantes et tonitruantes .

Ceci confère à ce cycle une patine « light « c’est dommage mais néanmoins , c’est malgré tout un univers fonctionnel et attractif .

C’est un roman de guerre en fait . Une guerre biologique qui se réfère à des modes d’action en rapport avec ceux qui sont employées dans les conflit de type asymétrique .
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Better Than I Expected 10 mai 2000
Par Michael Scott - Publié sur
I disagree with the previous reviewer, Greg Dufner. Greg says that the book doesn't get going until page 268. I enjoyed the first 200+ pages. This is my first James Alan Gardner book, so I lapped up every word on this interesting universe that he's created. Perhaps Mr. Dufner found it dull because he was already familiar with the setting.
I enjoyed every page of this book. It's got action. It's got neat sci-fi thingamajigs. It's got a cool alien race. The only flaw I found in this book was the slightly whiny protagonist. Faye likes to put herself down. Poor Faye..Bad Faye..does get old. But in the end I found I'd read a very enjoyable book.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Uneven, but overall a very good book 7 juin 2000
Par Karen Williams - Publié sur
Gardner delivers another of his fine science fiction novels, set in the same universe as his previous two and including the return of Festina Ramos, the heroine of "Expendable." "Vigilant" concerns Faye Smallwood, daughter of the doctor who found the cure for the plague that wiped out most of the Oolom, the other sentient humanoid species on the planet Demoth, when she becomes a member of the Vigil, a government oversight body. She is paired with Tic, an elderly and eccentric Oolom Vigil member, when her original partner is murdered under suspicious circumstances. As she and Tic try to find out what really happened, she is drawn deeper and deeper into other mysteries, regarding her father, the plague, and the nature of the universe itself.
While this book was very good, Gardner tended to be uneven in his characterization of Faye. From time to time he fell back on breezy pseudo-characterization, and the story itself didn't start until page 56, after 55 pages of background information in this same breezy style. It's worth getting to page 56 and beyond, though, because Gardner delivers.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Gardner strikes gold with another fine Festina Ramos yarn! 26 décembre 2000
Par Hank Schwartz - Publié sur
Format:Poche|Achat vérifié
I am pretty much stuck on Festina Ramos, formerly an "Expendable" Explorer and presently a problematic Lieutenant Admiral of the futuristic Outward Fleet. She's tough, sharp, well trained and effective, and gets herself into righteously outrageous situations and, happily, out again.
I felt that Gardner's previous Festina tale, "Hunted", was not up to snuff, but this one had me fully in its grip! We learn about the Ooloms and the Freeps in this one as well as the "Peacocks", alien races all and vividly realized by Gardner. A mysterious phenomena on the planet Demoth has felled most of the Ooloms and threatens more horrendous disaster unless our new heroine, Faye Smallwood, can survive and conquer the many forces aligned against her. These include her own personal ghosts as well as vicious government agents and various other enemys.
I very much liked the personal side of Faye, her relationships with her human friends and "family", with Festina and with her alien friends and coworkers. Her personal development is a major factor in this story and is expertly handled by Gardner.
The action is enticing and exciting, driven by very interesting concepts and by characters that we really care about. The frequently humorous style and dialogue enhances this energetic ride to a most satisfying conclusion.
HIghly recommended, and I'm definitely looking forward to more of this series from Gardner.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 The Return of Festina Ramos 1 novembre 2001
Par James D. DeWitt - Publié sur
Demoth is a world that was devastated by a plague. The disease decimated the Oolom population with whom humanity shares Demoth. The human minority suffered psychological trauma as it watched millions of Ooloms die. The protagonist, Faye Smallwood, suffered as much as anyone. Gardner's description of Faye's response to the illness and eventual death of one Oolom is particularly well-drawn. It was Faye's father, in fact, who found the cure in something as prosaic as olive oil, but only after the Oolom Faye admired and loved had died.
Eventually, Faye put the trauma behind her, becoming a member of the Vigil, Demoth's unique supra-governmental auditors and monitors. But her first assignment is a disaster. She narrowly escapes death; seven of her fellow members of the Vigil are killed. Faye escapes, in part, because of a peacock-like creature of light. And that narrow escape plummets her into an interplanetary plot with too many players, and an ancient, evil war that is still going on. With the help of Festina Ramos, the sensible heroine of "Expendable," she solves the nested mysteries and saves Demoth and its peoples.
This is a much better book than "Expendable," Gardner's first book. In particular, the plotting is far better and the mystery at the core of the story is much better conceived. Gardner's insistence on the implausible stupidity, corruption and arrogance of Earth's governing Council of Admirals is annoying, but not as critical to the story as it was in "Expendable" (and will be in "Hunted").
A good read, with clever plotting. Recommended.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Good Filler 21 décembre 1999
Par Greg Dufner - Publié sur
It seems that when you read a science fiction novel you usually discover one of two things. One is great book and the other is garbage between two pieces of card stock. This book is neither one of those, it is something right in between.
The ending of the book was great! I completely enjoyed the end, however the first 268 pages of the book (I'm not kidding, it started getting really good on page 268.) were a little slow. Not slow enough to make me put down though. I enjoyed the characters and the setting VERY much, I think he could have spent less time with giving us the back ground of the characters (I was sick of hearing about Bad-Girl Faye pretty quickly.) and more time giving us alien plots, which is what makes up the best part of the novel. I do think that this is a good book to fill your time while searching for pieces of great science fiction.
One more thing, read EXPENDABLE first, it'll help you get a feel for the universe. Without reading that book I feeling you'll be disappointed with the setting and you won't enjoy the book nearly as much.
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