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read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Û David Feintuch A hideous accident kills the senior officer of UNS Hibernia leaving a terrified young officer. “Hornblower in space”—honestly it sounded like the recipe for a really dry knock off But not so Seems like all the books I’ve been expecting lately to be dull have turned out just the opposite Feintuch riffs on the idea of an sci fi Hornblower but thankfully doesn’t chain himself to it He creates a compelling character in his own right thrust him into a larger than life but always perfectly grounded catastrophe and rounds out the story with a strong supporting cast I look forward to the seuels

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review Midshipman's Hope 103 ó A hideous accident kills the senior officer of UNS Hibernia leaving a terrified young officer to take 300 colonists and crew aboard a damaged ship on a 17 month gauntlet to reach Hope Nation With no chance of rescue Nicholas Seafort must save lives and take them in the name of duty On With no chance of rescue Nicholas Seafort must save lives and take them in the name of duty. My favorite science fiction series ever Any time I go anywhere on vacation I bring my copies of the science fiction guild editions with me and reread them Nicholas Seafort is my all time favorite fictional character He is what I strive to be his character his will his desire to do right above all else is so wonderfully compelling and heartbreaking I am just completely enamoured with his struggle The entire series is spectacular amazingly so and through it all Seafort through the deft pen of Feintuch is brilliantly conceived

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Midshipman's HopeTo take 300 colonists and crew aboard a damaged ship on a 17 month gauntlet to reach Hope Nati. Putting two separate genres together and coming up with a concept that's than the sum of its parts is often a pretty good way to come up with a great story as the late David Feintuch proved in this series Essentially it's a mixture of Napoleonic naval tales in the Hornblower tradition with space opera Feintuch's universe is a far future that is ruled by fundamentalist old testament Christianity yet the universe is criss crossed by faster than light spaceships run by the navy yet licensed to carry passengers and the service is run on the old British tradition with officers being gentlemen adolescents as midshipmen honor and courage being taken for granted and freuent flogging to keep everyone on their toes The hero Nicholas Seafort is one of the most interesting heroes you'll meet anywhere Having violated a sacred oath to God albeit for very ethical reasons he lives his life assuming he is irrevocably damned yet still tries to act with decency and consideration Add in some of the most amazing aliens you'll ever meet fascinating world building intriguing characterization and a highly readable first person narrative and you've got a story that will stay with you long after you put it down This review is written specifically about the first book in the saga but could eually well stand for any of them for the interest and suspense never flagsI really recommend this one for any sci fi lover looking for a good exciting read with something to think about woven in