Re: Tuffleyverse fiction was: RE: Cross Dimensions
From: Robert N Bryett <rbryett@g...>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 08:59:29 +1000
Subject: Re: Tuffleyverse fiction was: RE: Cross Dimensions
If you want something a bit different in the way of space combat, check
out the "Antares Trilogy" by Michael McCollum. The three novels,
"Antares Dawn", "Antares Passage", and "Antares Victory" are available
at low cost as e-books on Amazon for the Kindle, and elsewhere in other
formats. The writing is competent, even if the plot trots along rather
linearly, and the characters are a bit... vanilla.
The physics, astronomy etc. are pretty "hard", apart from the
Alderson-Drive-style jump-point FTL, and some possible glossing over of
the energy-requirements for the ships' photon drives. The navigators do
actually worry about their fuel state in terms of delta-V, and fleets
include tankers. The warships' weapons are missiles, lasers and
particle-beams, while their protection is armour and point-defence
lasers, so the battles are quite suitable for Full Thrust.
> No, I don't care for the Honorverse
Weber's ever-more-turgid writing killed that series for me. The one
thing space-opera should *never* become is a boring slog.