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  • Title: Spinneret
  • Author: Timothy Zahn Luis Royo
  • ISBN: 9780099496908
  • Page: 101
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  1. I was reading another book, but I got so tired of the issues I had with that book, I had to take a break Plus, I got to meet Timothy Zahn on January 8th, so I was pumped to finish reading my almost complete collection of Timothy Zahn published works Humankind to be politically correct has finally developed the capacity to travel faster than light They set upon to leave an overpopulated, overmined Earth in typical fashion for scifi books written in this era only to find that the rest of the galax [...]


  2. Spinneret by Timothy Zahn is a stand alone science fiction book set in the future of our world Mankind has discovered the means to travel out to the stars, but when they do so they find that they re not alone Worse, they find that there s nowhere to go All available planets capable of sustaining life have been claimed and colonized It s only after some time that mankind finds the world of Astra, a world poor in minerals, but uninhabited The UN puts the United States in the position of footing mo [...]


  3. This is one of Zahn s early novels, from the period in the 80 s when he was represented in Analog magazine almost every month The scientific puzzle is excellent and unusual, and the book presages Zahn s preoccupation with political intrigue The charcters are a little on the stock side, but this was still a fun read.


  4. Very early Timothy Zahn from charity shop w retro extruded cover lettering from 1985 Humanity establishes a first offworld colony on a fairly marginal planet that various advanced aliens don t want, then find a fully functional vanished race manufacturing plant that produces something everyone in the galaxy wants.Some interesting bits but overall a bit meh I think he tried to do too much in a short book Earth politics about the colony, colony internal political tensions incl what the colony sho [...]


  5. Well, I managed to finish itThe characters are one dimensional stereotypes and the political wrangling a bit naive The whole book s undertones struck me as subtly racist The story itself was pretty straightforward, your basic space opera where a small band overcomes the odds and comes out ahead No real surprises, no twists, and when the big reveal shows up at the end, we get nothing but a little preaching.


  6. Spinneret, by Timothy Zahn ebook version from Open Road Integrated Media, 2012 In the year 2016, Earth s first starship sets out on Project Homestead a mission to find a planet to colonize They soon discover a problem the habitable planets are already taken The best the humans can do is to lease a planet nobody else wants due to its complete lack of metals The cost and risk factors push what was to be a UN mission onto the Americans The planet is dubbed Astra, and humans first colony begins.When [...]


  7. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I m quite the Timothy Zahn fan I can t entirely explain why, save that his writing style and plots tend to hook me, and keep me hooked, through most of his stories and novels Even his weaker offerings like Outbound Flight , still keep me pretty well entertained There s not a lot of authors I can say that about.Spinneret is one of Zahn s older novels, and one I knew almost nothing about before reading it I m not even sure where I got it, but I assume it must b [...]


  8. This 1985 sci fi novel fell into my hands in a combination of me realizing it s high time I read something by Timothy Zahn, and its serendipitous re release as an eBook Might have no been the most representative beginning though very different style from Blackcollar, which I just finished But here is Spinneret In the far, far future of 2016, humanity has made it to the stars well, who knew in the 80 s that we were going to scrap our space programs , and is all ready to colonize the stuffing out [...]


  9. Ah, Timothy Zahn Like comfort food from an untried restaurant pleasantly familiar, yet somehow new Even his old stuff like this one, 1985 invokes that for me I have yet to be bored with one of his books the closest I ve ever come was with The Backlash Mission, and that was mostly due to some of the backstory recap because it was a sequel.This book had an interesting start what if we went to colonize the nearest star system, only to find out it was already populated What if they then told us ever [...]


  10. Okay, so yeah, the book is a bit dated in SOME ways It s got an 80s Cold War flair to it However, I personally think that Zahn wrote some of his best works in the 80s, and this is no exception The book really demonstrates Zahn s ability to capture a Sci Fi reader s interest through a technical standpoint Zahn really knows how to put the SCIENCE in Science Fiction He will always explain to the reader not just what something is but how it works and why it works I really respect that because even i [...]


  11. Colonel Meredith is given the thankless task of managing Earth s only colony among the stars In Spinneret we are introduced to a universe in which all the available real estate has been claimed by other species The only planet that is available is a place called Astra that no one wants because it has no available metals Even the trace metals needed for plant growth are missing The other races out in the galaxy are willing to allow Earth to settle Astra.Meredith tries to balance the political div [...]


  12. It is great seeing so many older science fiction being republished for a new generation of readers Liz Hand and Timothy Zahn have had a good chunk of their back catalogs treated to a redesign.Mr Zahn managed a great trick in this stand alone novel It has science in it that is interesting and you want to know about As I said a great trick I have always enjoyed proper science in my science fiction, and this has enough to propel the story along without drowning it.This book was originally published [...]


  13. Zahn is so amazingly creative that I couldn t wait to get into this It was a late night than one Yes, the book is from 1987, so some of the handling of issues is a bit dated But you know what The issues themselves are still so very, very relevant sadly so The characters are very real you surely know some of them, one way or another You have your explorers colonists, your U.S politicians, your U.N politicians, your aliens quite a variety of them, in fact Zahn s creative at work , your Latino act [...]


  14. Timothy Zahn s novels have consistently been my go to for action and adventure sci fi Zahn often takes intriguing concepts in this case Spinneret cables and alien societies then introduces political manoeuvring and gambits for conflict Much of Zahn s work is optimistic, pro humanist, and morally admirable, and Spinneret is well on the idealistic side of sci fi.The characters are both unremarkable and dated They are all developed characters, many of whom progress with the novel, and I had no trou [...]


  15. In the future, earth has discovered that all of the nearby stars are already colonized by aliens Earth manages to buy one planet, called Astra, but finds it has serious problems of its own Like not having a single scrap of metal on it.The colony soon finds out the planet has a secret, and the colonists need to play one faction against the other, both human and alien, to survive.It s not Zahn s best work The world and the mystery behind it is dull, and the conflict isn t that good either Some of [...]


  16. Spinneret is another story that proves Timothy Zahn s prowess at writing He has a wonderful knack of developing alien races and technologies The differing characters and their social conflicts highlighted show a powerful grasp on humanity by the author This story was easy to fall into and was a page turner The only parts that prevent me from rating this a five star story is several grammatical errors Most likely this is due to the ebook file but one would think an established author would have h [...]


  17. I gave this one a rare second read The technology and its related product were fascinating to me It s also the only science fiction book I ve ever read that tackles the possibility that once the human race gets off of its short sighted backside and heads out into interstellar space, it might find itself that last one at that particular party I had never considered that possibility, or its consequences before, so this book really made me think, which I like I think this was a five star book right [...]


  18. Though the novel predates it, the story reminds me a lot of Star Trek Deep Space Nine in the way it s about what was supposed to be a backwater colony that gains importance as a new hub of commerce when an alien artifact is discovered This could have used some Ferenghi though, as it mostly focuses on humans, most of whom are pretty bland It s funny as well since this is supposed to take place in 2016 when not only do we have starships but warp drive There s also some misplaced Cold War isms in t [...]


  19. I didn t realize this book was first published in 1985 when I grabbed the eARC from NetGalley Apparently it s being republished, along with a bunch of other Zahn books I really enjoyed this book It never feels dated, and I kept thinking I knew where it was going, and that I was close to the end Then it kept going places I didn t expect it to go That, to me, is the mark of a good book at least, if the story goes to unexpected places in a good way Spinneret definitely did Grab the republished vers [...]


  20. I would give this book like eight stars out of five if I could The plot is fascinating, there are compelling characters, and I could not put it down I was hooked on the mystery of the Spinneret from the beginning, not to mention the clashes between the UN, the President, and Meredith In addition to being a gripping and fascinating science fiction read, Spinneret also manages to be an interesting social commentary on the politics of war, business, and the Third World A , would read again Definite [...]


  21. What if humanity took to the stars only to discover other alien races had already claimed all the most viable planets What if their only option for expansion was a seemingly useless planet that ultimately harbors a secret that makes it not so useless after all A lot of politicking and commentary on human nature in this book, but still an entertaining read A lot of unanswered questions at the end still.


  22. Liked the science fiction portion of it a lot I have not read science fiction in quite a while, and this reminded me why it is one of my favorite genres However the politic fiction was quite inept and oversimplified, which on one hand is understandable considering the scope of this book not series of 1000 pagers , but on the other hand it should just be avoided as much as possible Therefor 3 stars instead of 4.


  23. I found this a quite plausible scenario, extrapolated from existing politics and tensions, with a solid dash of speculation about aliens There were competent female characters than in Warhorse, which is something that makes me happy I don t know enough materials science to judge the hardness level, but it all sounded reasonable An enjoyable stand alone sci fi tale Edit oh, and minority characters Latin Americans fighting for equality in a new colony.


  24. It s been a while since I read this book last, but picking it up again reminded me why I enjoyed it so much It s a fairly lighthearted story, but interesting As usual with Zahn s books it s also well written and with interesting characters And of course the alien races are truly alien and interesting There are only glimpses of some of these races, but they leave me hungry for .In the end though, the most important thing about this book is that it s very entertaining and well paced.


  25. This was the first book I read by Timothy Zahn I really enjoy him as an author, though I think this early work is not as good as some of his later stuff A friend and I years ago found we had both read this book, but neither one of us could remember the ending Rereading it showed me why, the end is not as good as the opening setup But I d recommend it for sci fi Zahn fans.


  26. Quick thoughts Interesting tale of mankind s expansion into space and a peculiar alien planet Equal parts politics and science, I never quite knew where things were going but enjoyed the ride While it felt like the story could have led to there s something to be said about a tight, logical tale with so many subplots and moving parts A solid read overall.


  27. Old Sci FiBefore it was ruined by movies and suchActually, Sci Fi is really coming into its own this past decade as people realize that Science Fiction is just like ordinary literature, except with a larger playground, and, because of this, often a better way to display humanity.


  28. Idea was good but way too much politics for my liking and the different species weren t developed enough Ultimately, nothing was explained thoroughly enough for me to truly understand what was going on This would have made a great TV series, but not really a great book.


  29. This is one of Timothy Zahn s earlier books It s a good read but not stellar almost at the end He does a much better job with the Conqueror s Trilogy and the Star Wars books he wrote Way awesome Read those skip this unless your really like his stuff.


  30. I _loved_ this back when I read it the first time 20 years ago I reread it several years ago, and Zahn s style was clearly still underdeveloped at the time it s improved a lot since , but there was still a lot of cleverness and charm to this book


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