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Glory's War (Coppel, Alfred. Goldenwing Cycle.)

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A book by Alfred Coppel

YA?A sequel to Glory (TOR, 1993), this sprawling space drama is actually better than the first book. The plot is stronger and the characters are more fleshed out. It also stands on its own merit. It was the goldenwings that brought the remaining humans … see full wiki

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Author: Alfred Coppel
Publisher: Tor Books
1 review about Glory's War (Coppel, Alfred. Goldenwing...

Very good space opera

  • Jul 27, 2000
Rating:
+3
This far-future novel is about the descendants of two groups of colonists from Russia on Old Earth. The first group, looking for religious freedom, spent ten years in cold sleep before arriving on one of two planets orbiting each other in the Ross 248 star system. They liked what they saw on Nineveh, and sent word home for another group of colonists. The ship carrying them was destroyed in a meteor storm in the Ross system, and the sleep capsules were launched into space, mostly landing on Nimrud, the second planet. They built a society of sorts on the desolate, barren hunk of rock, and after some years, asked to move to some unoccupied land on Nineveh. The Ninevites said No over and over; eventually Nimrud went to war over moving to Nimrud. Recurring every few years, the war has gone on for over a century. That is the situation facing Goldenwing Glory, the last of the great interstellar sailing ships. Sister to the ships that brought both sets of colonists, it is delivering an equipment order placed 200 years previously. Glory is aksed to be the venue for peace talks, but, of course, both sides have other plans for the ship. Coppel does an excellent job wih the society building in this novel, which is also a very good space opera. It's not a very fast-moving story, but it is very much worth the read.

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