Impulse PDF/EPUB á Paperback

Impulse PDF/EPUB á Paperback Lieutenant Peter Cochrane of the Quantar Royal Navy believes he has his future clearly mapped out It begins with his new assignment as an officer on Her Majesty s Spaceship Starbound, a Lightship bound for deep space voyages of exploration But everything changes when Peter is summoned to the office of his father, Grand Admiral Nathan Cochrane, and given devastating news the death of a loved one In a distant solar system, a mysterious and unprovoked attack upon Lightship Impulse resulted in the deaths of Peter s former girlfriend and many of her shipmates Now Peter s plans are torn asunder as he is transferred to a Unified Space Navy ship under foreign command, en route to an unexpected destination, and surrounded almost entirely by strangers To top it off, his superiors have given him secret orders that might force him to become a mutineer The crisis at hand becomes a gateway to something much when the ship s Historian leads Peter and his shipmates into a galaxy of the unknown of ancient technologies, age old rivalries, new cultures, and unexpected romance It s an overwhelming responsibility for Peter, and one false step could plunge humanity into an apocalyptic interstellar war

10 thoughts on “Impulse

  1. Jim Jim says:

    This looked interesting, but it s old school space opera without the fizz that just doesn t cut it for me anySpace opera can be fun, but only if it doesn t take itself too seriously or I m reading some old paperback with a lurid cover Trying to pull it off now requires a finesse that just wasn t there.This edition is incorrect, but I don t see an audio version listed The narrat

  2. Nicky Nicky says:

    I picked up Impulse because I have a weakness for space opera probably because I was raised on a steady diet of Star Trek and Star Wars, Blake s 7 and Babylon 5 Impulse is fun enough, with chases and traitors and first contact with sort of aliens, and dealing with romance on board ship, and conflicts between differing kinds of orders.It s fun, but kind of bland others have done it

  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    30 11 I didn t enjoy the first chapter I was highly irritated by the way so many off Earth locations are named after a current Earth city or state New Queensland, New Brisbane AKA New Briz, New Wurzburg I find it hard to believe that future people would be quite so unimaginative that they can t come up with names for interstellar locations that aren t copies of places that already exis

  4. John John says:

    Military space opera, flawed not only by a disregard for physical laws Full stop, Mr Marker Turn us around, Mr Marker , but by deep seated sexism ranging from the fact that women are usually referred to by first name and men by their last, to truly hamfisted efforts to seem balanced by making the female characters all either whores or aggressive types Her grip on my hand was as firm as any

  5. Stefan Stefan says:

    Impulse is Dave Bara s debut novel, published earlier this month by DAW The cover copy starts off like this Following in the tradition of such top science fiction writers as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke, Gordon Dickson, Frank Herbert and Joe Haldeman, Impulse, the first novel of The Lightship Chronicles, launches readers on a star spanning journey of discovery, diplomacy and danger.Based on t

  6. Mike Mike says:

    Impulse by Dave Bara is very much an old school space opera The novel s hero Lieutenant Cochrane is also a member of a landed gentry class and in line for the throne competent and capable Cochrane is thrust into the unexpected when an attack on a lightship kills his girlfriend along with many of his friends Taken from his expected duty and assigned to the titular Impulse, the very same ship that w

  7. Don Priest Don Priest says:

    The story starts out strong, but gets muddled in the middle with too much going on, awkward romances, and frankly stupid decisions on the part of numerous characters The world building falls apart as well, a true shame given its initial promise The main character, Peter Cochrane becomes kind of annoying after the thirteenth crisis or so In every situation, it seems like he s the solution, either becau

  8. Liviu Liviu says:

    prose did not work out for me from what I browsed including the last several pages, the novel is a generic mil sf space opera book so if you like the subgenre it s worth taking a look tried again the novel as I was in the mood for some space opera stuff and this time I read it end to end as it moved fast still not quite at the top of the subgenre but better than on my first try and with enough goodies to

  9. Jasper Jasper says:

    originally posted at came as a total suprise to me, I hadn t heard of Dave Bara before and his writing and didn t saw any annoncements of this book whatsoever When Del Rey asked me if I would like to review this book I counldn t say no, I am a big fan of space opera science fiction and from the blurb I could make out that it would be choke full of action and spaceships Whatcan you wish for Well this is far fr

  10. Chris Chris says:

    Copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Impulse is the debut sci fi novel from Dave Bara It s protagonist is Peter Cochrane, a ships Lieutenant in a space navy composed of two uneasily allied powers, and a third balancing force, the Librarians of Earth In a nutshell, it s got a lot of high adventure, the odd firefight, some tense space battles, and some really clever ideas The background to all the c

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