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Settlers on the planet Greenwood must set aside their differences in order to preserve their way of life as they struggle against politicians and corporations who see their world only in terms of profit.
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David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.From Publishers Weekly:
A modern master of extraterrestrial military mayhem (Northworld, etc.) weighs in with a grand, roistering space opera based loosely on the exploits of American Revolutionary Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys. In the 23rd century, two sets of bureaucrats, one from Earth's rebellious colony of Zenith and the other from the colony Hestia, are parceling out identical tracts of land on the frontier planet of Greenwood. Moreover, they're doing this without the consent of Greenwood's spare, cranky population, rugged individualists spoiling for a good fight. The leader of the inhabitants of Greenwood is the larger-than-life Yerby Bannock, a quintessential frontiersman whose quick wits and homespun morality pack as mighty a punch as his enormous fists in the cause of Greenwood's freedom. Drake's young city-dude hero, Mark Maxwell, who's touring Greenwood from the buttoned-up world of Quelhagen, makes a perfect foil for Bannock. Together, they rally Greenwood's good ole boys and some formidable pioneer women, throw off the colonial oppressors and join the Quelhagen-led Assembled Planets, a noble experiment in interstellar democracy. Drake's minor characters form a rogue's gallery of familiar cowboy-movie stereotypes, and the science in this fiction is minimal, but the good grungy fun rushes to a satisfying, if predictable, conclusion.
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