I read this book about 31-Oct-2003. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1990. This note was last modified Monday, 03-Nov-2003 10:38:05 PST.
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By David Weber and Steve White, actually.
Blurbed on the cover as "From the designers of starfire...". Sounds like a game. Makes sense they'd show the connection on this kind of work.
I'm having a hard time keeping series pieces and order straight in my mind. I know I've read about a universe where the Waldeck's are important before—but that could be name duplication, too. ISFDB says the order is Insurrection, Crusade, In Death Ground. So I'm reading them out of order. Hmmm; I seem to have The Shiva Option, not listed in ISFDB, but presumably set later. And I'm missing Crusade. I'd probably better get that and try to read at least vaguely in order.
The politics of the old worlds vs. the fringe are interesting. And this time the axe grinding isn't so obvious (but then these are older books). And it's nice to have the Corporate Worlds the bad guys for a change. The analysis that nothing is real to them is, I think, spot-on. It's all a game. (Wall Street is even worse.)