Version 43 palmer philip. Fiction Book Review: Version 43 by Philip Palmer, Orbit, $14.99 trade paper (560p) ISBN 978 2019-02-06

Version 43 palmer philip Rating: 9,7/10 1061 reviews

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Lucky for him, he's a machine with a lot of assets, mostly hidden rocket launchers and laser cannons. Now she must join a risky expedition to save Pern's future. The cop was human once, but now, he is more program than man and will find a way to clean up this planet once and for all. Cyborgs and Death Rays and force fields and jet boots and millions of spaceships blowing up, Oh My! It is also full of incident and rarely pauses for breath. Like many of the Exodus Universe planets, Belladonna was colonized by convicts, the insane, and the desperate; so a corrupt mayor and gang leaders who specialize in assassinations, prostitutes, and black-market organs are de rigueur. Very briefly, a galactic cybercop is sent to the planet Belladona to investigate a gruesome murder. Includes an in-universe treatise on modern starship armor design by a real-life spacecraft systems engineer! Well that's how the book starts off, anyway.

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Hell, plot twists are a mainstay of this work, and never was I disappointed. Set in Bompasso City, also known as Lawless City, on the planet Belladonna, cyborg narrator The Cop Version 43 is sent by the government of the Solar Neighbourhood to investigate a mass murder. Version 43 deals swift if faulty justice, and is promptly blown up. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Version 43 has been here before and has old friends and older enemies lying in wait. The cop was human once, but now, he is more program than man and will find a way to clean up this planet once and for all. Thanks so much for your kind comments.

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Version 43 by Philip Palmer at SFBC

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In a world where millions gather to watch Jersey Shore and Real Housewives, this book stands as a paragon of what pulp can be. Along the way you meet, almost as an afterthought, various alien races written about by the author with much tongue-in-cheek humour and verve , and in the end, the 'real' rulers of Belladonna are unmasked and end up fighting a war with one of the alien races which has the ability to slow time down or speed it up, depending on which side of the fence you are standing. Good thing Version 44 same narrator, different version is standing by! The five other species minds in the hive have literally been consumed by The First, depicted in the novel through a series of hilarious flow-charts graphic illustrations. Version 43 has been here before and has old friends and older enemies lying in wait. Version 43 has been here before and has old friends and older enemies lying in wait. Version 43 has been here before, and has old scores to settle. The only ones crazy enough to try it are the desperate, the insane, and those sentenced to exile for their crimes.

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But Version 43 falls far short of Takeshi Kovacs or Lije Bailey as a futuristic crime stopper or vigilante. The cop was human once, but now, he is more program than man and will find a way to clean up this planet once and for all. For a huge warfleet is bearing down upon them, with orders to crush the heretics once and for all. This novel is a action comedy sci-fi film-noire cyberpunk detective novel mashup, opening with a murder in time tested manner. Eventually, the two story-strands intersect, giving the Cop even more to contend with. The only way to reach this world is via quantum teleportation, a process with only a 50% chance of survival; the scrambled bodies of five medics would seem to suggest that, somehow, the technology is now being used as a weapon.

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This is all wrapped up in a milieu full of tacky laser beams and space ships. I adore the Red Claw and Version 43 covers but I do like the old-style approach of the Debatable Space cover. Overall, a somewhat silly story, lacking in much sophistication, insight or subtlety. Version 43 is a novel of vast, widescreen scope. Oh and Happy New Year! The author mixes noir detective style with pulpy sci-fi technology and a smattering of X-Files-like conspiracy in a way that I found absolutely delightful. Hellhole is the worst-a hellish world that harbors society's undesirables.

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This review first appeared in Vector 266, Spring 2011. The only ones crazy enough to try it are the desperate, the insane and those sentenced to death for their crimes. . The cop was human once, but is now more programme than man. Couple this with Version 43, your cybercop anti-hero whose murder investigation eventually becomes entangled with the bigger picture and who gets mind-wiped every time he is close to solving the murder mystery, and you have, to borrow a phrase, a rollicking good yarn.

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Fiction Book Review: Version 43 by Philip Palmer, Orbit, $14.99 trade paper (560p) ISBN 978

version 43 palmer philip

Another solid cover for Philip Palmer from the folks at Orbit. As the various criminal elements burn through one Galactic Cop Version after another and the Hive Rats draw ever nearer, who will save humanity? The only ones crazy enough to try it are the desperate, the insane, and those sentenced to exile for their crimes. The cop was human once, but now, he is more program than man and will find a way to clean up this planet once and for all. And he intends to clean up this planet, permanently, whatever the cost. The only ones crazy enough to try it are the desperate, the insane, and those sentenced to exile for their crimes.

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Version 43 by Philip Palmer at SFBC

version 43 palmer philip

This is a book with strong characterization, funny dialog, interesting ideas, and for the first time in a long time I delighted in every character. I was never bored, and I took each plot twist in stride. Instead the reader has to plough through 500+ pages of ham-fisted prose, in the midst of which the author repeatedly decides to rewrite the rules or throw in a plot twist that seems barely credible. I confess that I am also not sure whether the story is meant to be a good yarn with some humour, or unrefined satire with not enough humour. So because of that I read it before Red Claw, which I am reading now. Even on a scene-by-scene basis, the action is not particularly involving.

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