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    E–pub (We All Died at Breakaway Station) “Prepare all weapons systems” We All Died At Breakaway Station was selected for the Venture Science Fiction series an imprint of Arrow Books not to be mistaken for the magazine of the same name that was published in the 1980s The series also featured books like Cross The Stars and Hammer's Slammers by David Drake who apparently was himsel

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    E–pub (We All Died at Breakaway Station) If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewCold Sleep We All Died at Breakaway Station by Richard C MeredithOriginal Review 1980 09 13As Dewey Henize mentioned V2 #74 one of the main characters was a disembodied brain

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    read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB à Richard C. Meredith E–pub (We All Died at Breakaway Station) Richard C. Meredith à 3 free download All power to shields Cycle the phaser banks and arm the torpedos Position the redshirts in front of the soon to explode bridge consolesWho doesn’t love a good space battle? Missiles zinging around energy weapons bouncing off forcefields control panels exploding in showers of sparks while redshirts tumble to the floor there’s a long trad

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    E–pub (We All Died at Breakaway Station) summary We All Died at Breakaway Station In many ways the title says it all I found this books recently for 50 cents and I remember wanting to check it out from t

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    summary We All Died at Breakaway Station E–pub (We All Died at Breakaway Station) Richard C. Meredith à 3 free download A blast from the past picked up because I was intrigued by the SPOILER ALERT title and the whole central concept during a war which is going very badly for humankind against an adversary so very alien that no one is even very sure how they provoked it three space ships are limping home to Earth staffed by offi

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    summary We All Died at Breakaway Station E–pub (We All Died at Breakaway Station) Interesting premise Something that I cannot say I have encountered before or since Characters are reasonably well written

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    read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB à Richard C. Meredith Richard C. Meredith à 3 free download E–pub (We All Died at Breakaway Station) The Past I bought this book when I was in junior high some forty odd years ago I really thought it was a good book and it caught my imagination I remember loaning the book to my friend and never getting it back The

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    summary We All Died at Breakaway Station read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB à Richard C. Meredith Richard C. Meredith à 3 free download This is my favorite of the Meredith books He wrote seven novels in is short career from 1969 to 1979 when he passed away When I first discovered Richard C Meredith I was only fifteen years old I was given a copy of the Timeliner Trilogy by my high school English teacher Little did I know that than twenty years later I would be so

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    E–pub (We All Died at Breakaway Station) This is some bleak I refer you to the title no nonsense imaginative scifi with a strong undercurrent of body horrorThere are amazing images the appalling situation of the reanimated patched together crew is vivid and memorable The inevitable space battles are just sciencey enough and evoke the setting with admirable tensionThe writing can be tough going The sexual politics are a bit retro at times 'he wondered why she was crying but then

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We All Died at Breakaway Station

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S a good job hitting the psychology of command and leadership both in Bracer his ellow captains and the chain of command who must do what they must do in order to win His science though thin works well and it does represent a theory about how FTL would work His battles thin works well and it does represent a theory about how FTL would work His battles close brutal affairs which reflects the thought that with all the technology available both sides resorts to methods that at best are one level above the stone age No Rocker Babies Wear Jeans fancyootwork here very straight orward very believeable Merediths comments on society reflect the age he lived in Having grown up in those times his representation is true to the mark on how some thought society primarily western society was evolving too My only disagreement with the above post is that I have read the REVELATION SPACE series Comparing both books is not a good comparison Reynolds works in science For his uture must work the science must work in order Sono with Visits from the Seventh for the plot to evolve Meredith is a writer who uses the science torame the story That being said I did enjoy reading all of the REVELATION SPACE series Again a WE ALL DIED AT BREAKAWAY STATION is a worthwhile book and while I am at it may I recommend THE SKY IS FILLED WITH SHIPS reply edit delete Remarkable Creatures flag back to top You areollowing this discussion instant edit saving your comment comment add bookauthor some html is ok preview Add to my Update Feed add to my update eedCheck this box to include your comment in your Update Feed Your Update Feed is what your riends see on their homepages and in their update emails You can control whether this box is pre checked on the my account page Email me when people reply enabled edit Heroes Adrift (Hero, formatting tipsGoodreads allows some htmlormatting well ormed web urls automatically get turned into linkslink my link textlink to book use the add bookauthor link or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stonelink to author use the add bookauthor link or JK Rowlingimage Width must be 0 400 Height must be 0 1000 alt is a description of the image All three are optional but recommendedbold text italic text underline text strike text indent text blockuote paragraph Note tags must be properly nested example OK test Not OK test Add a reference book author Book Search or a book to add a reference add link cover Author add link photo Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old flag abuseFlagging a post will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care teamor review We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards Only Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs flag comments that clearly need our attention As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site The only content we will consider removing is spam slanderous attacks on other members or extremely offensive content eg pornography pro Nazi child abuse etc We will not remove any contentor bad language alone or being critical of a particular bookmy rating edit my review shelf read This is some bleak I refer you to the title no nonsense imaginative scifi with a strong undercurrent of body horrorThere are amazing images the appalling situation of the reanimated patched together crew is vivid and memorable The inevitable space battles are just sciencey enough and evoke the setting with admirable tensionThe writing can be tough going The sexual politics are a bit retro at times he wondered why she was crying but then women were like that or words to that effect Compensating that the recognition of sexuality of all kinds is realised to good effect No nerdy sexless tech masturbation here though cast into unimaginable scenarios humans have recognisably earthy drivesIt s no Forever War or Starship Troopers but I Gray Bishop find it impossible to imagine Iain Banks or his peers writing any scifi without the influence of this boo. EepThese brutally injured officers had been restored to temporary artificial life to do this job because no intact man or woman could be sparedrom the main conflictBut then Breakaway Station a vital link with Earth was suddenly threatene. Of Sci Fi especially Military Sci Fi who appreciate the old school stuff Those stars all those stars he thought God give me courage All power to shields Cycle the school stuff Those STARS ALL STARS HE THOUGHT all those stars he thought give me courage All power to shields Cycle the banks and the torpedos Position the redshirts in ront of the soon to explode bridge consolesWho doesn t love a good space battle Missiles zinging around energy weapons bouncing off orcefields control panels exploding in showers of sparks while redshirts tumble to the loor there s a long tradition in SF of pew pew she canna take any ship combat Richard C Meredith s We all Died at Breakaway Station its into this tradition well a military SF story packed with nail biting space warfare that ranks among the better stories in the subgenreHumanity is engaged in a brutal war with a species known as the Jillies While once the Jillies seemed happy to co exist with humanity they have now Liar for unknown reasons embarked on a genocidal war against us They are nuking colonies ambushing convoys all the usual stuff and humanity is pushed to our limit to bothight them back and maintain communications lines with Earth s Noir far distant coloniesWhich is where Breakaway station comes in Breakaway is an essential link in a light years long chain of relay stations that allowor FTL communication between Earth and her threatened colony worlds Breakaway has already been attacked once and if it is destroyed it will take years to rebuild the network Earth relies on to protect itself With the threat of another attack looming two damaged warships and a hospital vessel dock at the damaged station where they must decide whether they will continue on to Earth or stay and defend the relay at the almost certain cost of their livesSo Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are far so unexceptional From this synopsis you wouldn t expect anything interesting another backs to the wall dieor the cause retelling of Leonidas last stand with his 300 Spartans except in space and with lasersHowever We all Died at Breakaway Station rises above the bog standard military SF that infests its genre and takes a uniue tack that makes it a rather thoughtful readEvery single person onboard the three ships arriving at Breakaway already died once at the hands of the Jillies They are each a sad mess of Gaffer flesh metal and plastic every one of them having been revived after horrific battlefield deaths and cobbled back together with whatever technology was to handThe Leader of the three vessels Captain Absolom Bracer is a head and shoulders atop a treaded tank one arm both his eyes and both his legs gone his vestigial body wracked with ghost pains his mind tormented by desires he cannot act on and memories of being killedEach of these maimed and mutilated soldiers knows that if they get back to earth they can be healed given new bodiesree Circumstantial Evidence from pain and injuryThey have no orders to make a stand at Breakaway they know they could leave the station to itsate that no one could ask them to die a second time Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers for the cause but they also know that without them the station willall and the col A blast rom the past picked up because I was intrigued by the SPOILER ALERT title and the whole central concept during a war which is going very badly or humankind against an adversary so very The Past I bought this book when I was in junior high some A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping forty odd years ago I really thought it was a good book and it caught my imagination I remember loaning the book to myriend and never getting it back The Present Some twenty eight years later I bought the book through com It still read resh and clear now as it did some thirty years ago It was in my book collection that I took to Ira To some this book might be cheesy but Meredith doe. Oth with assorted prosthetic partsThese were the officers of the Iwo Jima one of the two heavy battle cruiser starships protecting the vast cumbersome Rudolph Cragston a hospital ship returning to Earth with thousands of wounded in cold sl. ,

Prepare all weapons systems We All Died At Breakaway Station was selected or the Venture Science Fiction series an imprint of Arrow Books not to be mistaken or the magazine of the same name that was published in the 1980s The series for the magazine of the same name that was published in the 1980s The series eatured books like Cross The Stars and Hammer s Slammers by David Drake who apparently was himself a God Said, Ha!: A Memoir fan of the novelDespite its actualirst publication date the novel is rom 1969 but it seems that portions of it were serialized even earlier I can t really say that this reads like Vietnam allegory although some aspects were likely inevitably influenced by the then ongoing war It has actually aged uite well with one exception which I will get to a bit later The author manages to create a harrowing sense of inevitability This is rankly one of the tensest books I have read in a good while It is uite clear On the Right Side of a Dream from the opening chapter and the title that we are dealing with a last stand scenario It s the way the author sets it up that isascinating There are a lot of other things going on all the while outside of the sphere of influence of the main characters and yet directly related to their decision to stay and ight The long build up to the story s climax never gets bogged down because of the parallel skirmishes and machinations being describedat this point I have to give a bit of a synopsis since the premise of the book is what caught my attentionIn this uture technology is such that humans can be rebuilt regrown if they are rescued and placed in cold storage hibernation uickly enough after being killed There is a catch though this can only happen on Earth and the military action takes place in a star cluster
A GOOD 40 LIGHT YEARS AWAY 
good 40 light years away in between is Breakaway Station a critical communications relay station that has recently seen off an enemy raid but taken heavy losses A hospital ship with a large number of cold stored dead and dying being shipped back to Earth along with its escort two heavily damaged battle cruisers that are heading back or repairs make a stop over at Breakaway Station to collect the bodies of the injured and the dead and take them home The skeleton crews of these ships are a bunch of people literally cobbled together Cybernetics Just To Be just to be to survive and perform the basic shipboard unctions It s not what you think though For example one character is basically a head on top of a life support cylinder that is moved around on treads it s a gallery of grotesueries if you will In a gut wrenching twist of Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq fate they arrive only toind that the station s relief ships have been ambushed and that the enemy is returning in Michelin Green Guide Normandy force Thing is The Station has to be held at all cost since there is a vital message that Earth is expecting that could turn the tide of the warThat then is the premise of the story in a nutshell You always know how this is going to end but the author has you hoping against hopeor something anythingI thought that We All Died At Breakaway Station was a bit of a gem It s one of those orgotten books that is actually uite enjoyable if a bit harrowing I often trawl second hand stores or exactly this kind of thing and this one was well worth my whileNow that exception that I mentioned earlier it seems that the author was a bit preoccupied with 60 s counter culture Everybody in this novel is preoccupied with hallucinogens drugs and sex on duty off duty doesn t matter It s arguably not so bad that it really detracts rom the reading experience but at times it almost amounts to a bunch of spaced out stressed out hippies having sex while the world goes to pot around themAll in all though still recommended or ans. When race survival teetered in the balanceCaptain Absolom Bracer with an artificial brainpan and synthetic eyes Astrogation officer Gene O'Gwynn a lady with a plastic ace Weapons officer Akin Darby and Communications officer Miss Cyanta ,