Adrian Tchaikovsky: dogs of war

  1. dannymcg

    dannymcg Justified and Ancient member

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    I saw this book today but it seemed a bit pricey (W H Smith £12.99)
    I was just wondering if anyone in here has read it yet.

    If so is there any chance of a little review/ recommendation as to ... Is it worth buying?

    Cheers :)
     
    Apr 16, 2018 at 9:59 PM
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    I'm also curious about it. I like Tchaikovsky's other books that I've read but I haven't read this one yet. It's hard to keep up given how fast he publishes new material, I think he has at least four books coming out this year.
     
    Apr 17, 2018 at 12:15 AM
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    R.E.A.D it. NOW!
    I'm working on a review for SFFworld right now.
    I think you can get it cheaper on ebook, (https://amzn.to/2qEdfd8) but Head of Zeus has done a brill job of putting together a high quality hardcopy, and I'm glad I bought the hardback. There's a lot of work gone into that cover that only makes sense once you've read it.
    AI meets Bio tech for warfare with a commercial backer. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
    You follow Rex, who is part of a team of Bioforms sent to deal with "the enemy". Like in any tactical team each member (Bees, Dragon and Honey) have their own skill set. The perspective of Rex allows you to grow with the AI instead of seeing how it is being controlled by humans. Tchaikovsky's love of insects shows in Bees and you can tell he enjoyed writing it.

    it's a real quick read, clever, and well written - as you would expect.
     
    Apr 17, 2018 at 6:29 AM
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    millymollymo Automaton in disguise

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    Oh.. and if shopping at W H Smith and there's a few things you want. You can get £5 off a £25 spend use code April5
    This will work with some of their 3 for 2 too.
    Code expires on 18th April I think
     
    Apr 17, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    Thanks very much :)

    I'm back in town on Thursday so will treat myself to it then

    Prob get a nagging -
    "what? Another book? You waste good money every month blah blah blah"
     
    Apr 17, 2018 at 7:51 AM
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    millymollymo Automaton in disguise

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    "But they make excellent table legs too. It's all the rage."
    (though maybe not with the large hole through the covers ...)
     
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    Vince W Well-Known Member

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    Just tell the missus that she's right and you'll spend more time at the library. The one across the road from the pub. :)
     
    Apr 17, 2018 at 4:27 PM
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    I now have it as an epub. :)

    But I need to make time to sit and read it
     
    Apr 18, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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    Don't worry, it will claim time.
     
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