The Vindication of Man (Count to the Eschaton Sequence #5) ★★★☆☆

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Title: The Vindication of Man
Series: Count to the Eschaton Sequence #5
Author: John Wright
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: SF
Pages: 450
Format: Digital Edition



Rania returns! And she is carrying new Monument coding from M3 that will bring peace to all of humanity in all its forms. Problem is, she’s a false Rania and the coding will turn humanity into docile sheep who demand a ruling hand.

Montrose runs away and ends up fighting Blackie, again. They are forced to make peace as they want to go to M3 and find out what happened to the real Rania.

Blackie pulls a fast one and forces a duel, the apparent Final Duel, between them. Which they both want. However, Blackie has rigged the game and leaves Montrose in a dead ship with no energy while he continues on to M3 and Rania. The book ends with Montrose’s intelligence shutting down to keep its coherence.


My Thoughts:

Unfortunately, this book was just plain boring. Wright delves deeply into philosophical and science fictional asides and the plot has barely advanced from the previous book.

By the halfway mark I could tell when it was safe to skip a page or two of SF-babble. When he does decide to actually plot, it is good. Montrose and Blackie are awesome characters, when they’re actually DOING something. But my goodness there is so much talking about energy and various types of future technology that it became pointless. Nano-technology leads to pico-technology which leads to phenitol-technology which leads to fermo-technology which leads to poop-technology which leads to…, and on you go.

Thankfully, there is only 1 more book in this series and while I’m ok with reading it, I’m not “excited” to read it.

I follow Mr Wright on his blog, one of the extremely few authors I feel comfortable doing so. Once I’m done with this series he has a couple of others that I do plan on checking out.



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10 thoughts on “The Vindication of Man (Count to the Eschaton Sequence #5) ★★★☆☆

  1. saloni says:

    I hate when authors go off on random tangents just to convey their views on philosophy and whatnot. It’s so annoying!

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  2. pcbushi says:

    I have yet to read any of his stuff. Combo of not seeing it for sale anywhere and having too much other good older stuff I want to read.

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  3. HCNewton says:

    Been awhile since I read his blog, but I used to love it.

    Then I tried (3 different times!) to read this first book in one of his series, couldn’t make it past page 40. 😦

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  4. Shame this was just so boring!

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  5. Poop-technology… It’s a bit sad when all the babbling becomes “safe-to-skip”, whoever the reader is (someone invested in the subject or someone who is simply interested in hard sci-fi).

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