They Also Serve (Jump Universe #3)

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Title: They Also Serve

Series: Jump Universe #3

Author: Mike Moscoe

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: SF

Pages: 357

 

Synopsis:

Trouble and Crew get their ship sabotaged and in jumping end up at a Lost colony from the first lost jump ship.

The world is being run, in the background, by an ancient supercomputer. Only problem is, it appears to have gone insane and is now splitting part into separate entries. So the crew must figure out a way home, solve the domestic squabbles their presence has created AND fight a super computer that wants to kill every human on the planet.

 

My Thoughts:

I think I’ve had enough of Mike Moscoe/Shepherd. There has never been 1 big thing that has annoyed me, but just a series of little pinpricks and this book pushed me over the edge.

False guilt, internal melodrama, people acting like idiots for no apparent reason, are among some of the reasons I won’t continuing with this author. Another big one is characters who deny they are good at something so that others are forced to say so. I HATE it when people fish for compliments or pretend to be modest.

Au revoir Mike. You always rubbed me the wrong way and now I don’t have to deal with it any more. Ahhh, it feels good.

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The Price of Peace (Jump Universe #2)

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Title: The Price of Peace

Series: Jump Universe #2

Author: Mike Moscoe

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: SF

Pages: 329

 

Synopsis:

The group is hired by Westhaven [?] to hunt down some pirates and in the process come across a new group of corporate flunkies who are pushing a new drug to fund their rogue ways.

 

My Thoughts:

This was almost exactly like one of the Kris Longknife books where one of the little adventures is about rescuing some people from slave labor of drug harvesting.

This was the exact clone of that story [or to be correct, the KL book was a copy of this], and to be honest, I liked this one better.

Trouble, and us, are introduced to his wife-to-be, and that was cool. I really enjoyed following Trouble as he was kidnapped and then rescued.

Nothing stood out about this story at all, much like the previous book and all of the Kris Longknife books. A good solid SF Adventure story that while not blowing my socks off certainly didn’t let me down.

One thing I noted, some editions say “Society of Humanity” and others “A Jump Universe Novel”.  I hate it when things like a series name change happens for unfathomable reasons. It strikes me as messy and amateur’ish [not on Moscoe’s part, but by the publishers,  Ace/Penguin]