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Second read over a few years back Still a hard hitting space noir Where s Helmut Icicle when you need him The Perseus Spur was the very first space opera I found on my own I was in my late teens or early 20s and had just torn through Contact by Carl Sagan, The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Ender s Game by Orson Scott Card at the recommendation of friends I d managed to discover the Fantasy genre on my own at my high school library thanks to CJ Cherryh s Angel with the Sword catching my eye Since letting interesting sounding titles had worked out well with me then, I used t The Perseus Spur was the very first space opera I found on my own I was in my late teens or early 20s and had just torn through Contact by Carl Sagan, The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Ender s Game by Orson Scott Card at the recommendation of friends I d managed to discover the Fantasy genre on my own at my high school library thanks to CJ Cherryh s Angel with the Sword catching my eye Since letting interesting sounding titles had worked out well with me then, I used the same mechanism as I trolled my local Border s, and there it was amidst clich d titles The Perseus Spur.I devoured the Rampart series.It s approaching 20 years since I first read these books I m re reading them now, having now read stacks upon stacks of sci fi and space opera, and wow, I picked em well back then This series is even better than I remembered it I m overwhelmed to even try to tell you how awesome it is.It has everything I love about space opera specifically and sci fi in general interesting plot speculative technology wonderfully alien aliens immersive world building gorgeous visual descriptions that lack cumbersome sngggzzyljsw made up impossible to remember names or complicated social hierarchies or whatever see also, immersive world building vs the stuff where authors heap on tons of made up names in impossible languages which I might call disruptive world building ugh actually diverse characters instead of the faux diversity common in a lot of sci fi from this era the intrepid spaceship crew of Asian Last Name, Russian Last Name, Northern European Last Name, African Last Name and Hispanic Last Name with no actual cultural heritage reality and only one thing that makes me roll my eyes at most space operas the brilliant, strong, sexy woman falling in love with the somewhat identity free male leadForgiven Because this book is amazing @Download á Perseus Spur è From Julian May, the acclaimed author who created the incredible worlds of The Many Colored Land and The Golden Torc, comes a bold new science fiction adventure When rebellious Asahel Frost was expelled from the Interstellar Commerce Secretariat on trumped up charges, he lost it all wife, citizenship, fortune, self respect Exiled to a beautiful but remote planet in the Perseus Spur, Frost became Helmut Icicle, a man without a past or a future But someone remembered Asahel Frost remembered him enough to send an assassin to kill him And in so doing, brought him back to life Now, determined to track down the would be assassin, Helmut finds himself caught in a conspiracy as convoluted as it is deadly His sister, Eve, has mysteriously vanished His estranged father wants him to find her with the assistance of the lovely Matilde Gregoire, who happens to hate his guts As Helmut follows the tangled strands of deceit, greed, and violence back to their common source, he begins to wonder if he is the hunter or the hunted a great writer, all fiction but heavy on the science, reading her books makes me feel kind of intelligentthe future is controlled by corporations, money takes precedence over principle, there s extreme social stratification and aliens abound we join our flawed hero, long after he d been thrust from the height to the lowest depth of society, as he s pulled back into the jungle humph, i managed to make it sound boring it s a fun fast read despite my description, worth trying a great writer, all fiction but heavy on the science, reading her books makes me feel kind of intelligentthe future is controlled by corporations, money takes precedence over principle, there s extreme social stratification and aliens abound we join our flawed hero, long after he d been thrust from the height to the lowest depth of society, as he s pulled back into the jungle humph, i managed to make it sound boring it s a fun fast read despite my description, worth trying Very good sci fi book This story is what sci fi should be about Everyone lumps fantasy stories in with sci fi and they shouldn t be I consider this book to be classic space opera It is about traveling between planets and solar systems and encountering alien beings The author does a good job of making the science part plausible without letting it get in the way of the story It enhances the plot very well, which is what science is supposed to do in sci fi His characters are perhaps a little Very good sci fi book This story is what sci fi should be about Everyone lumps fantasy stories in with sci fi and they shouldn t be I consider this book to be classic space opera It is about traveling between planets and solar systems and encountering alien beings The author does a good job of making the science part plausible without letting it get in the way of the story It enhances the plot very well, which is what science is supposed to do in sci fi His characters are perhaps a littlewooden and typecast but the storyline makes up for that short coming Not on the level of Dune or Foundation but very much in the Star Wars vein I got a big bunch of science fiction and fantasy books of a relative dwindling down his collection Part of this were the Rampart Worlds books of Julian May So, time to try the first part of this 3 part series to see if I want to keep them.In the past I ve read and even re read The Many Coloured Land by Julian May, which I really liked, so I started with good hopes in this book Either my standards tastes are different now, or this is not as good.The writing is mediocre The mixture of pres I got a big bunch of science fiction and fantasy books of a relative dwindling down his collection Part of this were the Rampart Worlds books of Julian May So, time to try the first part of this 3 part series to see if I want to keep them.In the past I ve read and even re read The Many Coloured Land by Julian May, which I really liked, so I started with good hopes in this book Either my standards tastes are different now, or this is not as good.The writing is mediocre The mixture of present and past tense annoys me, just as references to 20th century brands companies in the 23rd century story The story drags, and the tone of voice of the narrator is glib and quasi funny It was published in 1999, but it reads like a science fiction book from the 50 70s, including dated technologies attitudes.The characters, story and romance are bland, bland, bland and infodumps are scattered throughout the book.Conclusion no, I don t want to keep them, and I ll skip on reading part 2 3 I must say I was disappointed in this first book of a SF trilogy While May is obviously talented at creating worlds Pliocene Exile and Galactic Milieu series , she seemed to phoning it in here Her characters come off as flat, and the conflict doesn t justify an entire book, let alone twobooks This novel may be ofinterest to readers who like Dashiell Hammett, or a bit of humor, but it just didn t work for me. Interesting and unique storyline with some really good characters. I don t usually read science fiction that s a bit science heavy but I really enjoyed this novel I passed over the science jargon and really enjoyed the action adventure of this book. I was disappointed in this After a good start, our hero becomes an annoying know it all and the banter becomes forced and falls flat I skimmed from about half way to the end The middle section just dragged and dragged and had a transactional feel to it Not recommended.