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Poor historical context

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Reviewed: 15-02-19

i was shocked the author chose to regurgitate standard narratives unchallenged. for instance when the Crimea story is hauled out as an example of how scared we should all be of Russia as if Russian actions re Crimea just came out of nowhere, land-grabbing a chunk of Uruguay or sometjing. Pretending "the day before" unexists is a trick that one should always be suspicioua of, i wouldnt have expected that from an historian. As a result the book came over as basically a selection of Western talking points that are currently fashionable at the moment, you'd be better off just reading The Economist or something. Not enlightening.

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light, some ynterest

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Reviewed: 13-08-18

Not a strong contender for this sort of work. and a little presumptive regarding how open minded other people are towards the end.

Excellent, excellent reader.

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Reviewed: 10-08-18

Peter Noble put this book up there with Ashers work, but without Neal Ashers sameyness. I really like Peter Nobles voices too, like what I call his Batman voice, the Toad King voice unfortunately didnt make an appearance in this series. Anyway, more space opera read by noble please, and i will certainly ke an eye out for this author.

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Tedious and uninteresting.

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Reviewed: 28-04-18

i didnt care for this work, it felt like being taught contemporary morality and selfcentered identity politics by glove puppets via the medium of crap scifi... poorly. dont get me wrong, i'm socially progressive myself but this was peice was just annoying. The narrator did a good job of presenting the story in the spirit in which it was writen so you may be reminded of what story-time was like in kindergarten, perhaps it'll give you a few pointers on how to read simplistic substandard morality tales at your own children.

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A fascinating idea

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Reviewed: 12-02-18

A great insight into a very interesting idea, stories like this are why i love sci-fi as a genre.

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