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That character is what makes this all worth the time spent reading the book, and ultimately the series. Don't come to this book looking for deep philosopical topics, or deep dives into theoretical science. This book is solidly positioned Against my will I find myself drawn more and more into Resnick's work. The book is much like the first, and is definitely a light read for a lazy afternoon.

The date is 1967 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all-out war with the Teroni Federation.

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Written by Mike Resnick, Audiobook narrated by Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick. So, Columbus Day. It fits. Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted.

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A list of the published works of American science fiction author Mike Resnick. The Goddess of Ganymede (1967). Pursuit on Ganymede (1968). Battlestar Galactica Galactica Discovers Earth (with Glen Larson; 1980)

A list of the published works of American science fiction author Mike Resnick. Battlestar Galactica Galactica Discovers Earth (with Glen Larson; 1980). The Soul Eater (1981). Birthright The Book of Man (1982). Walpurgis III (1982). The Three-Legged Hootch Dancer (1983). The Wild Alien Tamer (1983). The Best Rootin' Tootin' Shootin' Gunslinger in the Whole Damned Galaxy (1983).

Cole spent most of his time in his office and his cabin. There just wasn’t anything for him to do until the enemy’s ships showed up-and even once they did, anything that was happening on the bridge could be transmitted.

The date is 1967 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all-out war with the Teroni Federation. After his latest exploit saved millions of lives but embarrassed his superiors, Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding orders but getting results, found himself the victim of the media feeding frenzy, a political scapegoat despite years of dedicated military service. Faced with a court martial, he was rescued by the loyal crew of his ship, the Theodore Roosevelt. Now branded mutineers, the crew of the Teddy R. has quit the Republic, never to return.Seeking to find a new life for themselves, Wilson Cole and comrades remake the Teddy R. as a pirate ship and set sail for the lawless Inner Frontier. Here, powerful warlords, cut-throat pirates, and struggling colonies compete for survival in a game where you rarely get a second chance to learn the rules.But military discipline is poor preparation for a life of pillaging and plundering, and Cole's principles naturally limit his targets. Seeking an education on the nature of piracy, Cole hunts more knowledgeable players. Enter the beautiful but deadly Valkyrie, Val for short, and the enigmatic alien fence known as David Copperfield. But hanging over everything is the fearsome alien pirate — the Hammerhead Shark.With Starship: Pirate, five-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick continues the story begun in his very first military SF. Will the galaxy ever be the same?This second book in the Starship series includes diagrams of the Teddy R., plus rules for two Starship board games.

Comments: (7)

I have all five books of this series so I am going to put up this review for them all. My critique doesn't really change in any of the volumes. The main character Captain Cole is sadly one dimensional. He is a virtuous officer in a corrupt navy who always does the right thing and ALWAYS has a brilliant plan that saves the day. The entire series lacks edge or suspense. All of their plans tend to work out and it becomes a little boring. Other characters that could have been fleshed out never were and you don't know much more than their names and a few character traits. Other supporting characters are more cartoonish like the Platinum Duke or Val. This is all a shame because there is some original science fiction that had real opportunity. The universe is interesting but becomes the only thing of interest amongst flat two dimensional characters. I know Mr. Resnick is a great writer from some of his other works and he could have done better in this series. It almost felt like it was hammered out too fast, for a paycheck maybe.
I find this series refreshingly different. Each book is its own story. The characters are varied and interesting. There is a little redundancy in each book regarding the clarifications of the charterer’s interplay but it is warranted and it is held to a minimum.
I liked Resnick's STARSHIP: MUTINY but I like this book much better. There was less frustration as I read it. I think this is because of the situation the hero finds himself in.

In the last book, Cole Wilson demonstrated himself to be extremely capable as a starship officer. He was so capable that he had a habit of showing up his superiors. As a result, he was exiled to an area where it was not expected that he would see much action. When action did threaten, he again made the right choices, going against the grain and showing up his commander. The result it that he saved about 5 million people and went on trial for mutiny. As the book concludes, his crew has broken him out of the brig and run off with him. They have some idea of becoming pirates.

That's where this book begins and there is a problem. These people have turned pirate because they have nothing else to do. Even so, they are the "good" guys. They don't want to attack and kill innocents. They hit upon the idea of only raiding other pirates but that two has its problems. Nobody is properly trained in the art of piracy, people get killed; the return on investment is very low.

They come up with some help in the form of an alien fencer of stolen goods with a soft spot for David Copperfield and a "pirate queen" who has been duped out of her ship. As they try to help her in getting it back, they learn that piracy is not all it is cracked up to be.

This is a fast paced adventure. There is nothing stunning about it; it just holds the attention and provides entertainment. That's fine with me.
Not sure where I got the first book in the series, but it was good enough that I bought the second one. I liked the second well enough to buy some more.

The first book was the best. It was the most plausible. sadly, what could have been a great series degraded over time to Wilson Cole somehow being near God like in his prescience and tactical genius. I ended up not getting the final installment. Just not worth $10 to me.

It is too bad, because there are some very fine characters that the author created, and a story line that I liked but got harder and harder to believe in because the main character never really had a hard time of it at all.

I give the first book in the series 5 stars, but it gets progressively worse as the series progresses.
Space opera does not get better then this. How does a moral man deal with the economic and moral realities of being a pirate? This book answers that question with humor and thoughtful contemplation. It's nice to see the struggle play out amongst the characters as Wilson Cole continues to guide the fortunes of the crew of the Teddy Roosevelt. An excellent sequel.
I enjoyed Starship: Pirate as a sequel. It advances the story of Cole Wilson and his crew as they take on the challenges of the next leg of their journey. It was a fun read and it begins to flesh out the universe they live in. Cole continues to be the smart and insightful leader you expect, although he is not perfect and even he can't think of everything.

I continue to enjoy the easy style of writing that Mike Resnick employs. This was a book that I read in two or three sittings as I travelled between cities. You will get more out of it if you read the series in order, but if you enjoyed the first book, then book 2 will not disappoint.
Starship: Pirate (Starship, Book 2) download epub
Action & Adventure
Author: Mike Resnick
ISBN: 1591024900
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Language: English
Publisher: Pyr; First edition (December 5, 2006)
Pages: 344 pages