Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die

Book - 2010
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Beginning a New Series by a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Will the People of Earth Bow Down to Alien Overlords--or Will They Live Free or Die ?

First Contact Was Friendly
When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.
Who Controls the Orbitals, Controls the World
When the Horvath camw through, they announced their ownership by dropping rocks on three cities and gutting them. Since then, they've held Terra as their own personal fiefdom. With their control of the orbitals, there's no way to win and earth's governments have accepted the status quo.
Live Free or Die.
To free the world from the grip of the Horvath is going to take an unlikely hero. A hero unwilling to back down to alien or human governments, unwilling to live in slavery and enough hubris, if not stature, to think he can win.
Fortunately, there's Tyler Vernon. And he has bigger plans than just getting rid of Horvath.
Troy Rising is a book in three parts-Live Free of Die being first part-detailing the freeing of earth from alien conquerors, the first steps into space using off-world technologies and the creation of Troy, a thousand trillion ton battlestation designed to secure the solar system.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2010.
ISBN: 9781439133323
1439133328
Characteristics: 404 p. ; 22 cm.

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 04, 2016

Cute premise of maple syrup to leverage high tech goodies, technology transfer, used mining ship & ancient factory ship to modernize against the Horvath. Asteroid fortress borrowed from golden age science fiction.

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bradkross
Jan 26, 2014

Troy Rising #1

Viking234 Apr 10, 2013

The writing is great, reminds me of Halo.

LRS1969 Jan 22, 2013

Ringo (alone) just keeps ruining otherwise POTENTIALLY decent sci-fi by promoting his Far Right wing (of course just those aspects of the Far Right that suits him.... read the Paladin Series ("Kildar Series") starting with "Ghost" to see how he really is and how The Conservative Movement" would disown him in a heartbeat - at least I surely hope that they would!!! And if you don't believe that Kildar's acts of perversion (and racism and constant painting of all "Islamics" being Bad Guys and "black-asses" - as in Mideast types, you know, like the Semitic Jew Yeshua, or Jesus!) and snide comments about "fundamentalist Christians" and "those rich bastards" (in references about how they caused such and such specific problem).

Cannot believe how much better - with NONE of Ringo's agenda crap - "his" books are when teamed up with another (but GOOD) author such as Drake or Weber!!!

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hrnorris
Jan 30, 2012

Very creative take on the "alien invaders" idea. Tyler (not Troy as the description above says) Vernon basically uses free market economics to save the world. And it makes sense. The technical detail in some parts can be a bit slow, but it all comes together with a purpose. It is not detail just for the sake of detail. Well worth the read. The characters are well crafted and the humor is spot on.
I'm picky about sci-fi, this is highly recommended.

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pshammi
Jan 27, 2011

Great sci-fi with a fantastic blend of humor and technical details that keeps this fast paced plot grounded in some reality. Highly recommend this ambitious first book in the trilogy to any fan of the genre.

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