When the Tide Rises – David Drake

So, once you’ve entered into the Space Opera genre, you may as well try out other instances? 

Well, When the Tide Rises by David Drake is a tad disappointing.  You still have to appreciate the research and continuity-checking that have clearly gone into it – it’s a non-stop exercize in unfurling booms and four-inch plasma cannons, and faintly absurd British-aristo vernacular.   Don’t confuse David Drake with David Weber – this is not the Honor Harrington author.

I would far, far prefer to read a collaboration by Connie Willis and Tanya Huff – for the Brit-Twits join the Royal Space Navy.  Or, just stick with Elizabeth Moon.

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