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  1. Paul E. Morph Paul E. Morph says:

    This book wasn t as compelling as the first book in the Icerigger trilogy It started with a bit of a damp fart, as I didn t really buy the main protagonist s reasons for deciding, literally at the last minute, to stay on the planet he d spent the entirety of the last book trying to escape It felt a bit forced for the sake of the sequel.The book also takes a while to really get going The characters seem a little aimless for the first half of the book and it doesn t really get going until after This book wasn t as compelling as the first book in the Icerigger trilogy It started with a bit of a damp fart, as I didn t really buy the main protagonist s reasons for deciding, literally at the last minute, to stay on the planet he d spent the entirety of the last book trying to escape It felt a bit forced for the sake of the sequel.The book also takes a while to really get going The characters seem a little aimless for the first half of the book and it doesn t really get going until after the 50% mark.Once it does get going, though, it s pretty exciting maybe evenso than the first book It s just a shame it takes so long to get there.I m obviously still going to read the third book in the trilogy, so I m hoping this is just a case of middle book slump


  2. Timothy Boyd Timothy Boyd says:

    Very nice 2nd book in the trilogy Good solid SiFi adventure story Foster never disappoints for a good entertaining read Recommended


  3. blake blake says:

    Last time around on F , I think I read ADF s novelization of the movie Alien which is a pretty soulless book I ve also read Star Trek The Motion Picture which Wikipedia insists Gene Roddenberry wrote, not ADF but I digress After reading TekWar as part of the 372 Pages We ll Never Get Back podcast, and pondering over how ghostwriting like novelization must be an artistically hazardous task, I thought I d see what Foster could do left to his own devices.And, happily, Mission to Moulokin Last time around on F , I think I read ADF s novelization of the movie Alien which is a pretty soulless book I ve also read Star Trek The Motion Picture which Wikipedia insists Gene Roddenberry wrote, not ADF but I digress After reading TekWar as part of the 372 Pages We ll Never Get Back podcast, and pondering over how ghostwriting like novelization must be an artistically hazardous task, I thought I d see what Foster could do left to his own devices.And, happily, Mission to Moulokin is just what you want in a space opera type novel It s got a group of likable and memorable heroes on a strange world trying to accomplish the improbable It s also 2 in a trilogy You don t have to read 1 first history and terms are referenced but mostly explained but it wouldn t hurt It also feels pretty complete, so you don t need to read 3, either.Ahtaste the competence.The hero of the story is a salesman named Ethan who crash landed on a frozen planet populated by giant, barbaric felinoids he never uses that term so don t hold my neologism against him who are being lightly exploited by humans from the Commonwealth a galactic empire formed by humans and insectoids The humans are managing trade, which is good, but the head guy has established a monopoly so he can skim.Ethan and his pals set out on a journey to try to establish a confederacy that can break the monopoly and benefit the whole planet muchIt ain t easy because the felinoids are a suspicious, tribal warrior race And superstitious.It s a nice reminder that unlike movie sci fi not every story is a save the world in the next 15 minutes story And while Ethan has clearly evolved along the way, he s still not a warrior at heart, and he has a definite aversion to killing There are battles in the book, but quite a few situations are solved with cleverness and communication.While not strictly mandatory, I d recommend reading this in order because I suspect the first book has most of the expository detail about the race and planet The planet, has a constant strong wind going and the surface is ice, so people get around by sail skating called chivving The cat folk seem to have claws that act as skates, as well as flying squirrel style patagium called a dan that act as their main way of getting around This took me a while to figure out.Since their seas are frozen, their sailboats are on runners Foster uses this to employ some classic sailing tropes with a twist This I picked up on right away.There s a kind of twist at the end of the second act, though it wasor less what I had been thinking from the first few pages of the book But the twist itself isn t the interesting thing so much as how the newly acquired knowledge impacts the way the story plays out.Good, enjoyable read I would ve finished it much faster but life interferes with my reading sometimes


  4. B. Zedan B. Zedan says:

    The first of the trilogy is always going to be my favourite, but all the books are hella boss Oh Foster, you crazy bio nerd and your sociological ambitions.


  5. Jay Jay says:

    This is the worthy successor to Foster s excellent 1974 sci fi novel Icerigger It picks up pretty much right where first book left off, with our stranded spacefarers and their alien friends, the Tran, finally reaching the one humanx settlement on Tran ky Ky, known to the humans as Brass Monkey There the humans plan to take passage off planet on the next shuttle, after 18 months on the frozen ball they have only just endured But while waiting, they learn that their Tran friends are being vic This is the worthy successor to Foster s excellent 1974 sci fi novel Icerigger It picks up pretty much right where first book left off, with our stranded spacefarers and their alien friends, the Tran, finally reaching the one humanx settlement on Tran ky Ky, known to the humans as Brass Monkey There the humans plan to take passage off planet on the next shuttle, after 18 months on the frozen ball they have only just endured But while waiting, they learn that their Tran friends are being victimized by corrupt human bureaucrats and their greedy Tran allies, and they decide to do something about it.What follows is an epic, world spanning saga crossing oceans of ice, locating a legendary ancient civilization, fighting a battle with a world s future hanging in the balance, and all the attendant personal drama, romance, and introspection Foster strikes just the right note between shallow space opera and navel gazing novel of self reflection, and the whole trilogy deserves to be better known and respected in the SF canon than it is


  6. Michael Michael says:

    What do you do when you have a big ass ice boat one bigger than the world has ever seen You go on a mission to find the Tran ky ky equivalent of Atlantis, of course Fortune, September and Williams have finally made it to Brass Monkey, the only human settlement on the planet Unfortunately, they find that the outpost has been over run by corrupt officials trying to take money from the Tran and create a ruling class The only way to prevent this is to unite all of the Tran and join the Commonw What do you do when you have a big ass ice boat one bigger than the world has ever seen You go on a mission to find the Tran ky ky equivalent of Atlantis, of course Fortune, September and Williams have finally made it to Brass Monkey, the only human settlement on the planet Unfortunately, they find that the outpost has been over run by corrupt officials trying to take money from the Tran and create a ruling class The only way to prevent this is to unite all of the Tran and join the Commonwealth Many adventures take place as the three humans sail the planet, trying to find allies among the various Tran cities while staying ahead of those who want to kill them to protect their shady dealings.My verdict not too shabby The action moves along at a great pace, and Foster continues to flesh out the Tran AND givesdepth to Sua September If you ve read the first book in the series, definitely read this one


  7. Read Ng Read Ng says:

    The followup story to Icerigger More classic Science Fiction.I liked this story a bit better than the first one There was a bitaction and growth of the characters Still holds some science flaws, but consistent with the first book and story publishing norms when it was written This is independent of book 1 The plot line was independent of the first book This book is representative of what I expect a trilogy to be Trilogies today, tend to be just longer stories broken up into three p The followup story to Icerigger More classic Science Fiction.I liked this story a bit better than the first one There was a bitaction and growth of the characters Still holds some science flaws, but consistent with the first book and story publishing norms when it was written This is independent of book 1 The plot line was independent of the first book This book is representative of what I expect a trilogy to be Trilogies today, tend to be just longer stories broken up into three pieces It seems only to generate revenue for the author I rather authors create a series that I can embrace and enjoy.Have a GoodReads


  8. Erik Erik says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Neat I especially like the mixing of future tech into the old tech world It was ALMOST viewed as magic, but was present enough that the locals tried to use it themselves.


  9. Eric N. Eric N. says:

    Decent snowy planet with aliens adventure,contains unpronouncable names.


  10. Paul Jarzabek Paul Jarzabek says:

    Excellent escapism.


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Mission to Moulokin [PDF / Epub] ✎ Mission to Moulokin ☂ Alan Dean Foster – Thomashillier.co.uk Ethan Frome Fortune had been on Tran Ky ky long enoughtoo long in fact He wanted out He wanted to get back to business He wanted to go home So he and his sidekick Skua September headed their giant ice Ethan Frome Fortune had been on Tran Ky ky long enoughtoo long in Mission to eBook ✓ fact He wanted out He wanted to get back to business He wanted to go home So he and his sidekick Skua September headed their giant icerigger toward Brass Monkey, the busy off world trading post where they were sure they could book passage home But when they discovered that their Tran friends were being victimized by ruthless profiteers, they decided to stick around and organize the isolated city states into a functioning confederationa governing body that the Commonwealth Council would have to recognize and protectBut the Tran had enemies deadly ones, at that and Skua September and Ethan Fortune quickly found themselves back aboard the icerigger Slanderscree, leaving a crimson wake on the frozen seas and hurtling toward the most chilling encounters either had ever known.