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Author: David Feintuch
ISBN: 0759523983
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Publisher Twtp Assorted (May 2001)
Category: Fantasy
Rating: 4.3
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David Feintuch - Seafort1-Midshipman’s Hope. v. Original PDF 12-Mar-2002. Converted from PDF to HTML 12-Mar-2002. We froze in stunned tableau: I, the senior midshipman, red with rage; a portly passenger, Mrs. Donhauser, jaw agape at the blob of shaving cream on her tunic; my two middies stiffened against the bulkhead, eyes locked front, towels and canisters still clutched in their hands; Lieutenants Cousins and Dagalow, dumbfounded that middies could be caught cavorting in the corridors of a.

David Feintuch’s acclaimed Seafort Saga begins as Nicholas Seafort sets off on an interstellar naval adventure he. .Destination: the thriving colony of Hope Nation

David Feintuch’s acclaimed Seafort Saga begins as Nicholas Seafort sets off on an interstellar naval adventure he will never forget In the year 2194, seventeen-year-old Nicholas Seafort is assigned to the Hibernia as a lowly midshipman. Destination: the thriving colony of Hope Nation. But when a rescue attempt goes devastatingly wrong, Seafort is thrust into a leadership role he never anticipated. The other officers resent him, but Seafort must handle more dangerous problems, from a corrupted navigation computer to a deadly epidemic. Even Hope Nation has a nasty surprise in store.

is a delightful book, intelligent and carefully written. The Washington Post Book World. I've read this book before and periodically feel the need to revisit Feintuch's world as it exists in the "Hope" series. This is not a lighthearted nor simple story. An excellent job of transferring Hornblower to interstellar space. if you're looking for simple and happy then look elsewhere. The Washington Post Book World "An excellent job of transferring Hornblower to interstellar space. A thoroughly enjoyable read. David Drake David Feintuch (1944-2006) was the author of the award-winning military science fiction Seafort Saga series, which spans Midshipman's Hope, Challenger's Hope, Prisoner's Hope, Fisherman's Hope, Voices of Hope, Patriarch's Hope, and Children of Hope

Читать бесплатно Midshipman's Hope Дэвид Файнток. David Feintuch – Seafort1-Midshipman’s Hope. Line secured, sir, the seaman said, and by the book I repeated it to Mr. Malstrom as if he hadn’t heard. The lieutenant waved me permission to proceed.

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Books related to Midshipman's Hope. More by David Feintuch. It's a little tough to get into the characters at first but we'll worth the time investment.

Books related to Midshipman's Hope. The Seafort Saga Books 4–7. David Feintuch. Solid story with a rewarding ending.

With no chance of rescue or reinforcement, Nicholas Seafort must overcome despair, exhaustion and guilt.

Three and a half stars. I read this on the recommendation of a friend and I am glad I did. This was one of many versions of "Hornblower in Space" which is a very common theme that seems to only be superseded by "Aubrey and Maturin in Space". This was good, but I've seem it done so much better in other places. Instead of being and Officer and a Gentleman which even a Midshipman knows, Seafort is childish and credulous. The navy is a strong arm of a tyrannical government, but seems woefully understaffed for the job. There are many things that just don't track well in the story.

I did like many of the ancillary characters, and Feintuch does a nice job of 'world description' through casual conversation. It isn't intrinsic to the story, but it helps. If you want a good story of a young officer thrown in over his head, I recommend Aurora: CV-01 by Ryk Brown.
Seafort is not your typical fictional naval officer (or middie). He's not full of confidence. Far from it. He has a massive case of under confidence and self doubt. Unlike Gen. Patton, he takes counsel of his fears. Yet, he gets the job done and brings most of his people home.

There are times you want to take a brick and toss it at him to get him out of his black dog - he's that infuriating.

If you, like me, are a fan of Hornblower or Bolitho, this may not be the book for you.
I liked this book, but felt somewhat disconnected from the action and the main character. Some relationships such as the resolution of the main character's on-board romance did not strike true for me. The military/work relationships felt much more realistic in the world of the book, but even those brought me out of the world of the book. The Pilot's reactions in particular did not fit what was described as understandable behavior. It was interesting to follow the growth of the main character and see how he reacted to each crisis without seeing his own strengths in leadership. I thought the writing was good, but not as visual as I would have liked. I probably will not read the rest of the series, but am glad I read this first book.
Okay, so I'm a complete sucker for this sub-sub-genre of science fiction wherein a young person joins the crew of a spaceship and we follow their career over time.

This reminded me a lot of Nathan Lowell's solar clipper trader tales. Lowell's "share" tales are set on trading vessels traversing deep space while Feintuch's ship is a larger military/passenger/cargo ship.

The plot of Midshipman's Hope is fairly simple. (warning, there's a spoiler in the next sentence, but the event described happens very early in the book and sets up everything that follows). A junior naval officer still in his teens, through a series of unfortunate events and unforeseen gaps in the military code, finds himself the captain of his ship to everyone's horror, especially his. Complications and character development ensue.

The book probably doesn't deserve four stars based on the writing. It's in need of a thorough professional edit for typos, awkward writing and excess baggage--it could stand to lose at least 10,000 words. The sex scene came very late and was more than a little awkward; in fact, the romantic developments on board the ship were awkward at best. Mostly, the lead character's angst (everyone else's angst, for that matter) took forever to draw out and seemed too easily cast aside.

Despite its flaws, Midshipman's Hope revolves around a series of wonderfully inventive and fully drawn environments on both land and space. The world and society Mr. Feintuch creates seems very real, plausible and just different enough from our own to be fascinating.

I came to care about Nicholas, the "Captain Kid" of the story, and several of the other characters were wonderfully drawn. There are several twists and turns in the plot (I've already spoiled one for you) that I didn't see coming but were not out of place in the context of this universe.

In short, I loved "Midshipman's Hope". I loved the story. I loved the characters. I loved the rich universe the story inhabits. It's not a perfect book, but it kept me entertained and interested from start to finish which makes it a successful book and worthy of praise.
Somehow I misplaced my copy of the first book in the Seafort saga, so I had to buy a replacement. I like them quite a bit, though I want to slap Nicholas upside the head every once in a while when he get so whiney.
For those who have not been exposed to stories of Britain's sailors- think of this as steampunk combined with Heinlein's 'Starman Jones'. There is a caste system too- technically skilled officers lead untrained seamen. In a system that punishes even the smallest infractions, they operate FTL vessels on journeys between distant colonies. Nick inhabits an uneasy position indeed. By page 10, you'll have the outline.
He studies hard, endures the hazing, hoping for advancement to Lieutenant- until a shuttle accident strikes... and he must call on inner resources to save those around him.
I'll buy the next one to see what happens next.
Very much a space yarn of nineteenth-century naval settings with a sci-fi coat of paint, but very entertaining. I like conflict that arises from everyday challenges of supplies, logistics, and keeping the wheels on when resources are short and manpower is drastically limited.

Unlike many yarns where the odd social conventions of sci-fi societies seem to be wish-fulfillment of the author's predilections, the religious and social changes described seem to be merely in service of the plot and setting. They're arbitrary, maybe not wholly realistic, but they're not held up as the author's version of utopia. Much of the conflict comes from the main character being so religious as to almost suffer PTSD over it, and the class divisions of a pseudo-Victorian society.

One niggling technical error that kept bugging me every time I saw it: once your ship is undocked from its moorings, you don't have to "pop" the seal off the airlock to get your ship clear--there's no suction in space and you could just float away with no resistance.