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Ragamuffin par Tobias S. Buckell
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Ragamuffin (original 2007; édition 2008)

par Tobias S. Buckell

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The Benevolent Satrapy rule an empire of forty-eight worlds, linked by thousands of wormholes strung throughout the galaxy. Human beings, while technically "free," mostly skulk around the fringes of the Satrapy, struggling to get by. The secretive alien Satraps tightly restrict the technological development of the species under their control. Entire worlds have been placed under interdiction, cut off from the rest of the universe. Descended from the islanders of lost Earth, the Ragamuffins are pirates and smugglers, plying the lonely spaceways around a dead wormhole. For years, the Satraps have tolerated the Raga, but no longer. Now they have embarked on a campaign of extermination, determined to wipe out the unruly humans once and for all. But one runaway woman may complicate their plans. Combat enabled, Nashara is more machine than flesh, and she carries inside her a doomsday weapon that could reduce the entire galaxy to chaos. A hunted fugitive, she just wants to get home before she's forced to destroy civilization---and herself.… (plus d'informations)
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Titre:Ragamuffin
Auteurs:Tobias S. Buckell
Info:Tor Science Fiction (2008), Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
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Ragamuffin par Tobias S. Buckell (2007)

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"Bring me guns," Pepper said. "Lots of guns." ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Dec 5, 2019 |
This book is visibly less edited than the first book in its series; more typos, less character development, a lot more pieces sort of jimmied together instead of flowing naturally. Liked the return to the characters from the first book, especially in a new context, but won't be continuing this series. ( )
  schufman | Jul 20, 2019 |
A sequel to Arctic Rising that I read first, though I figured a bunch of stuff out through context. A hostile universe has mostly subordinated humans, who’ve become clients/pets of more advanced races, but a few stragglers survive, including on planets shut off from the main wormhole network. A woman who’s been created as a weapon against the alien computer network fights to survive among others with their own agendas, while elsewhere a nearly ageless modified man tries to save his planet from the return of alien invaders. A lot going on in a short book—maybe too much. ( )
1 voter rivkat | Apr 22, 2019 |
This is really more of a 3.5 stars book for me, but I'll give it the extra half star for the fun factor. I enjoyed this novel, and it's widened scope compared to Crystal Rain gives the book an expansive feel that the previous one lacked.

I blasted through this one pretty quickly, and dug it a lot, but the ending left me feeling a little flat. ( )
  andrlik | Apr 24, 2018 |
Caribbean pirates IN SPACE! Battling hordes of aliens! With internet viruses in place of wombs! Woah!
And yet, not. The first half is rip-roaringly excellent, and can be found in pdf form here: http://www.tobiasbuckell.com/sampler/ragamuffinsampler.pdf
It begins with Nashara, a mysterious and lethal woman, trying to get out of the human ghetto before anyone discovers the dead body she's leaving behind. It's gritty, it's believable, and it's chilling. Through a mixture of ruthlessness, self-control and superhuman abilities, Nashara escapes into the wider galaxy, where humans are pets at best. She seeks to break the control of the Benevolent Satrapi (mind controlling aliens) and achieve freedom for the few ragtag clusters of humans that still survive. Luckily, she has a few allies, including a killing machine named Pepper and a terrorized little girl named Kara.
Unfortunately, Buckell seems to get impatient about halfway through the book. The entire revolution takes about a chapter of a badly written battle, and then abruptly the heroes win! Even as the action is getting more infodumped and less explained, the characters are having longer and longer circular conversations. The League of Humans takes credit for winning, and acts xenophobically. Mere pages after two main characters torture an alien to death, they're all "oh noes we have to live in harmony with aliens, not kill them all!" Which is true, but seems to come out of nowhere. Not well-ended, but what cyperpunk is? ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
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The Benevolent Satrapy rule an empire of forty-eight worlds, linked by thousands of wormholes strung throughout the galaxy. Human beings, while technically "free," mostly skulk around the fringes of the Satrapy, struggling to get by. The secretive alien Satraps tightly restrict the technological development of the species under their control. Entire worlds have been placed under interdiction, cut off from the rest of the universe. Descended from the islanders of lost Earth, the Ragamuffins are pirates and smugglers, plying the lonely spaceways around a dead wormhole. For years, the Satraps have tolerated the Raga, but no longer. Now they have embarked on a campaign of extermination, determined to wipe out the unruly humans once and for all. But one runaway woman may complicate their plans. Combat enabled, Nashara is more machine than flesh, and she carries inside her a doomsday weapon that could reduce the entire galaxy to chaos. A hunted fugitive, she just wants to get home before she's forced to destroy civilization---and herself.

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