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War Of Omission

Copyright 1982 by Kevin O'Donnell Jr.

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I first read this on the 11th October 2011.

We have no right to believe that freedom can be won without struggle and, boy, the struggle is on.

Dan Higgins is mounting a powerful threat to the American Government, and therefore to the military-industrial interests that support it. With the aid of a secret technology stolen from the military, he can strike with massive impact and without warning. They have nothing in their whole imperial arsenal that can break the spirit of one man who doesn't want to be broken. His revolution will devastate America, bringing absolute chaos within a single year.

But is it worth the price?

Sheila McDermot is one of his fervent adherents, but as she, Dan and their associates live through the revolution will they feel the same? Will they even be the same people?

I wonder what Kevin O'Donnell Jr. is up to now? I'd love to see another book as good as "ORA:CLE" or "Mayflies". This was an earlier work and it shows. The SF premise of the Time and Space Separation unit (the "TSSer") -was intellectually stimulating, or rather, had me thinking about it and what the consequences would be. However, much as I love, and am inspired by, revolutionary stories, the delineation of the plot itself didn't enthral me. Certainly it is worth a read, but it's not a masterpiece. The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment. Hold on, what? I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting. Stop this. If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. I'm ending this right

Loaded on the 22nd April 2012.
Cover of War Of Omission
Cover art by Bantam Books Inc

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