5 thoughts on “Tom Paine Maru (North American Confederacy #5)

  1. I wanted so desperately to love this book. I am a libertarian anarchist and the state-less society described in this book is my ultimate fantasy, plus I’m a huge scifi fan. Unfortunately, 80% of the way through the book I had to give up. I just didn’t find the plot gripping enough. The first half of the book just didn’t get me interested in what happened in the second half (which was a bit of a non-sequitur and introduced new characters I wasn’t committed to). I don’t like spoilers so I won’t go

  2. Entertaining political fiction

    Kept me engaged. I may well be easily amused but this is just the sort of alternative universe fiction I find easy to recommend. Romance, action and a wildly imaginative setting.

  3. Definitely one of Neil’s best! I particularly recommend getting the updated “author’s cut” version, which I purchased via Smashwords. I also own the original mass market paperback release, but I find what was excised from the edited version adds texture and depth. Imaginative, philosophical and funny, with the feel of later Heinlein novels.

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