Sunshine Patriots

Sunshine Patriots Rebellion erupts on the paradise planet of Elysia plunging the colony into chaos In response the all powerful United Earth dispatches its elite corps of cyborg soldiers led by Aaron The Berber Barb

  • Title: Sunshine Patriots
  • Author: Bill Campbell
  • ISBN: 9781587362842
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rebellion erupts on the paradise planet of Elysia, plunging the colony into chaos In response, the all powerful United Earth dispatches its elite corps of cyborg soldiers, led by Aaron The Berber Barber For a hero celebrated galaxy wide for his acts of bravery against alien hordes, a ragtag group of colonized miners with antiquated weapons should be no challenge ButRebellion erupts on the paradise planet of Elysia, plunging the colony into chaos In response, the all powerful United Earth dispatches its elite corps of cyborg soldiers, led by Aaron The Berber Barber For a hero celebrated galaxy wide for his acts of bravery against alien hordes, a ragtag group of colonized miners with antiquated weapons should be no challenge But Barber and his soldiers are unprepaed to meet the most dangerous enemy yet humans just like them And on Elysia, the soldiers discover dangers that neither United Earth nor the Elysians themselves could have foreseen The secrets Barber and his soldiers uncover lead them to question the true meaning of freedom in a world where nothing is what it seems.

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    1. I had a hard time finishing this book for the same reason I won't watch The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu: too much reality. Sure, it's futuristic science fiction set on another planet, but it's so, so timely. The colonialism, jingoism, xenophobia, military fetishism, propaganda, capitalist predation, environmental abuse Reading this book is like diving headfirst into Trumplandia--and it's a 15th anniversary edition! What kept me reading was the communion between a set of colonists and their sentient [...]

    2. I'm both a long-time science fiction fan (my very first memory is watching Star Trek with my parents) and a professional science fiction critic who works specifically with new voices and new visions in the genre. Reading Bill Campbell's Sunshine Patriots was a fantastic experience for me on both counts. As a fan, I thoroughly enjoyed how Sunshine Patriotsresonated with different SF traditions ranging from the military adventure to the ecological puzzle--how often do you get that mix in a novel? [...]

    3. When I looked up Caribbean Scifi On Google this is one of the books that came up. Being for the Caribbean myself I found the use of the various cultures in the novel compelling and real. The mix of Scifi genre was another one of the favorite aspects of the novel I fell in love with. The Creole English and slang-Spanish was on point. The use of African deities as names made me feel literature finally had made a space for me among the stars.

    4. I really wanted to like this book but I couldn't. It isn't bad for a first novel, but it would have been better if had been set aside for a few years and then edited with a little more compassion for the reader. Clearly Bill Campbell is a talented and creative storyteller, but this book is not the best reflection of his talent.

    5. Imagine a subversive Warhammer 40K novel as penned by Ishmael Reed. Certainly not to everyone's tastes, but more interesting in the ways it's broken, than a lot of books that get to have themselves called well written.

    6. I don't usually read military science fiction, but SUNSHINE PATRIOTS is my kind of book. We have war in all it's horror, madness, and absurdity, and how new technology just makes it more so. With a recombocultural cast that hablas bad words in lotsa lingos.

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