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Contact with Chaos
by Michael Z. Williamson
Publisher: Baen Books

The Galactic Rumble Is On!

First contact with an alien species—and, surprise, the human race is far from united.  The Freeholders want trade.  The U.N. wants to manage.  The eco-warriors want "purity" at all costs. Humans—you gotta love ‘em!  Once again, a historic meeting between potential friends is about to turn into a free-fire zone!  A stand-out entry in the "Freehold" saga by Michael Z. Williamson, co-author with New York Times best-seller John Ringo of "Posleen War" hit, Hero.

"Williamson's military expertise is impressive."
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Published 4/1/2009
SKU: 1416591540
Ebook Price: $6.99 
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1. Jan on 6/15/2012, said:

Not as good as the other books set in the Freehold universe. Too little action for my taste, and no Elke to make things go BOOM!
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2. Craig on 7/2/2010, said:

Lots of things going on in the story and it got a bit crowded with characters. But the story worked and there was plenty of tension without it being a tired old "war between us and them". Pacing worked and I stayed interested. The resolution was a bit weak, but the idea of the "big misunderstanding" between two very different cultures at not so different technology levels was well done.
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3. Peter on 5/17/2010, said:

He lost me. I got a good ways into it and I just don't care anymore. There isn't anybody having an adventure that I want to know what happens next.
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4. Ronald on 5/3/2010, said:

Not up to the standard I expected from this author. Thoroughly enjoyed all his other offerings. Hey, nobody can be perfect all the time!
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5. Kajsa on 3/1/2010, said:

A good read, but not what I expected.
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6. Jeff on 8/24/2009, said:

I have enjoyed all the books that Michael Z. Williamson has written - except this one. While the writing was fine, I just didn't like the story. Some of the worries about first contact seemed a bit contrived to me. It seemed like a long book to cover a very few concepts.
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7. Pawel on 5/14/2009, said:

While I enjoyed the read and especially the idea, I had a problem with the book. It was odd, but while reading this story, I felt like I was listening to a conversation where I couldn't hear one or two words out of three. Maybe it was me, but this seemed to develop so much off-camera that I kept on wondering what was going on.
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8. James on 4/1/2009, said:

This reads like a short story from The Golden Age of Sci-Fi and I'm rating it as four stars on its merits in the field. However, when compared solely to Williamson's other works it rates a three out of five, as it isn't up to par with his other pieces. The author tried something new and had an interesting premise, but it would have sufficed as a short story.
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9. Ian on 3/25/2009, said:

I very much enjoyed this book. It was a surprise to see Williamson hold down the violence for a change. I do wish the book's back cover was more accurate. I ended up with feeling the blurb writer went: "hmm. Mad Mike. Chinran. Many people die". I don't know whether its that Mike has aged and matured, but this book was about avoidance of war. Good on him.
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10. Peter on 3/21/2009, said:

I don't understand the other 2 star rating at all. I found this an excellent book with an interesting take on the meaning of superiority!
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