Victory Conditions

Victory Conditions The fifth volume in a science fiction adventure series Ky Vatta is trying to coordinate a military response to the pirates that destroyed her home and decimated her family Although the odds are far fr

  • Title: Victory Conditions
  • Author: Elizabeth Moon
  • ISBN: 9781841495989
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • The fifth volume in a science fiction adventure series Ky Vatta is trying to coordinate a military response to the pirates that destroyed her home and decimated her family Although the odds are far from good, the alternative to victory is unthinkable.

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    1. Elizabeth Moon was born March 7, 1945, and grew up in McAllen, Texas, graduating from McAllen High School in 1963 She has a B.A in History from Rice University 1968 and another in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin 1975 with graduate work in Biology at the University of Texas, San Antonio.She served in the USMC from 1968 to 1971, first at MCB Quantico and then at HQMC She married Richard Moon, a Rice classmate and Army officer, in 1969 they moved to the small central Texas town where they still live in 1979 They have one son, born in 1983 She started writing stories and poems as a small child attempted first book an illustrated biography of the family dog at age six Started writing science fiction in high school, but considered writing merely a sideline First got serious about writing as in, submitting things and actually getting money in the 1980s Made first fiction sale at age forty Bargains to Marion Zimmer Bradley s Sword Sorceress III and ABCs in Zero G to Analog Her first novel, Sheepfarmer s Daughter, sold in 1987 and came out in 1988 it won the Compton Crook Award in 1989 Remnant Population was a Hugo nominee in 1997, and The Speed of Dark was a finalist for the Arthur C Clarke Award, and won the Nebula in 2004.

    2. Genre: Space Opera/Military Sci FiThis is probably the weakest book of the Vatta’s War series, it wrapped everything up all neat and tidy but it took too many short-cuts. Despite the relationship between Gammis Turek (pirate leader) and Lew Parmina (former head of ISC, biggest company in the known universe) being critical to the success of the pirates in earlier books, it’s never explained WHY they were working together, or even that they WERE directly working together. It’s hinted at a lo [...]

    3. No, this isn't a blog entry about my Swedish campaign game in Empire Total War. Rather "Victory Conditions" is the name of the 5th and final book in Elizabeth Moon's "Vatta's War" series. This is a science fiction series that I started unexpectedly last year. You see, I was on a business trip and had run out of reading material. Now that's not a bad thing in my brain because it means I get to go to the bookstore and buy something that looks good to me right then and there. Since I have such a ba [...]

    4. Somewhere - belatedly - around the halfway mark of Victory Conditions, I started wondering what exactly I was trying to prove by slogging through this series. I'd already given it a second and third chance to redeem itself, and each book seemed worse than the one before: characters behaved erratically, the plot made no sense whatsoever, Chekhov's whole freaking armory lay forgotten and gathering dustI'm sorry to report this one isn't any better. I don't know that I'd say it's the weakest install [...]

    5. "If there's been a completely honest government in the history of humankind, no history book's ever mentioned it."Excellent. Moon drew all the essential threads into a satisfying climax, and left enough to remind the reader that life goes on. Moon's forte is interpersonal relationships over interstellar distances. It's easy to get out of sync, and she explores many of the ways complex, if-bigger-than-life people get cross ways with each other and the world(s).A good read of the space opera varie [...]

    6. I rather dislike Rafe.December 5 2017---I rarely reread - much more so recently, but still I rarely reread. So the number of series I've reread, completely, can be counted on one hand. There's this series here - the Vatta War one (yes, it continues in Vatta Peace, but I've never read that one). Then, hmms, Jae's Hollywood series. Oh, heh, that's it. Those two. I came really close to rereading Jae's Shape-shifter series, I've read all but the last book and last two short stories, but . . . my ene [...]

    7. Bottom line: I really enjoyed this series. Not ground-breaking, but everything about this series is solid. The character development, plot, action, and military/political setup are solid, and this consistently better-than-adequate "quality," combined with how fun the series is, and fantastic (and discernibly different an believable) female characters, makes this a great read. I binged these suckers like I would marathon sci-fi television. Vatta's War doesn't take itself too seriously, and it's n [...]

    8. Originally posted at FanLit. fantasyliterature/Victory Conditions is the fifth and final book in Elizabeth Moon’s VATTA’S WAR saga. This has been a solidly entertaining story with appealing characters and an unpredictable plot but it never quite pulls itself past its classification of “space opera.” If space opera is what you’re looking for, VATTA’S WAR delivers and this last installment, Victory Conditions, brings the Vatta story to a satisfying end. If you haven’t read the first [...]

    9. Vatta's War series 1 Trading in Danger 2 Marque and Reprisal 3 Engaging the Enemy 4 Command Decision 5 Victory ConditionsThese 5 books are not so much a series as one long novel - there's one story arc, and you really need to read all five to get to the (satisfying) conclusion. (I somehow had the misapprehension that there were only 4 in the series - luckily the public library came through and got me #5 expediently!)Due to a misjudgement, Kylara Vatta, scion of an interstellar shipping business, [...]

    10. A remarkably fast read, with all the ends tied up nicely. Moon is the first author I've read whose space battles include discussions of debris fields and how shields help with that. I was also intrigued by the idea that the brain implants could become overloaded with unmaleable memories that, over time, become a problem for regular human consciousness. The very end seemed a bit sparse, but I'm probably just being greedy.

    11. I know I am going high with the 5 stars, but it is for the all-together feel of the series. I know it is light, I know it is a bit corny, and I even know it is no where close to perfect, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am sad it is finished I hope Ms. Moon gives us some sequels, for which the structure of the story is perfectly set up.

    12. An excellent book & a good way to wind up the previous 4. I love that. The plot works itself out & the characters are just where they should be. There are some loose ends, but they're not bad ones. We know the survivors have a future. I was very impressed. As good as the Honor Harrington series & similar in many ways.

    13. 02/2012 The conclusion of the Ky Vatta series. A satisfying conclusion to a good sci-fi series. You'll probably like this series if you like lot's of action. Moon is sparse enough with her space battles that they are never boring. The battles are well written and well conceived, factoring in spaceships that have lightspeed communications as well as those that can communicate faster than light. Moon also understands many of the possible problems inherent in space battles, and conveys them clearly [...]

    14. This is so like me--to read the last book in a series first. This novel totally rocks; no one writes action sequences--eg battles, stuff blowing up, etc.--better than Moon. I mean that literally; if I didn't think she'd find it insulting, I'd dub her the Tom Clancy of hard SF; she may be even better at action sequences than he. I read this book embarrassingly fast, getting into the war, the political instrigue, and the great battle scenes.It's vintage Moon. You have a galactic society based larg [...]

    15. The final installment to the Vatta's War series is one of the best books of the series. I found the ending satisfying, if a bit heartbreaking.Ky has earned quite a reputations as a commander of a space force, yet it hasn't come without some tragedy. She's also been dealing with grief from family death, the loss of a way of life and being the cause of death of others - even though they may have been enemies, it doesn't feel that great to know she's the cause of so many deaths. She's also been a b [...]

    16. With this fifth volume Elizabeth Moon’s series Vatta’s War reaches its conclusion, and a very satisfying one at that. Until now we have been following Ky Vatta, heir to a family of interstellar traders, who was expelled from the Space Academy because of a mistake in judgment and who tried to re-build her life inside the family business. Faced with increasing challenges, including a vast network of pirates trying to take over space routes with the complicity of moles planted in various govern [...]

    17. A satisfying conclusion to the series, that wraps almost everything up neatly.We never do get to figure out what the relationship is between Lew Parmina and Gammis Turek. Why are they working together? Lew seems to want power over ISC's monopoly; working with Turek seems sort of detrimental, especially once they start taking out ansibles, as that eats into ISC's profit significantly.Also, there was some really odd foreshadowing with Pitt (the Mackensee soldier) at the very end of the book. The n [...]

    18. Victory Conditions is the fifth and final book in Elizabeth Moon’s VATTA’S WAR saga. This has been a solidly entertaining story with appealing characters and an unpredictable plot but it never quite pulls itself past its classification of “space opera.” If space opera is what you’re looking for, VATTA’S WAR delivers and this last installment, Victory Conditions, brings the Vatta story to a satisfying end. If you haven’t read the first four books, go find the first book, Trading in [...]

    19. This is the final book in the Kylara Vatta series, about the Vatta space shipping company, with Kylara opting to join the military rather than her family's company. The series progresses through Kylara's growth from a space academy cadet through spaceship captain, meeting challenges including financial pressures, ship limitations, communication sabotage, assassination attempts, attacks from other ships, legal hurdles, jealousy and competition. I found the entire series enjoyable, but it does pal [...]

    20. Well I am finally done with Vatta's War and it's time to say what I think about it.I would not recommend the serie, it's not bad but it's not an earth shattering read that absolutely needs to be done. The whole set of books gets a 3 stars rating for me, maybe I should qualify this. This is not really a set of 5 disconnected books but more a story told over 5 relatively short books. Character development is not really great and action is sometime sparse. All in all an average read, it will keep y [...]

    21. I read this entire series over the past week, and, until the final volume, it was acceptably mediocre. Victory Conditions, however, is just terrible.Space Opera inevitably descends into munchkin power gaming, and this is a prime example of how not to do it. Dei ex machina, painfully predictable plot coupons, and, when a whole bunch of minor characters who had spanned much of the series die violently, a three page gesture towards sorrow in an attempt to give the lead character some depth. Feh.

    22. Last of series, all the good guys win and get married. Good battle scenes, as usual, but the author ended this series just in time, as it had definitely started losing steam around episode three. Here, again there was not quite enough plot to cover all the repetitive descriptions of past events and the chewing over (the same) personal issues. But, on the whole, well enough done.

    23. As a conclusion to Vatta's War, I found Book 5 a bit of a letdown, especially the last battle. Moon introduced a stronger romantic element in the plot but I thought it was clumsily done, including the ending. I'd definitely recommend the series, but be prepared for a bit of disappointment in the last book.

    24. The final book in the series according to the author's note at the front. Only thing wrong with the book is that it is too short. Then again, I have had that complaint for the whole series. If you like good space opera with real characters, then read this series.

    25. Victory Conditions, Elizabeth MoonWarning Spoilers ahead… you have been warned!Vatta’s War is a military SF series that is comprised of 5 books. This one being the last.I will be the first to admit that I am easy to please when it comes to films or books. Its not often I have to stop watching/reading something. This book was definitely not one of these times. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in this series and this last volume pulls together the threads that have been woven through [...]

    26. The moment Ky Vatta has been preparing for has finally arrived. Her ships may not be up to spec, but the support of warships and crew from several systems has enabled her to feel more confident than she might otherwise be about the inevitable confrontation with pirate Gammis Turek. There is one problem: ISC is still extraordinarily suspicious of the Vatta family, fearing their connections with traitor Lew Parmina.The company isn’t ready to back temporary CEO Rafe Dunbarger, especially with his [...]

    27. A fine ending to a long, topsy-turvey series.This book still has several flaws that occur throughout the series. The most common is excessively detailed exploration of early parts of a plot complication, followed by quick, anti-climactic resolution. This happens several times?A lot of loose ends from the story are never wrapped up. We never do find out what motivated the pirates, both overall and specifically - why did they attack Vatta specifically? Checkov's cranial ansible was never used to g [...]

    28. Forced myself to finish book five. The series started out spectacularly with an awesome premise. However, the pacing of the plot just seemed all off to me. Ky goes from space cadet to admiral leading a multi-national fleet in less than 2 years? She is writing out fleet battle plans by herself? After the first book I knew the series would be more about relationships and personal conflicts than hard science fiction. The technology is very black box with little development of the technology behind [...]

    29. There were some good parts, there were some boring parts, same as in #1-#4. I'm kind of glad it's over One of the most annoying thing in Vatta's books were the constant "oh no, there is this good looking guy, let's all be sure that Ky will fall for him" crap. You'd think in a space-faring civilization, where there's plenty of women pilots and captains both in private and military sector, that would not be a thing? It felt very artificial and didn't match the story as a whole. Also, too many mund [...]

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