The Defiant Agents

The Defiant Agents[Read] ➵ The Defiant Agents ➼ Andre Norton – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Ancestral memoryTravis Fox once the unwilling captive of the runaway spaceship Galactic Derelict has volunteered eagerly this time for the mission to colonize Topaz But when he and his fellow Apaches Ancestral memoryTravis Fox once the unwilling captive of the runaway spaceship Galactic Derelict has volunteered eagerly this time for the mission to colonize The Defiant Kindle - Topaz But when he and his fellow Apaches find themselves reverting to the ways of their ancient warrior race just as the expedition from Russia has been transformed into a Mongol Horde encamped across the mountains it becomes clear that than their own lives is at stake. This is the third book in Andre Norton s Time Traders series.The series consist of The Time Traders 1958 Galactic Derelict 1959 The Defiant Agents 1962 Key Out of Time 1963 Firehand 1994 with Pauline M Griffin Echoes in Time 1999 with Sherwood Smith Atlantis Endgame 2002 with Sherwood Smith Note This edition is not a library copy. The very first SF book I read was Andre Norton s The Defiant Agents I was thirteen at the time and my mother bought it for me by mistake By that, I mean she opened it at random and read, fresh hoof prints and thought, Lyn will enjoy this, it s about horses LOL nope, it was about time agents actually the third book in a series and I was hooked from the very beginning I remember feeling a sense of outrage when Colonel Kelgarries sends Ashe to New York and then immediately orders the Ap The very first SF book I read was Andre Norton s The Defiant Agents I was thirteen at the time and my mother bought it for me by mistake By that, I mean she opened it at random and read, fresh hoof prints and thought, Lyn will enjoy this, it s about horses LOL nope, it was about time agents actually the third book in a series and I was hooked from the very beginning I remember feeling a sense of outrage when Colonel Kelgarries sends Ashe to New York and then immediately orders the Apaches to the isolation of the Hypno Lab, knowing that Ashe can t possibly warn them before his plane leaves Subterfuge, trickery, and betrayal All the makings of a good read Andre Norton has the ability to make you love some characters and hate others so much that you wish you could smash them in the face but then that s my thirteen year old self talking I can t say how many times I ve read it at least twenty I would think It s been a few years since I last read it, so I think it s time to dust it off and travel oncewith Travis Fox and his fellow Apache to the jewel like disk of gold brown called Topaz I m torn Andre Norton s The Defiant Agents the third in her Time Traders series is well written at the technical level the story follows its premise nicely and the world and characters are reasonably done But, the premise and setup are, in a word, stupid Here are the problems and all of this shows up in the first chapter or so First, as near as I can tell, this book takes place about 18 months after the end of the previous book Somehow, in that time, they ve not only reverse engin I m torn Andre Norton s The Defiant Agents the third in her Time Traders series is well written at the technical level the story follows its premise nicely and the world and characters are reasonably done But, the premise and setup are, in a word, stupid Here are the problems and all of this shows up in the first chapter or so First, as near as I can tell, this book takes place about 18 months after the end of the previous book Somehow, in that time, they ve not only reverse engineered the alien ship they found, but also managed to build their own such ships I have no idea how they managed that or where they found similar materials, fuel, or a compatible control system Second, for no rational reason, it seems that when the crew returned at the end of the last book, they decided to share not only the technology of the ship, but the actual navigation tapes they came back with and the tapes went out by lot i.e., random tapes to random countries Together, this amounts to the giving away of worlds to not just allies, but to actual enemies remember, this is a world mired in a Cold War Since the return trip in that book was a mirror image of the forward trip, I d assume they d have landed where they took off IOW, outside of a UFO report, no one should have known about any of this and everything would have, could have, and should have remained secret Third and this one s the killer , for various reasons, someone decided that it would be a good idea to use a handy newfangled invention to turn their hand picked, volunteer, cream of the crop colonists into savages by mentally regressing them to their ancient ancestors time Why they would want a colony to be populated by ignorant, superstitious savages, I don t know Well, actually, I do know Supposedly, it s to give them that survival edge that s been bred out of their current civilization But, Fourth, the trip time from Earth to Topaz the colony world is never stated, but from the trip time in the previous book, it s probably on the order of days So, instead of sending a live off the land colony, they should have been sending a super high tech colony and shuttling in new materials and people constantly Fifth, the colony they sent wasn t big enough for a good gene pool Plus, with the racial selection process they used, the gene pool they did have is too closely related.So, as I said, I m torn With the above premises, I could have given the book two stars But, again, the writing in support of those premises is fine After waffling over this, I ve decided to go with the OK 3 star out of 5 rating But, I could very easily see why someone else might rate it lower.The books in Andre Norton s Time Trader series are 1 and 2 Time Traders The Time Traders Galactic Derelict3 The Defiant Agents4 Key Out of TimeComment Comment Perm The second book in the Time Traders series which I also had on my Kindle, I began this one after reading Time Traders It was perfect vacation reading and one that I hadn t read before.One of Andre Norton s friends wondered why there were no sf books with Apaches in them so she obligingly wrote this interesting tale of time travel When a troop of modern scientists, who also happen to be Apaches, are nefariously injected with a drug that forces their minds to revert to ancient patterns in this The second book in the Time Traders series which I also had on my Kindle, I began this one after reading Time Traders It was perfect vacation reading and one that I hadn t read before.One of Andre Norton s friends wondered why there were no sf books with Apaches in them so she obligingly wrote this interesting tale of time travel When a troop of modern scientists, who also happen to be Apaches, are nefariously injected with a drug that forces their minds to revert to ancient patterns in this case, that of Indians in the Old West and then loads them onto a spaceship for a planet that they want explored well, we know something is going to go wrong The ship crashes and the scientists are left battling not only their double minds with tendencies to revert to the old ways while also retaining knowledge of the new ways but also each other and a mysterious band of other natives they discover Yes, the Cold War continues with the Reds attempt at the same thing and the mysterious, evil aliens interfering as well.Great fun and, as I said, a great vacation read 8 13 19 FREE for Kindle Silly premise for a story, but it was still enjoyable. Andre Norton took Travis Fox and ran away with him to another planet, all on his own when he had been one of three characters, he wasn t very noticeable but in this setting, all on his own, he clearly stands out and shines I quite liked the mysteries here, and all the little things that added up to the finish. Defiant Agents by Andre NortonFifty year old gold, Science Fiction from a master Apache and Mongol warriors are transported to an alien planet as slave labor, but with the secrets of a long dead race they unite to fight for freedom. Good read Andre Norton was the author who awakened my love for reading Every one of her books is like revisiting an old friend. Early Bird Books Deal Let down by too many impossibilities, the story does still grab the attention If I d accidentally read these books out of order and started with this one, I almost certainly would not have continued with the series There s too much here that s ridiculous In the short time after the return of the ship from the previous book, the Russians were able to infiltrate the American research in such a way that they could not just match the work being done, but succeed it, regr Early Bird Books Deal Let down by too many impossibilities, the story does still grab the attention If I d accidentally read these books out of order and started with this one, I almost certainly would not have continued with the series There s too much here that s ridiculous In the short time after the return of the ship from the previous book, the Russians were able to infiltrate the American research in such a way that they could not just match the work being done, but succeed it, regress their own warriors, place them on the target planet, and set up a full scale planetary defense system that was capable of knocking the arriving American ship out of the sky And in the time they took to do all that, they didn t either discover the alien technology on the world they occupied prior to the American arrival, or set up a secondary defense against ground invasion With all that knowledge, a full group of enthralled slaves, and homefield advantage, they could be so easily beaten by about a dozen people, originally archaeologists and MIT grads, just because of some memory regression that placed Apache warrior skills forefront in the minds of their opponents With just the trip tapes brought back from the previous book, the Americans in that short time chose Topaz as their prime target, learned enough about it to decide long unused Apache skills would beuseful than modern training and technology, recruited volunteers, regressed them, had political upheaval changing who had control over decisions, built the ship, staffed it, found their traitor, and launched the mission None of this book resembles reality on any level And yet, it s an entertaining read, which I kept turning pages in Disappointed in Fox, I liked him better in the previous book, before he was regressed and went into really weird moral territory How would the instinctive warrior response killing a man with an automatic weapon be better than the instinctive warrior response killing a man with an alien burner weapon If he d had the other gun in his hand instead of in his sash, it would have been the same Swing around, squeeze trigger, dead enemy And the message seemed so muddled We have to keep this from their hands because they re evil We take a moment to recognize that it s still evil even in our hands So we must use the evil to keep it from the other evil We are aware that if our own people had it, they would be evil with it So let s kill and destroy with it Just weird, all around, and yet I kept reading So Norton clearly had some skill, even if the book is a combination of desperate stretches and leaps in order to justify sci fi Apaches

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 218 pages
  • The Defiant Agents
  • Andre Norton
  • English
  • 12 July 2016
  • 0441142362