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Far Freedom is space opera, not because it wants to be but because it-just-is. You probably have never read any space opera like it - which, if true, does not mean it is good. The reader is always the ultimate judge. Most of the action takes place in 2687CE but the plot begins in the late 20th Century. It is long, complicated, and has many characters. You should make notes. If you read books on your smart phone you might need to buy the 3-part version of Far Freedom.

In 2687 the Age of Exploration is long ago and the Navy now keeps - and dictates - the peace. Beyond the frontier of the Union, and even within its edges, ships disappear, and the Navy does nothing. In the three centers of human civilization - Earth System, Essia, and Rhyandh - people can buy a form of rejuvenation described as continuity, in which they must lose some amount of their memories. One of the most common crimes is mind-rape, in which memories are stolen to be "dreamed" for entertainment through a neural interface. Except for such crimes and catastrophes as have always occurred among humans, life is peaceful in the Union.
Beyond the Union and unknown to the Union, much of the rest of the galaxy is a wilderness filled with millions of small human settlements, and one very large space habitat called Oz. Humans live in Oz. They die in Oz. They man a vast fleet of advanced spacecraft that raid the galaxy. They do not live long lives. They would gladly lay waste to the Union if something superbly terrifying did not deter them.
Something or someone is going to tip the balance of terror.
The Union starship Freedom has been built to go where it should never dare to go - outside the Union. The crew does not know of the danger, but they are not an ordinary crew.

Published: Warren Merkey on
ISBN: 9781310048395
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