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Comment: Finished 1632, now entering 1633 . . .

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Finished 1632, now entering 1633 . . .

I really liked the story of 1632, although it didn't strike me as particularly libertarian: the first thing the "time travelers" do is establish a government with dictatorial powers. Yeah, they talk about their fondness for the Bill of Rights, but they're ready to submit to rulers from the get-go. That doesn't bother me; it's still a fun story, well worth a read.
The same does NOT apply to the first sequel, 1633. I downloaded the free sample, about 5 chapters -- only to find it's mostly about the least-appealing character from the last book (corporate CEO Simpson) and the technology of building ironclad warships. ZERO human interest, zero philosophical interest. What WERE the authors thinking? This doesn't even slightly resemble the quality of writing that Eric Flint achieved in the first book, so I'm going to blame co-author David Weber for turning it into a boring and pointless exercise in "Military SF" that has earned him a place on my "Don't bother" list. He's a hack. After viewing the sample, I wouldn't read the rest unless I got paid for it.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose