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The series consists of four novels, though the first three are now published in one omnibus entitled The Domination. * Marching through Georgia * Under the Yoke * The Stone Dogs * DrakonThe series can really shake you up. It is set in an alternate history in which the Crown Colony of the Cape (what later became modern day South Africa) becomes a powerful nation. This “Domination of the Draka” is utterly elitist and wishes to subjugate all other races to the white master race. It is also fiercely...
Alternate History is one of the most interesting forms of Sci-Fi, the key to which is getting the reader to suspend belief and buy into the different reality. The Domination Trilogy was Stirling’s first published foray into the AH genre, and I kept getting sidetracked when reading the books on historical divergences that I did not buy. Drakon is the work of a more mature writer and it shows. Only once did I stop and question the author’s logic: I couldn’t figure out why one of the good guys didn...
I liked this one the best of the Draka books. In the 2400s, in the Draka universe, Gwen Ingolfsson gets too close to a wormhole experiment that goes awry. Thus, she gets shifted to an alternate Earth: ours, in the late 1990s. Well, maybe not ours exactly. I'd like to think she got shifted to the alternate Earth where I managed to get all the hot girls I lusted after in high school (assuming, hopefully, that there is such a possible world).After getting her bearings, Gwen commences her nefarious
There is a woman like species. She is genetically spliced with dragon DNA. She travels from the future. She has to protect a weak man. They do all these battles with wolf people dog people aliens. Lots of action space ship battles. Combat inside ships and on alien planets. They defeat the bad guy boss then merry and have babys.
Drakon, by S.M. Stirling, continues the saga of the Draka from Marching Through Georgia, Under the Yoke, and The Stone Dogs. The Draka, having left Earth and colonized the Solar System, as well as several of the neighboring star systems, have bioengineered themselves into Homo Drakensis, faster, stronger, smarter, nearly impossible to kill, and effectively immortal. The remaining humans in their empire, a handful of the billions that once lived on Earth, have been genetically altered to become H...
Quite a change!This book 4 of the Draka series was so different from the first three. I like the change in the story setting of an alternate universe. Stirling really threw in some interesting changes by bringing it in to a more familiar reality. And by holding the outcome in doubt so long made for some heart pounding moment. As usual I look forward to the next installment.
Different, no real military action, but lots of thriller action. I still cannot help rooting for the "bad" Draka!
Definitely left an open ended opportunity for another book in the series which so far has not come. If it did, I'd recommend it.
This is about an almost-invulnerable superbeing from the future who arrives in our present (more or less) and goes around ruthlessly killing people, pursued by a somewhat more vulnerable adversary also from the future. Sounds familiar?Well, it's not the same story nor the same scenario as The Terminator, but there are certain similarities.Stirling writes with his usual high level of competence, the story flows readably, and there are a few mildly likeable characters. On second reading, I've deci...
A+, best of the Draka books. I've now read it four times (I think), and it's still a great book. Made my personal Top 20 Ever list in 2004. Compulsively readable, and highly recommended.Gwen Ingolffson, the titular Drakon, is dumped alone into (almost) OTL in a failed wormhole experiment. A good Drakon superwoman, she makes First Contact by performing a mass-murder, and moves smoothly on towards World Domination. Gwen is SF's best female antihero, truly a lovely monster.DRAKON is the only standa...
One of several books in Stirling’s alternate history series based on an empire based out of South Africa that takes over the world. This book is set in a time after the Draka have superior technology than what we currently have and one of them is accidently sent through a worm hole or something into ‘earth prime’, a world based more on actual history, where the Draka never developed. The lone Draka agent proceeds to attempt to conquer the world so she can muster the resources to contact her vers...
The final chapter of the Draka series. This one is mostly an science fiction/action novel. A female Draka makes to an alternative Earth which is a close copy of ours. Predictably she sets out to conqueror the entire planet. Luckily for us an enemy agent(free Humans having escaped to Alpha Centauri at the end of the third novel)follows her to our reality and sets about to foil her plot. It's fast moving, exciting and fun. However it lacks some of the depth of the earlier books. Not bad, but not a...
Humankind faces its greatest threat: domestication! I really enjoyed this racey tale of a time and dimension travelling villainess protagonist (of the uberspecies homo drakensis) and her attempts at world domination. This book has it all!
25th century Draka Gwen Ingolfsson passes through a molehole into a 1990's parallel Earth on a timeline similar to ours. While working to make the molehole more stable, she plans for a Draka takeover of this "new" Earth. Plenty of action.
Not as good as the beginning of the series - but usually Stirling writes a good story, but he tends to take the storyline too far after it's over.
Hard to put down! Alpha ego and reinforced physique versus technology assisted spirit. Eerily similar to "Terminator"
Liking it very much. Stirling never flinches or disappoints.
Seems to have lost the urgency and grand sweeping scope of the previous books.
This whole series has a whole lot of problems, but it is still very interesting.
This is creepy good stuff.
The only bad thing I can say about this book is that there is not another one after it, and I so want to keep reading more!
I don't like where this book takes the *series*, but the book itself is a pretty good read. It seems the series is dead anyway.
a completely different story from the first three but set in the same universe. This one is more of a spy thriller rather than military Sci fi but it is still quite good.
Reads far more like comic-antihero-sci-fi than anything from original trilogy. I quite enjoyed it, but please realize it's kind of fluff.
I wish Stirling would write more in this universe rather than the tripe he writes in the emberverse.
A fitting conclusion to an excellent series.