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Description - Patriarch's Hope by David Feintuch

As UN GenSec, Nicholas Seafort is the most powerful man on Earth. Obsessed with honour and faith, Seafort remains a driven individual who follows his own uncompromising sense of what is right. In particular, he has fought to protect humanity by diverting resources to ever larger, more heavily armed starships. But there has been a price - global ecological collapse has ravaged the Earth. Even as Seafort, confronted with the results of his stubborn course, turns his attention to the growing calamity, an orbital assault threatens the future of all mankind. '(The Seafort Saga) is probably the best military SF of the last twenty years, and among the best SF of any kind' SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857239614
ISBN-10: 185723961X
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 108mm x mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Orbit
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Reviews - Patriarch's Hope by David Feintuch

US Kirkus Review » From the author of The Still (1997), an addition to an established military SF series, the Seafort Saga (Voices of Hope, 1996, etc.) narrated by UN Secretary General Nick Seafort. In 2241, colonies flourish throughout the solar system and other stars, from which Earth, recovering from a war with aliens and threatened by environmental collapse must import food. Seafort's beloved Navy insists on commissioning huge expensive new spaceships, but when he inspects one he's appalled to find unwonted and unegalitarian luxury. Politically, he struggles to keep the world government on his side, while the Church Patriarchs threaten to excommunicate him if he doesn't agree to their venal agenda. Still, he rejects a prestigious award for moral leadership, becomes reconciled with his estranged ecological-activist son Philip, and licks his young aides into shape. But then, crippled in a bombing attack by the terrorist Eco Action League, and forced by Philip to acknowledge the parlous state of the planet, he brings forward legislation to begin reversing the damage. Furious, Seafort's enemies combine against him, despite his overwhelming popularity. Following a mutiny aboard the huge and powerful starship Galactic, Captain Stanger threatens to laser Earth into submission unless the rebels' demands are met. Seafort, undergoing experimental medical treatment on the Moon, avoids immediate death or arrest, and decides to attempt to capture Galactic and end the mutiny with only his ex-Navy wife and a handful of old friends and young cadets to help. Lots of emotional nurturing - it helps disguise the brutal floggings still prevalent in this man's Navy - politicking, and religion, but limited action: okay for the teenaged target audience, of little interest otherwise. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - David Feintuch

David Feintuch worked as an antiques dealer, photographer, real-estate investor and attorney before becoming a full-time writer. He died in 2006.

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