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  • Title: Uller Uprising
  • Author: H. Beam Piper
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  • Page: 315
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    Uller Uprising This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

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    1. I m kind of on the fence about this book As a piece of military SF adventure from the Golden Age, it s pretty excellent and not nearly as clunky as many of Piper s contemporaries Something about the whole story is a little off, though, and leaves a bad taste in my mouth I m not surprised to discover after the fact that the book is based in part on the Sepoy Mutiny in British ruled India What s unsettling is Piper s attitude toward colonialism and imperialism At best, the case could be made as is [...]

    2. Some books hold up better than others in later years I first read Uller Uprising in 1983 I was fifteen and viewed the world through the eyes of a fifteen year old Then Uller Uprising was a terrific blood and thunder adventure novel A little bit old fashioned, but that was okay I loved the old adventure movies with Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Tyrone Power, Stewart Granger and Burt Lancaster and at the time Uller Uprising read like one of those great old Hollywood matinees Sadly we all change Times c [...]

    3. Piper clearly has a thing about how native peoples are treated, which I was familiar with from Oomphel This story was originally part of a set of novellas that were based on a seed idea written by Dr Clark He gave the writers two worlds to work with and they ran with it Piper threw in the Bengal uprising against English held India as stated nicely in a very good introductory essay about Piper s work by John F Carr We are also introduced to the common theme of Piper s characters having a cocktail [...]

    4. H Beam Piper was one of the true unsung heroes of SF who committed suicide in 1962 due to a lack of literary success.This like most of his work deals with philosophical issues and the fact that History endlessly repeating itself, the events in Uller Uprising following a similar pattern to the Indian Mutiny of the 19th Century against British rule To lovers of the genre Piper is well worth searching out, you will be in for a pleasant surprise.

    5. H Beam Piper sadly took in own life and did so in a most conscientious way, not wanting to leave a mess for anyone to clean up I am sad that he chose that way out We may have lost some truly great stories Unfortunately, The Uller Uprising was not one of them I m just going to cut to the chase and save us all some time Descendant of Nazi war criminal complete with cigarette holder and monocle leads a racist suppression of four armed lizard men He even shoots the geeks in their open mouths with lo [...]

    6. At times I enjoy going into by stack of books and picking one of the oldies out and re reading them Recently I was in the mood for a good space opera and while browsing thru I bumped into the Uller Uprising by H Beam Piper score Uller Uprising is Mr Piper s futuristic retelling of the Indian Mutiny 1857 CE for those that are interested As with India in 1857 Uller is a corporate world where the native silicon based life with four arms and looking like a lizard is guided by the Uller Corporation T [...]

    7. Well thought out species and planet creation, some annoying tropes of 40 s 50 s sci fi smoking and cocktails, main male character seldom flustered or shocked, female characters referred to as girls, never women nor by name except the lead characters , and quite an ingenious retelling of the historical Sepoy Mutiny 1857 colonial India 600 years into the Atomic Era, 21 light years from Earth.The introduction by John Carr tells us that the novella itself has had an interesting history and the novel [...]

    8. Uller Uprising is one of Piper s early books It involves the occurrences on a planet with a native species which is silicon based, and far different culturally then humans.Strife between the humans and the Ullerans has existed since the Chartered Uller Company was licensed to exploit the resources of the planet This comes to a head because of a native misunderstanding of the humans.The books is wonderful Tons of action, strong characters, and best of all, it is totally plausible Piper based the [...]

    9. I can t say that I really like this story It is not written badly, but the perspective is Machiavellian and pro Imperialism, which is not something I can agree with That does not make it a bad book, but it does mean I don t care for it The plot takes place on the Planet Uller, where the Terro Human Uller Company see East India Company is in the process of civilizing the native four armed lizard men They have allies and detractors among the natives The detractors stage a rebellion, and the Humans [...]

    10. Classic Midcentury SF For those easily offended by a retrograde political subtext, this is not the book for you Indeed, if you take this sort of thing seriously, you might even be triggered But it is a classic Interesting world building, crisp writing, and a quick pace And it is not a doorstop Kindle formatting is a bit wonky.

    11. One of Piper s longer books I know like many of his works it s inspired from historical events, but as I don t actually know anything about British American colonial history it s kind of a blank spot for me , I can t draw any comparison that way Not my favorite work of Piper s, but still enjoyable Plenty of action, drama, heroes and heroines.

    12. Piper always felt that the past would continue to repeat in the future, and this story follows that concept The Sepoy Mutiny was a terrible conflict, and Piper s twist into the future was a truly enjoyable read.

    13. Maybe it s the sixty odd years of continued war in the shadow of the atomic genie, maybe it s my pacifist up bringing While I know that love blooms ever among the worst ugliness of this world, I just don t find a colonial nuclear war of subjugation a good setting for a love story.

    14. Read this as a kid All I remember is the awesome section on what silicon based life would be like And the ridiculous names that were a combination of different earth cultures, like, Mumbe O Leary or Lars Gonzalez

    15. Another great Piper book.Once again Piper has a good one When all seems lost, well, you ll just have read it As I have said before, I have yet to read a Piper book that I didn t love Maybe I m just partial, but I have every book Piper wrote.

    16. I have but one observation to add to the excellent reviews by Jared Millet and Checkman the gist very well written military caper but the crypto fascist bent is troubling Here it is I found it odd or maybe even a bit lazy on the author s part that wars in the far future, with routine interstellar spaceflight to boot, are fought using what is essentially WWII style tactics and equipment.

    17. Excerpt e native troops barracks were still burning, and there was a twinkle of orange red here and there among the ruins of the labor camp Much of the equipment for the Polar mines had already been shifted into defensible ground The rest of the circle was dark, except for the distant lights of Skilk, where the nuclear power plant was apparently still functioning in native hands Then, without warning, a spot of white light blazed into being south east of the Company area and south west of Skilk, [...]

    18. I m split on this book On the one hand, the Kipling than Kipling love letter to colonialism and the enthusiastic endorsement of a greater people ruling over and eradicating the culture of a lesser people for their own benighted good is troubling to my modern sensibilities More disturbing is the, still present in the field although not as dominant as in the 40 s and 50 s, ever so slightly and than likely entirely unconscious fascist leaning infatuation with the One Strong hypercompetant man who [...]

    19. ZNIDD SUDDABIT So the Ulleran challenge begins, with the rantings of a prophet and a seemingly incidental street riot Only when a dose of poison lands in the governor general s whiskey does it become clear that the geeks have had it up to their double lidded eyeballs with the imperialist Terran Federation s Chartered Uller Company Then, overnight, war is everywhere.How it will end is in the merely two Terran hands of the new governor general, a man shrewd enough to know that it is easier to bani [...]

    20. This fairly pulpish story of an alien uprising against their human colonizers was fairly entertaining, despite showing than a whiff of White Man s Burden The characters are on the cardboardish side, and Piper makes a bit too much of his female characters being capable despite their gender actual publication date 1952 Still, the aliens were interestingly presented, from a science technical standpoint, and the plot kept my interest despite being read in bits pieces over the course of a month or s [...]

    21. The plot point where they find instructions to build a weapon using a novel was a little convenient at best, but otherwise the story worked pretty well The intro said that Piper used this book as an exploration of an actual uprising in British controlled India, and I m trying to figure out the analog for nuclear weapons in English occupied India and not coming up with one Other than those two things, the progression of the action made sense, and I appreciated the low key nature of the romantic a [...]

    22. I love how the characters are so mixed in their ethnicity.Love love love that they plans used for the Atomic came from a Romance novel written by an author obsessed with accuracy in her historic settings.Not sure Atomic Bombs work quite as depicted, especially not sure one bomb would set off others that seems a bit too Hollywood.By our modern standards the People seem a little Nuke happy.Still I just loved it.

    23. It s not every day the heroes of a science fiction novel reconstruct the atom bomb by using a cheesy romance set in the middle of the Manhattan Project as their primary guidebook.

    24. Uller Uprising by H Beam Piper The beginning of the Federation series in Piper s Terro Human Future History Military SF, and sometimes dated, but the alien race is well imagined.

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