Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Uller Uprising

The Official Blurb

Uller Uprising is the story of a confrontation between a human overlord and alien servants, with an ironic twist at the end. Like most of Piper’s best work, Uller Uprising is modeled after an actual event in human history; in this case the Sepoy Mutiny (a Bengal uprising in British-held India brought about when rumors were spread to native soldiers that cartridges being issued by the British were coated with animal fat. The rebellion quickly spread throughout India and led to the massacre of the British Colony at Cawnpore.). Piper’s novel is not a mere retelling of the Indian Mutiny, but rather an analysis of an historical event applied to a similar situation in the far future.

My Review

This is a classic sci fi book and if thats your bag then your going to enjoy this reading. The story follows an uprising of aliens on a world run by humans. The aliens vastly outnumber the humans and generally speaking are not as well armed or trained as the good guys ( humans ).

As both sides become stressed and worried about their position the stakes rise as does the action and excitement.

None of the characters are particularly noteworthy in this book and they all slot into the general background to fill out the cast. The story does slowly build towards its climax so you are drawn along with the narration.

Speaking of narration the reading in this book is perfectly fine but does suffer now and then from a little noise.

Reading 2/3
Production 2/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 6/9

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