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Terminal Peace av Jim C. Hines
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Terminal Peace (urspr publ 2022; utgåvan 2023)

av Jim C. Hines (Författare)

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"Marion "Mops" Adamopoulos and her team were trained to clean spaceships. They were absolutely not trained to fight an interplanetary war with the xenocidal Prodryans or to make first contact with the Jynx, a race who might not be as primitive as they seem. But if there's one lesson Mops and her crew have learned, it's that things like "training" and "being remotely qualified" are overrated. The war is escalating. (This might be Mops' fault.) The survival of humanity--those few who weren't turned to feral, shambling monsters by an alien plague--as well as the fate of all other non-Prodryans, will depend on what Captain Mops and the crew of the EDFS Pufferfish discover on the ringed planet of Tuxatl. But the Jynx on Tuxatl are fighting a war of their own, and their world's long-buried secrets could be more dangerous than the Prodryans. To make matters worse, Mops is starting to feel a little feral herself..." --… (mer)
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They didn't start this war, but they are going to end it. Even if they are the ultimate underdogs. Mops has to negotiate a peace between a supercomputer controlling a planet, a race that lives for war, the paranoia of the other races, all while fighting her own battle against reverting to the feral condition. A strong ending, wish there would be more. ( )
  bgknighton | Nov 18, 2023 |
Review to come

The third book in the series come to a good conclusion. But this universe is so large I would like to see more set in it. Mops and her crew are now under Earth jurisdiction and have taken their ship to Tuxatl to find what can be the weapon that the Prodryans fear the most. What they do find is not what anyone expected and will be a gamechanger to every race in the universe. No one wants any once race to have it and now there is a battle about to start around Tuxatl and the humans are the only ones that can stop it.

Digital review copy provided by the publisher through Edelweiss
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  Glennis.LeBlanc | Jan 4, 2023 |
Hines, Jim C. Terminal Peace. Janitors of the Post-apocalypse No. 3. DAW, 2022.
Jim Hines creates believable aliens that never get too warm and cuddly. He describes an interstellar future in which human beings have been relegated to janitorial positions on alien spacecraft. A bioweapon has rendered them ever in danger of slipping into a violent feral stage. Series heroine Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos and her crew of janitors took over the warship Pufferfish when its crew suffered a disaster. Now they find themselves in the middle of an interstellar war in which human beings are supposed to be bit players at best. Will the Pufferfish and its skillful cleaners overcome a host of ethical dilemmas and hold their own against an alien supercomputer? 4 stars. ( )
  Tom-e | Nov 1, 2022 |
The final book in the Janitors of the Post-apocalypse caught me by surprise - in a good way. The elements that I enjoyed most about the earlier books were still there but the tone had changed.

I got to cheer for the human underdog, winning through ingenuity and daring and by refusing to play the conflict game by the rules. Mops, the genius human leader of the multi-species band of janitors who have been thrust into the role of saving the human race and possibly the universe, isn't just better at tactics and strategy than her opponents, she has a different definition of winning. One where as many people as possible on all sides survive and the whole wasteful process of war is abandoned. That's not easy to do when the most efficient killers in the galaxy define themselves by their ability to conquer.

I got to smile at the quiet humour that runs through the book, sometimes based on unintentionally inappropriate references to the now largely destroyed human culture, sometimes just from the banter between a crew I've come to know well and occasionally from the way Mops rebukes someone without shouting at them - like the new engineer, proud of his prowess, who has made an error that cost Mop's ship its weapons pod. She gets him to walk through his actions until his mistake hits him in the face like the handle of a rake that he's just stood on.

I got to admire, again, Jim Hines' ability to dream up aliens who really are alien while still making them beings that I can empathise with.

So what was different?

Mops is going feral. She's reverting to the mindless, savage, almost impossible-to-kill creature she was before she was 'cured' by the aliens who unleashed the plague that made her that way. She's going to lose everything that makes her her. And she knows it. And neither her genius nor her bravery nor her friends and allies can do anything about it except watch it happen.

I found this deeply affecting, as I imagine anyone would who has watched someone they love lose themselves to disease and death.

Yet Jim Hines didn't let 'Terminal Peace' become a dirge for Mops. Mops accepts the inevitability of her own decline but she doesn't just curl up in a ball and give in. She makes plans and she trusts her team to do what she won't be able to do.

I won't share the plot because that will spoil the fun but I admired the way Jim Hines had the members of Mops' team accept their expanded responsibilities and carry on in a way that Mops would have made Mops proud.

The outcome was as clever and unexpected and pleasing as ever but, for me, it had more impact than the earlier books because Mops' reversion added something sombre that balanced out the wise-cracking and the anarchy, giving the team's mission more focus and weight.

I loved this trilogy. If you haven't read it yet, don't start here. Read 'Terminal Alliance' and 'Terminal Uprising' first. And when you do read 'Terminal Peace', read the Author's Note at the end to hear what inspired the change in tone in the last book of the trilogy. ( )
1 rösta MikeFinnFiction | Sep 30, 2022 |
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(first draft; might change). After a month of repairs and upgrades, Mops barely recognized the Pufferfish bridge. Gone were the video game controllers Grom had used to simplify navigation and tactical. All the exposed circuitry and wiring had been repaired, and the various notes and reminders Kumar had scrawled on the walls were scrubbed clean. The air held no trace of the old methane smell from spilled alien slushees.

At Mops’ request, they’d even installed a cupholder at Grom’s station.
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Human beings, once the worst of their feral instincts have been cured, are an undeniable military asset.  However, the recent decision to allow the humans of Earth to govern themselves is the most tentacle-knotting foolishness to come out of the Alliance Judicial Council in decades.
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My service to the CMC was equally educational.  Thank you for teaching me the cost of short-sighted fearmongering and isolationism.  I shudder to think how recent events might have flowed had the CMC been in command.
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"Marion "Mops" Adamopoulos and her team were trained to clean spaceships. They were absolutely not trained to fight an interplanetary war with the xenocidal Prodryans or to make first contact with the Jynx, a race who might not be as primitive as they seem. But if there's one lesson Mops and her crew have learned, it's that things like "training" and "being remotely qualified" are overrated. The war is escalating. (This might be Mops' fault.) The survival of humanity--those few who weren't turned to feral, shambling monsters by an alien plague--as well as the fate of all other non-Prodryans, will depend on what Captain Mops and the crew of the EDFS Pufferfish discover on the ringed planet of Tuxatl. But the Jynx on Tuxatl are fighting a war of their own, and their world's long-buried secrets could be more dangerous than the Prodryans. To make matters worse, Mops is starting to feel a little feral herself..." --

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