Michael Z. Williamson / Feb 22, 2020

Freehold Sergeant Kendra Pacelli is innocent but that doesn t matter to the repressive government pursuing her Mistakes might be made but they are never acknowledged especially when billions of embezzled do

  • Title: Freehold
  • Author: Michael Z. Williamson
  • ISBN: 9780743471794
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sergeant Kendra Pacelli is innocent, but that doesn t matter to the repressive government pursuing her Mistakes might be made, but they are never acknowledged, especially when billions of embezzled dollars earned from illegal weapons sales are at stake But where does one run when all Earth and the planets are under the aegis of one government

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    1. As others have said: this book was deeply cliched, lazily written, and inexpertly welded to a political manifesto; at best, it's "bubblegum" sci-fi. I read it for the explosions and space battles, and even then it disappointed several times.For one thing, there aren't any space battles till well into the second half of the novel. The first half is entirely consumed with the main character (a tall, leggy, gorgeous blonde who doesn't know she's attractive) escaping from Earth; most of this, howeve [...]

    2. I am at heart a libertarian, but in all fairness this book is sorta like libertarian porn. Because libertarian societies have difficulties coexisting with non-libertarian societies (we have a lot of people in current society who take and don't give, and any change from that will not be peaceful) Michael simplifies things and allows a libertarian society to come about with the introduction of star travel. Basically a bunch of like minded libertarians founded Freehold and let it grow into the soci [...]

    3. I've debated for hours how to approach this review, including simply not writing one. I'm still not certain, so I'm going to let it flow and we'll see where we end up. The only thing I know at this point is that I'm going to tag sections by rough topic and try to make it so you can skip if you aren't interested in that aspect of the book.So it looks like I'm addressing politics first. Skip down to the book analysis if you don't care.This book isn't as political as people think, but it is politic [...]

    4. In a repressive intergalactic future, a woman in the military is framed for a crime she didn't commit,and flees to wilds.The government invades,and the woman finds herself fighting for freedom.Not bad, with a lot of libertarian material.

    5. So, let us start with the cover. "Earth's most wanted woman" is the splash while the picture is of a female running from burning buildings and being strafed by a couple of jets. Pretty exciting huh? Well, somebody needs to be done under the Trades Description Act.We start off on Earth, a rather fascist future vision. An female NCO is framed as part of a corruption conspiracy and, fearful of a flawed and oppressive justice system, goes on the run. She ends up in the embassy of Freehold of Grainne [...]

    6. I like military sci-fi and I've come to terms with the fact that most of the prolific authors in the genre are libertarians. However I'm not really entertained by having descriptions of the philosophy take up 2/3 of the book. The character development is passable, though all of them are pure military scifi cliches: the main character is the naive woman who is wronged by incompetent beauracracy, shows reluctance to military service, then ends up being exemplary. Around her there's the seasoned ve [...]

    7. This is one of the worst things I have ever read. And it's not just the stupidity of pretending that people would run around naked AND be taller in a hot high gravity environment.The book has just too much stupid shit going on that makes me angry.

    8. Not since I first read “On Basilisk Station” have I been quite so captured by a Military SciFi novel. Williamson’s first Science Fiction book is in many ways controversial in it’s views (for the record, the author does claim they are not really “his” views in his comments on ) and will no doubt disturb some with its sexual content. Some part will probably shock you at one point or another, but it remains a great adventure story.Kendra Pacelli is in the UN Military. Earth and a few co [...]

    9. Freehold is one of my favorite books of all time and had a strong impact on my decision to be more a libertarian. It is the story of Kendra Pacelli who is wrongly accused of a crime on Earth and is forced to immigrate to the Libertarian utopia of Freehold.There are basically two parts to the book. The first part is classic mellui story. The point of the story is not so much character growth and change, but to move around the setting and show the reader what it is like. This is the type of story [...]

    10. Freehold is really a fantasy book with some science fiction elements. I don't mean fantasy as in "here are elves and wizards," but as in "these are the things that Michael Z. Williamson likes to imagine to be true about the world." The idea of the United Nations being a tyrannical global powerhouse? Pure paranoid fantasy. We're talking about an entity whose main power is sending strongly worded letters. The idea that guns are so much of an equalizer that their presence is all it takes to make ev [...]

    11. Kendra Pacelli escapes from a human hell -- the kind of Earth most dread, but know deep inside that we could become if we continue on our present course. Human beings are controlled by government, by force, tracked, licensed and regulated. The United Nations, corrupt and power-hungry, governs earth with a socialist iron fist. Framed for a crime she didn't commit, Kendra escapes to the Freehold of Grainne - a society of a truly free people that refuses to become part of the UN's domination plans. [...]

    12. This book definitely would not be for anyone. It has many things that detracted from my enjoyment but I really did like the characters enough to keep going to the end.Some of the things that I had issues with are the overt smugness of the 'free society' dictum. I'm not against it or for it but here it was overwhelmingly placed as a perfect model of a society. Also, the emphasis on sex was annoying - I don't care who loves who or why or even with whom or how much they are getting paid. In this ki [...]

    13. This book seems to be written with the intent of getting the reader to see the value of a libertarian viewpoint. It is also preachy and overly descriptive about every detail. Readers are asked to forget about logic: People on the planet are selfless enough to need next to no government, which includes education, infrastructure, healthcare, it is so safe that doors stay unlocked - yet everyone is armed, with one reason being rape, the other reason being dangerous animals straying into the city pr [...]

    14. It is clear why so many reviewers compare Williamson to Heinlein: the parallels are many. Happy libertarian society? Check. Oppressive authoritarian government in conflict with said society? Check. Long passages regarding military training, war, and etc.? Check. Plenty of casual nudity and even more casual sex? Check. "Freehold" contained in the title? Check. Actually, despite the title, "Freehold" inherits far more strongly from The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress and Starship Troopers than Farnham's [...]

    15. If you love space battles, intense science fiction action, and interplanetary intrigue, stay away from this book! The first 50% of this book is a boring attempt to get the reader interested in the libertarian principles of Freehold. This is so poorly done that the first part of the book seems like a ridiculous parody of Ayn Rand's brilliant works. There are hundreds of heavy-handed comparisons between Earth and Freehold that will have you groaning inwardly with each successive one. I am a libert [...]

    16. This really is one of my favourite books of all time. I have read and reread it several times and get something new out of it. If you have ever wondered what a true free-market society with little government influence could be like and what a very "democratic" U.N. style society could be like; this is the book for you. Trust me that whether you agree with Williamson or not, you will love the book.

    17. This is a fairly ridiculous, enjoyable bubblegum military science fiction. Williamson is a perfect serviceable writer, and develops strong characters. The first half of the book is all getting to know the main players, and a pretty ridiculous, if not stereotypical, three person romantic relationship. Williamson does a good job making his characters likeable, and interesting. But the romantic relationships are not handled without much nuance, it's all titillation and heavy breathing. There is a m [...]

    18. Williamson himself said (not verbatim) that he thought this was one of his most poorly written novels. After reading most of his catalogue, however, I find it to be second only to his next book "Better to Beg Forgiveness". Yes, the writing is clunky at times but the action is well paced and the so called "gratuitous" sex pales in comparison to some of the other military scifi novels I have read. If you are of a libertarian leaning mind I think you will thoroughly enjoy this book as I did. It pai [...]

    19. Kendra emigrates from a restrictive, politically correct society to a very libertarian one. The 1st half of the book is devoted to expounding these libertarian ideals. The 2nd part of the book is of the war between the two societies and Kendra's part in it.I enjoyed the book, but not enough to keep it and read it again.

    20. The book earns about a 3.5 from me but I can't feel justified giving it a 4, so be it. I read it for free on , which means I had no need to justify the cost, and thus no buyer's remorse or trying to reassure myself that it was a good purchase. All that was lost was time, and at 700 pages, it was a bit of an undertaking.The length is justified since the book crams three whole arcs into its overall plot, any two of which alone would probably justify the novel on its own.The first third/half is bas [...]

    21. I got the ebook free from the Baen free library, which offers hundreds of books to download. Anyway, this book wasn't quite what I was expecting based off of the description. It bills itself almost as a thriller with a woman who works in the logistics department of the United Nations Armed Forces on Earth being wrongfully accused of moving goods illegally. Being advised of this by a friend who works as an MP and being told in no uncertain terms that she would be arrested, she flees from the base [...]

    22. I believe this is Williamson's first novel. And if so, wow.The plot structure is very Heinleinian --- which is to say, it (mostly) does not seem to be structured at all beyond "one damned thing after another", and the type of story being told changes and shifts more than once during the story. It does not seem structured, but it is. The first half or so of the narrative is a picaresque, showing the reader the society that Williamson has created in Freehold. Then it becomes something altogether d [...]

    23. First quarter of book is about Kendra leaving her home planet and integrating into Freehold society. We learn about it from her perspective. Mr. Williamson presents a new culture similar to Mr. Heinlein's Starship Troopers, but brought into the new millennium and made his own. It idealizes extreme individualism, which one would expect from a recent colony; weak, stupid and average need not apply to this high gravity planet. (I had a lot more to say about whether I think this society is viable lo [...]

    24. Awesome story. More like 4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. Kendra Pacelli was well fleshed out. The supporting cast was done pretty well if not all that in depth. The action flowed fast and furious at times, at others slower but still intriguing. Told in essentially four phases of unequal length. The first was the fish-out-of-water where we are introduced to the main character and her major supporting cast as she attempts to adjust to her new environment. The second was her military career, [...]

    25. I happened to read Freehold just after re-reading L. Neil Smith's Pallas, and I thought, here is what would happen in a whole free society versus all of socialist Earth situation. The Freehold military also reminded me of what I had read of Israel's military, and if you think about it, that is a microcosm of what the novel Freehold presents: hostile neighbors with military might who deny your home its right to chose a life and society based on freedom.Each time I re-read Freehold, I see more dim [...]

    26. I liked this book. I just have a nit to pick. While I have few problems enjoying books about space travel, and interplanetary wars, I thought this one didn't add up. By that, I mean that there were 30 million people on Freehold and in the HALO, according to the story. Dropping troops on a planet full of self-reliant armed people would be harder to pacify than, say, Red Dawn. But the book implied that the people on the planet were outnumbered by the invaders from Earth. But there was no indicatio [...]

    27. A fish out of water story, a boot camp story, and a guerrilla warfare story all bundled into one novel. It's also a tale of two societies, one a tangled, bureaucratic nanny-state colossus defended by a force incorporating the worst examples of UN peacekeeping forces, the other a small world of personal responsibility and minimal government carried to extremes. Kendra, the heroine, adapts rather better than most people would when she flees to free Grainne from Earth and the embezzlement charges f [...]

    28. One of the Baen free books. SF in which a libertation utopia battles against an Earth based Beaurocratic state. There is something fundementally dishonest about all utopias, this one is no different. Dissenting voices are always both muted and portrayed as evil.[return]As an aside [return]Ayn Rand of wrote a book in which what three? people dissapeared into a room for a couple a of days and came out with the perfect constititution[return]So limited was the spectrum of legitimate opinon that was [...]

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