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31  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: A Rising Thunder - SoS3 kdy: 24.11.2011, 22:59:53
Je tam nějak podezřele zdůrazňováno že mandaríni budou potřebovat každej groš co splaší.
A jestli se dobře pamatuju tak jednou z charakteristik sektoru Maya bylo že disponují spoustou penízků.

Co jestli se tuhle nerovnováhu někdo pokusí řešit?
Mám na mysli nějakou inspekční skupinu pro jistotu doprovázenou patřičnýma silama FF/BF.
Rozcakovci na tom nejsou momentálně nejlíp a jestli se do děje zaplete Erewhon, stáhne ssebou zákonitě i Haven (mají smlouvu ).
Prostě možnosti pro souběžnou dějovou linii jak vyšité.
Jenže... kdo by to asi psal, že?! A kdy...
32  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: A Rising Thunder - SoS3 kdy: 23.11.2011, 22:41:01
Šmejdil  jsem na weberfóru a pídil se po nějakým datumu a nic konkrétního jsem nenašel.
Jen názory a odhady.
Taky se tam mihla zmínka že dříve by se mohlo objevit něco z vedlejších řad (pochodeň/stíny).

Zdá se že spousta lidí je touhle knihou zklamaná. Já vlastně taky.
Ne že by se mi nelíbila, to zas ne. Jen jsem očekával z ukázek a prvních kapitol  trochu "žhavější" závěr.
Takhle mi to vyznělo trochu do ztracena.

Například mi tam dost chybí více prostoru pro "třetí stanu" konfliktu, teda MA. Z předchozích knih jsem měl dojem že bude hrát větší roli než jaké jsem se dočkal. Jako by postávali na střídačce a čekali...
33  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: A Rising Thunder - SoS3 kdy: 23.11.2011, 05:06:27
Ono je čtení a pak taky "čtení".
To první je spíše hltání děje. To nemám čas nějak zvlášť přemýšlet nad spoustou detailů či "nejastnostma" co se při mojí snaze o překlad objeví.
To přišlo teprve teď -při druhém, třetím a čtvrtém čtení (horší jak v parlamentě). To se vracím, hledám kde co, listuju tam a zpátky...
Zrovna se pokouším dát si do kupy ty jmenované křižovatky -pěkná fuška.
34  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: A Rising Thunder - SoS3 kdy: 21.11.2011, 18:29:39
Ona ta vata - či molitan- má nejspíše chránit naše zdraví. A za "rozpůlení" třináctky jsem DW docela vděčnej. Číst rozsáhlejší díla jedním dechem je riskantní.
I s mou engliš jsem to přelouskal za necelých pět hodin.
Nedokážu si představit že bych toho zvládl více.
35  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: A Rising Thunder - SoS3 kdy: 20.11.2011, 15:16:00
Sakryš. Slušný počteníčko. Vypadá to na pomalý rozjezd ale už se tam vynořují náznaky očekávaného "rachotu".

spoil.

Očekával bych že další rameno tzv. podpůrného útoku na Mantichoru by mohlo být v Erewhornu, ne?
36  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: Cena války v Honorversu kdy: 16.10.2011, 00:34:59
Tisíc let sem, tisíc let tam, trocha cvičení , chroupat zeleninku a máme to v kapse.


Doporučuji celer. Je sice odpornej ale prý má zajímavé vedlejší účinky.
Mimochodem víte někdo proč DW zvolil právě tenhle nechutnej kořen?
37  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: A Rising Thunder - SoS3 kdy: 23.08.2011, 23:46:59
Zase něco od DW z weberfóra.


I find it impossible to understand how anyone could possibly accuse me of having a sick sense of humor. I mean, puh-leeze!

However, in the spirit of sharing with my readers, I attend the following (brief) snippet from A Rising Thunder. Honor and Hamish have just been waked up around 4:00 in the morning to take an FTL com call from Sphinx.

Note: I thought long and hard about exactly where to end the snippet. Given the aspersions cast upon my sense of humor, I mean. [G]

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"Anyway," Arif went on, her expression more serious, "earlier this evening, I was discussing today's progress with Song Shadow when she suddenly stopped in mid-sign. She just sat there for several seconds, obviously 'listening' to someone else. It's not like her to just stop like that, without at least warning me, and whoever she was talking to, the conversation went on a long time for a 'cat. When it was over, she asked me to send an air car to Bright Water Clan."

Honor felt herself frowning. She wasn't going to interrupt with questions — even with the grav-pulse com, interplanetary conversations quickly disintegrated if people started breaking in on one another — but her curiosity burned brightly as she wondered where the linguist was going.

She'd never met Song Shadow, but from her name, she was obviously a "memory singer." Arif was still exploring exactly what memory singers were, but she'd already learned enough to recognize they were absolutely central to treecat society as its historians and teachers. From what Arif had so far discovered, a memory singer could literally "record" and play back the actual experiences of another treecat. In fact, they could play back centuries worth of those experiences.

Honor doubted any human — even she, who'd developed her own version of the treecats' empathy — would ever truly grasp what that meant, appreciate the continuity "mind songs" bestowed upon a telepathic species who could literally "hear" the mind-voices and experience the very emotions of treecats who'd died centuries before their own birth. But the fact that Samantha was a memory singer had been critical to Arif's success in teaching the 'cats to sign, because once she'd learned how, she'd been able to "teach" any other treecat the same thing.

"I sent the car, of course," Arif continued. "It took an hour or so to get to Bright Water's range, and the SFC ranger had to wait a while for all his passengers to arrive. Then they had to fly all the way to Green Bottom."

She rolled her eyes slightly, and Honor nodded. Green Bottom was halfway around Sphinx from Bright Water Clan's home range. And, she thought more grimly, from the ruins of Yawata Crossing, as well.

"Thanks to all the delays, they only got here about an hour ago, and I was more than a little surprised by who Song Shadow had sent a ride for." Arif shook her head. "It was seven other memory singers."

Honor felt her eyes widen. One thing they had learned about memory singers was that they virtually never left their clans' ranges. Which, of course, raised the question of exactly what a memory singer by the name of Samantha was doing bonded to a human. Honor had the impression that neither Nimitz nor Samantha was being as forthcoming about that as they could have, although it was obvious Samantha wasn't exactly your typical memory singer.

Obviously, there'd always been some exceptions (besides Samantha), especially recently, since memory singers had been involved with Dr. Arif's efforts from the beginning. But Honor didn't think there'd ever been more than two or three of them in Green Bottom at any one time before.

"I know I don't have to tell you how surprised I was when the ranger opened the car door and seven memory singers piled out!" Arif said wryly. "I'd met three of them before: Wind of Memory, Songstress, and Echo of Time." Honor pursed her lips in a silent whistle as Arif named all three of Bright Water Clan's senior memory singers. "Song Shadow introduced the others once they got to my office. Songkeeper and Clear Song are the senior and second singers of Laughing River Clan. Winter Voice is the senior singer of Moonlight Dancing Clan. And then" — Arif's eyes darkened and her voice dropped — "there's Sorrow Singer." The linguist swallowed. "She's the only surviving memory singer of Black Rock Clan, Honor."

Samantha and Nimitz keened softly, and Honor inhaled sharply.

"I didn't know any of them had survived," she said, voice soft, when Arif paused. "I thought the entire clan had been killed."

"As far as Sorrow Singer knows, she's not just Black Rock's surviving singer," Arif said a few seconds later. "She's the only survivor, period. And the only reason she's alive is that she was visiting Moonlight Dancing Clan. One of her litter brothers had married into Moonlight Dancing, and their central range was just far enough away to be outside the blast area and firestorm." The linguist shook her head slowly. "Moonlight Dancing was close enough its memory singers felt Black Rock die . . . and so did she."

Honor felt her hand press her lips, felt Hamish's arm encircle her, felt Nimitz pressing against the back of her neck, and all she could think of was the horror of a telempath — a memory singer — actually experiencing the deaths of everyone she'd ever known and loved.

"I don't know how they kept her from suiciding," Arif 's voice was softer than Honor's had been. "I . . . have the impression it wasn't easy."

Her eyes met Honor's from the display, and Honor nodded. Treecats who'd adopted almost never survived the deaths of their human partners. Before prolong, that had been the great tragedy of the bonds, for treecats normally lived over two hundred T-years, and their humans' deaths had deprived them of all those additional years. Honor could think of only two 'cats in her own lifetime who'd survived their humans’ deaths: Prince Consort Justin's companion Monroe and Samantha, herself. What it must have been like when every single person in Sorrow Singer's Clan was ripped away from her in one brutal instant . . . .

"It must have been terrible for all the clans in range," Arif went on starkly, "and Moonlight Dancing was closest of all. The SFC says they've lost over a dozen 'cats since the strike, and others don't look good. Which made me wonder why in God's name the clan's two senior memory singers were traipsing off to visit me at a time like this."

Stillness hovered. Then, finally, Honor cleared her throat.

"Why —" She paused, her soprano husky, and cleared her throat again. "Why had they come, Adelina?"

"I know Nimitz and Samantha were off-world when it happened," Arif said a bit obliquely, "but from what Song Shadow and the others say, every 'cat who wasn't off-world felt it. The more distant clans felt it less strongly, thank God, but even our crew here at Green Bottom got hammered. Trust me, it was bad. Really bad.

"I don't know if they understand exactly how it happened even now, but they know it was the result of a human attack. Personally, I wouldn't have blamed them for turning their backs on all humans, but that's not the way treecats' heads work. Apparently they've been passing around Nimitz's experiences with you, and especially what happened with Lieutenant Mears, for some time now. And, according to Song Shadow, they've overheard at least part of the newscasts about President Pritchart and Dr. Simões; some of the SFC rangers were viewing the news channels during a medical visit to Moonlight Dancing. They've figured out Nimitz and Samantha must've actually met Simões, and the clans want them to come home for the memory singers to get their first-hand experience with his mind-glow, but I think that's just a formality. They figure that if he were lying, or if he were crazy, Nimitz would already've told you. For that matter, they know you can sense emotions. So there's not much question in their minds that Simões is telling the truth . . . or that Mesa is behind everything that's happened."

"I'm glad they don't blame us for it, although God knows I sometimes do," Honor said somberly. "I still don't understand why they wanted to come see you in person, though. For that matter, I don't see how Song Shadow got the word all the way from Bright Water that they did! Nothing I've ever seen has suggested they've got enough range to reach halfway around a planet."

"I'm pretty sure they relayed from clan to clan," Arif said. "And the reason they wanted to see me is that Sorrow Singer has a proposal."

"A 'proposal'?" Honor's eyes narrowed. "What sort of 'propsal'?"

"She wants to tell you herself," Arif replied, and a slender, dappled brown and white form jumped into her lap and into her com's field of view. The treecat sat up on her rearmost limbs, facing the com, her eyes and body language somber. She looked so small, so fragile, Honor thought, feeling the tears at the back of her own eyes.

"Sorrow Singer?" she asked softly, and the treecat nodded.

Honor wanted to reach out and hug that distant 'cat. To share with her the depth of her own grief for what had happened to Sorrow Singer's clan. Her sense of guilt that humans — any humans — could have caused such an atrocity. But she couldn't, and so she simply bent her head in a small half bow of acknowledgment.

Sorrow Singer inclined her own head in response. Then her hands rose, and she began to sign with a flowing grace that somehow communicated a bottomless sea of sadness.
38  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: Cena války v Honorversu kdy: 23.08.2011, 23:13:37
Klíčové je zabíjet hlavně věřitele.
39  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: Cena války v Honorversu kdy: 20.08.2011, 10:52:09
Utopické je hlavně to že se najdou prozíraví vládci a politikové kteří si myslí že je nutné uvažovat o budoucnosti v horizotu delším než jedno volební období.
Je to skutečně naivní představa. Vždyť je tak snadné nechat dluhy být ať se o ně postará čas...
Jejich potomci/dědicové si aspoň užijí zábavy.

Ale vážně. Jedná se -alespoň v připadě SKM/SEM - o pragmatický přístup. Politika života na úvěr je trvale neudržitelná.
40  O Honor Harrington / Odkazy / Re: Nakladatelství - co nás čeká kdy: 05.08.2011, 15:17:04
Doporučoval bych prošmejdit ebookforum. Tam myslím jsou nebo alespoň odkaz kde je lze stáhnout.
PS: mrknu se tam.
41  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: Nové lodě? kdy: 05.06.2011, 13:46:25
Představuju si nějakou korzárskou válku, kde na jedné straně je zavedená mocnost s velkým obchodním loďstvem, zabraná do "skutečné" války o přežití a na druhé nějaká entita -řekněme skorosoukromý podnik s jistým zázemím. Třebas ve státě který cítí vůči oné mocnosti nechuť či dokonce nepřátelství. Nešlo by jim o zisk, tedy ne v první ani druhé řadě. Hlavním cílem by bylo 1) poškodit onu velmoc a 2) rozptýlit pozornost jak vlády tak námořnictva.
Posádky by se verbovaly z galaktické spodiny, prošly by jen tím nejnutnějším výcvikem, pak by zaúřadoval přirozený výběr a ti horší by prostě "skončili"...  Mrknutí
Lodě samotné by se stavěly masově v nějaké nedotknutelné loděnici, sériová výroba, minimum modifikací, jednoduchý design, odolné vůči pologramotným lodníkům  Smích
V určité fázy by se mezi ony necky začaly objevovat "opravdové" válečné lodě a jakékoliv propočty či plány obránců by šly do háje....
42  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: Nové lodě? kdy: 03.06.2011, 03:58:49
Četl jsem si na weberfóru odpovědi DW na pár dotazů -docela sranda.
Mimo jiné tam nadhodil -jemně a napůl to zas stáhl- myšlenku že mantíci nepovažují SD(P) za to "pravé ořechové". Opět dokola srovnával BC(P) s BC(L) a tak nějak mě z toho vyplynulo že podobně má vypadat eSDéčko budoucnosti. Teda negondolonosná loď. Dost slušnej posun, ne?! Teda pokud nejsem vedle. Jakej teda asi bude superdreadnought čtvrtý generace? Co???

Jo a zas mě popíchla ta stať o "nových" torpédoborcích s tonáží kolem 300kt.
Ovšem náznak o jakýchsi překvapeních či nových zbraňových systémech  naznačuje že se můžou začít dít VĚCI!!! Smích
43  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: Pořadí knih a povídek - jak postupně číst? kdy: 03.06.2011, 03:43:14
Shiva options... kdy má vlastně vyjít u nás?
"Četl" jsem ji v orig. ale pro plné pochopení holt potřebuju kvalitní překlad.
Jinak Starfire je skvělý, byť ne až tolik jako honorversum (čistě subjektivní pocit).
Vztah mezi knihama a hrou -co bylo dřív, vejce nebo slepice?
44  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Re: Shadow of Freedom kdy: 28.05.2011, 13:52:58
Něco jako mapa: http://i.imgur.com/NP5JG.jpg
45  O Honor Harrington / Diskuse o Honorverse / Shadow of Freedom kdy: 28.05.2011, 12:46:42
z weberfóra

A short passage from Shadow of Freedom. The person speaking is Mike Henke (just introduced by Khumalo) addressing the Talbott war cabinet and Governor Medusa:

"Thank you, Sir," Michelle replied with rather more formality than had become the norm between her and the man who commanded Talbott Station. Then it was her turn to look around the table, making eye contact with the men and women responsible for the Quadrant's governance.

"Essentially," she began, "our problem is that while Admiral Khumalo and I believe we've decisively demonstrated our combat superiority, we simply don't have enough hyper-capable units to cover the entire Quadrant. I doubt anyone back at Admiralty House is any happier about that than we are, although I'll grant our unhappiness has a little more immediacy than theirs does. Unfortunately, I don't see any way the deployment priorities are going to change anytime soon. Given the combination of what's happened to the home system, the fact that we have no reason to believe at this time that the Sollies have an additional force anywhere near the size of Crandall's in our own vicinity, and the activation of Case Lacoön, there simply aren't any more ships for the Admiralty to send our way.

"So we have to make do with what we have, and while neither Admiral Khumalo nor I like that situation, it's one Queen's officers have had to deal with more often than we'd like to remember.


"After careful consideration, we've concluded that the best use of our current forces will be to cover each system of the Quadrant with four or five LAC squadrons for local defense, backed up by a couple of dispatch boats. The LACs should be more than adequate to deal with any 'pirate' stupid enough to come this way, and given what we've seen of SLN technology, they also ought to be able to deal with any Solly raiding force that doesn't include a core of capital ships. Given Crandall's losses, it's unlikely there are enough Solarian capital ships anywhere near the Quadrant to provide that kind of force. Obviously, that's subject to change — possibly without much warning — but even in a worst-case scenario, the local-defense LACs should be able to at least delay and harass any attackers while one of the dispatch boats goes for help.

"I realize there's been some thought of splitting up our own capital ships in order to give our star systems greater protection."

She carefully didn't look in the direction of the two men sitting on either side of Samiha Lababibi. Antonio Clark, from the Mainwaring System, was the Quadrant's Minister of Industry, while Clint Westman, a Montanan cousin of the famous (or infamous) Stephen Westman, headed the Ministry of the Interior. On the face of it, they should have been almost as unlikely allies of an oligarch like Lababibi as Krietzmann once had been, but the nature of their responsibilities gave them a certain commonality of viewpoint. Inevitably, all three were worried — deeply — about what would happen if the Quadrant's star systems were hit by anything like the Yawata Strike. Westman and Clark, especially, had argued in favor of dispersing Tenth Fleet to give every star system at least some protection. After all, they'd pointed out, the decisive superiority of the Manticoran Navy had been conclusively demonstrated, so the traditional risks of defeat in detail for dispersed units must be less applicable than usual.

Lababibi had found herself in the same camp, although she'd been a rather less fervent spokeswoman for their position.

"There are several reasons we're not proposing to do that," Michelle continued. "The two most important ones, though, are that dispersing our capital ships wouldn't provide any appreciable increase in system security against the sort of attack which hit the home system, but it would disperse the powerful, concentrated striking forces it's vital to maintain to respond to any fresh Solarian activity in our area.


"At the moment, the Admiralty and ONI are still working on how the Yawata Strike was launched. From the information available so far, Admiral Hemphill is more convinced than ever the attack relied on a new, previously unknown drive technology. In effect, we believe the attackers were 'invisible' to our normal tracking systems. So far, at least, no one's been able to suggest how whatever drive they used might work or how we might go about figuring out how to detect it in the future. In the meantime, however, analysis also suggests the attackers were probably operating in relatively small forces, relying on their cloak of invisibility rather than raw combat power. I realize that may sound absurd, given the damage inflicted, but I assure you that if a single podnought — or even a couple of Nike-class battlecruisers — had been able to get into range of the inner system totally undetected, that would have been ample to have inflicted all of that damage.


"My point is that the problem in Manticore wasn't lack of combat power or lack of defenses; it was the inability to see the enemy coming. Scattering wallers around the Quadrant's star systems isn't going to appreciably increase our ability to detect these people. We can deploy enough remote sensor platforms — in fact, we're already in the process of deploying them — to give each of our systems more detection capability than an entire squadron of SDs could provide. The LACs will give us large numbers of manned combat platforms to chase down and prosecute possible contacts; the dispatch boats will be available to send for help in the case of an attack in strength; and we'll be deploying enough missile pods in planetary orbit to provide the long-range missile firepower of at least a pair of SD(P)s in each system. We won't have the sort of sustained firepower superdreadnoughts could provide, or the area missile defense they could offer, but we'll have enough to deal with anything short of a Solly battle squadron, assuming we see it coming."
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