The Clone Republic by Steven L. KentThe Clone Republic by Steven L. Kent

The Clone Republic

bySteven L. Kent

Mass Market Paperback | March 28, 2006

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Earth, 2508 A.D. Humans have spread across the six arms of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Unified Authority controls Earth’s colonies with an iron fist and a powerful military—a military made up almost entirely of clones…

Private first-class Wayson Harris was raised in a U.A. orphanage among thousands of clones born and bred to be the ultimate soldiers. But Harris isn’t like the other Marines: he has a mind of his own. He figures he’s paying for that independent streak when his first assignment out of boot camp is the smallest Marine outpost in the whole U.A.

When a rogue general surfaces, the remote desert world Harris thought was a dead-end posting becomes anything but. Fighting off the general’s raid gains Harris a promotion. But it also brings him to the attention of some unfriendly U.A. leaders. They have their own plans for the military—plans Harris disrupts by his very existence. For in an army of clones, the one unforgivable sin is to be different…

Born in California but raised in Hawaii, novelist/video game fanatic Steven L. Kent turned a life-long joystick addiction into a 15-year gig writing for publications like MSNBC, Boy’s Life, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and Japan Times. After publishing the 600-page The Ultimate History of Video Games, Kent satisfied his Pac-Man-angst an...
Title:The Clone RepublicFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 1 inPublished:March 28, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441013937

ISBN - 13:9780441013937

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Some serious flaws As a straight ahead sci-fi military adventure, it wasn't too bad, though the whole idea of clone soldiers was a bit flawed. I mean, this civilization can create a army for clones, who are programmed not to know they are clones, but if they do figure out they are clones they die? If you can program in a (kill switch) doesn't that mean your first bit of programming was flawed and you are hoping another piece of programming will catch any mistakes? The logic just didn't work for me.
Date published: 2006-08-12