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BattleTech: Break-Away (The Proliferation Cycle, #1)

BattleTech: Break-Away (The Proliferation Cycle, #1)

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Break-Away is the first of six novellas detailing the struggle to create the next awesome weapon to rule the battlefield—the BattleMech.

In the mid-25th century, factions of mankind are desperate to invent the next technological leap in warfare—a machine that would give each group an overwhelming advantage on the battlefield. And no one is more aware of the race to perfect this new machine than the leaders on Terra.

But during the final trials to find the first pilot for the Terran prototype, the contest is infiltrated by a deadly enemy who wants to ensure that no one survives. It's up to the last remaining Terran candidate—and a scientist struggling to make a breakthrough on the human-machine interface that will control this new war machine—to save Terra's BattleMech program from those who wish to destroy it.

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Andrew L December 19, 2019 11:25 pm UTC
Received this one, and all the other proliferation short stories/novellas, as part of the recent miniatures game Kickstarter. The series overall, how the Mech technology 'proliferates' to different factions is a really good overall arc, with maybe no real shining gems or standout moments. It's just good "Dorito" BattleTech novellas. I think Break-Away is one of the better formed and written of the series, and I also like the very current/Earthly-near-future feel. BattleTech fans, and those who know a bit about each House's character, probably glean a bit more, but this is just overall approachable, quick, and fun.
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