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    L. Neil Smith(Author)

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Berdan Geanar has had a difficult life. Unsure of himself, and apparently hated by the grandfather he has lived with since the death of his parents, he has no idea of what to do with his life. xxxBut when his grandfather abandons him, taking all the family moneyand the special space suit that should rightly be his, Berdan decides to fight and take back what is rightfully his. xxxSet in the North American Confederacy universe (Probability Broach, Tom Paine Maru), Brightsuit MacBear is a coming-of-age story, an adventure tale, and a rallying cry for defending one's rights against all odds.
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  • L. Neil Smith(Author)
  • Avon Books; First Edition edition (March 1, 1988)
  • English
  • 7
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By A customer on September 8, 1997

    Because this book is about a heroic kid who successfully faces adversity and a hostile home life, I give this book to middle school kids in foster homes.Tom Glas

  • By MamaLiberty on May 3, 2015

    L. Neil Smith is unique, far as I’ve discovered, in believing that almost any living creature in the universe can be, or modified to be, a sentient, sapient being. This makes all of his stories exceptionally interesting, almost always hilarious, and occasionally philosophically very challenging. In a universe like that – with an infinity of alternate universes – finding something to eat might become very difficult unless one eats rocks or plasma from the sun. The carrots and peas might just begin arguing semantics or pull a gun…But, as Neil says so often, I digress.Brightsuit MacBear is a story of a young man, from a less than helpful family situation, who nonetheless has the integrity and intelligence to “smell a rat” and decide to do whatever it takes to make things right, even though he is singularly unprepared physically to actually carry that out. Continue reading → http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=7120

  • By Ray E. Smith on January 30, 2017

    Like many other libertarians, I used to be a fan of L. Neil Smith because I thought he was a libertarian. But he voted for Trump. If you're a Trump fan, go ahead a buy this book - you are exactly the kind of reader L. Neil Smith deserves.

  • By Trelligan on October 3, 2013

    This book starts off a subseries; juvenile adventures in the universe of The Probability Broach. This is the first; Taflak Lysandra is the second, and the third is yet to be written as of October 2013. The protagonist is an orphan who lives with an 'uncle', a crusty old hermit with strange religious convictions - on a spaceship larger than most current cities. This book explores his surprising heritage and uncovers a dire threat to the entire universe.

  • By Terry Smithwick on October 16, 2010

    A young boy raised by an overbearing uncle, under a cloud because of his parent's death years ago, lives in a libertarian paradise where people can live on spaceships cruising among the stars.But these people have their problems too; it seems some people are always going to want power over others, and there's always need for someone willing to stand up for their rights.This is an adventure story, an exploration of growing up, a wish-fulfillment fantasy of playing with the most advanced tech seen yet, and a (sometimes heavy-handed) explication of the Libertarian point of view with horrible examples of what goes wrong when people seek power over others.

  • By Wayne Grantham on June 5, 2014

    Reads as if written for the young science fiction fan. This story is shot through with excitement, swashbuckling derring-do and many tense moments. Villains can be easily related to those in our world today, and Smith's ability to create a world is matched by few.

  • By P J T on September 7, 2015

    Excellent book, wish he was still writing for this universe. On to Taflak Lysandra!

  • By Michael Valdivielso on August 30, 2005

    Fifteen year old Berdan Geanar was not a very happy boy. He didn't know what he wanted to do with his life, he wasn't allowed to carry a gun and his grandfather seemed to hate him. Now his grandfather had jumped ship, taking all the money and a experimental smartsuit with him. One that didn't belong to him.Berdan decided to stop his grandfather, but doing so meant leaving the Tom Edison Maru and landing on a planet covered, from pole to pole, with jungle, dangerous animals and exotic cultures.Set after the events in Tom Paine Maru ( which is set in the Confederacy universe) the novel is fast, fun and, like many of the author's books, about people who belive in being themselves - about TRUE freedom. The book could be red as a stand alone novel or as one part of the series.


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