Robotech (Robotech #1-3)



Here You Ll Find Three ROBETCH Novels For The Price Of One Collected For The First Time In One Volume, You Ll Find GENESIS, BATTLE CRY, And HOMECOMING Three Electrifying Futuristic Adventures That Let Loose The Robotech Defense Force Against The Most Fearsome Conquerers In The Universe From The Paperback EditionRobotech (Robotech #1-3)

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  • Paperback
  • 496 pages
  • Robotech (Robotech #1-3)
  • Jack McKinney
  • English
  • 22 December 2018
  • 034538900X

10 thoughts on “Robotech (Robotech #1-3)

  1. says:

    I usually don t read media tie in books, mostly because a lot of them are of questionable quality that, at the worst of times, reads a lot like internet fan fiction With the Robotech novels, however, I have mixed opinions As most everybody knows, these short novels are based on the anime from the 1980s of the same name and novelizes all three seasons of the show There were other Robotech novels too, but these sadly are now out of print and only the 12 books that retell the story of the show a I usually don t read media tie in books, mostly because a lot of them are of questionable quality that, at the worst of times, reads a lot like internet fan fiction With the Robotech novels, however, I have mixed opinions As most everybody knows, these short novels are based on the anime from the 1980s of the same name and novelizes all three seasons of the show There were other Robotech novels too, but these sadly are now out of print and only the 12 books that retell the story of the show are still available, collected into four separate books titled Battlecry , Doomsday , The Southern Cross and The Invid Invasion respectively Battlecry covers the first half of the shows first season For the most part, Jack McKinney a pseudonym for the authors James Luceno and the late Brian Daley stays pretty faithful to the source material But they also attempt to fill in some of the shows logical and story telling holes For example there is an entire sections of the book that shows how the SDF 1 was sent to earth, and the first expedition team sent to explore the ship after it crashed on earth There is also a scene added that explains why the governments of earth decided to rebuild the ship They also expand on the back stories of some of the characters like the SDF 1 s creator Zor and, to a lesser degree, fan favorite Roy Fokker There are some minor continuity screw ups however, the most infamous being the thinking cap concept in where the mechs the main characters use are partly controlled by the pilot s thoughts something that was never in the show But these things are very minor and can be forgiven My biggest problem with this novel and the other books in the series is the prose Its god awful, it felt like I was reading fan fiction half the time and not something by two professional writers This is especially true when you come to the sections that were written by James Luceno I never thought Luceno was that great a writer to start with But here his prose is so wooden that its almost unreadable, its as if he s not even trying He rushes through entire scenes, some of which are actually kind of important to the plot, as if he wants to get the boring stuff out of the way so he can get to the big space battle And even when he finally gets there, the space battle is boring as hell to read The sections written by Delay, by far theexperienced writer of the two, are a little better but not by much Delay regularly breaks the rule of show, not tell and he rarely grants us a peak inside the characters heads and lets us know what they are thinking and going through If this wasn t Robotech, this book would have been in the trash long ago But to be fair, the time constants that Luceno and Delay were under to write and publish these books was GALACTICLY ridiculous, even by today s standards Harmony Gold, the company that owns Robotech, had them churning out a new book literally once a month, with little or no time for revision That s insane, I don t think even the Star Wars authors are under that kind of pressure So in that sense, I have a lot of respect for what they were able to do.Overall As a book, Battlecry is a complete failure But as a novelization of one of the best anime s of all time its pretty good If you re a fan like me then pick this and the others up and check them out, otherwise stay away

  2. says:

    Nostalgia It s a hell of a drug.I ve bought this book in print three or four times The first time, I was a young teenager who remembered watching the Robotech cartoon as a kid I enjoyed the book, but I was also reading pretty much every book I could get my hands on.A few years later, I learned to be a bitdiscerning with my reading I took my copy to the local Half Price Books, and there it lived until I saw a copy at HPB and vaguely remembered enjoying it It can t be as bad as I r Nostalgia It s a hell of a drug.I ve bought this book in print three or four times The first time, I was a young teenager who remembered watching the Robotech cartoon as a kid I enjoyed the book, but I was also reading pretty much every book I could get my hands on.A few years later, I learned to be a bitdiscerning with my reading I took my copy to the local Half Price Books, and there it lived until I saw a copy at HPB and vaguely remembered enjoying it It can t be as bad as I remember it being, I told myself Only it was.I probably bought the same copy from HPB multiple times, each time returning it after re reading it I d have saved myself a ton of money by donating it to the local library.It s not good It s fun In parts, it s a LOT of fun But this is not, and never has been, good.Read for the nostalgia Read for the fun Don t read for the quality of the writing or the deep storyline or anything silly like that Just don t come crying to me if you don t like it I already know how bad it is, and I did warn you

  3. says:

    Anyone who knows me well enough knows I had an obsession with Robotech the Macross saga, anyways when I was younger But I will admit that, despite enjoying these novels based on the show, it read like kind of a fan fiction, despite following the chapters pretty closely.On top of that, my rating is down the middle due to later finding out the major difference in plot points and background story Robotech split off from the original story of Super Dimension Fortress Macross as in the Japanese v Anyone who knows me well enough knows I had an obsession with Robotech the Macross saga, anyways when I was younger But I will admit that, despite enjoying these novels based on the show, it read like kind of a fan fiction, despite following the chapters pretty closely.On top of that, my rating is down the middle due to later finding out the major difference in plot points and background story Robotech split off from the original story of Super Dimension Fortress Macross as in the Japanese version , and this is including things that are introduced or should be before the Southern Cross comes into play If I read a book based on Macross instead, I m sure I would have given this book a higher rating

  4. says:

    Same as the others, I am a fan of this Space Opera The path from the original unrelated anime series that were stitched together and adapted for an audience of american children seems so sloppy and backwards that it couldn t possibly work but there are just too many cool elements for it to fail And even the awkward, inappropriate scenes that the writers struggled to explain have become some of my favorite moments.The books are even written based on the television series, with much of the chees Same as the others, I am a fan of this Space Opera The path from the original unrelated anime series that were stitched together and adapted for an audience of american children seems so sloppy and backwards that it couldn t possibly work but there are just too many cool elements for it to fail And even the awkward, inappropriate scenes that the writers struggled to explain have become some of my favorite moments.The books are even written based on the television series, with much of the cheesy dialogue See you later We re being evacuated intact but givendepth and maturity by talented sci fi writers who are good at action scenes A disc struck a pod near Breetai even as he was firing left and right with his rifle blast and shrapnel hit his head and the right side of his face Breetai dropped, skull aflame This is the beginning of the book describing an injury sustained by the alien commander in charge of retrieving an alien fortress from the clueless humans of Earth Later, he gets in a hand to hand fight with several transformer fighter jets from Earth and when one explodes it blasts a hole in the side of the ship and Breetai gets sucked into space and without oxygen or a space suit he claws his way back inside and when his soldiers wonder in amazement at how he did it he just tells them, I am made of sterner stuff than you There is a lot of fuss about protoculture which is vaguely described like some sort of energy source but I think in the original story protoculture is a reference to a common ancestor between the tiny people of Earth and the giant, clone, warrior aliens who are fighting to retrieve their ship.At times you wonder why you are reading about love triangles and beauty contests in space but then it is awesome to see these alien warriors spaz out because they can t handle seeing a man and a woman kiss and they consider a beautiful young girl who wants to be a famous singer as a terrifying weapon that leaves them questioning their entire way of life.And did I mention all the space battles, cool mecha and original rock music Some people know what is cool and some people you have to twist their arm to get them to pay attention I m not going to twist your arm, though.https www.youtube.com watch v b8nd

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    The appeal of these books did not survive my transition to adulthood Here are some of the main issues I have Plodding proseApparently this whole series was rushed out in a single year, and it shows You cannot write and edit this many pages well in that kind of time frame That s one book every two weeks.Straight from screen story tellingTo get the books out, the authorsor less copied the show, scene by scene You really sense this during the repetitive descriptions of the dogfight scenes The appeal of these books did not survive my transition to adulthood Here are some of the main issues I have Plodding proseApparently this whole series was rushed out in a single year, and it shows You cannot write and edit this many pages well in that kind of time frame That s one book every two weeks.Straight from screen story tellingTo get the books out, the authorsor less copied the show, scene by scene You really sense this during the repetitive descriptions of the dogfight scenes from the series These scenes are also repetitive in the source material because of the cost of animation, but that s no excuse The same phrases get recycled over and over how many times do we need to hear that explosions are spheres in a vacuum CharacterizationMany of the characters were pretty cookie cutter in the series That s kind of a staple of 80s and 90s TV, anime in particular But writing a cookie cutter character for fidelity s sake is not a good idea Here s an example of where this gets really painful Remember the first scene with the fight between Lisa and Claudia Well that s pretty painful to watch in the TV show But it s so bad in the book It dives into a multi paragraph exposition of how Lisa feels when people call her a stick in the mud There s a few problems here First, the show don t tell adage It s rendered impossible by the slavish, scene by scene fidelity to the source material But that doesn t make the reading any better Second, who cares We ve only just met Lisa Motivate us to like her before dumping her problems on us.ConclusionAmateurish, sweat shop writing T was fun as a teenager who knew no better Would not read again

  6. says:

    I enjoyed this quite a bit I know takes a bit of slag for not being the best written work, and for straying a bit from the source material but I didn t see it that way Almost immediately my impression was that the writer either had to or chose to keep almost every line and scene from the series in tact, but that he had complete freedom to add to that And he does, fleshing out characters, adding in additional scenes, trying to explain of of the goofier moments in the series At first I found s I enjoyed this quite a bit I know takes a bit of slag for not being the best written work, and for straying a bit from the source material but I didn t see it that way Almost immediately my impression was that the writer either had to or chose to keep almost every line and scene from the series in tact, but that he had complete freedom to add to that And he does, fleshing out characters, adding in additional scenes, trying to explain of of the goofier moments in the series At first I found some of the realistic explanations for the series goofier bits a tad off putting, but I came to love them So yeah, after reading it those extra scenes, those sometimes forced explanations to make funny scenes or situations serious, they were my favorite thing about the book.I did find my self asking one question while reading the book would I have liked and fully understood it if I hadn t seen the series Honestly, probably not But I feel it s a book for people that liked the cartoon and wanted to relive it with a bitof a logical and grown up slant, and if thats what your looking for this delivers

  7. says:

    I will start by saying I am biased about this book For one Robotech the animated series was my favorite anime when I was young and the first serious cartoon I watched However as reviews are personal opinions especially ones you aren t getting paid for I loved this first collection of Robotech books.For one, in short amount of time James Luceno and Brian Daley RIP had to write these stories as Jack McKinney I feel they have a high standard of quality Both veteran SciFi writers and personal I will start by saying I am biased about this book For one Robotech the animated series was my favorite anime when I was young and the first serious cartoon I watched However as reviews are personal opinions especially ones you aren t getting paid for I loved this first collection of Robotech books.For one, in short amount of time James Luceno and Brian Daley RIP had to write these stories as Jack McKinney I feel they have a high standard of quality Both veteran SciFi writers and personal friends they not only capture the original story but expand it with tons of extra details It has been awhile since I read the collection, but I had watched The Macross Sagathan once and the books really bring the world of Robotech to life.The characters feel realistic as does the lose of some of the characters The SDF1 is brought to life as a space fortress and Captain Gloval is expanded on, who was in the anime and story my favorite character, Roy Fokker being 2nd.If you love Robotech then definitely read these omnibus , you ll be blown away

  8. says:

    The first three books of the RoboTech series, and also, the first three chronologically the entire series was written anti chronologically so my reviews will reflect when to read stuff so you can actually enjoy the series as it was intended to be enjoyed.Starts off with a mysterious alien spacecraft crashing to earth, which happens to end the global civil war at the time The anime series it corresponds to and draws its name from is the original Macross series, well worth watching in either The first three books of the RoboTech series, and also, the first three chronologically the entire series was written anti chronologically so my reviews will reflect when to read stuff so you can actually enjoy the series as it was intended to be enjoyed.Starts off with a mysterious alien spacecraft crashing to earth, which happens to end the global civil war at the time The anime series it corresponds to and draws its name from is the original Macross series, well worth watching in either the RoboTech or original Japanese form, as it s a pretty solid one anywaysTo cut a long story short, this starts off this series pretty well, and makes for a fun read, if you like science fiction and space battles, that is

  9. says:

    Jack McKinney, or the authors who make up that persona, did a great job capturing the details of the Robotech TV series as well as adding in various character thoughts that we couldn t see as viewers One of the most intriguing things to me about reading the book was the author s grasp of aircraft and space, something totally lost in the show McKinney continually had to explain away the bad science of the show in interesting ways, or in some cases just had to go with it was an effect of Prot Jack McKinney, or the authors who make up that persona, did a great job capturing the details of the Robotech TV series as well as adding in various character thoughts that we couldn t see as viewers One of the most intriguing things to me about reading the book was the author s grasp of aircraft and space, something totally lost in the show McKinney continually had to explain away the bad science of the show in interesting ways, or in some cases just had to go with it was an effect of Protoculture , which I was good with Certainly and excellent read for Robotech junkies out there, and the three in one meansbang for your buck , although it would have been nice to chew through various smaller books with a feeling of accomplishment

  10. says:

    Biased review Fan of the classic animation Blah blah Blah This is a book based on an American anime show edited together from 3 unrelated Japanese series just so Matchbox could import some cheap toys Ah, 1985 we miss you so I originally read the series while in my teens It was a completely different experience rereading this space opera in my thirties I connected with the characters in different ways Some of the characters I disliked before I now felt empathy for Others that I liked n Biased review Fan of the classic animation Blah blah Blah This is a book based on an American anime show edited together from 3 unrelated Japanese series just so Matchbox could import some cheap toys Ah, 1985 we miss you so I originally read the series while in my teens It was a completely different experience rereading this space opera in my thirties I connected with the characters in different ways Some of the characters I disliked before I now felt empathy for Others that I liked now I find slightly annoying The one constant is Maximilian Sterling, he is the BOMB.I highly recommend picking up a favorite book you haven t read in 20 years giving it a go

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