The Clone Rebellion
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THE CLONE REBELLION
by P.J. Hérault
adapted by Michael Shreve
cover by Stephan Martiniere
"Don't run away, Jivane. It's our battle. We have the right to a normal life, like any other human. To save all the clones, including us, you must fight!"
For centuries, the Great Federation of Sirius has been at war with the Vegian Confederacy. However, the millions of soldiers dying on the stellar battlefields are not men, but armies of clones genetically engineered to be starship troopers. One day, one of them, Coordinator Jivane Perich, becomes aware of this monstrous injustice and, on the eve of the most formidable battle of this forever war, decides to lead a Clone Rebellion...
P.J. Hérault is a grandmaster of French science fiction who has been favorably compared by genre scholars and critics to such figures as Robert Heinlein, David Weber and Peter F. Hamilton. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Cyrano life achievement award.
If there is a common thread in Hérault's works, it is the futility of armed conflict and their author's deep aversion to violence. Ironically, while many of his heroes are former military, they never hesitate to take the measures necessary to survive and achieve peace and justice, as is the case with The Clone Rebellion, published in 2005.
- Les Clones Deviants (2005)
Introduction and Notes by Jean-Marc Lofficier.