New Model Army

New Model Army

Adam Roberts / May 30, 2020
New Model Army Adam Roberts new novel is a terrifying vision of a near future war a civil war that tears the UK apart as new technologies allow the world s first truly democratic army to take on the British army and
  • Title: New Model Army
  • Author: Adam Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780575083608
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Adam Roberts new novel is a terrifying vision of a near future war a civil war that tears the UK apart as new technologies allow the world s first truly democratic army to take on the British army and wrest control from the powers that be.
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      • Adam Roberts

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Adam Roberts born 1965 is an academic, critic and novelist He also writes parodies under the pseudonyms of A.R.R.R Roberts, A3R Roberts and Don Brine He also blogs at The Valve, a group blog devoted to literature and cultural studies.He has a degree in English from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from Cambridge University on Robert Browning and the Classics He teaches English literature and creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London Adam Roberts has been nominated twice for the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2001, for his debut novel, Salt, and in 2007, for Gradisil.


    1. If you love a good high concept novel, you ll love New Model Army.Roberts is one of the most interesting writers working in Science Fiction, consistently producing work that while not always perfect is always both thoughtful and fascinating New Model Army is as interesting and imaginative as his other works, but comes closer to perfection than many of them.Tony Block, our narrator, is a born soldier, a man whose only home is in a fighting force Block is a soldier in Pantegral, a New Model Army N [...]

    2. An intriguing near future read, where new model armies mercenaries, basically, connected by tech and run as democracies on an ongoing basis are disrupting the hell out of the UK The Scottish Parliament has hired a NMA to do their fighting for independence It s a terrific concept, with lots to say about the nature of true democracy the armies are literally making mutual decisions about battle plans based on votes as they fight , based on Hobbes Leviathan, with than a dash of Wells in there, as w [...]

    3. It has a Fab Concept However it doesn t quite work Some of it is too heavy handed and not well enough researched to be credible I bought this book because I liked the premise, a change in the nature of warfare brought about by better information available to the whole army through a wiki style network It has promise for some very interesting stories, but the author instead wrote a political polemic based on very old fashioned stereotypes and without bothering to do his research Accepting that ou [...]

    4. Es posible la existencia de un ej rcito basado en una estructura horizontal Gran parte de Ej rcito Nuevo Modelo est orientada a responder esa pregunta, lo que la lleva a convertirse en una novela con tesis o, seg n se mire, una tesis levantada sobre una novela Si no se pierde de vista, es una lectura disfrutable con una guerra de guerrillas en un paisaje urbano desplegada de manera aseada con su base plausible y algunos puntos m s d biles sostenidos sobre meros actos de fe Me agrada el narrador [...]

    5. I am a fan of Adam Robert s work, but found myself by turns frustrated and dazzled with the ideas and concepts he throws around in this latest book In one sense, the book works best as a philosophical discussion of the nature of modern combat It s when you look at the practicalities of the storyline that some problems emerge well, for me anyway.First off, money Who is paying these troops and how is their equipment financed obtained Next, a totally democratic and decentralised chain of command do [...]

    6. New Model Army, by Adam Roberts, takes an interesting look at the function of warfare and society with the question What if a hierarchical military, such as ones set up along the lines of the British or U.S Armies, and pitted it against an army that was fully democratic in its organization The concept is an interesting one, and the book as a whole is a perfect example of something that I ve wanted to see in the subgenre a world in which the military itself is examined, not only in the tactical s [...]

    7. Coincido con Ignacio Ill rregi con que estamos delante de una novela con tesis o, desde otra ptica, una tesis levantada sobre una novela tinyurl y9yt6s86 No todas las novelas de CF han de verse bajo esa ptica ni siquiera la mayor a pero esta parece que lo pide a gritos Y es lo que hace de un libro que es entretenido hasta la p gina 200 e infumable de la 200 a la 240, una novela fallida No es porque est mal remata que lo est Es porque la idea central del libro esta tan mal planteada que se convie [...]

    8. Adam Roberts is an author I love to hate His writing ticks all my boxes for subject matter and inventiveness, but there s always something, maybe aesthetic, maybe some technical detail, a character, a plot element, that just turns into the proverbial grain of sand in my shoe And, by the end, it always feels boulder sized.New Model Army is, ostensibly, about New Model Armies , enabled with the internet and connectivity to exist in a kind of democratic band, an Athenian style city state on the run [...]

    9. I want to give this a 3.5 5 I was initially sceptical of the concept that an unhackable wiki could effectively train laypeople to become multifunction soldiers Ie the soldiers referring to photos on to treat gun shot wounds, when it takes years of training to be a combat medic There would be many real world ways for traditional law enforcement and military to overcome the New Model Armies There would need to be firearms training, finance trails, procurement of illegal weapons from overseas, all [...]

    10. Lo mejor, sin lugar a dudas, es el tono del narrador Decir juguet n es quedarse corto r tmico, musical, chispeante, mordaz muy, muy mordaz Despu s tenemos el aspecto ideol gico, y s , ah el autor es bastante audaz Bastante Sin embargo, da la sensaci n de que la visi n es m s bien estrecha, que no explora m s que un bando, una visi n El antagonista es meramente anecd tico.Despu s tenemos la cuesti n estructural Aunque la lectura en s es una gozada y la idea es muy actual, hay precedentes y accion [...]

    11. Fantastic concepts and big ideas that at times would get bogged down by completely unreadable sections where the author attempted to write in a poetic and metaphorical style It s not that metaphor and abstraction can be bad, it s simply that in this case it was bad There is an interminable segment wheeee the protagonist gets a bird s eye view of Europe and the reader is expected to slog through page after page of awkward metaphor and description.Which is too bad, because this is a great book ot [...]

    12. La primera parte me gust mucho y la idea de la democracia me sedujo Pero me perd en las dos partes posteriores.

    13. Empieza muy bien, muy interesante y muy bien contado Con acci n, reflexiones, etc Y la ltima parte del libro es un galimat as No he entendido nada Ser tonto

    14. Britain has been engulfed by war The Scottish Parliament has declared independence only to find the British Army being deployed to keep control of the country In retaliation Scotland has contracted a New Model Army, Pantegral, to fight on its behalf.New Model Armies are paramilitary forces the likes of which the world has not seen before They are democratic mercenary forces where every soldier is consulted via real time communications over the formulation of tactics and strategy NMAs are noted f [...]

    15. I was hoping to really like this one as the premise is a good one Using closed intranet networks, mercenary armies operating as hundreds of small, temporary squads over wide areas, all the decisions made by voting after a discussion of options This allows them to outmaneuver traditional standing armies These are the New Model Armies of the future and, being cheaper than regular ones, they hire themselves out to groups who can t afford an army of their own the book is largely about Pantegral one [...]

    16. I enjoyed New Model Army while I was reading it, but didn t rush to pick it back up once put down, and once finished I was left feeling unsatisfied There are a number of good ideas and themes in the book but these felt under researched or not worked through enough to feel convincing or true.The main idea is of changes in information technology allowing the rise of networked mercenary armies, who bring civil war to core European states The central focus is on one of these New Model Armies or NMAs [...]

    17. Last year s Yellow Blue Tibia was probably my favourite SF book, so I was looking forward to this Actually, to digress before I review this, something I like about Adam Roberts is that he doesn t write the same book twice in style or theme, and he doesn t appear to be interested in writing multi volume series not that they are inherently bad, but it s good when a talented writer produces something different every time.New Model Army is based around the idea of a truly democratic army in an artic [...]

    18. I can safely say that New Model Army is like no other book I ve ever read I know this because I have no name for the feeling I was left with after I d finished it That s a recommendation, by the way.A few decades hence, a new kind of fighting force has emerged organised on democratic principles Athenian democracy, that is , New Model Armies NMAs for short have no command structure, and no specialisms soldiers communicate with each other in the field via private wikis, and all decisions are put t [...]

    19. This book was breathlessly recommended by someone whose opinion I respect I don t think it deserved the breathlessness, but it was pretty good.It s a hard book to review without spoiling it I don t think the ending was quite set up as well as it should have been, though at the same time I m not sure how it could have been set up better without tipping the author s hand Not that the ending was a huge surprise, if you re familiar with common SF tropes The book was fun, the descriptive language and [...]

    20. How to categorise this Is it really SF I d say Adam Roberts has worked hard to make this an accessible entry to the genre, with a reliance on technology that s familiar to most of us by now to create a fluidly democratic army based around wiki s and Like voting buttons.The premise that such a socially cohesive unit could form is an interesting idea, but I m not convinced that societal changes are possible to this extent Obviously this is a meme explored in other relatively recent books Cory Doct [...]

    21. Interesting premise but sad to say I abandoned reading it three quarters of the way through The criticism of feudal command structures is certainly a very good one, but I think Roberts doesn t realise that the modern British army doesn t merely consist of soldiers blindly following orders, though I like the idea that an NMA type army could collectively decide its objectives in real time But the idea a bunch of civilians could cobble together an effective fighting force with limited training and [...]

    22. The first part of this book was a very solid 5 I loved the concept of an army that operated in a free borg like manner Essentially thousands of people all joining their minds and thoughts together to make educated, discussed and fair decisions Want to blow up that bridge Put it to a vote Take prisoners Put it to a vote, and whatever answer you get you go with, whether you agree or not An army with no leaders A true democracy I loved reading about the conflicts and movements of the characters Th [...]

    23. I finished New Model Army and I was a little mixed it s a very readable book and a page turner and actually the concept of the New Model Army makes sense and it could be real with a little improvement in technology you should think a New Model Army NMA short and there are tons around btw as a new kind of sentient organism composed by some thousands of smaller sentient cells ie people that makes war because it s fun, the new kid on the block that smashes things as he experiments of course a NMA [...]

    24. The Scottish Parliament after declaring independence hires the services of Pantegral, A New Model Army to fight on its behalf.NMA s are democratic mercenary forces with every soldier equipped with a wrist computer enabling real time communications via a secure Wiki Tactics are democratically decided during battle and the movements of all groups are guided with personal access to live sat maps and intelligence from networked ground troops.Every NMA soldier is trained to be infantry, engineer, a r [...]

    25. This may be the most satisfying Adam Roberts book I ve read His ideas are never less than brilliant this one is about a civil war in England fought between a traditional army, and one with no leaders or hierarchy which relies on technology to make all strategic decisions democratically and on the fly.The plot follows a traditional Roberts structure plunging you into the setup and showing you what s happening as you go along Unlike some others I ve read, however, this one maintains the interest t [...]

    26. This is a couple of things They don t quite all come together but I really liked it I ve mostly soured on sci fi as a grownup person, even though I keep trying Now, between this and Yellow Blue Tibia I think Adam Roberts is pretty delightful they re books where big crazy ideas are acted out, with a human depth to their generally antisocial protagonists.This one starts with a long combat sequence, focusing on the actions of a perfectly small d democratic and wireless army a wiki style army Then t [...]

    27. This book has some fabulous ideas and was a fun read It imagines near future small guerrilla armies that make all decisions through democracy The first half reads as the memoirs propaganda of a soldier from one of these armies The first trap of the book is to play armchair general and nitpick the how these engagements would really play out It s a work of fiction rather than legitimate military doctrine and is much enjoyable if you play by its rules The first half of the book is very heavy on de [...]

    28. I really wanted to like this book, and also to not give any reviews on my page for under four stars, but it ended up being just too frustrating Worth reading though Yes, especially if you re interested in futuristic warfare, small l libertarianism, and why democracy is great.The problem Little too much choppy off the cuff 1st person narrative Little too much of the main character s trysting with his ex And the last few chapters, in Strasbourg WTF.Still, the ideas put forth are nothing if not int [...]

    29. I recently read Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts and while I liked it quite a bit I felt it was missing the transcendent Fortunately, New Model Army has oodles.For me NMA was very evocative of Starship Troopers half the book is the story of an army of the future at war, and the other half is a philosophical exploration of the nature of just government.But this is no golden age young adultish book, but an intellectual exploration of a future much closer to now than Heinlein s Gripping and though [...]

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