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The intrepid team of rats and bats, and their human leader have achieved victory over the invading aliens. That was the easy part and now they must convince their military bureaucracy that the invading aliens were a feint, under the control of the other aliens that they thought were their allies....

Title : The Rats, the Bats & the Ugly
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ISBN : 9780743488464
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 391 Pages
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The Rats, the Bats & the Ugly Reviews

  • Dayl Thomas
    2019-02-13 22:25

    This sequel was just as good as the book before it, which means it was utterly fantastic! Really, it's not so much a sequel as a straight continuation from where we left off in the first book Rats, Bats and Vats (RBV). The Rats, the Bats and the Ugly (RBU) could be put in the same volume as RBV and you would never know they were two seperate books. it is that seamless and that good. What I like about RBU is that it adds new characters, fleshes out older ones even more than RBV and adds the dimension of political intrigue. Very entertaining, very thoughtful and with subtle humor, it is hard to beat. My only complaint is that even though the ending was great, I wish things were a little bit more flushed out and explained, but you figure out what happens with everyone. Can't recommend RBU and the book before it, RBV enough. Do yourself a favor and read them both. You will thank me, I'm sure of it.

  • Emma
    2019-01-24 16:00

    Really enjoyed this book, which I checked out of my local library years ago.

  • Sarah Ehinger
    2019-02-20 20:11

    This was a fun second romp though the world of harmony and reason. the bat and Rat dynamic and witty dialogue keep the story moving.

  • Jim
    2019-01-26 20:59

    From Booklist Another zany tale of the planet Harmony & Reason, which is somewhat short of both at the moment, thanks to its hierarchical society and the invasion of the alien Korozhet. The victorious, vat-cloned Corporal Chip Connelly and his love, the Shareholder heiress Virginia ("Ginny") Shaw, return to Bernard Shaw City and a welcome very different from what they expected. The authorities want to preserve the hierarchy by executing Chip and kidnapping Ginny. Fortunately, the uplifted (i.e., intelligent) bats and rats are on the job, complete with accents, and so are a good many lawyers. In fact, the book's complex legal scenario may occasionally come between readers and the fullest enjoyment of the book, which isn't as fast-paced as Rats, Bats & Vats (2000). Not that it will disappoint anyone, especially given an ending that leads one to suspect that Ginny will have to get out her chain saw for the battles of a third volume. Roland GreenCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Product Description The intrepid team of mentally uplifted rats and bats, and their vat-born human leader had not only pulled off the only victory the beleaguered colony's feeble military forces had won against the invading aliens, but had also uncovered the secret that the invaders were really a feint, being under the control of the other aliens which the naive humans had thought were their allies. Unfortunately, that was the easy part, because now they had to convince their boneheaded military bureaucracy (burdened with incompetents and riddled with quisling humans) of their discovery, and keep from being court-martialed, drugged into submission, or executed by the human traitors. And they had to do this quickly, before the aliens launched their surprise attack. Fortunately, they had found a way around the alien's mental programming. What's more, the daring and resourceful Fluff, apparently the ineffectual pet of one of the colony's ruling class, was on their side. Only Fluff can save us now. . . .

  • Tredain
    2019-02-04 15:11

    Comedic sci fi at its best. Unfortunately I missed the prior novel, Rats, Bats and Vats, but this segment covers that so its fairly self contained and you can pick it up without losing out. Though I'm remiss that picking up the first book has already been fully spoiled. Still, this was very good. The writer clearly knows his military workings as the main cast are all military personnel, some more unusual than other, and the story presents a well illustrated depiction of how beauracracy and corruption work in a system similar to our own. Throw in a nice little conspiracy and a bunch of intelligent animals with some blood and guts action in the end and you have an interesting read. Something I'd consider more pulp sci fi with less of the hard edge. For what it is its quite entertaining.

  • Max
    2019-02-10 19:14

    A totally enjoyable sequel that takes place mostly in courtrooms, detention cells, and places of house arrest, but stays fully entertaining throughout. The characters are all fully engaging, and the growth of several of them from the first book to the next is natural and interesting. The commentary on the potential for ridiculousness in government and military bureaucracy is keen, well thought, and at turns amusing and maddening :) Great book, a very much recommended two-book series, and I do actually hope for more if they ever get around to it.

  • Nathan
    2019-02-10 22:11

    This is the second book in the story of an incompetent government waging a failing war against insect invaders with an army of clones, and uplifted bats and rodents. It's a great story full of action, personal heroics, and great characters. Once again, like the previous book in this series, Freer shines but the book gets a little bit dull with Flint's usual contribution of an incompetent corrupt government going a little too far with solutions coming a little too easy when they arrive.

  • Jessica Draper
    2019-02-01 14:23

    More like the second half of the story started in "Rats, Bats, and Vats" than a stand-alone story, but it wraps up the conflicts very well. Most of the battles take place in courtrooms this time, but there is plenty of rat sass, bat demolition, and Crotchet spine-kicking. Plus Super Glue and a chainsaw!

  • Camilo EmilianoRosas Echeverria
    2019-02-11 18:06

    It's not really fair, but English is not my native tongue and, despite having completed graduate studies in a USA university, for my life I cannot understand what four fifths of the characters say in this book. Non-native english speakers beware!

  • Globalt38
    2019-02-07 22:17

    Great series (this is 2nd of two books)! Very well written with the right touch of humor in a solid SF Military story. Don't let the title fool you into thinking this is cheesy pulp SciFi - if you're familiar with these two authors at all you know they do quality SF!

  • Zechy
    2019-02-06 15:07

    Just love it.

  • Michael Roper
    2019-02-08 13:58

    Liked as much as the first, but it didn't really involve the rats and the bats that much in the first half of the book.

  • Lynn Calvin
    2019-02-17 17:20

    baen ebook

  • Christine
    2019-01-28 15:01

    Good sequel. I didn't like it as much as the first book, but still couldn't put it down. Good action SF.

  • Cheryl
    2019-02-05 19:26

    What do you get when you mix Shakespearean rats with Irish revolutionary bats who've been secretly enslaved to traitorous aliens through their cyber mind chips? A whole lot of

  • Havva
    2019-02-11 18:06

    Read the Baen Books e-book.Not a stand alone book, you must start with Rats, Bats and Vats.Worth reading the first one just for this.

  • Christopher
    2019-02-01 16:04

    Funny SciFi: Drunk and lecherous rats, Keats quoting Irish accented bats on one dumb human. Sound about right!