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  •  Marc C. DuQuesne (10+ / 0-)

    Since I've exploring The Skylark of Space over in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club, I have to put in a word for Marc C. DuQuesne, the main antagonist of that book.  A brilliant but ruthless scientist, hard-bitten and cynical,in nearly every way the hero's equal, he has a forceful personality and his rivalry with Dick Seaton dominates the Skylark series, even though Seaton battles on a much more cosmic scale as the series progresses.  Whenever he's on stage, the story veers from Space Opera to Space Noir.

    He was easily the most popular character in the series, and by the final book the author wound up semi-redeeming him; having him team up with Seaton to fight a greater menace.  He realizes that there's no point in killing Seaton so that he can conquer the Earth when it would be much easier to move to a different galaxy and conquer that instead.  DuQuesne even gets a romantic interest, a tough-as-nails dame who likes her men like she likes her eggs:  hard-boiled.

    "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

    by quarkstomper on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:26:41 PM PST

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