A Review of Outriders

Outriders by Jay Posey My rating: 3 of 5 stars Meh. While Outriders had some interesting concepts, it really didn't do much for me and actually left me bored at times. I had a hard time trying to finish it. It's military sci fi that's more military fiction that also tries to be spy fiction. …

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A Review of To Honor You Call Us

To Honor You Call Us by H. Paul Honsinger My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed a great deal of To Honor You Call Us, yet there was quite a bit about it I did not enjoy. Captain Max Robichaux has been given command of the USS Cumberland, a bad luck destroyer with a …

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A Review of Rainbows End

Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge My rating: 2 of 5 stars I admittedly haven't read much Vernor Vinge, but I know some of his books have won several Hugo Awards, including this one. But whenever I read him, I just don't enjoy his books. Admittedly, Vinge is an idea guy. He comes up with big …

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A Review of Dreadnought

Dreadnought by B.V. Larson My rating: 3 of 5 stars In Dreadnought, B.V. Larson’s second book in the Lost Colonies Trilogy, the Battle Cruiser “Defiant” has been retrofitted with the best of both Earth and Beta technology. Its acknowledged mission is to re-open channels to the old Colonies. On board is Captain William Sparhawk's great …

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A Review of Earth Alone

Earth Alone by Daniel Arenson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Earth Alone had its moments, mostly toward the end, but it seems that many of the recent, new military sci fi novels I’ve been reading lately all seem to be written by authors who feel compelled to prove their military authenticity by being able …

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A Review of The Sentinel

The Sentinel by Michael Wallace My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Sentinel is the first in a trilogy set in a future where humanity has splintered into largely ethnic factions, so that the English have settled several planets, centuries ago, and the Chinese, and so on. Most have lost touch with their roots. There …

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A Review of Starship Eternal

Starship Eternal by M.R. Forbes My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had never heard of the author of this series until Amazon recommended him to me. I’m really glad it did. I enjoyed the hell out of this first of a five book series. I thought it was well-told, engrossing, action packed, well plotted, …

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A Review of Doomsday Book

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis My rating: 1 of 5 stars I’ve never heard of Connie Willis, the author the Doomsday Book, which won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best science fiction book of the year in 1992. Apparently, she’s quite successful, having won six Nebula awards (more than any other science fiction …

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