This is an excellent series, and features a nail biting sequence or two. Nick became a scientist so that he could build starships. Then the aliens abruptly left. Unfortunately, his ship is taking longer to build than he'd hoped, so fictional starships will have to do for now. Our new technology is useless. I simply wish that humanity had a bigger role to play in the midst of all the action.
Our new ships burn like straw. The short, snappy chapters help move the story along at a breathless pace. I think you are reading the wrong book if it was? He gives the reader enough to feed the imagination while not diluting the action with needless details. The aliens never came back. Aliens who no one has ever seen. Unfortunately, his ship is taking longer to build than he'd hoped, so fictional starships will have to do for now. An old space ship with a dy I am one of those people who finishes a book once I start it.
A little warning: the ending to the story comes a couple of chapters before the end, with the final couple of chapters essentially being a hook for Book 2. Commander Proctor, still at odds with Grangers, starts to shine as she helps ready the ship. But the aliens never came back. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide. With overwhelming force the aliens have returned, striking deep into our territory, sending Earth into a panic. I grew and learned toward being a man of character and faith. Webb throws in a bunch of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing just what will happen next in the story.
Greedy human betrays humanity and grants secret information to the enemy that allows them to slice through Earth's defenses? I figured I would finish it, give it two stars, and move on. The story starts off with many of the same cliches that I've read before, and even the dialogue is stiff. It was published on June 28, 2015. That's all I'll say so as not to spoil things. The television series, on the other hand, took time between the battle scenes in order to explore the characters. Then, the aliens abruptly left. This book is the latter, if books were food which sounds strangely enticing.
The pace is quick, and the science behind the action is understandable. They accelerate at maximum, planning on flying by the Swarm carriers and hitting them with mag-rail slugs for a minute or two during the flyby. Launch into governmental intrigue, hot battle action and heroism as you enjoy this page-turner. So when threatened with war, the current president who has created a committee to reduce military spending is put up against her vice president who is urging Earth to bolster its defenses, who would you pick? Eat your vegetables some other time. We like to keep things fresh. An old space ship with a dying captain and his drunk right hand.
Once again Earth is in mortal danger from Aliens in this case the Swarm from obliterating it. It's why his books standalone from the others, the exceptional writing. As I write this, I'm wondering: why do I keep reading these? In response to experiencing extreme devastation and barely surviving, humanity has mostly united under a centralized command. I'm really excited about how much I like the series so far! Our new ships burn like straw. The characters were believable and relatable, I loved their interactions. We also find mystery to the origin of the Swarm and to its latest weapons.
All the starships that were sent out against it never came back. The fleet was made up of a number of vessels and they were all sculpted from tungsten-laced asteroids making them impenetrable blocks of metal. Ships have to power up, power down, speed up, and slow down with actual physics being accounted for throughout most battles. Most other science fiction authors seem to do away with these details to focus more on characters and settings rather than every minute detail of the journey. The more critical I get of Amazon's review system, the more I've come to believe that it's seriously flawed. All that was missing were Starbuck and Boomer.
It's not Tolstoy or Kierkegaard. Numerous traits are discussed such as communication, growth, change, empowerment, personality traits, public speaking, disaster recovery, questioning as a leader, listening, and many more. He lives in Alabama with his wife, 2 kids, and 3 motorcycles. Yes we have all seen this story before, but it's what the Author does with it that counts. Bill miller who is writing a new book on the atlantic liners in the fifties and sixties took us on a grand fleet review of passenger ships in and around 1958.
Edited to add: I returned the second book because it wasn't getting any better and life's too short. I'm not sure if that's primarily due to Nick Webb just being better at describing and plotting battles than setting them up, or if there was just a lot to lay down in a first book before we can get to the meat of the series. But there is a conspiracy at play, and the alien race that had mysteriously disappeared has come again, destroying all of the modern human spacecraft that had been specially prepared to meet them. But the colony must survive first. It is the last of the ships that defeated an enemy of aliens a long time ago in a war that nearly wiped out all of Earth and its fleet and all of the Earths colonies as well. And with it, the aging captain and his first officer are looking at mothballs as well. If the character's motivation that you have carefully crafted for two hundred pages calls for it, let them die.
I can now look back with amazement at how I was able to do good in this world. Leader staring a cancer diagnosis in the f Human culture forgetting the lessons of a past war? Human culture forgetting the lessons of a past war? Our grandchildren's history books will tell our story and glorify the heroes and legends. History Following the , command of the ship was given to as a way for the admiralty to punish Granger without risk of the events that transpired being exposed. Check out the audio book version. The book is a highly enjoyable read that has action on every page and keeps you hooked to each one. There is an intriguing sub-plot that works as an effective hook, but is not resolved in the first book.