Archives by Year

Reviews By Year:  2018

DateBook TitleReview Excerpt
12/28/2018“Empires at War (Earth Fall, Book 3)” by Raymond L. Weil

We’re back again with the “special” five Lieutenants which is something that Mr. Weil seems to create in a lot of his books. These young …

12/22/2018“Dust & Iron (Starship Satori, Book 9)” by Kevin McLaughlin

When you write a series about someone or something, you’d think that thing or person would be a major part of the story. Not so …

12/18/2018“Artifice (The Silver Ships, Book 12)” by S. H. Jucha

Twelve books! Man, that’s a lot of books for one series. But, this has been one of the best series that you can read. It’s …

12/13/2018“Orion Colony (Orion Colony, Book 1)” by J. N. Chaney

A familiar and very good author has started a new series and it’s good! While it’s not my usual “military” science fiction, it still has …

12/10/2018“Devastator (A. I. Fleet, Book 2)” by Isaac Hooke

I just can not get my mind around starships as characters in a book. This is what the main characters in this book are, Mind-refurbs …

12/03/2018“Weaver (The Fourhorsemen Tails, Book 2)” by Kacey Ezell & Mark Wandrey

  If I had known what this book was about, I probably wouldn’t have read it. Yeah, that’s kind of harsh, but this isn’t a …

12/01/2018“Nightfall (Blood on the Stars, Book 10)” by Jay Allan

Admiral Tyler Barron and the Confederation is facing its pending destruction. The Hegemony is on the move and the Confederation is in disarray! The next …

11/26/2018“Embers of War (Starship Satori, Book 8)” by Kevin McLaughlin

It’s been a few months since I was reading this series. It ended with the Earth in pretty big trouble from an alien species called …

11/23/2018“Anomaly (Legacy War, Book 7)” by John Walker

    One thing I have said before about the book in this Legacy War series, is that they are mission focused. When the Gnosis …

11/20/2018“Legend (The Four Horsemen Tales, Book 1)” by Christopher Woods

This is a very good book by an author that is new to me. I haven’t read a military science fiction book as good as …

11/17/2018“Forerunner (A.I. Fleet, Book 1)” by Isaac Hooke

I think I might be getting tired of Mr. Hooke’s story-lines. He’s gotten stuck on this “mind refurb” thing and it’s not working for me. …

11/12/2018“Vanguard Rising” by A. C. Hadfield

I’m not a fan of detective stories disguised as space science fiction. That’s exactly what this book turned out to be. Oh, it’s OK as …

11/08/2018“Liberty (Legacy Fleet, Book 6)” by Nick Webb

It’s been over a year since I last read a book in this series. I don’t know why I never got back to it other …

10/31/2018“The Theos (The Survivors, Book 5)” by Nathan Hystad

Last time with left Dean Parker in pretty bad shape. His wife, Mary, had been taken over by the Iskios, an evil alien ancient civilization …

10/29/2018“Redeemed (Bolt Eaters, Book 3)” by Isaac Hooke

The Bolt Eaters managed to get captured by the evil “Essential” that runs the entire Banthar world. He’s using a former Bolt Eater by the …

10/24/2018“Beyond Atlantis (Ascendant Chronicles, Book 4)” by Brandon Ellis

Well, this series has certainly gotten carried away. Starting out as a unknown archeologist, Kaden Jaxx, was kidnapped by a former Secret Space Program Colonel …

10/20/2018“The Last Aeon (Terran Armor Corps, Book 5)” by Richard Fox

The dust has settled after the last book where the Ibarra Nation rescued the crew of one of their starship carriers from a Union prison. …

10/18/2018“Invasion (Seeds of War, Book 1)” by Lawrence M. Schoen and Jonathan P. Brazee

I almost didn’t write this review. I am or was a big fan of Jonathan P. Brazee and his very interesting United Federation Marine Corps …

10/15/2018“Discovery (First Colony: Book 5)” by Ken Lozito

Once again, I seemed to have gotten a very short book. It seemed like I just started reading it the other night and then last …

10/12/2018“Reforged (Bolt Eaters, Book 2)” by Isaac Hooke

The Bolt Eaters are still stuck on a suspected Banthar colony planet. They’ve been captured by Manticore who was a former Mind Refurb and a …

10/11/2018“Reclamation (Legacy War #6)” by John Walker

This isn’t a long book by any means. It follows most of the books in this series by writing about one mission and one mission …

10/09/2018“The Ancients (The Survivors Book 4)” by Nathan Hystad

We start out by finding our trio of main characters, Dean, Mary and Slate, trekking through a cold and ice covered world. They got there …

10/04/2018“A House Divided (Terran Armor Corps, Book 4) ” by Richard Fox

Getting back to a quasi-religious war-fighting scene. In these books, there is a contingent of Marines or soldiers, I’m not sure which category they fit …

10/02/2018“Invasion (Blood on the Stars, Book 9)” by Jay Allan

This is a fairly long book. There is ample reason for it to be this long since Admiral Tyler Barron has a lot to accomplish …

09/26/2018“Alpha Fleet (Rebel Fleet, Book 3)” by B. V. Larson

Captain Leo Blake and his crew have been more or less grounded due to an outbreak of peace in the stellar region. They are naturally …

09/18/2018“Orion Fleet (Rebel Fleet, Book 2)” by B. V. Larson

We’re back on Earth with Leo Blake and his crew. They have, almost single-handedly, saved he universe, but they also don’t want the notoriety that …

09/13/2018“Rebel Fleet (Rebel Fleet)” by B.V. Larson

Well, this is going to be a fun series! Leo Blake reminds me of James McGill of the “Undying Mercenaries Series” also written by B.V. …

09/11/2018“Earth Unknown (Forgotten Earth, Book One)” by M.R. Forbes

This is a new series that I’m starting, but I’m not exactly sure I’ll finish it. Oh, the writing is very good and the story-line …

09/07/2018“Reactivated (Bolt Eaters, Book 1)” by Isaac Hooke

I kind of knew this series was going to have to start some day. I thing Mr. Hooke’s “Argonauts” series has ran it’s tour and …

09/03/2018“Colony Atlantis (Ascendant Chronicles, Book 3)” by Brandon Ellis

09/01/18 Ok, this one is getting a little crazy. I understand space combat and fighting aliens. Most sci-fi books have those things. They also have …

08/31/2018“Rebooted (A.I. Reborn, Book 3)” by Isaac Hooke

08/29/18 Back from a deadly mission that they weren’t supposed to survive, the “Bolt Eaters” needed a lot of repairs. So, they were sent to …

08/27/2018“Deep Dive (Legacy War #5)” by John Walker

08/26/18 One thing about these books, the author writes about one specific mission and nothing else. Each story is pretty much centered around the Earth …

08/22/2018“Destination Atlantis (Ascendant Chronicles, Book 2)” by Brandon Ellis

08/21/18 Talk about a confusing plot! This story is really confusing. The main character, Kaden Jaxx, doesn’t even know who or what he is. Oh, …

08/19/2018“Renegade Dawn (Book 7 in the Renegade Star Series)” by J. N. Chaney

08/18/18 This kind of starts a new era in the Renegade Star Series. Chase Hughes is now more or less land-bound. He’s no longer soaring …

08/15/2018“Reloaded (A.I. Reborn, Book 2)” by Isaac Hooke

08/14/18 When this author goes big, he really goes big. As you should know from the first book, we have a “squad” or “platoon” of …

08/13/2018“Black Dawn (Blood on the Stars, Book 8)” by Jay Allan

08/11/18 When we last left our intrepid crew of the Dauntless, it was making a mad dash back to Confederation territory to announce that a …

08/05/2018“New World (The Survivors Book 3)” by Nathan Hystad

08/04/18 This story has really zoomed out to something totally different. In book 1, “The Event”, our main character, Dean Parker, managed to save the …

08/02/2018“Refurbished (A.I. Reborn, Book 1)” by Isaac Hooke

07/31/18 Ok, this is a new series by an author I have read for a long time. I’m glad to see him going with a …

08/01/2018“Project Atlantis (Ascendant Chronicles, Book 1)” by Brandon Ellis

07/31/18 Well, this is a new author to me and a new series. I wasn’t sure what this was going to be about, but the …

08/01/2018“Operation: Bug Spray (Argonauts Book 9)” by Isaac Hooke

07/28/18 Once more I’m back aboard the Argonaut after having captured another Purple Phant. It wasn’t easy and that part of the book is pretty …

08/01/2018“Marooned (Legacy War #4)” by John Walker

07/24/18 The Gnosis, Earth’s one and only starship, has been sent out on another mission. They are to find additional artifacts or at least make …

07/13/2018“Planet Killer (A Captain’s Crucible – Book 4)” by Isaac Hooke

07/12/18 I cannot for the life of me understand why I did not read this book right after book 3! Instead, I read book 5 …

07/10/2018“New Threat (The Survivors Book Two)” by Nathan Hystad

07/09/18 Once you’ve become “The Hero of Earth”, I didn’t think there’d be much left to do! In the first book of this series, “The …

07/07/2018“Renegade Earth (Book 6 in the Renegade Star Series)” by J. N. Chaney

07/05/18 We’re now back aboard the Titan, the moon-size starship which left Earth eons ago and was found by Jace Hughes and his crew of …

07/07/2018“Ashes of War (Starship Satori, Book 7)” by Kevin O. McLaughlin

07/03/18 Well, you know what happened in book 6, so I won’t dwell on it. Let’s just say, the Starship Satori is now part of …

07/07/2018“Starship Satori Omnibus (Starship Satori, Omnibus Two, Books 4-6)” by Kevin O. McLaughlin

07/01/18 I normally don’t read book collections. They are usually just too short and don’t tell a very good story. There are exceptions, of course, …

06/30/2018“The Last Champion (Book 4 of the Last War Series) ” by Peter Bostrom

06/28/18 Well, we thought that with the destruction of the USS Midway and the defeat of Specter, every thing was over. But, of course, this …

06/18/2018“Nua’ll (A Silver Ships Novel, #11)” by S. H. Jucha

06/17/18 Things are really getting interesting in this fantastic universe created by Mr. Jucha. The Omnians, Harakens. Meridians, Earthers and SADEs and just about everyone …

06/10/2018“Renegade Fleet (Book 5 in the Renegade Star Series) ” by J. N. Chaney

This is one of the better sci-fi series out there. The original story has changed a lot since it began. Jace Hughes was a young …

06/02/2018“Superhuman” by Evan Currie

06/01/18 This book has a familiar theme, one that’s been around for awhile mostly in comic books. How and author puts a different slant on …

06/01/2018“Star Warrior (Star Warrior Quadrilogy Book 1) ” by Isaac Hooke

05/30/18 I have read a lot of Isaac Hooke books and for the most part, they are pretty good if not long in the series. …

05/22/2018“Satori Rising (Starship Satori Books 1-3)” by Kevin McLaughlin

05/21/18 I normally don’t read books like this that try to cram three books into one, but in this case, I’m very glad I did. …

05/18/2018“Ascension (Book 6 of the Ascension Series)” by Ken Lozito

05/17/18 I don’t know why, but this particular book didn’t hold my attention as well as the previous books in the series. Then again, I’m …

05/11/2018“Alliance (Legacy War #3)” by John Walker

By now we should be used to the fact that Earth has only produced one FTL starship that’s capable of some combat. It has performed …

05/05/2018“Thunder and Lightening” by Christopher G. Nuttall and Leo Champion

05/04/2018 I really don’t like books like this! Now, I hope that doesn’t turn you off from reading the book because some of you might …

04/26/2018“Lost Systems (Legacy War 2)” by John Walker

I’ll start out by saying that the typography problem I found in book 1 has been fixed. This book reads much, much better. But, and …

04/25/2018“Gnosis (Legacy War Book 1)” by John Walker

04/03/18 Right off the bat, I’m going to tell you why I gave this book a 3-star rating. It’s has nothing to do with the …

04/22/2018“Dark World (Undying Mercenaries #9)” by B. V. Larson

04/21/18 Whenever I want to take a break from the very serious nature of space warfare and all that rigid military organizational stuff, I read …

04/18/2018“The Black Flag (Crimson Worlds Successors 3)” by Jay Allan

04/16/18 So all the major players are back and in agreement that something is going on that is going to destroy the Occupied Space worlds. …

04/11/2018“To the Stars (Earth Fall: Book 2)” by Raymond L. Weil

04/10/18 Our author, Raymond Weil, has this thing about five young people saving the world. He wrote about the “Special Five” in his “Slavers Wars …

04/05/2018“Funeral Games (Far Stars Trilogy #3)” by Jay Allan

03/03/18 So, Arkarin Blackhawk used to be a really, really bad guy. He was an Imperial General no less, known then as Frigus Umbra. Now …

03/30/2018“The White Fleet (Blood on the Stars, Book 7)” by Jay Allan

03/29/18 Jay Allan keeps pumping out excellent military science fiction books. By my count, I have reviewed over 30 of his books and they aren’t …

03/23/2018“Sanctuary (First Colony: Book Four)” by Ken Lozito

03/22/18 You would have thought that the end of this series was in the last book. The New Earth Colony had just defeated the Vemus …

03/17/2018“The Event (The Survivors Book One)” by Nathan Hystad

03/15/18 A new author and a new book. That’s like getting a present from someone you don’t know and not knowing what they gave you …

03/15/2018“Enemy in the Dark (Far Stars Trilogy #2) ” by Jay Allan

03/12/18 Sometimes an exciting book can get a little boring. I found myself in this situation when reading about Arkarin Blackhawk during the first part …

03/04/2018“The Prisoner of Eldaron (Crimson Worlds Successors 2)” by Jay Allan

03/03/18 People sure do live a long time in the universe of the Crimson Worlds. We get to read about old Admirals like Augustus Garret …

02/25/2018“Winds of Vengeance (Crimson Worlds Refugees 4)” by Jay Allan

02/24/18 With the defeat of the First Imperium Regent, the remaining survivors of Fleet Admiral Terrance Compton’s fleet had thought they would at last be …

02/21/2018“Renegade Lost (Book 4 in the Renegade Star Series)” by J. N. Chaney

02/18/18 This is a very interesting series. I didn’t know this fourth book was going to be available so soon, but when I found it …

02/17/2018“Shadow of Empire (Far Stars Trilogy #1)” by Jay Allan

02/15/18 I read a previous book titled, “Blackhawk (Far Stars Legends)” by Jay Allan and liked what I read. He introduced the character Arkarin Blackhawk …

02/04/2018“Age of Expansion: Exploration (The Ghost Squadron Book 2) ” by Sarah Noffke, J. N. Chaney, and Michael Anderle

02/03/18 Something is just off in these two books. I don’t know what it is, but it’s just kind of irritating reading them some times. …

02/04/2018“Mercs (Crimson Worlds Successors 1)” by Jay Allan

02/01/18 There are a lot of Crimson Worlds stories. They never seem to end, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Still, sometimes it’s kind of …

01/25/2018“(Earth Fall, Book 1) Invasion” by Raymond L. Weil

01/24/18 I don’t know, but it seemed like I had read some parts of this book before. I guess I might have read an excerpt …

01/21/2018“Dauntless (Blood on the Stars, Book 6)” by Jay Allan

01/20/2018 Back again with Commodore Tyler Barron and the Confederation. They are now and have been in a long, drawn-out war with the Union. But, …

01/17/2018“Mechs vs Dinosaurs (Argonauts Book 8)” by Isaac Hooke

01/16/18 Well, I’m getting a little more tired of this series. I think the author has run out of good evil aliens so he’s making …

01/13/2018“Revenge of the Ancients” (Crimson Worlds Refugees 3) by Jay Allan

01/12/18 On our way to Shangri La or the planet that promised to hold untold advance technology that should help us finally defeat the Regent. …

01/12/2018“Shadow of the Gods (Crimson Worlds Refugees 2) by Jay Allan

01/09/18 On to book 2 of this series. Boy, that first book worn me out. So much fighting. The decision has now been made that …

01/12/2018“Into the Darkness (Crimson Worlds Refugees 1) ” by Jay Allan

01/08/18 For some odd reason I didn’t actually want to start reading this series. I’m not exactly sure why since Jay Allan is one of …

01/03/2018“Sanctuary (Neanderthal Alliance Book One)” by D. J. Proctor

01/02/18 Ok, here’s another new author with a pretty exciting new series. And, yeah, there’s a group of aliens in this book that are Neanderthals. …

01/01/2018“The Price of Honor (The United Federation Marine Corps’ Gub Wars, Book Two)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Colonel, USMC (Ret.)

12/31/17 While this book is supposed to be about the Grub Wars, it’s really a political treaty about the relationship between the UAM (United Assembly …

Reviews By Year:  2017

DateBook TitleReview Excerpt
12/30/2017“Alliance (The United Federation Marine Corps’ Grub Wars, Book One)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Colonel, USMC (Ret.)

12/29/17 I wonder if authors ever run out of bad guys? I mean, there is a whole galaxy of badass aliens out there somewhere, but …

12/26/2017“Forged in Space (Jack Forge, Fleet Marine, Book 2)” by James David Victor

12/25/17 Don’t let the cover of this book fool you. That picture of a Space Marine looks pretty good, but looks can be deceiving. I …

12/26/2017“Recruit (Jack Forge, Fleet Marine, Book 1) [A Space Marines Novella]

12/25/17 I hate reading novellas. They seem to just get you started on a story and then quit all too soon! Still, I decided to …

12/26/2017“Legacy (First Colony: Book Three)” by Ken Lozito

12/24/17 This book seems to wrap-up the series. There’s a lot of fighting between the New Earth Colony Defense Forces and the Vemus. The Vemus …

12/21/2017“Age of Expansion: Formation – The Ghost Squadron, Book 1” by Sarah Noffke, Michael Anderle, and J. N. Chaney

12/20/17 A new series which has a ring of familiarity to it because I’ve kind of read the same theme in other books. The premise …

12/21/2017“Renegade Moon (Book 3 in the Renegade Star Series)” by J. N. Chaney

12/19/17 I like this series and this third book doesn’t disappoint. I’m really interested in seeing where this series goes. We were originally aboard the …

12/17/2017“Blood World (Undying Mercaneries #8)” by B. V. Larson

12/15/17 We’re back with James McGill, Centurion, Legion Varus. Yeah, that guy! He’s managed to stay out of trouble for awhile since the Legion hasn’t …

12/14/2017“Rogue World (Undying Mercenaries Series, #7)” by B. V. Larson

12/12/17 I had thought this series was over. Then I found two more books available via Amazon; this one and “Blood World (Book #8)”. I …

12/09/2017“Vinium (A Silver Ships Novel, #10)” by S. H. Jucha

12/07/17 Alex Racine and his group of Omnians are out after the Nua’ll, a race of beings that appears to be set on destroying every …

12/04/2017“True Measure (Terran Armor Corps Book 3)” by Richard Fox

12/02/17 Roland Shaw is armor. At least that’s what he’ll tell you when asked. He’s also a captured prisoner of the Ibarrans, held in a …

12/02/2017“Warspite (Ark Royal #4)” by Christopher Nuttall

11/30/17 This is kind of a spin-off from the Ark Royal series since the original Ark Royal starship was destroyed in book 3. So another …

11/27/2017“Star Cross: The Vorn! (A Star Cross Novel, Book 5)” by Raymond L. Weil

11/27/17 This series has gone through some changes. If you go back to the first few books, the Earth was just beginning to get into …

11/23/2017“Renegade Atlas (Book 2 of the Renegade Star Series)” by J. N. Chaney

11/23/17 So, by now, I hope you’ve gotten used to the language in these books. It continues the same in this second book and probably …

11/23/2017“Renegade Star (Book 1 in the Renegade Star Series)” by J. N. Chaney

11/21/17 New series and a new author. Wow! This is certainly an adventure book. And it certainly contains a lot, and I mean a lot …

11/20/2017“Nemesis (First Colony: Book Two)” by Ken Lozito

11/18/17 I continued on with the First Colony series to this second book. The first book was just that interesting and I wanted to see …

11/18/2017“Genesis (First Colony: Book One)” by Ken Lozito

11/16/17 This is the start of a new series. I think it’s going to be a pretty good one. It is a military science fiction …

11/11/2017“Rade’s Fury (Argonauts Book 7)” by Isaac Hooke

11/10/17 Finally got back to this series. It was getting a little tiresome what with Rade Galaal going soft over this wife and kids. It …

11/08/2017“Extinction (Rise of Mankind Book 8)” by John Walker

11/06/17 This is almost a short story. In fact, all of the latest books in this series seem to be very short. That’s not a …

11/04/2017“Cauldron of Fire (Blood on the Stars Book 5)” by Jay Allan

11/02/17 This is a very long book. It could have easily been broken into two separate books, but it begins a story and ends it …

11/01/2017“The Ibarra Sanctions (Terran Armor Corps Book 2)” by Richard Fox

10/31/17 Gideon has now formed his lance consisting of Roland, Aignar, and Ch’ril, even though the latter three are not completely trained Armor warriors. Yet, …

10/26/2017“Echoes of Glory (Blood on the Stars Book 4)” by Jay Allan

10/24/17 You’d think our time with the CFS Dauntless. Captain Tyler Barron and his crew would have stopped in the last book. They practically saved …

10/22/2017“Iron Dragoons (Terran Armor Corps Book 1)” by Richard Fox

10/20/17 I am absolutely thrilled to find another series that starts out like this one. I love reading about young people or a young person …

10/17/2017“The Last Dawn (Book 3 of the Last War Series)” by Peter Bostrom

10/15/17 Things have not settled down in the galaxy where the USS Midway starship patrols. While the Earth has survived an attack by the “future …

10/10/2017“Ruins of Empire (Blood on the Stars Book 3)” by Jay Allan

10/09/17 I have so many good series to read that sometimes I forget what each one is about. I knew that I wanted to get …

10/06/2017“Exodus: Empires at War Book 12 – Time Strike” by Doug Dandridge

10/05/17 Wow! This was a quick read. Probably because it was very exciting. In this one, we’re mostly seeing the New Terrain Empire fighting off …

10/03/2017“Exodus: Empires at War Book 11 – Day of Infamy” by Doug Dandridge

10/02/17 This is the eleventh (11th) book in this series. I have no idea how long this series will continue, although I already have book …

09/29/2017“Star Cross: The Forever War (Star Cross Book 4)” by Raymond L. Weil

09/27/17 Once again this is one of my most favorite authors. I have probably read more of his books than any other author probably because …

09/23/2017“Hecate” by J. B. Rockwell

09/22/17 I was caught by surprise with this book. So as not to have you in the same position, I’ll tell you why. This book …

09/16/2017“The Spacemen” by Michael Burns

09/15/17 This is a new author to me. This author has written a very good book. I really enjoyed the drama which seemed to go …

09/12/2017“Defiance (Book Five of the Legacy Fleet Series)” by Nick Webb

09/10/17 Admiral Shelby Proctor is back with the Integrated Defense Force of United Earth. She had been retired but was called back to find out …

09/06/2017“Rebellion (Rise of Mankind Book 7)” by John Walker

09/05/17 This seems to be a short book. It’s also a straight-forward mission for the Behemoth, Earth’s spectacular solar defense vessel now part of the …

09/04/2017“Blood United (The United Federation Marine Corps’ Lysander Twins Book 5)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Col., USMCR (Ret.)

09/02/17 Well, I think this is the end of the line for this series. If so, there’s one thing that didn’t get done. Both Ester …

08/31/2017“At the Sign of Triumph (Safehold Series Book 9)” by David Weber

08/28/17 This is the book you have been waiting for. If you are a fan of this series, you know it’s been a long and …

08/19/2017“Freedom’s Fray (Freedom’s Fire Book 3)” by Bobby Adair

08/19/17 Well, I finally got back to book 3 of this series after reading almost a third of it and realizing that I hadn’t read …

08/18/2017“Freedom’s Fury (Freedom’s Fire Book 2)” by Bobby Adair

08/17/17 Ok, one thing I learned is to read the titles of the books very carefully. And don’t rely on the cover to let you …

08/15/2017“Freedom’s Fire (Book One)” by Bobby Adair

08/14/17 I found a new to me author and a new series. I think it’s going to be a pretty good series, especially with three …

08/12/2017“Wanderer – Echoes of the Past (Wanderer’s Odyssey Book 2)” by Simon Goodson

08/11/17 I’ve finally returned to this series after a year and a half. I had to read my own review on book 1, “Wanderer” to …

08/08/2017“City of Phants (Argonauts Book 6)” by Isaac Hooke

08/06/17 Ok, so this book kind of puts me off on this series as it’s developing. I know we’re into book 6 already, but a …

08/03/2017“Critical Dawn” by Darren Wearmouth

08/02/17 This is an interesting book, but I’m not a fan of science fiction books that make humans seem like a bunch of helpless idiots. …

07/29/2017“Ester’s Story: Special Duty (The United Federation Marine Corps’ Lysander Twins)” by Jonathan P Brazee, Col., USMCR (Ret.)

07/29/17 We’re following the careers of two young people who happened to have the most famous Father in the Federation. Well, he was famous to …

07/27/2017“Horns of the Ram (Book Two of the Dominion Series)” by Austin Rogers

07/26/17 This is one of those books that I didn’t feel any urgency to read after reading the first book. It’s kind of a familiar …

07/23/2017“Universe in Danger (The Originator Wars: A Lost Fleet Novel)” by Raymond L. Weil

07/21/17 I finally got back to one of my favorite authors and one of his best series. This series has kind of splintered off into …

07/16/2017“The Devil’s Do (Chaos of the Covenant, Book Three)” by M. R. Forbes

07/15/17 These are interesting books if not a little off the deep end. I don’t mean the story-line is crazy or anything, but I just …

07/14/2017“Galaxy’s Edge” by Jason Anspach and Nick Cole

07/13/17 A new author to me and what appears to be a new series. This book is a well written military science fiction book. It …

07/12/2017“Omnia (A Silver Ships Novel, Book Nine)” by S. H. Jucha

07/10/17 We’re back with Alex Racine and Renée de Guirnon, his constant companion, but things have changed slightly. As you’ll recall, Alex has an idea …

07/08/2017“Robot Dust Bunnies (Argonauts Book 5)” by Isaac Hooke

07/01/17 Rade Galaal and his Argonauts are again working for Surus. It, a Green Phant, are in pursuit of another Black Phant located on an …

06/29/2017“The Last Hero (Book Two of the Last War Series)” by Peter Bostrom

06/28/17 Once again I’m back aboard my old ship, the USS Midway! Only this time, it’s a starship! Would have been really cool if that …

06/25/2017“Rising Force (Book Five of the Ascension Series)” by Ken Lozito

06/24/17 This series is getting somewhat better although it’s also predictable. As we last left the series, Zack, had just re-enable the Star Shroud around …

06/19/2017“Exodus: Empires at War Book 10 – Search and Destroy” by Doug Dandridge

06/19/17 I just got back to this series after finding out that I had bought and downloaded book 12 before reading either book 9 or …

06/17/2017“Star Cross: Galaxy in Peril (Star Cross Series, Book 3)” by Raymond L. Weil

06/15/17 This is a very good story about the good guys against the bad guys. See, the galaxy is being destroyed by the Vorn, a.k.a. …

06/11/2017“Time of Destruction” by John C. Meyer

06/10/17 Something different for all you military science fiction readers. This is definitely not military. I do take a break from all that shooting and …

06/06/2017“Omega Force: Revolution (Omega Force, Book 9)” by Joshua Dalzelle

06/05/17 I just can’t get enough of these books. They are super good, just the kind I like to read after reading some near science …

06/02/2017“Artifact: Rise of Mankind Book 6” by John Walker

06/01/17 These books are getting better. There is no long one single solitary starship protecting the entire Solar System. The Behemoth had been tasked with …

05/31/2017“Behind Enemy Lines (A United Federation Marine Corps Book)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Col., USMCR (Ret.)

05/30/17 This is another book by one of my favorite authors. I’ve read all of his United Federation Marine Corps books that involved the Lysander …

05/27/2017“Quantum Predation (Argonauts Book 4)” by Isaac Hooke

05/26/17 Anytime I just want to read an good fighting book, I pickup one of the books in this series. Rade Galaal and his Argonauts …

05/27/2017“Exodus: Empires at War Book 9 – Second Front” by Doug Dandridge

05/24/17 What the heck is that on the front cover of this book? I have no clue what it is. Anyway, I finally got back …

05/21/2017“Fire and Brimstone (Chaos of the Covenant, Book Two)” by M. R. Forbes

05/21/17 This is turning into a pretty good series. I like the cast of characters even thought the main character is a female. Yeah, I’m …

05/18/2017“Earth Honor ( Book Eight in the Earthrise Series)” by Daniel Arenson

05/17/17 Ok, I’m getting sick of this series. What started off as a very good military science fiction story has dwindled down into a bunch …

05/15/2017“Alien Empress (Argonauts Book Three)” by Isaac Hooke

05/14/17 Another book in one of the better long running series. This is truly a military science fiction book. The story of Rade Galaal continues …

05/12/2017“The End of Liberty (War Eternal – Book Two)” by M. R. Forbes

05/11/17 If you remember the end of Book One “Starship Eternal”, Captain Mitch Williams was now in control of the Goliath, Earth’s first FTL capable …

05/04/2017“Noah’s Story: Marine Tanker (The United Federation Marine Corps’ Lysander Twins) by Jonathan P. Brazee, Col., USMCR(RET)

05/03/17 I literally flew through this book. I was hoping it was going to be a good one after reading about his sister, “Ester’s Story: …

05/02/2017April 2017 – Nine (9) Book Reviews This Month!

05/02/17 Another month down and another nine books added to my reviews.  I think you’ll find most of these books just as outstanding as all …

05/02/2017“Infinity’s Edge (Book Four of the Acesnsion Series)” by Ken Lozito

05/02/17 5 Stars out of 5 We continue wit an improbable story of Earth just starting to reach for our outer planets. We have finally …

04/30/2017“The Last War (Book One of The Last War Series)” by Peter Bostrom

04/28/17 This is a new author to me and a new series. I think i’m going to like it. And of all things, it’s about …

04/26/2017“Starship Eternal (War Eternal – Book One)” by M. R. Forbes

  04/25/17 I’ve only read one other book by this author, M. R. Forbes, and it’s interesting that he uses a bunch of convicts to …

04/22/2017“You Are Prey (Argonauts Book 2)” by Isaac Hooke

04/21/17 The Argonauts are teamed with with a Green Phant, a good Phant, bent on capturing and destroying the Black Phant’s that have vowed to …

04/19/2017“Omega Force: The Human Factor (Omega Force, Book 8)” by Joshua Dalzelle

04/18/17 Another very good book in an overall great series. We’re back again with Captain Jason Burke, commanding the Phoenix gunship and the Omega Force. …

04/16/2017“Pursuit (Rise of Mankind Book 5)” by John Walker

04/15/17 This series has gotten better with each book. No longer are we assuming that one single starship can protect the entire Solar System. Still, …

04/14/2017“Celus-5 (A Silver Ships Novel)” by S. H. Jucha

04/13/17 This was a strange book. Not in the way it was written, but in the way I reacted to it. All the previous books …

04/11/2017“The R.E.M. Effect: A Science Fiction Thriller (The Ocula Series, Book 1)” by J. M. Lanham

04/10/17 The title is way, way too long and it’s definitely not my kind of book! It’s probably a very good read if you’re into …

04/07/2017“Hell’s Rejects (Chaos of the Covenant Book One)” by M. R. Forbes

04/06/17 A new author for me and a new series just beginning. This is a very good book. It’s my kind of book in that …

04/04/2017March 2017 – Seven Good to Great Books Reviewed

04/04/17 I’ll start right in with the first book I read this month, “Destination Oblivion (Universe in Flames Book Three)” by Christian Kallias. This, unfortunately, …

04/04/2017“Omega Force: Redemption (Omega Force, Book 7)” by Joshua Dalzelle

04/03/17 You just don’t get a fantastic series that is already out to seven books very often. Every one of these books have been just …

04/01/2017“Awakening to Judgement (Book Three of the Rimes Trilogy)” by P. R. Adams

03/31/17 This book seems a little odd. Jack Rimes is a rough and tough, combat veteran that seen it all. He’s now a Colonel and …

03/26/2017“Wormholes – A Novel” by Dennis Meredith

03/25/17 As I have repeatedly stated here, I read and review most military science fiction. On occasion, I do stray and will pick up a …

03/23/2017“Earth Reborn (Book Seven in the Earthrise Series)” by Daniel Arenson

03/21/17 As I said in my previous review of book six, this series is science fiction horror. Yeah, it has a military aspect to it, …

03/18/2017“Bug Hunt (Argonauts Book 1)” by Isaac Hooke

03/17/17 I wasn’t sure what this new series by one of my favorite authors was going to be about. Then, right off, I see that …

03/15/2017“Call to Arms (Blood on the Stars Book 2)” by Jay Allan

03/14/17 Well, here’s the second book in this series and it just keeps getting better. I knew Jay Allan was a prolific writer and he’s …

03/11/2017“Esther’s Story: Recon Marine (The United Federation Marine Corps’ Lysander Twins)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Col., USMCR (Ret.)

03/10/17 Esther Lysander, as you know, is the twin daughter of the great, Rick Lysander, retired General, former Commandant of the United Federation Marine Corps, …

03/07/2017“Destination Oblivion (Universe In Flames Book Three)” by Christian Kallias

03/06/17 I’m getting tired of this series. It’s really getting childish and not very exciting or interesting. This is the series where there is this …

03/06/2017February 2017 – Another 9 Book Reviews Posted!

02/06/17 February started out by re-visiting a starship called Serengeti, only this time there wasn’t all the emotional stuff associated with a starship being blown …

03/01/2017“Duel in the Dark (Blood on the Stars, Book 1)” by Jay Allan

For some reason, I was reluctant to get started on this new series.  Jay Allan is one of my most favorite authors and I have …

02/27/2017“Exodus (Book Three of the New Frontiers Series)” by Jasper T. Scott

02/24/17 Wow! I almost forgot to get this book reviewed. I know I finished it a few days ago, but I didn’t make a note …

02/21/2017“Transition of Order (Book 2 of the Rimes Trilogy)” by P. R. Adams

02/20/17 I wasn’t sure about the first book in this series, “Momentary Stasis”. That title didn’t have much to do with the story, yet the …

02/16/2017“Allora (A Silver Ships Novella)” by S. H. Jucha

02/15/17 I’m not a fan of “novellas” since they seem to be short and don’t build on characters or give any depth to the story. …

02/16/2017“Conflict (Rise of Mankind Book 4)” by John Walker

02/14/17 We’re back with the Behemoth, Earth’s only starship that just completed a mission eradicating a bunch of terrorist that took over a vital orbital …

02/13/2017“Omega Force: Secret of the Phoenix (Omega Force, Book 6)” by Joshua Dalzelle

02/11/17 This entire Omega Force series is one of the best for just plain military science fiction entertainment. I have enjoyed each book and hope …

02/09/2017“Space Mercenaries (or Space Horde): Severan” by Galen Wolf

02/08/17 ********** Spoiler Alert – I tell you the who story in the following pages. *********** Short story! I don’t know why, but I’ve lately …

02/08/2017“Just Another Day” by Isaac Hooke

“Just Another Day” by Isaac Hooke 02/07/07 Cannot find this on Amazon any more! Ok, right off, this is a short story, not a book! …

02/08/2017“Legacy Marines (The United Federation Marine Corps’ Lysander Twins)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Col., USMCR (Ret.)

  02/07/17 This seemed to be a short book. It is the start of another series that could turn out to be pretty good. I …

02/05/2017January 2017 – Nine New Military Sci-Fi Books

  A new year, a new month. January 2017 gave me nine great reading treats and I thoroughly enjoyed all nine books. In “Zaxon B: …

02/05/2017“Serengeti Book Two: Dark and Stars” by J. B. Rockwell

02/04/17 Hopefully, you’ll read this review before you read this book. There’s nothing wrong with the book and you’ll probably enjoy it as much as …

01/31/2017“Eradication (Book Three in the Void Wraith Trilogy)” by Chris Fox

01/30/17 5 Stars out of 5 This military science fiction book and the whole series would make an absolutely terrific Class B sci-fi movie! I …

01/31/2017“Worlds at War (A Captain’s Crucible – Book Five)” by Isaac Hooke

01/27/17 We’re back with Captain Jonathan Dallas, Commanding the starship Callaway of the United Systems. They have just finished off destroying the homeworld of the …

01/23/2017“Omega Force: Return of the Archon (Omega Force, Book 5)” by Joshua Dalzelle

01/22/17 This is a very entertaining series. I needed something like this after reading some pretty bloody and gory books lately. They were more like …

01/18/2017“Earth Valor (Book Six in the Earthrise Series)” by Daniel Arenson

01/17/17 I need to create a new military science fiction genre. It will be called military science fiction horror! This series is all about the …

01/14/2017“The Contested Planet (The Broken Earth Saga – Book 2)” by T. J. Ryan

01/13/17 At least this was a full book this time. Yeah, the author got raked over the coals last time for writting or publishing a …

01/12/2017“Momentary Stasis (Book 1 of the Rimes Trilogy)” by P. R. Adams

 01/11/17 This is a new author to me. I think he’s got something good going here although he makes the story overly complicated by adding …

01/11/2017“Red Team Alpha” by Jay Allan

5 Stars out of 5 Well, I knew this would be an exciting and well written book since Jay Allan is one of my very …

01/06/2017“Raid: Rise of Mankind Book 3” by John Walker

01/05/17 This was a very enjoyable, but predictable book. For once, a military science fiction book that didn’t involve an alien war, but piracy. Yeah, …

01/05/2017December 2016 – Eight Books And then Christmas!

Considering everything that goes on during the Christmas Holidays, it’s a wonder I got any reading done. Still, I managed to enjoy eight books during …

01/05/2017“Zaxon B: The Final Struggle” by Andrew McGregor

01/03/17 A new year and an ending to a bloody battle, maybe? This is the book you’ve been waiting for if you’ve been following this …

Reviews By Year:  2016

DateBook TitleReview Excerpt
12/31/2016“A King’s Ship (Empire Rising Book 2)” by D. J. Holmes

12/30/16 This is a very good book with a distinctly British flare. Our starship is the HMS Endeavor, captained by Captain James Somerville, Duke of …

12/28/2016“Earth Shadows (Book Five in the Earthrise Series)” by Daniel Arenson

12/27/16 Warning! If you tend to get depressed easily, you should probably not read this book. It is very depressing as is the series as …

12/28/2016“Fury to the Stars (Universe in Flames, Vol II)” by Christian Kallias

12/24/16 This is a pretty good series if you like the kind where there’s one and only one hero that does every single thing! And, …

12/20/2016“Star Brigade: The Supremacy” by C. C. Ekeke

12/19/16 The new Combat Team 1, or “CT-1” as Captain Habraum Nwosu usually called them, was ready for another mission. Since thier successful encounter with …

12/13/2016“Inish Carraig” by Jo Zebedee

12/11/16 This was kind of a so-so science fiction book. There’s not really much to it. In fact, If I tell you anything much about …

12/09/2016“Earth Fire (Book Four in the Earthrise Series)” by Daniel Arenson

12/08/16 Warning! This book is very dark. If you’ve ever suffered from PTSD, you might want to consider reading something else. Still, I had a …

12/06/2016“Star Brigade: Malestro (Star Brigade, #2)” by C. C. Ekeke

12/04/16 This is an interesting series, not what I thought it was going to be. My understanding of a “brigade” is that it’s a subdivision …

12/02/2016November 2016 – Done and Gone!

12/02/16 Another month wrapped up and another bunch of book reviews posted. I really got carried away with the Alien Wars Trilogy (Hoplite, Zuse and …

12/02/2016“Planet Genocide 1” by Andrew McGregor

12/01/16 I believe this is a continuation of the “When Galaxies Collide” series, but the author doesn’t seem to title his books that way. On …

11/30/2016“Chosen: Every Choice Has a Cost (A Paranormal, Sci-fi, Dystopian Novel – Book One in the Chosen Series)” by A. Bernette

11/29/16 The book starts out by introducing the main characters which happen to range from young adults to teenaged kids. Of course they’re all growing …

11/25/2016“Void Wrath (Book Two in the Void Wraith Trilogy)” by Chris Fox

11/22/16 Another really good space science fiction book. This follows the first book, “Destroyer”, picking up nicely with all the unfinished pieces from that book. …

11/21/2016“The Patriots of Mars (Book One: The God That Failed)” by Jeff Faria

11/20/16 This wasn’t a bad book, it just wasn’t very inspiring or interesting! The story is about Mars and it’s about a group of young …

11/17/2016“The Mortalis (Beyond the Stars, #1)” by Larry Cockerham

11/15/16 This should have been titled, “The Life and Times of the Former Lieutenant Colonel Marion Stefanova”, but that’s a little too long. Still, the …

11/13/2016“Warfare (Rise of Mankind Book 2)” by John Walker

11/13/16 This is an interesting series. I don’t know how far this series can go, but it’s off to a pretty good start. Now, the …

11/11/2016Finished An Excellent Trilogy – “Alien Wars Trilogy” by Isaac Hooke

11/11/16 Ah, Veterans Day 2016. As a Veteran and a Vietnam Veteran, it’s very nice to hear people wish me a nice Veterans Day and …

11/11/2016“Titan (Alien Wars Trilogy, #3)” by Isaac Hooke

11/10/16 Wonderful missions for the MOTH Team Seven never seem to end. Now we have a new mission and that is to land on a …

11/08/2016“Zeus (Alien War Trilogy, #2)”by Isaac Hooke

11/07/16 I’m going through this series way too fast, but it’s just that kind of series. These books are not short, they’re rather long and …

11/06/2016October 2016 is Gone – Moving to the Archives

11/05/16 It’s time I move all the October books to the archives. I’m going to try and do a monthly post showing which books move …

11/06/2016“Hoplite (Alien War Trilogy, #1)” by Isaac Hooke

11/05/16 Man, I really like this author. I just recently found Isaac Hooke by reading his “A Captain’s Crucible” series, which I hope hasn’t ended …

11/04/2016Books and More Books!

11/04/16 Where did I get all of these books? My reading list is really getting out of hand. I now have 50 books on my …

11/02/2016My Website Is What It Is!

For the last month or so, I’ve been working on another version of my website.  I thought I’d try to jazz it up a little …

11/02/2016“Mindscape (Book Two of the new Frontiers Series)” by Jasper T. Scott

11/01/16 I just don’t know. This book took me an unreasonably long time to read. I just couldn’t get into it as easily as I …

10/28/2016“Home World (Undying Mercenaries #6)” by B. V. Larson

10/27/16 The books in this series are all the same, absolutely perfectly written! I thoroughly enjoy this series and this book was just as enjoyable …

10/25/2016“Independence (Book One of the Legacy Ship Trilogy)” by Nick Webb

10/24/16 We’re back with Shelby Proctor, or Professor Shelby Proctor which was something she was never called back in the old days. We once knew …

10/23/2016“Dusk to Dust” by Adrian Felder

10/22/16 This was an advance review copy (ARC). It came out as, “Beneath Crimson Sky: (Dust to Dust)” A very enjoyable and rather lengthy book. …

10/18/2016“Rogue Shepherd: Wayward Hope (Rogue Shepherd Space Opera Series Book 1)” by Chris Vaughn

10/18/16 The story-line was OK. The writing, not so much. This book needs a lot of editing. I don’t believe this is a final copy …

10/17/2016“Behemoth (Rise of Mankind Book 1)” by John Walker

10/16/16 This is a new author to me; one of his first books that I’ve read, but certainly not the last. Our story is about …

10/15/2016“Star Carrier (Lost Colonies Trilogy #3)” by B. V. Larson

10/14/16 Once again, we’re with Captain William Sparhawk, of House Sparhawk, and his stuffy, straight-laced way of speaking and acting. You’d think this book was …

10/11/2016“Espero (A Silver Ships Novel, #6)” by S. H. Jucha

10/10/16 Once again, Mr. Jucha has written a wonderfully great book. If you have not started from the beginning with “The Silver Ships (Book 1)” …

10/06/2016“Enemy One (Epic Book 5)” by Lee Stephen

10/05/16 What a roller coaster! My goodness, this book can yank the emotions out of an iThini, if they had any. I’ve been waiting to …

10/01/2016“The Dead Planet (The Broken Earth Saga, Book 1)” by T. J. Ryan

09/24/16 I hate short stories that try to be books. This short story is over before it starts. This could have been a great start …

09/29/2016“The Red Leopards of Zaxon B” by Andrew McGregor

09/28/16 This book continues the intense and bloody action we witnessed in the first book of the series, “The Last Marine in the Galaxy”. Actually …

09/25/2016“Destroy the Planet (A Prequel to The Broken Earth Saga)” by T. J. Ryan

09/22/16 Well, I wasn’t even going to do a review of this “prequel” because I don’t like prequels. They don’t seem to add anything to …

09/24/2016“Atlas 3 (Atlas Series, #3)”

09/23/16 What an amazing series this has been. I am completely worn out! It feels like I’ve gone through MOTH training, several missions, been shot …

09/20/2016“Atlas 2 (Atlas Series, #2)” by Isaac Hooke

09/19/16   Wow! I really like these books! They are just about exciting as anything I have read in quite awhile. It seems like our …

09/16/2016“Atlas (Atlas Series, #1)” by Isaac Hooke

09/15/16 Isaac Hooke is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I’ve already read and reviewed three of his “A Captain’s Crucible Series” and now …

09/11/2016“Earth Rise (Book Three in the EarthRise Series)” by Daniel Arenson

09/09/16 Ok, I almost forgot to write a review of this book! This is the third book in this series that I have read and, …

09/08/2016“Earth Lost (Book Two in the EarthRise Series)” by Daniel Arenson

09/07/16 This is a gruesome and horrifying book! It is also an impossible love story/triangle with young soldiers fighting a terrible, terrible enemy. It is …

09/06/2016“Scared Planet (Book One of the Dominion Series)” by Austin Rogers

09/05/16   There’s a lot going on in this book. You have your normal run-of-the-mill scavenger by the name of Davin de la Fossa, who …

09/03/2016Reed – “The Empathic Detective (A Mystery Thriller)” by Jaxon Reed

09/02/16     Stepping a little out of my normal genre of military science fiction, I was asked to read and review a slightly different …

08/31/2016“Star Cross: The Dark Invaders” by Raymond Weil

08/31/16 Cranking out military science fiction books seems to be all that Raymond L. Weils every does. I have read more of his books than …

08/29/2016“Cradle of War (A Captain’s Crucible – Book Three)” by Isaac Hooke

08/28/16     I haven’t been reading many of Isaac Hooke’s books, but now I’m “hooked” on them.  This is the third book in the …

08/27/2016“Earth Alone (Book One in the Earthrise Series)” by Daniel Arenson

08/26/16 If you are a military veteran, I think you’ll be able to associate with this story very, very well. It’s really about a young …

08/25/2016“Earth – Last Sanctuary (Universe in Flames: Book One)” by Christian Kallias

08/25/16 I believe this is the first book of a new science fiction author. I could be wrong, but either way, it’s a darn good …

08/22/2016“Mission: SRX Confessions of the First War (Book 1)” by Matthew D. White

08/21/16 Well, I read the short story that leads to this three book series and I was thrilled with that beginning. This is nothing like …

08/22/2016“Mission: SRX Before Space Recon (A Short Story)” by Matthew D. White

08/15/16 I was looking for a new military space opera type series and I happen to get an email from Mr. White asking if I’d …

08/19/2016“Dawn of the Singularity” by David Simpson

08/18/16 Every time I read one of David Simpson’s books I get a headache! If you don’t know this author, then I suggest you find …

08/15/2016Requests and More Request!

I got a few request for reviews recently.   Matthew White sent me his request to read and review MissionSRX: Before Space Recon.  This is of course …

08/15/2016Web Site Updated – Finally!

Ok, so it didn’t take that long, but I was having a little problem with getting the buttons on the front page to work right. …

08/15/2016“New Frontiers (Book 1 of the Expansion Wars Trilogy)” by Joshua Dalzelle

08/14/16 I am reading a lot of Joshua Dalzelle’s books lately. He’s got this Omega Force series that I’ve been working on and I’m up …

08/14/2016“Star Alliance (Book Three of the Ascension Series)” by Ken Lozito

08/10/16 This is another one of those science fiction books where Earth has sent out an exploration ship and team that is woefully under prepared …

08/14/2016“Omega Force: Enemy Within (Omega Force, Book 4)” by Joshua Dalzelle

08/07/16 Another great book in this series. This time we find that the private starship destroyer Dilligent has been attacked and heavily damaged by the …

08/14/2016Updating the Web Site!

Please bear with me as I update my web site. I think it was a combination of too much scrolling and too much re-posting of …

08/02/2016“Sol (A Silver Ships Novel, #5)” by S. H. Jucha

08/01/16 This has got to be one of, if not the best, science fiction series ever written! That probably doesn’t sound like much coming from …

07/30/2016“Star One” by Raymond L. Weil

07/29/16 This was a very good story. It is very science fiction and not much military stuff to it, but the story is still one …

07/23/2016“Star Brigade: Resurgent (Book #1)” by C. C. Ekeke

07/22/16 While this book is definitely in the military science fiction genre, it takes a while to get started; a long while! Most of the …

07/17/2016“Supergiant (Gigaparsec #2)” by Scott Rhine

07/16/16 This is kind of a strange book. I mean, I read book one, “Void Contract” and it sets the stage for all the other …

07/13/2016“Omega Force: Savage Homecoming (Omega Force, Book 3)” by Joshua Dalzelle

07/12/16 Yes, I did read all three books in a row. That’s what you do with an Omnibus Edition. Books 1-3 were included, but I’ve …

07/11/2016“Omega Force: Soldiers of Fortune (Omega Force, Book 2)” by Joshua Dalzelle

07/10/13 I knew this series was going to be great! After forming the Omega Force in book one, they are now about a year later …

07/09/2016“Omega Force: Omega Rising (Omega Force, Book 1)” by Joshua Dalzelle

06/08/16 I have found a new series that I think is going to be great. It’s great for two things. One, it’s the kind of …

07/06/2016“Stone Soldiers: Blood and Stone  (Omnibus 1, Book 3)” by C. E. Martin

06/06/16 This one seemed like a short story, but I don’t think it would qualify as that short. It seemed to go really fast. I …

07/05/2016June Is Done Gone!

  I had a good June reading a lot of good books. There were a few new books in some of my favorite series including …

07/05/2016“Stone Soldiers: Brothers in Stone (Omnibus 1, Book 2)” by C. E. Martin

07/04/16 I don’t usually read series that are all rolled into one book. But, this came to me at a very special price so I …

07/02/2016“The Lost Fleet: Genesis (A Slaver War Novel)” by Raymond L. Weil 

07/01/16 This is the author I read most. I have 18 books, wonderful military science fiction books by this author. If you’re looking for a …

06/28/2016“Haraken (A Silver Ships Novel)” by S. H. Jucha

06/27/16 This is probably the second best series I have ever read. I’m very surprised I’d admit that since the main feature of this story, …

06/26/2016“Crimes of War (Invasion Series 1)” by Ryan O’Neil

06/25/16 Well, this was certainly a miiltary science fiction story. There was a lot of killing and a lot of bloodshed. If you’re kind of …

06/25/2016“Excelsior” by Jasper T. Scott

06/24/16 This story is pretty far fetched with a lot of intrigue. You really don’t know who the good guys are until maybe the very …

06/21/2016“The Black Guard: Quest for the Inviolable Man (The Legend Of The Black Guard Series) (Volume 1)” by Kas Smith

06/20/16 Does anybody know what “inviolable” means? I certainly don’t and you don’t find it defined in the book. So, disregard that part of the …

06/17/2016“Passage of the Phoenix (A Novella)” by Raymond Broussard

06/16/16 I don’t normally read novellas. They are always too short in length and character building. This one was pretty good even though it was …

06/16/2016“Test of Mettle (A Captain’s Crucible – Book Two)” by Isaac Hooke

06/15/16 This is the second book of “A Captain’s Crucible” series and it’s just as good as the first. Here we continue with Captain Jonathan …

06/12/2016“Flag Ship (A Captain’s Crucible – Book One)” by Isaac Hooke

06/11/16 I’ve really read a bunch of great military science fiction books lately. This one is from a, new to me, author. I think I’ll …

06/08/2016“Mind in the Clouds (Mind Sleuth Series, #2)” by Burce M. Perrin

  06/07/16 I was kind of wondering when someone would write a book about UAVs, drones, or whatever those things flying high in the sky …

06/06/2016May 2016 – Seven (7) Books This Month!

05/31/16 Well, I only got seven books read and reviewed this month. That’s about 3 less than I’m trying to average for the month. I …

06/05/2016“Blackhawk (Far Stars Legends I)” by Jay Allan

06/04/16 Jay Allan is a prolific writer! I think that’s really a huge understatement. I have read many, many of his books and they all …

06/03/2016“Destroyer (Book One of the Void Wraith Trilogy)” by Chris Fox

06/03/16  A pretty simple and down-right exciting space warfare and adventure story. We find ourselves assigned to an old destroyer that’s definitely seen better days. …

05/31/2016“Chains of Command (Frontlines #4)” by Marko Kloos

05/30/16 I really like this series. It’s what I would like to do if I could do anything at all. It’s completely military and it’s …

05/27/2016“The Check” by Clair Wm Harmony

05/26/16 5 Stars out of 5 This was a strange book. At first, I wasn’t even going to read it. Then I went to Amazon …

05/25/2016“Beyond the Horizon (The Second Book of the Beyond Saga)” by Greg Spry

05/24/16 Continuing with my male chauvinist attitude of not liking female heroines in science fiction books, I still read this book and even enjoyed it. …

05/18/2016“Beyond Cloud Nine (The First Book of the Beyond Saga)” by Greg Spry

05/18/16 Our hero or should I say heroine, is a drug addict! That right there would throw a lot of people off from reading this …

05/15/2016“Angles of Attack (Frontlines #3)” by Marko Kloos

05/14/16 We’re back with Staff Sergeant Andrew Grayson, Combat Controller, who seems to always be where the action is. As we last saw him, Master …

05/11/2016“Insurrection (The Galactic Empire Wars Series # 5)” by Raymond L. Weil

05/10/16 I think I’ve said this a few times before, but this is one of my favorite authors. His stories always have a lot of …

05/06/2016“Shackleton’s Folly (The Lost Wonder Book 1)” by Todd Yunker

05/06/16 I just finished a very good space adventure book. Yeah, it’s one of those kinds that has a hero, a heroine, a sidekick, and …

05/01/2016April 2016 – 10 More Books!

04/30/16 Well, I got my 10 books read and reviewed in April. I wasn’t quite sure I’d make it, but I read last night until …

05/01/2016“Remanence (Confluence Book Two)” by Jennifer Foehner Wells

04/30/16 The second book in this series is better than the first. As we left the last book, the original crew of the small Earth …

04/28/2016“Dog Country” by Malcolm F. Cross

04/26/16 This is a very strange book. It’s certainly science fiction and it’s a military science fiction book at that. But, why? You see, the …

04/23/2016“The O.O.P.Art (Plight of the Overlords – Part I)” by T. J. Wolf

04/22/16 This book was confusing! I didn’t understand what was going on in a great portion of it and I almost stopped reading about a …

04/18/2016“Star Divide (Book Two of the Ascension Series)” by Ken Lozito

04/17/16 I wish just once that a military science fiction story had the Humans as the big hulking brutes and the rest of the aliens …

04/15/2016“Son of Justice” by Steven Hawk

04/14/16 Before you get started on this book, be advised that there are three previous books by Steve Hawk that tells the story of General …

04/12/2016“Counterstrike (Book Three of the Black Fleet Trilogy)” by Joshua Dalzelle

04/11/16 Dang! I really, really hate to read the last book in a trilogy! That obviously means it’s all over. Sometimes they end like the …

04/10/2016“Call to Arms (Book 2 of the Black Fleet Trilogy)” by Joshua Dalzelle

04/09/16 Every once in a while, I run into a military science fiction series that I just can’t put down. Fortunately for me, the books …

04/09/2016“Warship (Book 1 of the Black Fleet Trilogy)” by Joshua Dalzelle

04/06/16 I’ve had this book and this series on my reading list for quite some time. I just couldn’t seem to get to reading it …

04/05/2016“Pulse: When Gravity Fails (Pulse, #1)” by John Freitas

04/04/16 I hate to state that this is a very short book. It’s almost a short-story, but I won’t go that far. The story-line is …

04/03/2016“Fluency (Confluence Book One)” by Jennifer Foehner Wells

04/02/16 Well, this book was good, but I think the characters need a little work. The story is actually pretty believable if you’re a confirmed …

04/03/2016“(Book Three of the Legacy Fleet Trilogy) Victory” by Nick Webb

03/30/16 We’re back with Captain Timothy Granger and his relatively new ship, the “ISS Warrior” which he picked up after he crashed the “ISS Constitution” …

03/28/2016“Ephialtes (Book One of the Ephialtes Trilogy)” by Gavin E. Parker

03/26/16 While this was a very good science fiction book, I can’t stand the name or title nor some of the names of the characters …

03/25/2016Best Military Science Fiction Series – So Far!

Epic Book Series by Lee Stephen 03/25/16 This is by far the best military science fiction series I have had the pleasure to read. I …

03/21/2016“Star Shroud (Book One of the Ascension Series)” by Ken Lozito

03/20/16 This was a pretty darn good science fiction book. It involves conspiracy theories, big corporations, hackers and astronauts all in one story. I don’t …

03/18/2016“The Last Marine in the Galaxy (Galaxy Collide Book 1)” by Andrew McGregor

03/17/16 Man, this book is intense! The reader gets you thinking about your everyday life and the routines that we go through on a daily …

03/18/2016“Battlefield Mars” by David Robbins

03/16/16 This is a good, but short book. I would almost say that it is more of a short-story than a real book, but you …

03/14/2016“Serengeti” by J. B. Rockwell

03/13/16 This book is very science fictional, but then again, it’s also more humanistic than most science fiction books. First off, “Serengeti”, is a space …

03/11/2016Good News! I’m An Approved Amazon Associate!

03/11/16 Finally, I must have done it right.  I just got an email from the Amazon Associates program and they have approved this website.  Now, …

03/09/2016“The K2 Virus” by Scott Rhine

03/07/16 After reading, The K2 Virus, I think I’m ready for my Doctorate in Medicine! This is a pretty detailed explanation of how a potent …

03/09/2016“Ep: #15 – That Which Other Men Cannot Do (The Frontier Saga)” by Ryk Brown

03/04/16 We’re back with Captain Nathan Scott and his crew aboard the Aurora. This is a fun series that has lasted forever. I don’t think …

03/02/2016Amazon Rejected My Amazon Associate Application

Update 03/03/16 I think I have figured out what Amazon wants changed on this website. Apparently, I can’t use the “AmazonKindle” links I have been …

02/29/2016February 2016 – 9 Books Read!

02/29/16 Well, it looks like I read 9 books during the month of February 2016. That’s not too bad considering it’s a short month. Of …

02/29/2016“Titanborn” by Rhett C. Bruno

02/28/16 This is a detective story set in a science fiction venue. That’s all it is. If you like detective stories, then you’ll like this …

02/25/2016“Thrum” by S. K. Slate

02/25/16 3 Stars out of 5 What the heck is “Thrum” supposed to mean? This book started out kind of interesting and then moved on …

02/25/2016“Time’s Adversary” by J. G. McGovern

02/23/16 This book is a little strange; no a whole lot strange. I not sure where the author came up with this story-line, but he’s …

02/21/2016“Wanderer’s Escape” by Simon Goodson

02/21/16 A very good, if not run-of-the-mill science fiction story. This is the kind of sci-fi book that just about anyone who has ever read …

02/19/2016“Evaluations of the Tribe: A Coming of Age Space Opera (A Prossia Book 0)” By Raphyel M. Jordan

After about five pages into this book, I thought this was not my kind of book. Here I am, 65 years old, and I’m reading …

02/16/2016“Earth Has Been Found” by D. F. Jones

02/15/16 I was very intrigued by the cover of this book, so I bought it off Amazon. I’m very glad I did. I don’t think …

02/15/2016“Mech 1 (Imperium Series Book 1)” by B. V. Larson

02/14/16 I have read a lot of B. V. Larson books. They all have been really good military science fiction books. This one is, well, …

02/10/2016“Waterkill (A Dave Henson Novel)” by Mark Donovan

02/10/16 Ok, the story wasn’t bad, but it’s not a national best seller either. It’s a pretty basic terrorist book that comes up with a …

02/09/2016“Homefront (Portal Wars #3)” by Jay Allan

02/09/16 I read the first to books in this series sometime ago and then kind of forgot about it. At that time, I knew there …

02/06/2016“Hearth of Stone” by H. Lynn Keith

10/07/15 Very exciting techno-thriller even though it was somewhat sexually graphic in places. You also need to love sailing and have some kind of sailing …

02/05/2016“The Glorious Becoming (Epic #4)” by Lee Stephen

02/05/16 I keep giving these books high ratings although I’m getting a little ticked off at the author. He’s got this hero guy wallowing in …

02/01/2016“The Lost Fleet: Oblivion’s Light (A Slavers War Novel)” by Raymond L. Weil

02/01/16 This is another book with Admiral Jeremy Strong and the other “Special Five” which have gotten themselves and a whole lot of other people …

01/28/2016“Snowfall on Mars” by Branden Frankel

01/28/16 This is a who-done-it story on Mars. Life is pretty bleak for the remaining 500 humans on the planet Mars. Really, life is not …

01/20/2016“Hero (Epic Book 3)” by Lee Stephen

01/19/16 If you read book two, then you MUST read book three. There is no way you can not do so! Rarely does a book …

01/17/2016“Outlaw Trigger (Epic Book 2)” by Lee Stephen

01/16/16 This is the second book of the Epic Book series. I have never or rarely ever finish one book in a series and then …

01/15/2016“Dawn of Destiny (Epic Book 1)” by Lee Stephen

01/14/16 Wow! What a good book and apparently, a good military science fiction series I have stumbled on to. I’m not exactly sure how I …

01/13/2016“Commandant (United Federation Marine Corps, #8)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Col., USMCR (Ret.)

01/12/16 This is the book I have dreaded reading since I saw that it was published. Now, don’t think that means this is a terrible …

01/10/2016“Dreadnought (Lost Colonies Trilogy #2)” by B. V. Larson

01/10/16 A stuffed-shirt account of Earth’s return to the stars. As in the previous book, “Battlecruiser”, now Captain William Sparhawk is sent on a mission …

01/07/2016“Mythical (Stone Soldiers #1)” by C. E. Martin

01/06/16 I really didn’t want to read this book. I wasn’t sure what it was about, but the title, “Mythical” led me to believe it …

01/05/2016“TransMat World” by Glen Hendrix

01/04/16 Well, this certainly is science fiction; strange science fiction! Over all, I kind of enjoyed this book, but I think it was just too …

01/01/2016Ha! I Have a New Associate Account!

01/01/16 Probably doesn’t matter to many of you, but I went back to Amazon and re-established my Associate Account. Apparently they don’t care if you …

01/01/2016“Battle Cruiser (Lost Colonies Trilogy #1)” by B. V. Larson

01/01/16 This is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read everyone of his Star Force Series and Undying Mercenaries Series. If you haven’t latched onto …

Reviews By Year:  2015

DateBook TitleReview Excerpt
12/29/2015“The Void War (Empire Rising Book 1)” by J. D. Holmes

12/27/15 A new author I haven’t read before. He obviously must be from the United Kingdom which is very much evident in his book, “The …

12/21/2015“Blood of Heroes (The Ember War, #3)” by Richard Fox

12/20/15 This third book of the series continues to be a bloody struggle for Earth’s remaining humans. Except, this time they go looking for trouble. …

12/17/2015“The Ruins of Anthalas (The Ember War Saga, #2)” by Richard Fox

12/16/15 I really like reading a military science fiction series, especially when two or three books are already written. That’s the case when I found …

12/13/2015“The Ember War (The Ember War Saga, #1)” by Richard Fox

12/11/15 This book starts out a little slow. Some college kid gets woken up by his cell phone and keeps turning it off so he …

12/11/2015“Split Second” by Douglas E. Richards

12/10/15 Douglas E. Richards really knows how to write thrilling science fiction books. I think this is about the 6th book of his that I …

12/04/2015“Warrior (Book Two of the Legacy Fleet Trilogy)” by Nick Webb

12/03/15 A really good space warfare, military science fiction book. I like to read stuff like this. In the previous book, Captain Timothy Granger, with …

12/04/2015“Human Empire (Human Legion, Book 4)” by Tim C. Taylor

12/04/15 These books are a little hard to understand. It’s got a lot of moving parts that sometime don’t seem to fit together. If you …

12/04/2015Amazon Cancels My Associate Account!!!

12/04/15 Well, crap. Amazon just informed me that it’s cancelling my Associate account because I haven’t had any activity with it. That means I don’t …

11/24/2015“Colonel (United Federation Marine Corps, 1)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Colonel, USMCR (Ret.)

11/23/15 What a career! And it almost ends on a sour note! Lieutenant Colonel Ryck Lysander, UFMC, signed his resignation from the United Federation Marine …

11/22/2015“Méridian (The Silver Ships Novel, #3)” by S. H. Jucha

11/21/15 This series is one of the best written series of science fiction books I have ever read. If I were younger and just starting …

11/18/2015“Star Cross” by Raymond L. Weil

11/17/15 Mr. Weil is one of my very favorite military science fiction authors. He is a prolific writer. I don’t know how many books he’s …

11/15/2015“The Chimera Sequence” by Elliott Garber

11/14/15 This is a very good book. It is well written and pretty exciting. It is, once again, not military science fiction, which is what …

11/10/2015“End of the Line” by Travis Hill

11/09/15 If you’re looking for a cheery, fun book, this ain’t it! In fact, it’s about as far from that kind of book that you …

11/07/2015“The Farthest City” by Daniel P. Swenson

11/05/15 This is real science fiction. I mean real weird science fiction! A little too weird for me even. I don’t have a problem with …

11/01/2015“Seeds of a New Birth (Book One of the Kindred Series)” by Orrin Jason Bradford

10/31/15 Waring – Spoiler Alert! Some guy named Flip manages to ‘break-into” a secret lab where his old college buddy, Lionel, is working on experiments …

10/29/2015Two Weeks to Read a Book????

Yeah, it did take me two weeks to read a book. That book was, “Hell’s Foundations Qiver” a Safehold book by David Weber. I am …

10/29/2015“Hell’s Foundations Quiver (Safehold #8)” by David Weber

10/29/15 If you haven’t read the SafeHold series from the beginning, you’re not going to understand much of what’s going on now. This is book …

10/16/2015“The Terminal War (A Carson Mach Space Opera)” by A. C. Hadfield

10/14/15 This is the kind of science fiction writing that got me into reading science fiction. I have read three Cason Mach Space Operas now …

10/11/2015“Vanguard of Man” by J. D. Lovil

10/10/15 This is a weird book. It’s along the line of “World Ship Praxis” which I liked and could understand. This book is also about …

10/06/2015On “Vacation”, Kind Of!

10/06/15 I’m out of town for a while. I should be back around the 12th of October and will try and catch up on my …

10/06/2015“Jubilee Year (Erelong Book 1)” by Gerard O’Neill

10/02/16 Very interesting book, but also a little difficult to understand. The setting is Australia and I’m not very familiar with that country or their …

09/28/2015“Renegade Legion (The Human Legion – ‘Freedom Can Be Won’ Book 3)” by Tim C. Taylor

09/27/15 These are strange books in that they are about Marines, but not the kind you and I would understand. These Marines are from a …

09/24/2015“Shadow of Worlds” by J. D. Lovil

09/23/15 I am definitely not a fan of this kind of story. It is a mixture of Alice in Wonderland, the Tinman (not the Wizard …

09/22/2015“The Lost Destroyer (The Lost Starship Series Book #3)” by Vaughn Heppner

09/22/15 This was a very good story. I’ve been following the exploits of Captain Maddox, Star Watch Intelligence, since the very first book. He’s a …

09/18/2015“World Ship Praxis” by J. D. Lovil

09/17/15 I wasn’t too sure about this book. The cover is starkly plain and doesn’t give any indication of the book’s content. Sometimes that makes …

09/16/2015“The Lost Fleet: Into the Darkness (A Slaver Wars Novel)” by Raymond L. Weil

09/15/15 This is just great! We started a series way back when with the first book, “Moon Wreck (Slavers War Book 1)” and now we’re …

09/11/2015“Lieutenant Colonel (United Federation Marine Corps, 6)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Col., USMC (Ret.)

09/10/15 This was the book I was most looking to read. Having been a Lieutenant Colonel and a Battalion Commander, I was wondering what kind …

09/08/2015“Breakout: A Storm is Coming. A Rebellion is Reviving.” by Xavier Bronten

09/08/15 I don’t know what the author’s native language is, but I do know it can’t be English! I got about about a quarter of …

09/06/2015“Meritropolis” by Joel Ohman

09/05/15 This book was interesting, but not my kind of book. Oh, it is science fiction and there is a lot of fighting, but some …

09/03/2015“The Weak and the Innocent (The Frontiers Saga, Episode #14)” by Ryk Brown

09/03/15 I really, really like this series. It has changed considerably since the first book, or rather, episode. Once, a long time ago, Lieutenant Nathan …

08/31/2015“Constitution (Book One of the Legacy Fleet Trilogy)” by Nick Webb

08/30/15 Well, we’re in for another fantastic space war series. This one is for all the old guys; those of us who have been put …

08/28/2015August 2015 – Good Month for Reading!

08/28/15 I must say, I did a lot of reading in August. Nine books! That’s almost two months worth most of the time. Finished “Constitution” …

08/28/2015“The Lost Voyager (A Carson Mach Space Opera)” by A. C. Hadfield

08/27/15 This is the second book I’ve read with the main character named Carson Mach. He’s quite a character, although he isn’t as dangerous or …

08/23/2015“Libre (The Silver Ships Novel, #2)” by S. H. Jucha

08/22/15 Second book in the Silver Ships series. I don’t know how to exactly describe these books. They are magnificent writings on the human spirit …

08/21/2015“Major (United Federation Marine Corps” by Jonathan P. Brazee

08/20/15 This is one of my favorite series. The action is always intense and pretty much continuous in some way or another. We’re back with …

08/20/2015Finished Two More Books

08/20/15 I just posted my reviews of “Lords of War” by Michael G. Thomas and “The AntiTerroriest” by Al Macy. I enjoyed both books. The …

08/20/2015New Book Review Request by JD Lovil

08/20/215 I got a recent email from another author friend. He’s JD Lovil and he’s asked me to read and review four of his current …

08/19/2015“The AntiTerrorist (A Jake Corby Sci-Fi Thriller) by All Macy

08/18/15 Wow! What an exciting short story! This “book” starts off with Jake getting taken prisoner, beaten up and then getting rescued by Seal Teams! …

08/19/2015“Lords of War (Star Crusades: Mercenaries)” by Michael G. Thomas

08/17/15 Spartan never quits. The Alliance won’t let him and neither will the bad guys! He’s always got to be in on the action or …

08/11/2015“Kato’s War” by Andrew C. Broderick

08/10/15 I didn’t think this was going to be my kind of book when I accepted to read it, and it turns out, I was …

08/10/2015What I’m Reading Now!

08/10/15 I finally got around to reading “Kato’s War” by Andrew C. Broderick. I’ve been kind of behind on getting this done. I did have …

08/10/2015What’s Happening Now?

08/08/15 I’ve decided that I might need to get a little more personal with this blog/web site. I really do like reading science fiction books, …

08/08/2015“Never Surrender (Empire’s Core X)” by Christopher G. Nuttall

08/07/15 Last time we read the series, Brigadier Jasmine Yamane and part of her Commonwealth Expeditionary Force (CEF) had been captured by a sudden and …

08/04/2015“Remember the StarFighter” by Michael Kan

08/03/15 This is a very great example of why I read science fiction books. You can do just about anything in them and there’s just …

07/29/2015“Colonization: Humanity Isn’t All They Left Behind” by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

7/28/15 Ok, so out of the blue we jump ahead two years! Things have changed greatly around the little house on the hill in Veil, …

07/23/2015“Inevitable: The Future Has Already Happened” by Steven Cotton

07/22/15 Another fantastic science fiction book sent to me by a publisher. I had no idea what this book might be about so I decided …

07/21/2015“Contact – Find the Missing; Fear the Found” by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

7/20/15 This is the second book in the series. The first book, in case you missed it, was titled, “Abduction”. You’ll need to read that …

07/16/2015The Lost Fleet: Galactic Search (A Slavers Wars Novel)” by Raymond L. Weil

07/15/15 In the last book, three of our heroes were just blasted through a black hole. Along with them was two very large Alliance Fleets …

07/13/2015“Lineage (The Technomage Archive Book 2)” by B. J. Keeton

07/12/15 This strange story continues. I say strange because it’s not my regular kind of science fiction (military). It’s about a group of kids, now …

07/09/2015“The Slaves of Hyperion (Star Crusader Uprising, Book 6)” by Michael G. Thomas

07/19/13 There are two series of books being written by Michael G. Thomas and they have the same main characters so it can get confusing …

07/08/2015“The Fall of the Core: Netcast Zero (The Frontiers Saga) ” by Ryk Brown

07/07/15 Ah, hmm…, what I thought was a book, turned out to be a long short-story. I’ve written term papers longer than this “book”! I’m …

07/08/2015“Gehenna Dawn (Portal Wars I)” by Jay Allan

12/08/13 Pretty Darn Good Way to Start a New Series! Overall, I liked this new story. This new character, Jake Taylor, seems to be your …

07/07/2015“The Alliance (Galactic Empire Wars #4)” by Raymond L. Weil

07/06/15 This was a very good story. We continue the series from the point where the Kleese have finally realized that these humans and their …

07/04/2015“Soldiers (Empires at War Book 8)” by Doug Dandridge

7/3/15 Missiles, missiles and more missiles.  That’s about all this book is about.  The Empire under Sean the First has finally driven the Casa’s out …

06/24/2015“Android Hunters (The Corli Saga)” by Jonathan Bergeron

6/23/15 When I was much, much younger I thought I was tough and mean. Boy, did I think I was mean. I always imagined myself …

06/19/2015“Invasion (Invasion Book 1)” Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant 

6/18/15 This book made me mad, but, that’s not bad, really. I believe that when an author(s) can cause an emotional reaction from an unknown …

06/18/2015“Void Contract (Gigaparsec #1)” by Scott Rhine

06/16/15 I have to admit, this was a pretty darn good book once it got going. It was a little slow at the beginning since …

06/12/2015“The Atlantis Ship (A Carson Mach Space Opera)” by A. C. Hadfield

06/04/15 This book struck me as short. It’s not really at 402 pages, but I read on my Kindle and I don’t know that converts. …

06/12/2015“The Collective” by Kenan Hillard

06/11/15 Didn’t think I was going to like this book because it is an after the apocalypse setting which I don’t really care for. But, …

06/09/2015“Birthright (The Technomage Archive Book 1)” by B. J. Keeton

06/09/15 I don’t know, I just don’t know about this book. On one hand, I know it’s not my kind of book, yet on the …

05/29/2015“The Shiva Syndrome” by Alan Joshua

5/28/15 This was a thrilling book. A mystery of mind boggling proportions that not everyone is going to figure out. At the crux of this …

05/24/2015“The Other Side Of Fear (Alarm of War, Book II)” by Kennedy Hudner

05/25/15 I got hooked on this series by reading the first book, “Alarm of War”. That was one excellent book, but the story was just …

05/18/2015“Death World (Undying Mercenaries #5)” by B.V. Larson

05/17/15 How many ways can a soldier die?  I really, really don’t want to know, but all you need to do is read this book …

05/18/2015“Alarm of War” by Kennedy Hudner

5/12/15 I read this book awhile back but failed to post a review.  So, after re-reading the book, I’m going to correct that mistake. This …

05/18/2015“Captain (United Federation Marine Corps 4)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Col., USMC (Ret.)

5/7/15 Really, really like these books. Some of this stuff must be a re-cap of Col Brazee’s former life in Marines. You get a guy …

05/05/2015“The Silver Ships (The Silver Ships Novel, #1)” by S. H. Jucha

5/5/15 This was a very, very nice book. That’s certainly not a normal statement for me to affix to a sci-fi novel, but in this …

04/27/2015“Contact Us: A Jake Corby Sci-Fi Thriller” by Al Macy

4/27/15 If I were to write a Sci-Fi book, this would be it.  This has got everything that I like about science fiction. Our hero …

04/24/2015“Reconquest: Mother Earth” by Carl Alves

04/24/15 Well, this one starts out kind of strange. Our Hero, Mitch Grace, who happens to be a Navy Lieutenant and a Navy Seal is …

04/20/2015“The Masters of War: Expanded Edition (The Human Chronicles Saga Book 9)” by T. R. Harris

4/20/15 I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this book since everything that had been going on was settled in the last book.  Adam Cain …

04/14/2015“A Show of Force (The Frontiers Saga Ep. #13)” by Ryk Brown

4/18/15 Boy! These books are exciting! I can’t get enough of them. Yet, I’m reluctant to start each one because I know the story will …

04/10/2015“Gothic Opera: Hunting Season (Vol II)” by Peter Boroch

4//10/15 Harry Potter© was a bedtime story for little kids; this one definitely is NOT! If you like your characters slightly weird and really, really …

04/01/2015“First Conquest (Stellar Conquest Series #1)” by David Vandyke

3/31/15 This book is really a science fiction space combat at it’s finest.  The entire book is about an Earth’s fleet entering a hostile solar …

03/30/2015“Veterans of the Psychic Wars” by Wayne Gerard Trotman

3/29/15 I should have read the author’s bio (at the back of the book) first. This book is written by an English author who is …

03/20/2015“Chimera” by N.J. Tanger (Nathan Beauchamp)

3/20/15 Not a bad story, but it is for young adults.  I don’t qualify for that audience and haven’t for a long, long time.  Still, the …

03/16/2015“Slabscape: Dammit (Book 2)” by S. Spencer Baker

3/16/15 The continuation of the first book “Slabscape: Reset”.  they go together pretty well.  In this book, we again find Dielle still trying to cope …

03/13/2015“Slabscape: Reset (Book 1)” by S. Spencer Baker

3/12/15 [This was a book provided by the author’s publisher for my reading and review.  This review is fully my own, in my own words.] …

03/09/2015“Exile (Star Force Series #11)” by B. V. Larson & David Vandyke

3/9/15 I hadn’t read one of these Star Force books in quite awhile.  Not that I didn’t want to, but after reading several of them …

03/03/2015“A Galaxy to Conquer (The Human Chronicles Saga Book 8)” by T. R. Harris

3/3/15 [Ed:  I may have gotten this book and the next one reviewed together because I read them one after the other and it’s hard …

03/02/2015“The Apex Predator (The Human Chronicles Saga Book 7)” by T. R. Harris

3/2/15 [Ed:  I may have gotten this book and the next one reviewed together because I read them one after the other and it’s hard …

02/24/2015“The Lost Command (Lost Starship Book 2)” by Vaughn Heppner

2/24/15 I am at a loss for words!  The difference between this book and the first book of the series, “The Lost Starship” is astounding! …

02/17/2015“Machine World (Undying Mercenaries Book 4)” by B.V. Larson

2/16/15 I really like theses books although I’m not so sure I could accept the idea of dying and the being regenerated in a new …

02/15/2015“Indigo Squad (Human Legion Book 2)” by Tim C. Taylor

2/13/15 This is still a strange book.  Now graduates, although much too early, Arun McEwan is now on his first starship going to his first real …

02/07/2015“Rebellion (Galactic Empire Wars #3)” by Raymond L. Weil

01/05/15 Well, these books didn’t take a whole lot of original thinking to create.  Mr. Weil has also written a series entitled “Slaver Wars” which …

01/31/2015“The Black Rift (Star Crusases Nexus Book 9)” by Michael G. Thomas

01/31/15 We’re back with Spartan, I think!  Sometimes these books can get quite confusing.  I know Spartan and a bunch of Biomechs that are now friendly …

01/26/2015“Like a Mighty Army (Safehold #7)” by David Weber

01/226/15 I just love this series! This one did NOT disappoint! Yes, if your not a fan of military logistics, you’ll probably find this book …

01/26/2015“Dark Space: Avilon (Book 5)” by Jasper T. Scott

01/26/2015 Whoa!  Feels like I’ve just read about thirty volumes of a grand mind-twisting book.  I cannot believe where this series has gone.  If you …

01/21/2015“Marine Cadet (Human Legion Book 1)” by Tim C. Taylor

1/19/15 This one is kind of strange.  Apparently, Earth has been invaded a long time ago.  The alien conquerors were very powerful and Earth Humans …

01/11/2015“Countdown: The Doomsday Playbook” by Rashad Freeman

1/11/15 Not my kind of book.  This one starts off with some exciting Special Forces action in Iran or somewhere similar.  There seem to be …

01/10/2015“The Fall (Crimson Worlds IX)” by Jay Allan

1/10/15 Cain gone wild!  Yeah, that’s not much different than his normal mode of operation!  Yet, in this book he has shed his Marine Corps …

01/06/2015“Quantum Lens” by Douglas E. Richards

01/05/15 You must read this book or it won’t exist! Now I could be wrong about that but if I learned anything from this book, …

Reviews By Year:  2014

DateBook TitleReview Excerpt
12/31/2014“The Lost Starship” by Vaughn Heppner

12/30/14 This has got to be one of the silliest books I have ever read.  I don’t know if the author meant this book to …

12/20/2014“Wrath of the Gods (Star Crusades Nexus Book #8)” by Michael G. Thomas

12/20/14 This series is interesting but really, really confusing!  There is so much going on that I can hardly tell who or what side I …

12/16/2014“Into the Void (Pax Humana Saga #3)” by Endi Webb

12/15/14 Ok, here goes my review.  The story has some interesting aspects.  We’ve just gotten out of a major foul up on the planet Destiny. …

12/13/2014“Rise of the Alliance (Frontiers Saga #12)” by Ryk Brown

12/13/14 Last time we left our heroes, they were just defeating a Jung War Platform of immense size. If it wasn’t for the last minute …

12/13/2014“The Lieutenant (United Federation Marine Corps 3)” by Jonathan P. Brazee

12/3/14 “The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.” –  Dwight D. …

12/12/2014“Final Contact (Contact Series #3) by JD Clarke & Gary Hocker

12/13/14 Great Series and a Great Finish! 4 of 5 Stars Well, it’s finally finished. Initially I thought this series was going to be pretty …

12/05/2014“Battle for Helios (Star Crusades Nexus #7)” by Michael G. Thomas

12/05/14 For some reason I haven’t been consistent in writing reviews for this series of books. I think it’s somewhat because I read this books …

12/03/2014“Star Viking (Extinction Wars #3)” by Vaughn Heppner

12/02/14 This continues the story of Commander Creed.  If you haven’t read the previous two books in the series, then go back and do so. …

11/30/2014“Tech World (Undying Mercenaries #3)” by B.V. Larson

11/29/14 It’s time you got a cushy job with Legion Varus.  You fought and dies numerous times for this outfit and even made arrangements with …

11/22/2014“Craing Dominion ( Scrapyard Ship Book 5)” by Mark Wayne McGinnis

11/19/‘14 If you remember the end of the previous book, Captain Jason Reynolds and some of his crew had gone down to Earth to try …

11/22/2014“Endgame (Slavers War Book 7)” by Raymond L Weil

11/21/14 This book gives great satisfaction!  If you’ve read the other six books, you know what Fleet Admiral Streth has been building towards and it …

11/15/2014“Hard Lesson (A Learning Experience Book II)” by Christopher G. Nuttall

11/14/14 We’ve move 50 years in to the future after Steve Stuart and his brothers were captured by some stupid aliens.  As you remember, Steve …

11/11/2014“A Learning Experience (A Learning Experience Book 1)” by Christopher G. Nuttall

11/10/14 This book is pure science-fiction.  There isn’t much better science-fiction than what this story tells.  You have aliens, advanced technology, Earth veterans/military guys, women, …

11/10/2014“First Strike” by Christopher G. Nuttall

11/09/14 This book starts right in the middle of something so it’s a little hard to figure out what’s going on at first.  It does …

11/04/2014“Lines of Departure (Frontlines #2)” by Marko Kloos

11/03/14 Of all the ships to read about, it has to be the Midway! As a former crew member and Plank Owner after re-commissioning the …

10/31/2014“Inhuman (Book 5) (Post-Human Series)” by David Simpson

10/30/14 I really don’t know why I read these books.  After each one, I have to really think about what I read and if it …

10/28/2014“The Trafalgar Gambit (Ark Royal #3)” by Christopher G. Nuttall

10/28/14 I can understand being in a bad spot but this is ridiculous! Earth has almost been destroyed while the Ark Royal was out on …

10/24/2014“The Nelson Touch (Ark Royal #2)“ by Christopher G. Nuttall

10/24/14 The Ark Royal is the only human starship that the alien enemy can’t seem to destroy. And it is powerful enough to take on …

10/20/2014“The Ten Thousand (Portal Wars #2)” by Jay Allan

10/20/14 Great Continuing Story Line – Little Bit Annoying! General Jake Taylor has brought his army of once loyal Earth troops through the Juno portal …

10/16/2014“Out of the Black (Odyssey One 4)” by Evan Currie

10/16/14 I wish I hadn’t started this book!  Oh, not that it was bad or anything, but now that I’ve read it, I’m either done …

10/14/2014“Homeworld (Odyssey One Book 3)” by Evan Currie

10/14/14 The first two books in this series deal with Captain Eric Weston getting command of the new Earth starship “Odyssey”.  He is a former …

10/13/2014“The Thin Blue Line (Empire’s Corps #9)” by Christopher G. Nuttall

10/13/14 I wasn’t sure I’d be all that thrilled to read a book about a detective and his problems.  I’m a science fiction fan and …

10/05/2014“Galactic Conflict (Slaver Wars Book 6)” by Raymond L. Weil

10/05/14 I put off reading this book because I had read all the other books in the series one after the other!  I just couldn’t …

10/03/2014“Counterstrike (Exodus: Empires at War Book 7)” by Doug Dandridge

01/02/14 Another excellent continuation of a great story line.  This is the seventh book and they are all great reads.  I would have given this …

09/29/2014“The Return of the Marines Trilogy” by Jonathan P. Brazee, USMCR, Col., (Ret)

09/29/14 This is a three part book or three books now rolled into one, however you want to look at it.  The three parts are: …

09/27/2014“Emergence (Galactic Empire Wars #2)” by Raymond L. Weil

09/27/14 I have been reading a bunch of books by this author.  I will tell you right now, he is a very, very good author. …

09/20/2014“Sergeant (United Federation Marine Corps Book 2)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Col., USMC (Ret.)

09/20/14 This is the kind of story I like to read.  I like to follow young men as they enter the world of the military …

09/19/2014“Retaliation (Slaver Wars Book 5)” by Raymond L. Weil

09/19/14 Care Bears!  Really!  Our author has a sense of humor! Wow!  What a great series!  I think I said that before but I’ll probably …

09/15/2014“First Strike (Slaver Wars Book 4)” by Raymond L. Weil

08/15/14 What an exciting series!  This is the series that every avid science fiction fan should read, with out a doubt.  This is what science …

09/12/2014“Alien Contact (Slaver Wars Book 2)” by Raymond L. Weil

09/12/14 This is a great series!  I cannot tell you how much I enjoy reading these books!  Unlike the “Fleet Academy” which dealt with mostly …

09/09/2014“Moon Wreck:  Fleet Academy (Slaver Wars Book 3)” by Raymond l. Weil

09/08/14 I cannot believe I haven’t read this series before!  It is science fiction at it’s best.  The story continues from the previous three part …

09/02/2014“Moon Wreck (Slaver Wars Book 1)” by Raymond L. Weil

09/02/14 This book is actually three books in one:  First Contact, Revelations, and Secrets of Ceres.  They are each relatively short but as one book, they …

08/30/2014“Realms of Time (Scrapyard Ship #4)” by Mark Wayne McGinnis

08/30/14 This is a really good series of books.  Starting out in a scrapyard doesn’t sound like a promising start to a science fiction story …

08/30/2014“Destruction (Galactic Empire Wars #1)” by Raymond L. Weil

08/30/14 Some day in the future, I have no doubts that giant corporations will be interested in all the “free” resources floating around in space. …

08/29/2014“Excaliber (Area 51 #6)” by Bob Mayer

08/29/14 As usual, this book starts off where “The Grail” leaves off.  Lisa Duncan has been shot and the aliens are starting to get organized …

08/29/2014“Fey.” by Mike Lee

01/05/13 Hum, I specifically read this book because I previously read “StarFire” also by Mike Lee.  He’s a petty good writer and if you haven’t …

08/26/2014“Double Jeopardy (Starfist, #14)” by David Sherman, Dan Cragg

08/17/10 4 Stars out of 5 One of the better written books in this series. It is also the last of the series. Focused more …

08/26/2014“A World of Hurt (Starfist, #10)” by David Sherman, Dan Cragg

05/30/10 The writing in this series is getting much worse. When writing about the Marines, it’s OK but venturing away from that and the writing …

08/25/2014“Tommy’s Tale (Annihilation #4)” by Frank MacDonald, Saxon Andrew, Derek Chiodo

19 Mar 2013 Forget about reading these books unless you are 11 and read like a first grader! Needs some adult content…ah, no, it just …

08/24/2014“Outcast (Star Force Series #10)” by B. V. Larson and David Vandyke

08/18/14 What happens to your story hero when he gets old and apparently has accomplished everything he was planning to do? Well, you make sure …

08/24/2014“Last Stand of the Legion: Rift” by Rod Carstens

08/23/14 This could be the start of another great Space Marine story. While we start out reading about Legionaries flying high performance space ships, everything …

08/10/2014“Ark Royal (Ark Royal #1)” by Christopher G. Nuttall

10/08/14 While this story is about a British Starship, the Ark Royal, there isn’t a whole lot of British in the story. It reads like …

07/21/2014“Recruit (United Federation Marine Corps)” by Jonathan P. Brazee, Col., USMC (Retired)

07/21/14 This is a new author I’ve never read before, but I’m certainly going to be reading more of this series.  This book starts out …

07/14/2014“The Power of the Queen (Annihilation #2)” by Saxon Andrew

11/14/11 The author has to be a want-to-be accountant! I have never read a book or any book that was so focused on numbers as …

07/05/2014“Even Legends Die (Crimson Worlds VIII)” by Jay Allan

5 July 2014 I wasn’t sure about reading this book.  I didn’t want any of the main characters to die and that’s what the title …

06/14/2014“Dust World (Undying Mercenaries #2)” by B.V. Larson

06/14/14 I once thought being a soldier was tough but this guy has it really rough! Specialist McGill has the unfortunate pleasure of getting killed, …

05/14/2014“The Day of Battle (Exodus: Empires at War Book 6)” by Doug Dandridge

05/14/14 One Battle Does Not Win a War! That line should probably be a good replacement title for this episode in the Exodus Saga. The …

02/07/2014“The Long Fall (Exodus: Empires at War Book 4)” by Doug Dandridge

02/07/14 I knew this would be a great series after reading the very first book. Now with each succeeding book I can’t wait for the …

01/26/2014“Mind’s Eye” by Douglas E. Richards

01/26/14 I like military science fiction but once in a great while I latch on to a slightly different genre like techno thrillers, but only …

01/23/2014“The Dead Sun (Star Force Series #9)” by B. V. Larson

01/23/14 I am a fan of this Star Force series.  After having read every book in this series, I can say that I’ve enjoyed each …

Reviews By Year:  2013

DateBook TitleReview Excerpt
12/13/2013“Steel World (Undying Mercenaries #1)” by B.V. Larson

12/11/13 First book of this series and it is very, very good.  Your a young kid with nothing much to do and nowhere you really …

12/13/2013“When the Bough Breaks (The Empire’s Corps #3)” by Christopher Nuttall

12/13/13 This book was good although everything seemed just a little too relaxed!  This book seems to have been written out of sequence but it …

12/12/2013“The Empire’s Corps (The Empire’s Corps #1)” by Christopher Nuttall

12/12/13 Wasn’t sure about this book when I started reading it. Marines aren’t usually involved in creating empires nor are they involved in supporting an …

09/19/2013“Battle Earth V (Book 5)” by Nick S. Thomas

09/19/13 Just finished reading this and I’m kind of torn. It seemed that I was reading a book in fastforward for the first few chapters …

08/01/2013“Midst Toil and Tribulation (Safehold #6)” by David Weber

01/27/13 I delayed reading this next book in the Safehold series because I didn’t want to be where I am now, anxiously awaiting the next …

07/29/2013“The Line Must Hold (Crimson Worlds V)” by Jay Allan

07/19/13 Here’s another great book in the Crimson Worlds series.  You’ve got to read it if you’re any kind of a fan of Jay Allen’s …

07/28/2013“The Expanse (The Frontiers Saga #7)” by Ryk Brown

07/28/13 Another excellent story by Mr. Brown. I’ve read every one of his episodes in the Frontiers Saga and it keeps getting better all the …

07/10/2013“By Heresies Distressed” (Safehold #3)” by David Weber

02/12/10 This one just continues what has been going on. The Son is now King and through a marriage that turns out to be just …

07/10/2013“By Schism Rent Asunder (Safehold #2)” by David Weber

02/12/10 Second book of three so far. Another great read. The characters and the story are really good. There is just enough action to keep …

07/10/2013“Searcher (Annihilation #5)” by Saxon Andrew, Frank MacDonald, Derek Chiodo

03/19/13 I was really, really desperate for something to read. I should have stayed desperate!

07/10/2013“Off Armageddon Reef (Safehold #1)” by David Weber

02/12/10 This is an excellent book. I wasn’t sure about the story line since it involved sailing ships and fairly historical military science fiction, but …

07/07/2013“Hard Drop” by Will vann der Vaart

07/07/13 This was a good story as far as story lines go.  It was interesting and very exciting with a lot of action. Of course …

06/10/2013“A Mighty Fortress (Safehold #4)” by David Weber

05/13/10 Whew! A very big, big book. This was the fourth in the Safehold series and it was just like the rest, very, very, very …

06/08/2013“Battle Earth VII (Book 7)” by Nick S. Thomas

06/08/13 A U.S. Marine does not do the stuff the author writes about. No Marine General would place another Marine in harms way just to …

04/28/2013“Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines #1)” by Marko Kloos

04/28/13 Pretty good story line, especially if you’ve ever been in the military. Starts off the way most people would; a young person leaving home …

04/13/2013“Alien Civil War: First Human Contact (1st in the Knife series)” by Dennis Hiatt

04/13/13 I’m not sure who was fighting who. This was a very confusing book that had a lot of battles but I could never figure …

03/19/2013“Demon’s Sacrifice (Annihilation #6)” by Saxon Andrew, Frank MacDonald, Derek Chiodo

  03/19/13 I don’t have a “0 star” rating.  Other authors collaborated on this? Now that is strange and mysterious. It still isn’t any good, …

03/19/2013“Juliette’s Dream” (Ashes of the Realm #1) by Saxon Andrew, Frank MacDonald

03/19/13 I had nothing else to read. After reading this, I’ll just doing nothing. It would have been a better use of my time!

03/05/2013“Soldiers! A Chronicle from the 31st Century (Volume 1)” by John Dalmas

03/05/13 This writer must think we’re all linguist! But, we’re not and I’m tired of skipping over the names he uses in his stories because …

02/17/2013“One Day on Mars” by Travis S. Taylor

02/17/13 Pretty good book if you can grasp how the really advanced fighting machines actually worked! Boy, was that technical! Having seen all the Transformer …

02/11/2013“Head of the Dragon” (The Frontiers Saga #6) by Ryk Brown

02/11/13 This is a highly improbably story with a very young group of main characters manning the Earth Starship Aurora.  The ship has been blasted …

01/27/2013“The First Imperium (Crimson Worlds IV)” by Jay Allan

01/27/13 How in the heck do you defeat machines? They have no heart, no feelings, and don’t really die since they aren’t living in the …

01/27/2013“A Little Rebellion (Crimson Worlds III)” by Jay Allan

01/27/13 The third book in this series and it’s just as good as the first two! This is great military science fiction. I really like …

01/25/2013“Birthright” by Rick Partlow

01/23/13 This is the second book I’ve read by Rick Partlow and I like his writing. The first book was “Duty, Honor, Planet” and it …

01/23/2013“Space Corps Part 2: A New Threat” by K. W. Matthews

01/23/13 Where’s the Rest of the Book? This story could have been in a magazine. It’s way too short to call it a book. I’m …

01/22/2013”Out of the Dark” by David Weber

1/22/13 I have been a long-time fan of David Weber’s writing. He is a very good, no, an excellent writer of science fiction. I am …

01/16/2013“Exodus: Empires at War: Book 2” by Doug Dandridge

01/16/13 Second book. Get’s a little better. Earth humans have fled the solar system after it was attacked by an alien empire that was bent …

01/16/2013“The Tactics of Revenge (The Human Chronicles Saga – Book 4)” by T. R. Harris

01/15/13 I like these books. They are real easy to read and the story is pretty good. We’ve been abducted by some aliens who don’t …

01/16/2013“Exodus: Empires at War: Book 1” by Doug Dandridge

01/16/13 This was a hard book to read at the beginning. It didn’t really get easier until I got into the second book. It’s still …

01/16/2013“Enemy Contact (Contact Series #2)” by JD Clarke

01/16/13 Not a bad second book to this series. Again we’re involved with a bunch of earth scientist who got stuck on an alien spaceship …

01/02/2013“StarFire (Vince Lombard)” by Mike Lee

01/02/13 Just finished this very well written ebook. I don’t believe that I have ever read a book quite like this one in a long, …

01/02/2013“What Price Honor: Merkiaari Wars 2” by Mark E. Cooper

01/02/13 This is the second book of the series which i didn’t realize until I was already three chapters into it.  So, I stopped and …

Reviews By Year:  2012

DateBook TitleReview Excerpt
12/29/2012“Heroes of Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 3)” by Michael G. Thomas

12/29/12 Be advised this is a very short book; either that or I read it extremely fast! This is another exciting book in this series …

12/26/2012“Wormhole (The Rho Agenda, #3)” by Richard Phillips

12/26/12 I have read the previous two books about three high school kids who found an alien space ship and found them to be entertaining. …

12/25/2012“Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars 1″ by Mark E. Cooper

12/25/12 I actually started reading the second book in this series until I realized that there was a series. So, I got as far as …

12/14/2012“Battle Earth VI (Book 6)” by Nick S. Thomas

12/14/12 I’m just getting into this Amazon ebook but the amount of missing words and stupid sentence structure are causing me to question whether I …

11/28/2012“The Clone Sedition (Rogue Clone #8)” by Steven L. Kent

11/28/12 Not bad, a little confusing for awhile, not sure the author explained everything. Gen. Watson Harris seems a little lost in this new book. …

11/28/2012“The Cost of Victory (Crimson Worlds II)” by Jay Allan

11/28/12 Wow! These are great books! If you like space battles and tactics then you’ve got to read these books. This one starts out with …

11/11/2012“Immune (The Rho Agenda, #2)” by Richard Phillips

11/11/12 The author has a very good way of getting you really wrapped up on this story. I don’t normally go in for stories about …

11/04/2012“Battle Station (Star Force Series #5)” by B.V. Larson

04/12/12 The previous books in this series have been all out war. War with the Macros, who are machines bent on eradicating all biotic life. …

10/15/2012“Sub-Human (Book 1) (Post-Human Series)” by David Simpson

10/15/12 Very interesting book. Not a bad story line but a little hard to believe. The character development is OK but could have been a …

10/15/2012“Marines (Crimson Worlds I)” by Jay Allan

10/15/12 I really liked this book. It was well written and has just the kind of military science fiction I like to read. It’s fast …

10/15/2012“Trans-Human (Book 3) (Post-Human Series)” by David Simpson

10/15/12 This one made my head hurt! I’m not new to science fiction by a long-shot but the concepts presented in this book ran me …

10/15/2012“Post-Human (Book 2) (Post-Human Series)” by David Simpson

10/15/12 How do you stand out in a world of super humans? I guess one way is to be in charge of a team of …

10/15/2012“The Heart of Matter (Odyssey One Book 2)” by Evan Currie

10/15/12 If you like military science fiction, you have to read this series. It is just about the most exciting set of books Ihave read …

10/15/2012“Into the Black (Odyssey One Book 1 [Remastered Edition]) by Evan Currie

10/15/12 Wow! If you like military science fiction, then read this book. This has to be one of the best I have read lately. The …

10/04/2012“The Prometheus Project (Book 3): Stranded” by Douglas E. Richards

10/04/12 This was another excellent book written for the young set but it did keep me interested even though I am long past that generation. …

09/15/2012“Fusion (Beyond Armageddon Book 5)” by Anthony DeCosmo

09/15/12 Wow! What a book! What a finish to a great series! I have finally finished this series and I am worn out! These books …

09/15/2012“The Clone Republic (Rogue Clone #1)” by Steven L. Kent

108/15/12 I believe I have read this book before. Pretty good military science-fiction. Has a lot of action but the main character gets a lot …

08/26/2012“The Empty Warrior: Volume One of the Aberrant Chronicles” by J. D. McCartney

08/26/12 I realized this has been stated by numerous reviewers already, but can’t the author just write stuff in plain English? I really liked what …

08/19/2012“First Shift – Legacy (Part 6 of the Silo Series) (Wool)” by Hugh Howey

08/19/12 I read the Wool Omnibus first and it was pretty good. I’m not a fan of “inner space”. I normally read about outer space, …

08/17/2012“Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5) (Silo Saga) by Hugh Howey

08/17/12 Wasn’t sure I wanted or was going to read this book(s). I hadn’t heard anything about them and what I had read was not …

07/03/2012“WIRED” by Douglas E. Richards

7/3/12 Whew! Another book that I couldn’t put down. I though the first one was exciting but hold on to your hats, this one takes …

07/03/2012“Amped (The WIRED Sequel)” by Douglas E. Richards

07/13/12 When I first started reading this I wasn’t too sure it was my type of book. It kind of reads like a murder mystery …

04/16/2012“The Rings of Haven (The Frontiers Saga #2 )” by Ryk Brown

04/16/12 Second book in the series and it continues to be very, very good. I like the continuing character development. These are very young people …

04/16/2012“Aurora: CV-01 (The Frontiers Saga #1)” by Ryk Brown

104/16/12 Outstanding beginning start to a new series. Although it seems a little short, it was probably due to the fast pace of the story …

04/09/2012“Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga” by Greg Bear

04/09/12 Real complicated book to read. Has some strange characters, some human, some not, can’t hardly tell which is which. This is not the typical …

04/09/2012“Halo: Primordium: Book Two of the Forerunner Saga” by Greg Bear

04/09/12 Well, I’m certainly glad I got through this book. It was again difficult to read and barely understandable. The characters and alien culture was …

02/09/2012“Rebellion (Star Force Series #3)” by B.V. Larson

02/09/12 This is the 3rd book in the series and it doesn’t stop for a breather. Colonel Kyle Riggs and his Star Force are now …

02/09/2012“Conquest (Star Force Series #4)” by B.V. Larson

02/09/12 Wow! Take a breather, will ya! Good night! Colonel Riggs and his Star Force Marines are fighting almost every hour of every day. They …

02/03/2012“Swarm (Star Force Series #1)” by B.V. Larson

02/03/12 Absolutely great read! I do not believe I have read any other books by this author but I will certainly do so in the …

02/03/2012“Extinction (Star Force Series #2)” by B.V. Larson

02/03/12 You get a moment to catch your breath but not much! Kyle Riggs has got to get his “Star Force” stood-up which isn’t an …

01/27/2012“Antz – The Gathering (Book 2)” by Ronald Wintrick

01/16/12 This book follows the first in the series real well. We continue to read about the Antz (they have a name but it’s hard …

01/19/2012“Antz – The Awakening (Book 1)” by Ronald Wintrick

01/19/12 I wasn’t sure about this series. I was kind of throw off by the title. I figured surely a sci-fi author wouldn’t be writing …

01/19/2012“Antz – The Alliance (Book 4)” by Ronald Wintrick

01/19/12 This is a petty good continuation of the first three books. I like the story line and the writing is pretty good. Still, there …

Reviews By Year:  2011

DateBook TitleReview Excerpt
12/31/2011“Schism (Beyond Armageddon Book 4)” by Anthony DeCosmo

12/31/11 I don’t think I’ve ever read a series of books where the main character seems to leave and we’re left reading about the friends …

12/29/2011“Parallels (Beyond Armageddon Book 3)” by Anthony DeCosmo

12/29/11 Well, what a horrible book! No, not in that it’s a bad read, it’s just that the author takes our hero and turns him …

12/29/2011“Empire (Beyond Armageddon Book 2)” by Anthony DeCosmo

12/29/11 This continues to be one of the best books and series I have read in a long time. The main character, Trevor Stone, continues …

12/16/2011“The Clone Empire (Rogue Clone #6)” by Steven L. Kent

12/16/11 So far I’ve enjoyed this series of books; so far, that is. I had trouble getting through this one because the author chose to …

12/05/2011“Beyond Armageddon (Book 1)” by Anthony DeCosmo

12/22/11 Outstanding! Best book l’ve read in a long while. Great story telling. Very interesting characters and great depiction of the action. This is one …

12/03/2011“A Rose Grows in the Weeds (Annihilation Series #3) by Saxon Andrew

12/03/011 This author writes really bad dialogue. If his intent was to write at the elementary school level, then he accomplished that goal. I think …

12/03/2011“The Clone Redemption (Rogue Clone #7)” by Steven L. Kent

12/03/11 This book was better! The main character, Wayson Harris, is a 3-star General now in the Enlisted Man’s Empire but he doesn’t believe they …

11/20/2011“The Clone Betrayal (Rogue Clone #5)” by Steven L. Kent

11/20/11 I knew what this book was going to be about before I even started to read it. If you’ve followed the series, this was …

11/07/2011“Duty, Honor, Planet” by Rick Partlow

11/07/11 Petty good book to read. Has some far fetched ideas but for young people it would be a good read. As a prior military …

11/07/2011“Love Conquers All (Annihilation #1)” by Saxon Andrew

11/07/11 This is an “Ok” book and start of a series. The writing is kind of, what’s a good word, ah, simplistic! There are a …

01/14/2011“The Battle of the Hammer Worlds (Helfort’s War Book 2)” by Graham Sharp Paul

01/14/11 ** spoiler alert ** Ok, what do you do with a war hero? In this book, Lt. Michael Helfort is a genuine war hero …

01/14/2011“The Battle of Devastation Reef (Helfort’s War Book 3)” by Graham Sharp Paul

01/14/11 The main character, Lt. Michael Helfort, is one lucky guy! He gets a special assignment to start something new within Fleet that gets he …

01/14/2011“The Battle for Commitment Planet (Helfort’s War book 4)” by Graham Sharp Paul

01/14/11 Final book that is in print, but not the final book of the series, I hope! The premise for this book is pretty stupid. …

01/01/2011“First to Fight (Starfist, #1)” by David Sherman, Dan Cragg

01/01/11 This is the first of, I believe, a 14 book series. I believe I have read these books but I can’t remember when and …

Reviews By Year:  2010

DateBook TitleReview Excerpt
12/17/2010“The Battle at the Moons of Hell (Helfort’s War Book 1)“ by Graham Sharp Paul

12/17/10 This was a really, really good military science fiction book. Just the kind I like to read. The characters are pretty well described and …

07/28/2010“Wings of Hell (Starfist, #13)” by David Sherman, Dan Cragg

07/28/10 I know that I have read this book before but I can’t remember when or why. Anyway, this is another account of the Marines …

07/05/2010“The Clone Elite (Rogue Clone #4)” by Steven L. Kent

07/05/10 After surviving the suicide mission to the Mogats home world, Wayson Harris has retired from the Marines. But the have not tired of him. …

07/05/2010“The Clone Alliance (Rogue Clone #3)” by Steven L. Kent

07/05/10 Another excellent book purchased and read via my IPad. Harris gets rescued from Ray Freeman’s family planet so he can be us envoy for …

07/05/2010“Rogue Clone (Rogue Clone #2)” by Steven L. Kent

07/05/10 I really like these clone books. They have a good story line and usually make for easy reading. I go through the pretty quickly. …

05/17/2010“Lazarus Rising (Starfist, #9)” by David Sherman, Dan Cragg

05/17/10 About half-way through the book and I can say this is the worst book of the 9 I’ve read so far. Spoiler Alert! If …

03/26/2010“Technokill (Starfist #5)” by David Sherman, Dan Cragg

03/20/10 Kind of strange story. Not too sure why the Marines were called in to stop some smugglers that the Navy could have handled by …

03/06/2010“Earth Strike (Star Carrier, #1)” by Ian Douglas

03/06/10 This was a pretty good read as far as military sci-fi goes. It appears to be a new series although I don’t know when …

02/28/2010“The Ten Thousand” by Paul Kearney

02/28/10 This is an excellent book. Very easy to read. I read it in about 4 days although it is a fairly large paperback. It …

02/25/2010“Live Free or Die” by John Ringo

02/28/10 This was a very interesting and funny science fiction book. I wasn’t too sure about it at the start because it involved selling maple …

02/22/2010“The Last World War” by Dayton Ward

02/22/10 This was a good read although it didn’t really convey the real extent of what was happening. A group of Kansas Marine Reservist conducting …

02/06/2010“Blindsight (Firefall #1)” by Peter Watts

02/06/10 Very hard to read book in that the science was very advanced. Even the primary characters were tough to figure out let lone the …

01/06/2010“Firestorm (Starfist #12)” by David Sherman, Dan Cragg

01/06/10 This is the last book of the series and I am glad. The writing is getting worse with each book. These writers probably know …