Military space opera recommendation of the weekApril 8th, 2012 at 12:00 pm ET
Just a brief shout-out on behalf of the Star Force series by B.V. Larson — I’m on book 2 and can’t stop reading. It’s proof that just because something has bypassed the big publishing houses (this is from the Kindle imprint) doesn’t make it junk.
Brief plot summary: alien ships land on earth; humans are commandeered into an alien fighting force; stuff happens; it becomes clear that two alien races are fighting each other on our turf. More stuff happens; crisis averted for humanity (barely) on the final pages of Book One; but a surprise at the start of Book Two starts everything rolling again.
It’s obvious that this was written by a certain type of man — the only female character of any significance in Book One is a “coed” — but then so was Heinlein, and we still read him, so there you go. There’s also a bit more deus ex machina than I prefer (replicators, etc.), and Larson’s a bit loose with the science. But if you get into the spirit, the story rolls along.ShareThis