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Product Details

  • Paperback: 446 pages
  • Publisher: Wheatmark (September 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604944714
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604944716
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,590,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As someone else said it seems a movie should be made about this book.
Knight Brett
The plot was very complex and each of the characters were very interesting yet easy to understand and get into.
Tanaya M. Davis
2 stars for fun reading, minus 3 stars for poorly executed story line.
J. E. Fitzpatrick

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kyle on July 23, 2012
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The action scenes were written well but every conflict comes down to single combat. This is a decent story if you enjoy reading about characters who curl into the fetal position and watch through their legs as their friends are torn apart by lasers. The heroes do nothing but bitch and moan about having to save people and have 6th grade level debates about race relations.
The alien culture and technology make no sense. Apparently most star systems have several inhabited planets and the civilization spans 28 galaxies, yet there are only a dozen races mentioned and they all fight over resources. We learn that Earth is 28 galaxies away, then 20 star systems away, and then 28 galaxies away. The aliens have a single satellite dish that blocks all communication on the eastern seaboard, which somehow blocks land lines and fiber cables, and apparently any ground transportation. And when they are ordered to send something home they take it off the ship, move it into occupied Manhattan, and build a launch site to send it back into space.
Worst of all, New York is occupied for over a month and there is absolutely no military response. Not one cruise missile or artillery strike. Not one National Guard Unit. This is the worst book I have read in years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By OOSA Online Book Club on March 4, 2012
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Officer Jerrah has his hand on the ultimate weapon - Time Displacement Cannon. It's a weapon that can send people backwards or forwards through time. When this weapon is accidently discharged it sends Officer Jerrah and his enemies light years away to a place unknown to them... New York City. How will the citizens of New York be able to defend themselves against something they are not familiar with?

George Lopez's "A Distant Battlefield" definitely took me out of my reading `comfort zone' but that's one of the joys of being a reader. Before even opening the pages of this book, the cover catches your attention. Once you start reading Lopez's word, you are quickly transported to a place that's full of action, mystery, and adventure. This author did an excellent job developing the characters in this must read Sci-fi tale. There were some slow parts in the book, but it didn't last long.

I definitely look forward to reading more from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Knight Brett on May 27, 2012
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Great book. I loved the different perspectives of the characters. It was a good read that moved along quickly. As someone else said it seems a movie should be made about this book.
My only criticism I could say I had with the story was that the military did not intervene. I mean it was said the invasion lasted for months but yet there is no retalation from our armed forces.
As I said it is a great story that I hope gets added on with from the imagination of Mr. Lopez.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Irish Rose on January 17, 2012
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Suspense, drama, a future filled with aliens, and unstoppable action leaps from the pages of this sci-fi thriller!
George L. Lopez's A Distant Battlefield is a well thought out read with believable characters that leap from the pages with undeniable life, sucking the reader into a realm where aliens and humans abound. New York City has more than a few new immigrants on its shoreline--and our world has become the stomping ground for the worst. Trust, endurance, and intense soul searching bursts from the pages of this novel with more vibrancy than any sci-fi, futuristic, alien film I've ever seen on TV!
5 explosive stars!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Atkins on September 17, 2011
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This is science fiction at its best, told from both the alien and the human perspectives. Witness the extraordinary event of an intergalactic clash happening right in New York City. Aliens as well as humans of different walks of life are thrust into this situation, and what follows is a breathtaking thrill ride and you'll find yourself rooting for more than just one character.
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Reads like a bad online game with sudden bits of humor and interest. May try this author again, may not.
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By Barrie Robertson on November 21, 2012
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Goes into far to much detail and seems to forget the main story .
Boring and takes along time to go nowhere
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By J. E. Fitzpatrick on November 8, 2012
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I found this story a fun read with engaging characters although somewhat stereotypical, both in action and thought. The writing is average although readable with decent proofreading for a kindle book but the editing-oy vey. I couldn't get past the one major, glaring glitch in the story-where was the military in all of this action? If a bunch of regular Joes and Josephines could mix it up with the aliens and survive, where was the Army, Air Force, etc. response? It is only briefly mentioned at the very end of the story that the Army might be coming soon and we find the National Guard escorting people out of the ravaged city. I can get past very skimpy details about alien technology but then the story line had better make sense. I don't know how the author dealt with this huge problem in his mind as he crafted his story but to the reader (at least me) it is a major flaw in the unfolding of this book. 2 stars for fun reading, minus 3 stars for poorly executed story line.
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