- Paperback: 446 pages
- Publisher: Wheatmark (September 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1604944714
- ISBN-13: 978-1604944716
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,639,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Distant Battlefield Paperback – September 15, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
I love how the characters interacted with each other and how they all matured in their own way throughout the story (which shows how truly believable and complex these characters are). They were very well developed and it definitely makes you curious about what path everyone is going to take from here once you get to the end of the first book.
The alien life was very well thought-out and the author was very creative and definitely captured that whole "elite, intelligent, vibe" with them. His descriptions made me want to learn more about their culture and some more background information on how their planets and communities operate. I will definitely be looking out for that in the next book.
I am anxiously looking forward to the second book so that I can jump right back into the action! This was a great introduction to an interesting story that I am looking forward to being immersed in! Great job, Mr. Lopez!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love a book with a good story line and this book had a story that kept me interested the entire way. Awesome book and hopefully this will be a first in a series.Published 9 months ago by Geoffrey Pickett
Okay, the review name is not clever. However, it is a reference to the fact that in this book, from the point I started counting (page 38, and 2 or 3 boughts passed), the author... Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Billy Ray Mills
Reads like a bad online game with sudden bits of humor and interest. May try this author again, may not.Published on December 5, 2012 by Amazon Customer
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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I'll give this book a reluctant thumbs up, due exclusively to the battle scenes. The rest of it? Read more