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Galaxy of Heroes [Kindle Edition]

Gus Flory
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A conspiracy against humanity. A breathtakingly beautiful cyborg. A battle like no other. An adventure you won't forget!

The lives of four space drifters intersect on a planet of hope as the most powerful war machine in the galaxy approaches, threatening to consume them all in a storm of metal and fire.

Capt. Jace Spade is a fighter pilot from the Roga System. He is determined to find his maker—the enigmatic Dr. Zander—even if his search means risking all in the conflagrations of the Inner Galaxy.

Capt. Mina Casey is also a fighter pilot, but from an advanced human civilization that arose in the Heliac System. Capt. Casey has drifted through the void for eons as visions of a warm planet where she can sink her feet in the sand and watch the sunset filled her dreams.

Sgt. Joe Grimes—a Heliac Ranger who once lived for the thrill of the fight—is now disillusioned after the total defeat and destruction of his home world. He would leave all humanity behind if he could only get away.

Genie is a beautiful and indestructible cyborg constructed by a technologically advanced civilization for the purpose of interacting with humans. Genie is programmed to love Joe Grimes, but she longs to be free.


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Writer, soldier, reader.

Product Details

  • File Size: 546 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1449563899
  • Publisher: Gus Flory (September 22, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RL9L96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,112 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review January 20, 2010
Format:Paperback
This is a very old-fashioned novel-and I mean that in a good way. It's full of fights, seat-of-the-pants escapes, and alot of Boys Own Paper derring-do.

Fifty-thousand years into the future, humans live all over the galaxy; they've got all kinds of physical and mental genetic enhancements, and they're at the bottom of a nasty pecking-order. Two more-advanced races, the Orc-like Craaldan and the automated Diocans war on each other with unbelievable ferocity; humans are merely varmints to be killed or enslaved.

In the midst of all this chaos, three humans with long-time ties meet up again, on the assumed-to-be-safe world of Gallos, where humans seem to do nothing but party. Jace Spade is a classic Kirk-type; fearless, witty, insoucient. Joe Grimes, an ex-soldier, is more serious. Both men are interested in Genie, a highly developed cyborg. World-weary pilot Mina Casey can't see what these men want with a cyborg.(Sex appeal aside, she's handy in a fight).

Will our heroes survive a horrendous Craalden attack? Will they ever find a truly safe world for humans to settle permanantly? Will Mina decide that Spade isn't so bad after all?

By the end of the book, I cared a great deal about all this. Mr. Flory's style is workmanlike at best, but he tells a good story that gets more serious and thoughtful in the final third. There are certainly more adventures ahead for these people, although this could work as a stand-alone. I'll read any sequels Mr. Flory cares to write.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Flawed Space Opera June 28, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I wanted to give this book two different ratings. If this book had come through a publishing house, I would have given it one star. However, as a self-published first effort and at a price of $0.99, it is about what I expected and I would have given it three stars.

If you are put off by bad science, inconsistencies, uneven writing style, and/or lack of character development, give this book a pass. If you don't suffer from any of these afflictions and want a fast read with plenty of action, you will probably like this book.

What's good: Fast paced, lots of action and an original character.

What's not so good:

* Lots of bad science. Further, there are inconsistencies in how things work. For instance, bullets bounce harmlessly off of space armor. However, if four people are shooting instead of one, the same bullets suddenly start penetrating the same armor.

* The writing style starts out OK, but degenerates a bit. If the free sample had come from the middle of the book instead of the beginning, I wouldn't have purchased it.

* Every character is one dimensional. Two plot twists rely on characters doing something out of character. There was no hint that they might engage in the new behavior and no explanation of why.

* The ending was very lame.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fast, fun book! Pulp Fiction In Space! April 24, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read entirely too much. My Amazon account looks like a war zone, what with all the craters in it from my dropping loads of money into it once a week or so. I had hit one of those stretches that all us readers hit at least every now and then - all my favorite authors are in a two to three-year cycle and I was stuck in the gap waiting for one of them to put another book out there. I had read a 'self-published' book on my Kindle a few months back (Olympus Prime - Return of the Titans, J.R. Smith) and rather enjoyed it. (He's dropped off the face of the earth, with no hope for the sequel) So, I returned to the self-published side and wish-listed about half a dozen of them. This is the first off that list.

This is a good, basic, first effort! (At least I can't find anything else he's done) The characters are developed well enough for me to get to know. The sci-fi is not over-explained. The action is intense and not overly dramatized. It reads a little short and clipped, but that's easily forgivable when it grabs and then maintains my interest. (I've always imagined that I should write a sci-fi book and this book is how I imagined it would be) The premise is a good one - I hope he expands on it with sequels.

I would urge you to buy it and read it. For a buck, you CANNOT lose and we may have a star on our hands and we can say WE bought and read his FIRST BOOK!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Amatuer? Yes March 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
It seems like there's a really good reason Amazon is selling this book for $0.00

That reason? If you want to be able to SELL your book, then maybe you should learn about character development, having a consistent plot with the ability to develop interest, and overall not being so vague.

Advice? Being a soldier doesn't automatically mean you can write about soldiers. Period. Read some Heinlein, Asimov, Dick, Card, Huxley, ANYONE, and you will learn a little about writing.

Overall review? If you care about good writing, stay away from this book or you will develop an ENORMOUS headache.

Oh, and by the way? REALLY creative title.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really not good June 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Not a good read. Choppy, characters seem to come and go with little development or relation to each other. The main characters survive when all others around them don't. Wouldn't recommend this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Parody, or serious? February 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My sweetheart told me I simply had to read this, and then tell him if what he was thinking was correct. I had to agree with him after the first section. Either this is very bad writing, or a flat-out parody of space opera. I'm not sure which... but it didnt make me laugh, so I'll give it a pass. There are so many trope, cliches, and stereotypical characterizations I have to wonder if there was a checklist being worked down... I didn't bother finishing the book. Life is too short, and full of too many enjoyable reads, to waste my time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Little rough around the edges, but a fun romp.
Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good
Published 19 days ago by Raymond Chesney
2.0 out of 5 stars Great title downhill from there
Science not so good.

Characters I could care less about.

Writing style needs practice.

Plot yeah, kinda. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written
The character development was great and the action was constant. This is an author worth reading. I will purchase other books writer by this author.
Published 1 month ago by David Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars action packed
It was full of action and humor from the first page through to the last...enjoyed very much...is a good book for even the novice reader of sci.fi..
Published 1 month ago by carrol algeri
4.0 out of 5 stars Gus Flory Heroes
This book was fun to read, enjoyed the complete story line. I will read more of his books, he is a good writer.
Published 1 month ago by Clarence L. Gebhart Jr.
3.0 out of 5 stars Drags a bit but i read it
Not inspired writing but an okay yarn. I just wont recommend it to avid SF readers and wont look for other books by Gus.
Published 1 month ago by Potiphar
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
Action packed adventure. Fun to read with the slight comedy intertwined. Leaves you wanting to read number 2. Let you know aboriginal when done.
Published 1 month ago by Kevin D.Thieke
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok read
This book was OK to read. At times I found it hard to follow but there were some very good parts. I hope the next book is as good as this one.
Published 1 month ago by Jeffrey F. Goldsmith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great action
I liked the good descriptions of the characters (even the bad guys) and their motivations. I can see that following novels with the same characters will be exciting.
Published 1 month ago by Paul Mills
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Reader, writer, soldier.

Gus Flory has been around the block a time or two. He dreams of outer space but can't seem to find a way off the planet.


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