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  • File Size: 596 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 9, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IK8GJ0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,474 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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D.A. Boulter hates talking about himself in the 3rd person. Finds it annoying.

Since my early school days, Science Fiction and Fantasy have intrigued me, starting with Heinlein, whose Starship Troopers I read in the middle 60s, long before I knew about the social and political themes it carried. My seminal year, though, came in 1974 when I got my hands on a copy of Frank Herbert's "Dune", which fascinated me with its depth and breadth. At that moment I knew SF&F had hooked me.

However, it took another ten years before I seriously considered writing my own material and another ten after that before I began writing in earnest. Now, with the advent of e-readers, I find myself in the very strange position of being a published author, rather than someone who wrote for himself only. It gratifies me that many have read and enjoyed my works. Thank you.

I've worked as a cook, a first-aid attendant, weather observer, radar operator and tech. I've worked in the city, in the woods, and in the Arctic. Just now, I find myself on the West Coast of Canada, with my feline companion -- one of a line of cats who have shared my writing moments (and interrupted them as well).

And now, due to popular demand (2 people asked for it) I have a Blog
daboulter.blogspot.ca

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mary Ellison on May 29, 2011
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Ghost Fleet is a military SciFi novel that presents a war between two factions -- the Human Confederation and the Tlartox Empire. The author cleaverly shows all concerned parties, both armed and civilian, the extreme horror of war and the humanitarianism that exists on both sides of the conflict and points out that no matter how the conflict goes, both winner and loser will still have to live with each other after the last shots are fired, and that they can do so.

The writing style is easy for the reader to follow. However, almost all of the names of the various characters are unpronouncable, or nearly so. I found it easier to simply drop the extra characters to create something my mouth didn't have to twist itself out of all proportion to say.

This book is a winner. Don't miss it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Marc Bridgham on June 8, 2011
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I admit to loving the military/naval sci fi genre. At the same time I do have some taste. This novel was thoroughly enjoyable from page one. All my favorite elements of the genre well executed. Good people(and other). Point of views from both sides. Real surprises. Noble actions. Favorite people die. Navy traditions in space. Space navy battles. Also has some not so ordinary story elements as well. The enemy is a little silly physically but as characters are splendid. Just a really ripping good yarn. Not high lit but highly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Neville C. Goedhals on June 13, 2011
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Ghost fleet, although initially humans vs. aliens, becomes somewhat more when a third party intervenes. Sub-plots abound with rebels, coming-of-age, romance and good adventure. Not everyone can write military sci-fi - D.A. Boulter can. As noted in the author's other books, the editing is excellent, the characters real, and the story is a page-turner. Can't ask for much more than that.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on June 29, 2011
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...you can't judge a book by its cover. Or, also in this case, the title. I read a lot of space opera and military sci-fi and thought I had seen all that could be done in the "lost fleet" niche, but this book stands on its own creatively.

I buy a lot of books/ebooks and very rarely write reviews. I'm writing this one, because this book is gripping, thought-provoking, a very good value and apparently going largely unnoticed. The editing is, while not flawless, much better than the vast majority of self-published, sci-fi Kindle novels. The end is quite satisfying.

The things I really liked about this book are spoilers, even referenced obliquely. However, I can tell you that this novel is professional work that contains more substance than a lot of the episodic books that some of the well-known military sci-fi novelists spit out 2-4 times per year. I'll definitely be looking at the author's other works to see if there is something else that suits my fancy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Phrmer on August 29, 2011
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I've read alot of Sci Fi over the years. This story has a plot that was much deeper and more thought provoking than I was expecting. It was very moving....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N'awlins Yat on February 9, 2012
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Picked this up with a few others last week and what an excellent little book. I say little because that is my only complaint with this work, aside from the usual (and too many!!) 'Kindle edition' typos, the fact that it was short and to the point, almost like a briefing. I'm not complaining that it is too short in length, although it is such an engaging tale that you find it hard to put down, but that the author told the story as if he had a word limit.

Boulter creates an interesting universe with personable characters and ties in an almost fairy tale story that ends up a hard lesson on how harsh life can be, even when things are better than everyone could have imagined. My beef is that though the universe and characters were well devised, more could have been added to make it a "rich" story. The alien race is fascinating, but beyond the fleet and a few scenes in 'safe houses' little else is explored regarding the alien empire or the species. The same can be said of the second alien race who never truly make an appearance. The lost humans were also lightly covered, leaving bunches of unanswered questions
I truly hope this was simply Boulter's way of paving a sequel or two, Confederation space is too interesting to just leave without coming back.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth J. Mcfadden on October 22, 2011
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Once again, I find myself thinking that Boulter's cover art doesn't serve him remotely well. This time, the cover has the flavor of 1960s pulp sci-fi -- and the novel is anything but. Also, the cover names a ship -- and a captain -- that aren't even characters in the novel!

Cover art aside, however, this is a highly enjoyable, compelling piece of military sci-fi -- my favorite, so far, by this author. The science is, as others have mentioned, highly implausible, but the novel isn't focused on the science. It's a well-written, character-driven story, with a large cast of engaging characters and an operatic scale. Surprises abound -- it's got a fun, fresh twist on the "lost fleet" trope -- and the plotting is lively, with an edge-of-your-seat tension holding through much of the novel. There's a rich supply of humor, courage, nobility, loyalty, tragedy, and even some romance.

The editing isn't bad, as small idie-published books go; there are some occasional wrong or dropped words, occasional punctuation errors, and so forth, but not anywhere nearly as many as I've need in other works. Certainly not enough to diminish the enjoyment of the novel.

In short -- buy the book!
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