"The book is fast-paced, even with some lengthy, detailed battle sequences, no doubt reflecting Stroock's interest in military history. But what I really liked about it is how Stroock did something different with this well-worn genre, instead of going the cliched route." Aussie Dave, Israellycool.com
"This is far from the B- grade story your wallet fears wasting money on. So ask your library for it or go to Amazon and buy, as I did. You won't regret it!" Battleblue1.com
"Overall this book is well worth the 99 cents being charged, if you own a e-reader or a kindle and your looking for a quick fun read, this book is for you." MI40k.com
From the Author
Independence Day is probably the successor to War of the Worlds, at least for me, and the culmination of forty years of alien invasion movies. I was transfixed by the short 30 second ad aired during the Dallas-Pittsburg Super Bowl. Sneak previews were aired during the spring, these only whetted my appetite. I saw Independence Day the first weekend it was out and several times thereafter. Fifteen years later I think it holds up pretty well. Of course it's highly derivative of War of the Worlds. The moment the president gave the order to 'nuke the bastards' I knew they would fail, just like in War of the Worlds. I loved how Independence Day portrayed events at the highest level and the little details Dean Devlin and Roland Emerich put in the movie like the use of Stealth Bombers and F-15 fighter escorts for Air Force One.
A lot of novels have been written about an alien invasion. For my money the absolute best is Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. I first read it in 1993. Anyone who is familiar with this excellent novel will see its influence all over To Defend the Earth.
I've wanted to write my own tale of alien invasion for decades. What follows are several short stories I've written over the last six years. Some of these stories are about how people act under duress, about how they look into themselves and change. Some are about their relations with other people and how events affect them. Some are just good old fashioned battle yarns; if you like battles on land, sea, air and in space these are for you.