- File Size: 842 KB
- Print Length: 18 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 11, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004W82K7W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,731,057 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Extinction Dawn Kindle Edition
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While I wouldn't mind more back story and a longer look into the world of this bleak future, I think, considering the dreary ending in store for us that the length was fine. If it were longer, I might have expected something to come along and save us all. I would've felt cheated otherwise. I might not always need happy endings but when it comes to the entire species a bit of hope is nice.
So all in all I enjoyed it, and I would read more by this author. As usual, I likely wouldn't have paid for a story this short, however it was free when I read it. And those with more money to throw about wouldn't go amiss reading this one.
The story covers a platoon of humans who are battling both robots and other, more primitive humans. With the platoon rapidly being killed off, the survivors must reach an extraction point, especially as the lieutenant has some vital information for higher headquarters.
The writing reflects current military rhythm and flow, and except for the fact that the robots seem to have a hard time hitting a running human, the fighting seemed reasonable. The author, though, seemed to forget proper punctuation, particularly with regards to the comma.
Halfway through the story, something about the humans surfaces which was rather intriguing and begs for more depth. The story's entire setup, in fact, begs for more depth. There are too many concepts and ideas presented to be adequately covered in only 5,000 words. My own interest was piqued, and I want to read more. This really needs to be a longer story.
The story ends too abruptly as well. Too many questions are left unanswered.
I have to assume that more of this story will be forthcoming. I, for one, will eagerly read what comes next.
A side point is the length. This could be the opener to a full-length, or even just the leaping-off point.
In any case, a decent read.