- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 22, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449563899
- ISBN-13: 978-1449563899
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,887,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Galaxy of Heroes Paperback – September 22, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
The patter and back-and-forth between the characters is understated but brings out each person's personality. If you enjoy space opera, and don't mind all the ridiculous 'science' errors of that genre, I think you will enjoy this book.
All that said, it is in places a bit rough around the edges. There are some spelling and grammar errors, that sort of thing. It could be tightened up in plotting and pacing, and made more professional. Still, it was thoroughly enjoyable, and so I gave it 5 stars.
It seems this was written by a pubescent teenager. Note the following reasons: First, the violence is horrific, and gleefully described. Guts getting sucked into vacuum, decapitations, people getting blown to tiny bits, sprays of blood. Just like a kid who plays too much "Call of Duty" video games would love and thinks would be cool (it is NOT!). Second, there is a little sex, but no description of it, as if the writer wouldn't know how it goes. The cyborg is supposedly gene-gineered (I just made that word up) to be pleasing to human males, and spends most of the book naked, but there isn't any actual description of her. Third, the f*bomb occurs occasionally, enough to be annoying but not pervasive, as if the author is ashamed of having a potty mouth.
Anyway, the science isn't even offered an explanation for, so there is no quibble there. "Science Fantasy" is closer to this genre. Where space and spaceships, aliens and far-off planets, all combine to form a setting for the story, but no scientific explanation for how fast they travel. That's okay. If we like Star Wars and Star Trek, then we shouldn't turn up our nose at this.
The writing flows pretty well, but there isn't anything new here. It's an adventure story, and that's all. It was free with Amazon Kindle, and so I read it, then forgot it. Hated only the excessive violence.
Won't pay for the sequel.
I liked the read, and was able to get through it in less than a week while working full time and only reading on lunch breaks and such. The universe is not dominated by humans, nor are they the galactic bad guys, which makes this book an outlier, but enjoyable nonetheless.
The plot development comes in chunks, not a smooth delivery.. and the different parts are tied together very well.
Other characters make comments that there are no background for, and then just leave... so you are left wondering what happened? Hopefully these will be addressed later in the story. I don't know... I read the first two chapters, and had to put it down. I could not continue. It has some potential.. but needs a complete rewrite with a good writing coach.
As stated in other reviews... what do you expect for ninety nine cents, right? I don't like being a critic... but this is what I see. Could I do better? I doubt... I am not a writer either. But if the author continues to write, and gets some guidance... then one day I might be a fan.