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The Rookie: Galactic Football League: Book One (The galactic football league) Paperback – November 1, 2013
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Sigler does a brilliant job of describing a future football league that includes regular humans (who generally play quarterback, running back, tight end, and some line backers, humans from heavy gravity worlds or heavy-G (who generally become defensive ends and sometimes offensive linemen), Sklorno the superfast though fragile aliens who make up almost all wide recievers and defensive backs, the Ki the literally nightmarish aliens who make up the offensive linemen and interior defensive line, and the Qyuh, warrior sect who are mostly outside linebackers and defensive ends.
The characters are remarkably well drawn with the central figure, human QB Quentin Barnes being a likeable though occasionally annoying young man who hails from a nightmarish human interstellar power called "Purist Nation" that is obviously the worst possible combination of Christian fundamentalist and Islamic extremism. Along with his staggering racism many of his attitudes seem just like a 21st century athlete going from high school and then to the college level.
All in all the Galactic Football League is one of truely great science fiction series being written today.
Football was made a galactic sport to help the aliens and humans to learn to play as a team and learn to appreciate each other as teammates and friends. They are to be the examples for all the people in the known universe. The alternative is hatred of all alien things and war…..
Scott Sigler has written a unique Sci-Fi story that it entertaining and uses a sport as a means to bring alien species together. You can see and understand the conflicts and the beliefs of the different races and how they learn to succeed as a team and through synergy achieve more as a coordinated team that they ever could as individuals.
The storyline of this book is well conceived and entertaining to read. If you love Sci-Fi and football then this is a WIN-Win story for you. I liked the book a lot and I rated it at 5 stars! There are a few misspelled words and the use of the wrong word at times but it was minimal and I overlooked them in light of the great storyline.
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Turns out, Scott Sigler can make such a book interesting to me (a non-footbally person) merely by adding science fiction and crime drama elements.
Scott Sigler is great.