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Space Battles: Full-Throttle Space Tales #6 Paperback – April 18, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
"The Thirteens": Enjoyed the nautical flavor and the plot twist in the end.
"Like So Much Refuse": Nice balance of two enemy POVs, making both sympathetic.
"Jump Point Blockade": Good conflict catalyst with the hero blithely starting a war.
"First Contract": Loved the banter.
"The Book of Enoch": The Amish go to space? What's not to love?
"Space Battle of the Bands": Cool weapon idea.
"With All Due Respect": Nice new angle with the hero being a diplomat instead of a fighter.
"The Hand of God": Good use of full-on action.
"Guard Dog": Chilling and haunting - in a good way.
In Space Battles: Full-Throttle Space Tales #6, the reader is privy to tales of characters who are attacked because of race or religion, hunted by an avenger, hunted for food, attacked by an unknown enemy, and given no quarter. Each of the stories in this anthology brings the reader into the life or death struggle of war in the Sci-Fi medium of space travel. This is a book both to be enjoyed as well as savored.
Short fiction gives the reader the opportunity to peer into a short moment of a "person's" life. These battles are turning points for the characters. The authors of these tales can be lauded for their abilities to develop credible people who we care about as they battle for their lives. If you are interested in adrenaline pumping suspense combined with clever twists in short bites this one's for you.
The character depth is excellent despite the fact that the average length of the stories is about 15 pages or so, quite an achievement when you consider that they have to pack these short stories with as much action as you can handle as well. You have some stories that will make you laugh such as The Thirteens by Gene Mederos where a particular incident involving slippers had me in a fit of giggles. Others will make you appreciate those in the military as admirals valiantly fight to save their ship, and their way of life such as in Like So Much Refuse by Simon C. Larter. Some examine the will to live and the will to die such as in Never Look Back by Grace Bridges. I was hardly able to set the book down as each new story sent adrenaline into my system.
If you enjoy anything in the realm of science fiction this is a book I highly recommend you go out and get.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's hard to review compilation books, because some of the stories are so much better than others. I was looking for battles featuring lots of intelligent tactical maneuvers, and I... Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by daniel noe
Anthologies usually have a recurring theme, but rarely do they contain such a multiple of varying ideas while still maintaining an element of familiarity. Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer