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- Book 1 of 12 in Star Force Series (12 Book Series)
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Swarm is just sufficiently full of true science and seasoned just enough with fiction to pass muster as something Heinlein would have written. Joe average is quite literally yanked out of his calm, pleasant life and forced into a life or death situation not only for himself but for all of humanity. In classic science fiction commonly the protagonist was an egg-head who was fully up to date on the newest radio technology, in this case a computer science professor has to shoulder the responsibility of saving the world.
Heinlein was convinced that a well-educated American engineer or scientist could take on the most advanced tyrants in the universe. More, he was convinced that given a hint of whatever was behind the technology of that tyrant, American academics and engineers could reproduce and even better it. His optimistic view was overshadowed by the post-apocalyptic mood that seemed to grip scifi writers in the waning years of the 20th century. B.V. Larson has recaptured that indomitable spirit exemplified by Heinlein that sees the best of American scientific culture and the self sacrificing nature and courage of professional soldiers as a force that makes humanity far too much to chew for any alien invader.
The highest complement I can give is due this book. I squirmed with the lead character as he faced the death of his family and again and again the horror of total war. In the end though Larson make me feel good to be an American and a human being. I ache to read the next in what I sincerely hope is a long series.
The book is fast-paced, but at great cost to the characters. As an adult reader, I found none of them believable - they all seemed to me oversimplified caricatures of a teenage boy's fantasy reality. This is coming from a reader who loves action, no less.
In particular, I found the protagonist's development completely unrealistic. A schoolteacher by background, becomes a military genius on his very first battle, manages to forget the graphic deaths of his two kids within days, and is found busily carousing intimately with a too-conveniently placed naked early 20s female sidekick in that time. This oversimplified character and plot development is so cliche and unoriginal that I thought only kids would be able to overlook it. The descriptions of the female sidekick pretty much sum up the level of writing in this book - in the midst of a high-tension, life-or-death scenario, generous wording is given to pay particular attention to her shapely form, state of undress, and appealing features. Oh yes, and she's naked pretty much the entire first few days they're together. Seriously? This sort of writing is straight out of a low-budget "B Movie" script - it was a shock to me to encounter such banality in sci-fi book.
The rest of the book is also greatly oversimplified for a fan of hard science fiction.Read more ›
I read one five star review here where someone compared this writer to Heinlein. Heinlein had a deep understanding of empathy and how it moves a story; the dynamic that brings the reader into a story. This writer made me hate this guy's guts by the end of the second chapter and if any moniker would be an apt description it would be the Anti-Heinlein.
I read lots of this stuff and long for something that I will be able to turn off my brain and read. I hated the hero so much, I couldn't. If this guy represents humanity, I'm rooting for the aliens.
Let me lay this out. His adolescent children are eviscerated; chopped into bits while screaming and a few hours later he starts hitting on girl. Together, a few days later, they decide to go back to his house and steal his dead kid's furniture and clothing to set up their new place. A week later (yes a week) he might occasionally think about them. But only for a minute or so.
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A good read but a little tough to get through in the sections where the main character is trying to understand the ship.Published 21 days ago by Jack F. Dean
its an interesting read, but quite violent, and very graphic in some placesPublished 23 days ago by Jonathan K.
The beginning of this book was brilliant, and the storyline is enticing and does make you want to read the rest of the series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen
This is what sci-fi is all about. Futuristic technology from a human perspective where the characters have to use their intellect to figure things out. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patrick J. Studabaker
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I tried to stay with this one but just couldn't get into it. I think the idea of being able to make the ship do whatever it wanted somehow turned me off. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Corey Schoonover
Novel idea but really not that good. Simplistic plot, weak characters, premise is pretty hard to believePublished 2 months ago by William Crawford
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