This is a quite nice little novella in the Warstrider universe. I have to say that I am not sure why the author, if he wanted to review this series, opted for “just” a novella. At only around 150 pages it is indeed more of a short story than a full book. It has all the qualities of the rest of the series but it really leaves me wanting more. […]
Continue reading The Ten Billion Gods of Heaven – Quite nice little novella in the Warstrider universe.
Battlemind (Warstrider #6) by Ian Douglas (William H. Keith Jr.) My rating: 6 out of 10 stars The Web, a vast machine intelligence of unbelievable power, is steadily consuming the galaxy, indifferent to any species that stands in its way. Fighting the Web brings together an alliance between disparate societies and alien civilizations to stand against it in battle. And overcoming the Web means discovering … Continue reading Battlemind: Oh nooooo…time travel!
Symbionts (Warstrider #4) by Ian Douglas (alias for William H. Keith Jr.) My rating: 8 out of 10 stars Dev Cameron helped the rebel Confederation defeat the Hegemony forces at Herakles, but his experience merging with an alien Naga consciousness has changed him irrevocably, and the rebellion rages on. After the passive DalRiss unexpectedly attack the Hegemony, Dev and Katya Alessandro are sent to meet … Continue reading Symbionts: Good, solid hard military science fiction.
Jackers (Warstrider #3) by Ian Douglas (alias for William H. Keith Jr.) My ratings: 7 out of 10 stars Once he was the gaijin champion of a cruel and oppressive Empire. Now Dev Cameron is a military commander for the rebellious, newborn Confederation — and at tentative peace with the galaxy’s all-powerful rulers. — But treachery has shattered the uneasy truce, as the Imperial lords … Continue reading Jackers: A bit mixed but still a good read.
Rebellion (Warstrider 2) by Ian Douglas (alias for William H. Keith Jr.) My rating: 7 out of 10 stars In the wake of a breakthrough in the struggle against the Xenos on its frontier worlds, the Hegemony turns its attention to the planet Eridu, where newly-encountered Xenos as well as brewing unrest among the colonists threaten the Hegemony’s rule. The ensuing struggle will test loyalties and … Continue reading Rebellion: More politics and less aliens in this one
Warstrider (Warstrider #1) by Ian Douglas (alias for William H. Keith Jr.) My rating: 7 out of 10 stars In the 26th century, humanity is at war with the Xenophobes, and the planet Loki is the next battleground. Dev Cameron joined the military to fly a starship, but is rated unsuitable and grudgingly accepts an assignment with the ground forces piloting a massive walking tank- a … Continue reading Warstrider: Good solid read and a story with a twist or two.