Earth's Star Force Marines invade an alien world!
In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission - one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.
Extinction is the story of Earth's entry into an interstellar war between living creatures and machines. And to buy the peace, we've signed up with the machines.
Battle stations! Listen to another Star Force novel.
©2011 B. V. Larson (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
15 words? Well, let me see. I liked this series. It was well above average. Action packed, fast moving, and very cool. I bought the series and went book by book. I am glade I did.
The first book in this series was reasonably good. It was told from the standpoint of a guy who was put in a new situation, and how he reacted. But this second book is just ridiculous. The more I listened to it, the sicker I got.
The lead character is an arrogant, egotistical, selfish know-it-all and his girlfriend is a sex-crazed bimbo.
- How does some college professor all of a sudden have total control of the world's most dominant military force? Because he found it first?
- With all of the brilliant minds and governments all over the world, how does this guy speak for all of mankind and make deals on its behalf?
- How does he alone design star ships and tanks with no knowledge of industrial design? How arrogant is he to think he couldn't use the help of qualified engineers the world over?
- Why would seasoned military veterans follow him?
- How does he go to planets no one has ever seen and take no scientists with him, only vowing to "take tons of pictures for the spooks back home?"
His girlfriend is even worse. He says he loves her, but she has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. She's a whiny, complaining, possessive sidekick whose only asset seems to be her sexual prowess.
I've listened to more than 500 books on Audible, and I have never had a book affect me in this way. The sheer arrogance of a person who takes alien technology and keeps it for himself and from his country, essentially proclaiming himself the head of his own little nation. It's just sickening.
Solid story, keeps it interesting with frequent action. Often when I listen to several books of a series in a row I get irritated with some of the writers repetitive quirks. I didn't notice that with the Star Force series.
Similar to Ringo's looking glass series but better, less pseudo-science and lengthy techno lectures.
A good way to get through the work day.
Learn, build, conquer!
Not just one thing i can say i liked. The plot is great, the addition of programming and logic (which i suck at) makes this story so much more interesting. The way the story grows makes it an instant classic for me.
Kyle Riggs is my favorite character because he's got usuable intelligence and he's pretty funny too.
Not in this book, but in the first book because of what happened to his family.
Great listen, and it builds up well.
The narrator sounds a lot like Brian Cranston from Breaking Bad. Not that that is a bad thing or anything that is just how Kyle Riggs looks like to me now. I would definatley try the next book in the series just to finish the series but it did not blow me away.
No my friends don't like sci fi so if wanted to get them hooked i would not recommend this one.
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Yes get The Lost Fleet series
The story didn't blow me away and just getting the main character's perspective is getting old. I would love to have seen the humans attack from the the eyes of one of the aliens they went up against.
A lot of action and a great story. I think I might have done some things differently. But still a fast, action packed story. Can't wait to start the next story.
The second book in this series measures up to the first. If you liked the first book then you will enjoy this one as well.
In the the first Star Force, Larson created a credible tale of unknown alien technology and AIs sent to Earth to assist in a battle against a machine intelligence ready to invade and conquer. Our intrepid hero, Kyle Riggs saved the day by deciphering the alien technology and developing various successful attack modes. In the end, Kyle negotiated a truce with the promise of thousands of nano-enhanced human soldiers fighting as mercenaries for their previous enemy.
In the latest installment, Kyle must first deal with Earth governments that now with the removal of the alien threat, have decided to return to their historical roles of infighting. Kyle is determined to fulfill his duty of human mercenaries and proceeds to build an army.
Rather than attempt to double-cross the aliens, Kyle leads this army into battle against an unknown planet in an unknown star system with worm-like intelligent life. There is much musing and philosophical hand wringing about biota fighting biota, rather than teaming up to battle the machines, but Kyle has dug himself such a deep hole, he has little choice but to practice genocide on the first biological alien species that Earth encounters.
Overall, the battles are boring and mundane with a totally unsatisfying ending. Traveling through wormholes to stab a worm is hardly the stuff of interstellar sci-fi battles. It's likely that Kyle will return to an even more messed up Earth with the only conclusion that both machine and human intelligence are not fit for existence in the universe.
If there is a book 3, the universe would be better if the machines took over and put Kyle out of his and readers' misery.
After finishing the first book in the series, i made an assumption as to where the second book would go. I was very wrong, but that's fine, because the turn the story took that i had not expected was a great surprise. The narration is right on. I feel that this book actually has another book inside of it if the author chose to write another book using other "characters."
I cant wait for Audible to release "Rebellion."
"Great way to spend spare points."
This is the 2nd Star Force book. It's not the cheese that the books title suggests. Just as good as previous book although I might be wrong but im pretty sure this retconned the ending of that one. Continuity changes like that can be annoying but forgivable since it allows the story to continue.
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