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New York Times best-selling military science fiction author Ian Douglas brings us the eighth - and penultimate - Star Carrier novel, Bright Light, combining the best action, adventure, and hard science into this universe-spanning series.

There’s no more time....

There’s always more time....

Trevor Gray has been stripped of his command of the starship America and is unsure what to do with his life. Having dedicated so much of himself to the service, he knew following the super-AI Konstantin’s advice could have severe consequences. He just never thought he would be out of the fight.

Because that’s what Earth is in: a fight against a sinister alien force that is so technologically advanced, there seems to be little hope. That’s why he had disobeyed his orders in the first place: to figure out a way to stop them. But now he’s beached.

Which is just what Konstantin wanted.

For the super-AI has a plan: connect Gray with the Pan-Europeans and set him on a course to the remote star Deneb. There, he is to make contact with a mysterious alien civilization using the new artificial intelligence Bright Light, and maybe - if they can make it in time - prevent humanity from being wiped from the universe.

©2018 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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makes your head hurt imagining the story but good

trying to follow along with the science and technology in the book can be rough. it is however, very rewarding and paints a vivid picture of the future.

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Big thoughts in this book!

This is the first review I have made for a book, the ideas are too good not to praise. I love the idea of higher orders of life and super advanced civilizations. The antagonist of the series may be the most advanced and powerful "civilization" I have ever read about (I would bet even the Xeelee would have trouble here). The author does this by sticking to science, NOT fantasy. This is what makes the ideas found within the book so good.

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This book is way ahead of it's time

I didn't read book 6 and 7 coz I was getting tired of what the author was trying to convey but I got say this book is really great.

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I've loved the star carrier series but...

I've loved the star carrier series but I'm starting to lose intrest the first 4 books had me hooked but from the fifth book onward it almost seems like the author is running out of ideas. It's worth the read if you've been following the series but it's starting to drag on, it's not as exciting as it used to be.

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a full complete ending to a great series

this final book in the series is a well-thought-out and complete answer to all the questions generated throughout the series.

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  • 03-21-21

i loved it, relistened multible times.

ive read the whole series multible tomes and ive enjoyed every one of them. The only book series i really look forward to reading again.