From: Carson City, NV
ORIGINAL: Max 86
ORIGINAL: Max 86
I just finished BV Larson's first Starforce novel, "Swarm". An ok read, a little light on character development but a fun quick story. Now I am starting on Jeff Shaara's "The Rising Tide". Has anyone read that? Any good? Shaara's usually are.
I'm well into Swarm too. Like you say, kind of light in character development, and it over simplifies some things. I'm not sure if I will read the series when I'm done with Swarm.
Jeff Shaara is a really good author of historical fiction, and I've got several of his samples on my Kindle just waiting to try.
I am doing all my reading on the Kindle too. I have grown attached to that thing. The next book in the series seems about the same.
!!!SPOILER ALERT---SPOILER ALERT!!!
The second book starts with a neat hook that may actually pull me in for one more go. I won't tell you how the first ended but obviously the macros go away becasue there is a second book. So if you don't want to know how the second one starts out, stop reading now!!
Once the threat to earth is over the nano ships programming takes over and all of them start heading out to space regardless of the orders of the command personnel. The ships tell the humans that they are no longer command personnel and won't follow any orders. The nanos do reveal that they are moving to the next possible target of the macros so that NEW indigenous command personnel can be recruited for the upcoming fight. I am sure you remember how command personnel are selected...not too promising for the humans left on board!
So they are heading out to space with only whatever water and food they have available and are basically prisoners on their ships. They have no idea where, how long a trip, or if they have enough food and water to get them there.
That about summarizes up the first chapter. I may have to read a bit further until I figure out what happens to them...darn it. First is Shaara's Rising Tide though.
I wondered if the Nanos would do that. I didn't think the humans would keep control forever. OK. Keeps it interesting.
Since I bought the Kindle Fire in March, I've used it every night since. I love the sample book feature, dictionary while reading, search, instant book purchase, and much more. It's an addicting little thing. I also have the Nook Glowlight from Barnes and Noble. It's nice too, but it does not have the fancy additions like the Fire. It reads in the sun and has a ton of battery life that extends into weeks.
< Message edited by LarryP -- 8/21/2012 8:42:31 PM >