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The Battle for Terra Two (Biofab 2) (The Biofab Wars)

The Battle for Terra Two (Biofab 2) (The Biofab Wars) [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Ames Berry
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Earth basked in the glow of a new interstellar age, saved from enslavement to the insectoid biofabs by the dramatic arrival of the Kronarin fleet. Laden with honors and riches, John Harrison, hero of the Biofab War, can finally live the good life--or can he?

Unknown to the Alliance, renegade biofabs escaped to an alternate universe where under their brilliant Tactics Master they're breeding back to strength, readying a counter-strike against the people of both universes.

Catapulted into a twisted image of his world, Harrison must find the biofabs' nest and take it out before a new generation hatches. It won't be easy--the biofabs have found deadly allies. And in this version of Earth, Harrison's a rebel on the run from the Fourth Reich. (2010 revision of 1986 Tor Books edition. 56,000 words.)

The Battle for Terra Two is one of four novels that begins with a covert alien attempt to control Earth, ending with the battered forces of Galactic humanity battling impossible odds as an AI armada sweeps into our galaxy for its long-overdue reckoning with humanity. (AIs--Artificial Intelligences--cyborgs evolved over vast time from simpler machines to complex beings driven by the simple need to kill us all.)  

All the books follow the crew of the Kronarin Fleet dreadnought Implacable and their Terran allies from the discovery of biofabs on Earth through ever-growing confrontations and diabolical alien machinations to the final battle. The plot line is akin to a nesting doll, each crisis spawning an even deadlier one. The blaster fire never stops--save for the occasional soothing cup of t'ata from Implacable's dodgy beveragers. (Implacable's a resurrected Imperial warship that sometimes chaffs at having been awakened and pressed into the service of such rude hands. It preferred its Imperial masters.)

To be bested along the way are space pirates, Terra Two's last proconsul, mindslavers, various machine intelligences, a vile alternate Earth, the undying hand of the dead Kronarin Empire, a ubiquitous insectoid-blonde and of course, biofabs. All stirred into a rich bouillabaisse of an adventure that takes the reader on a far flung quest into the fantastic, but where in the end the old verities of honesty, valor and fellowship trump all.

From The Battle for Terra Two:

"I have a theory about the Empire," said Bill as the decks flashed by. "More whimsy than theory.  It never died. It's out there somewhere, manipulating us, the Kronarins, the Scotar, those killer machines--God only knows what else. All for some esoteric and rotten end. It's cold, malevolent, immortal and hopelessly mad. Evil."

This was worse, John thought, stumbling over a helmet. Something out of Goya, the young dead tormented faces staring sightlessly, throats ripped out, necks broken, holes you could put your fist through. And everywhere the stench of burnt flesh and clouds of flies come to feast.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 406 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Stephen Ames Berry; 2 edition (1 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HO5XU2
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,238 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stephen Ames Berry is the author of four science fiction novels first published by Ace/Berkley and Tor/Macmillan, and of The Eldridge Conspiracy, a tale spun from his time at the Pentagon and the myth of the US Navy's World War II ship invisibility project, the Philadelphia Experiment. He's now writing his sixth novel. A graduate of Boston University, Berry has a master's in information systems and was a systems analyst and data architect at the Pentagon and Harvard University. He's a veteran of the US Army Security Agency, which sponsored his three-year stint in Tokyo. A slave to a pride of entitled cats, Berry lives in Florida, where he teaches at a school for wayward youth.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Battle for Terra Two by Stephen Ames Berry 26 Jan 2012
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Wow, well that was an unexpected turn of events! There are four books in Ames Berry's BioFab wars and as usual, numpty that I am I picked them up out of sequence and completely missed No 1!

I started with the AI War, No 3 in the sequence missing out No 1 The BioFab War and this one, The Battle for Terra Two, the final novel in the quartet being The Final Assault.... The story does follow through in each book so, if you are going to pick them up for reading, can I suggest doing it in the correct order, it is less confusing that way. Having said that it is less confusing, I still did enjoy the two books that I have read and so have immediately downloaded the last book in the series to my Kindle to finish them off!

As far as I can tell our earth is still stumbling along in a universe that has greatly outpaced us in evolvement and technology, which it seems to an extent we should be grateful for.

While we stumble along other humanoid races, such as the Kronarin and Utrians developed to an extent where they have engineered machines to do almost everything for them up to the point, where we get Terminatoresque Machines deciding that they can do things better than their human creators and spark a war. It seems to have been complicated by a race of insectoid (Starship Trooperesque) life forms, known as Scotar, that can shape shift and teleport themselves in and out of situations. A war rages across universes with whole star systems being laid waste and billions of lives lost.

These books follow the war through Commodore Detrelna and his Flag Captain Lawrona and the crew of the battle cruiser Implacable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book 22 Nov 2012
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I enjoyed this book, I found it took a while to grasp what the story was about, but in the end I am looking to read more.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's the Lensman series all over again! 26 Aug 2012
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There are a couple of well informed reviews here, one in particular referred to the Lensman series which took me back to my childhood days, and reminded me how the author drew me in by the sheer enormity of his imagination, and in the same way I think this author has a tremendous imagination. Treat this as a light read, don't look to deep and it's entertaining, I agree with another reviewer and the poor editing starts to irritate which is why I started to reduce my rating to 3 start. Reads well, but the author got tired and the editors sloppy, which spoiled the detail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm not really all that into politicaly framed books, However I find the series riveting. 17 Oct 2013
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I fond book 1 great and was looking froward to continuing the series. I am not disappointed !
The book was even better than the first. and I'm looking forward to getting the next addition.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 31 July 2013
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Great epic sci-fi, with all that implies. Everything is in here from viruses (bio and computer), cyborgs, androids, planet-sized ships, science as magic, and high swashbuckling.
3.0 out of 5 stars book 2 6 Mar 2013
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you could skip this book and go to 3rd one anot seem to miss anything, almost a waste of time to read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good Series 30 Jun 2006
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What happened to this guy? He writes one excellent series and then drops off the face of the earth. At least he finished the series.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good Idea--Terrible story telling 12 Aug 2011
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I found the book frustrating--I put it down in disgust three different times...I made it a little over half way through and just could not justify the effort it takes to follow the story line and the total lack of any ability to tell a story. I know this is harsh. I love Sci-Fi. I want to encourage more authors to write in this format. The idea behind the story was good--the execution of how the story is told was terrible.
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