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Poor quality SF with no positive features
on 10 August 2012
Firstly let me say I am no SF snob - far from it, I like a story which doesn't get lost in lots of waffle but this is just a step too far even for me.
A curious mix of stuff thrown together here, we start with a scene straight out of Spartacus... hell, the main character is even called Spartan.
Then we sort of have a bit of Full Metal Jacket or maybe the training scene from Starship Troopers, followed by some curious Master and Commander age of sail combat with spaceships... add some crazy Jihadi random rubbish to it and fail to have any characterisation whatsoever.
If this was a cartoon comic book, it would be badly drawn I bet too...
The writing is poor, the detail is lacking, the purpose... well, I couldn't really see it.
I can obviously see what the author had been reading and watching but his abomination he created from it leaves me hating.
My recent run on trying to find new SF authors is a massive downhill slope, I do hope this is the bottom of it, I can't imagine much worse... oh hang on, I did sadly read something by John Ringo - if you like this rubbish you'll love him!