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The Evolution of Vaughn
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on 14 December 2013
What can be said about (what is hopefully the 1st of many outings for Vaughn Troupe) about Vaughan? During the book he comes across as the perfect mix of our favourite lovable rogue heroes that populate the genre. Part smuggler, a soupçon of mercenary, a sprinkle of war hero, and a father to the core. All tied up in a package that you really don't want to shake up or get on the wrong side of......... Obviously that's exactly what someone seems intent on doing. It's safe to say that in a crowded bar/cantina there would be no doubt whatsoever about Vaughn shooting first :-)
The universe around which the plot unfolds is nicely crafted. Humans certainly aren't at the apex. The aliens that are abundant certainly outclass humans in many important aspects, however it soon becomes clear that they don't have that spark of drive or ingenuity. And it's this that gives Vaughn the edge.
A great read, and it's always nice to see real life scientific theories drawn into fiction (Alcubierre calculations used extensively for FTL travel).
My favourite part of the book. It's just a really simple well written paragraph in the middle of the book, which has a young Vaughn explaining the true meaning of parenthood to an alien, simple but beautiful.
So treat yourself to this book.
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on 28 December 2013
This book is brilliant the story is well written and put you in the story you can soon understand the main characters and the story even if you've not read the previous books of the author and the history of the story it's a stand alone story of its own I just loved it.
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on 24 June 2014
Zombies and scifi are my favourite reads. Kirk Allmond truly amazed me with his Zombie series and now with The Evolution of Vaughn. This book is amazing, I literally couldn't put it down. Fantastic read, I only hope this becomes a series.

Well done Kirk.
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