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VFA-1 handing off from prifly! Ready for Acceleration!
on 8 January 2015
Having followed the Star Carrier series from its conception, I am once again astounded at the pure brilliance of the latest installment. As mentioned by other reviews, yes this book does visit a few of the background politics and the meta-plot. This, however, is very important as, contrary too what one of the reviewers mentioned, a anchoring point for the plot, re-defining what is actually going on within the universe of Men (Humans), bringing the vibrant and realistic internal strife of a species to the author.
Many of the core characters make an appearance, uncovering a great amount of character development. Technology has been refined and boosted, thankfully not beyond believable means, straddling that thin line of hard and soft sci-fi, which Ian Douglas does so well. And of course the utter alien species that make this series stand out amongst the masses are once again slithering towards the inevitable, unthinkable first encounter.
I hope that book 6 is already red-shifting in our direction, as I cannot wait!! What a great read!