The last Book I read from Ian Douglas was Star Corpsman: Bloodstar back in 2012. It was good, not great but good. This book is the first in a new series and it is excellent. It has obviously been impacted by other good Sci-Fi but how do you divorce you mind from your reading experiences. Earth has met aliens and is going to their capital. Their arrival is fraught with peril and they find themselves far from where they had anticipated.
St.Clair is the military commander of the humans and Adler is the political leader.
Douglas illustrates a less than complimentary attitude regarding politicos and realistically with today’s political climate, how could he otherwise proceed. The proliferation of AI adds a equal rights component to the book which is thought provoking. As much as we would like to think that Asimov’s 3 laws of robotics actually might exist, Douglasthinks otherwise.
I found the author provide some interesting concepts to contemplate. Gasp!, he actually encourages you to think!
I really enjoyed the book and I recommend it.
Body of work of Ian Douglas
Web site: www.whkeith.com
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