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Bad Dog: Military Science Fiction Across a Holographic Multiverse (Gate Walkers Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"This story is great, with a very firm grasp of the Marine Corps lifestyle." - Sgt D. Barrow, USMC.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B078NXJXKC
- Publisher : Triode Press (27 December 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 1852 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 337 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,550,901 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Truthfully, it is a pretty good story. I think it reads a bit like a short story, which I can appreciate. Don't get me wrong, I like a good Lord of the Rings style epic as much as the next guy, but now and again I like something shorter and to the point. This book scratched that itch. I found it pretty compelling from start to finish, and I can't wait for the next book to come out in print (I think it is already out in electronic format, but I like paper). I love a good near-future story where things are just different enough to make your imagination kick into gear, but not so foreign that I'm sitting around thinking "What's a flingledorp and why on Earth is this one attached to the hangwopper of a flogtrud?" Look, I want to follow the story without too much confusion. Pollard succeeded for me. I'm a 20 year veteran of the Navy and I'll say that about 99% of all the jargon, personalities, and events feel dead on which really added to my enjoyment and the believability of the story. For those of you with less military experience, Pollard does include a nice glossary in the back of the book so you don't get lost in all the TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms... military loves them).
I don't know if I have any downsides to relay, but I'm pretty easy to please. I'm hoping there is more to come soon.
If you like military sci fi, but get sick of a count of everything before every battle (and/or don't know or care what TOE is or the difference between a cruiser and a destroyer), this is an excellent choice. It has enough military-ness to be realistic but does not bog down in details that only another space marine would care about.
I highly recommend the entire series.
This is SF Military but don't expect finding super-uber soldiers or extraterrestial advanced enemies fighting each other in remote galaxies, no "Starship Troopers" rehearsal at all. On the contrary, set in in the last quarter of the XXI century, the book provides a glimpse of what could be a very realistic progtessive evolution of modern tactical warfare and weapons... in a geopolitical context that will also be familiar to the reader, where a reconfigured US (called "Confederated States" but not yet explained in the book what happended) is challenged by an increasingly assertive China in a remote region in Afghanistan.
The book focuses in a Marine recon unit and the pace of the action is truly good.
The atmosphere is very realistic thanks to the extensive and thoroughful military research undertaken by the autor that you can follow in her personal blog.
After I finished reading the novel, I realy eager for more. Luckily a second part is very close to publication.
I can strongly recommend the book and if the sequels are as good as the initial work, I can see Ashley Pollard becoming a refenrence in this writing genre