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Galactic Corps (Inheritance Trilogy #2)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  854 ratings  ·  11 reviews
War is forever

The people on Earth no longer remember how the human race was nearly obliterated centuries earlier during the terror visited upon them by the merciless Xul. But the Star Marines, thirty thousand light years from home, know all too well the horror that still lives.

In the year 2886, in the midst of the intergalactic war that has been raging nonstop for nearly
ebook, 416 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published October 16th 2008)
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Dec 03, 2008 Nathan rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: military fans, hard sci-fi fans
Shelves: reviewed-2008, sci-fi
This set of books (all three trilogies by Douglas) is great mil-fic, and good old-fashioned, hard sci-fi.

It just seems like the characters are getting lost someplace. Everyone is pretty similar in outlook and almost "Mary Sue"-like in their loyalty, bravery, and skill or they're chariactures of stereotypes (especially for the majority of the politicians).

It also seems to suffer from "escalation complex" in much the same way that Weber's "Honor Harrington" books do. FORTUNATELY, it's not missile
The second book of the trilogy picks up the story about a decade after Star Strike. Once again, there is an annoying politician. The Marines now attempt a blow at the very heartland of the Xul, in the radiation saturated galactic core.

While the first half follows the usual formula, the second half, with operations in the core, is truly excellent. Very exciting and with many elements from “sense of wonder” stories like Ringworld and Rendevous with Rama. These are areas that military Scifi doesn’t
Summary: Hard core military SF space opera special. Totally over the top and immensely enjoyable, albeit very unsubtle. The battle set-ups and descriptions are quite amazing and the balance of power intriguing.

Plotline: A good plot, simple at some levels but with astonishing breadth

Premise: I like this universe, though some of the 'physics' needs to be glossed over to make it all work and consistently believable.

Writing: Simple, direct, the reader is transported right into the action.

Ending: Oh
Not as good as previous books in this series.
Locked Out
No, just no, almost like the first book of the series but worse. Needless to say, I never made it to the end of the book because of even more disjointed twists popping up. For example, in one scene someone is baked by radiation for like 6 hours and then they come out completely fine later on, really? Likewise some characters happily dismemeber themselves because any limb can be re-grown. This is a book not for everyone or maybe not even for anyone. I dunno, but for the majority of us, spend your ...more
Wasn't too bad as I'm generally a sucker for military sci-fi.

Though there was one thing I did not like about this author's writing style: he tends to repeat situation details a fair bit as if trying to stress those points viewing the reader as not too intelligent to pick up on it 30 pages or so earlier, or else he tries to get his so many words per manuscript to appease his contract to the publisher. Either way, I found it quite tacky.
Edwin Downward
A hard hitting military sci-fi. A great read for those who like getting into the gritty details of action and tech.
Maciej Janiec
There is some potentially interesting idea lurking behind all the bloated fighting.
Robert Giambo
very good for the genre - one of several related trilogies by the author
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