Guardian of Night
For alien Commander Arid Ricimer there was no going home. His species was winning the war with Earth, but the civilization he had fought for was gone, destroyed from within by ideologues and bureaucrats. So he does the only thing that makes sense to a person of integrity—he attempts to defect to Earth with his officers and...more
The aliens were very well done physically and I loved how they communicated with smells. That was a fun concept to read about. Like a lot of military sci...more
The basis for the book is that everybody's in a mess, both humans...more
Still, pretty stimulating military SF!
You can tell the characters are basically sound, but the author moves them through the story with puppet-like stiffness, failing to bring them to life or make the reader care about them. Information on the setting, the technology, and on the alien culture...more