Into the Black (Odyssey One #1)
This edition of Odyssey One has been completely edited and remastered to correct the typos and content issues that reviewers commented on in the original edition.
Beyond the confines of our small world, far from the glow of our star, lies a galaxy and universe much larger and more varied than anyone on Earth can possibly imagine. For the new NAC spacecraft Odyssey and her...more
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But sometimes, fortunately, I get caught up with a crew of some really great characters. They get thrown in some interesting situations with plenty of translator humor, and then, suddenly, all my worries just seem to melt away.
If you're looking for some great pew-pew, vroom, and kaa-plowie action, this novel has it in spades and spades, and i ...more
So far as this being a military science fiction/military fantasy we get fleet action, groundpounder action, even space fighter action.
Yes the story is w ...more
Into the Black focuses on the first voyage of ...more
The author is incredibly good in writing what I call a classical sci-fi novel. Nothing is sleek, shiny or too clean as most new sci-fi novels and movies are. The characters are being introduced, then developed as if the reader was on board the Odyssey itself (the crew got scrambled together so that gives the reader a sense of reality). The action is incredible, breathtaking and exhilarating but also the science, poli ...more
What to say, the book is competently written with a fast paced plot and looooots of action and some great „stealth“ sections. The tech is futuristic, of course, but described just enough for us to suspend the disbelief and see it as possible. And the story is nicely rounded with an ending that suggest grand things to come.
Personally the greatest failing for the book ar the characters. Fairly one dimensional and uninteresting. I understand they are not important and so the focus isn ...more
Because he was such a spectacular fighter pilot during WWIII, Captain Eric Weston has been given command of the new spaceship Odyssey which is making her maiden voyage beyond the galaxy, to boldly go where no man has gone before. What Weston and his crew find out there is quite a surprise: a small spacecraft emitting a distress signal and containing a nearly dead human woman named Mia.
When they take Mia back to their ship, reviv ...more
I was really excited because it's hard for me to find military sci-fi that I like. That has a good story, straight-forward space travel and battle technology, no cookie-cutter characters a ...more
The book is based on the story line that a ship from Earth named the Odyssey One leaves on an exploratory mission around the universe. But the ship uses a technology that makes the crew sick when it goes faster than light speed and the ship is more a battl ...more
Of the 6+ books Evan Currie has written, this is the third one that I have read. Interestingly enough it's as impressive to me as his others because it was his first. This fact is only noticeable through the editing error that mottle this otherwise exceptional military science fiction. Take note, Evan C. Currie is to military science fiction what Brandon Sanderson is to fantas ...more
Also, I do not believe that there had been sufficient 'history" to explain why t ...more
However, the actual storytelling is as vibrant as mayo on white bread. The vast majority of characters are just names, a few with varying degrees of military bravado. Much of the activity in the book is a recounting of procedure, or bland technical descriptions.
I'm not opposed to military sci-fi. There are s ...more
I have never read military science fiction before and am now official in love with the genre. It was great to find our armed forces written with such nobility and compassion in the genre. Too often in science fiction there is a dark military industrial complex looking to rule the universe.
This book takes place in a near future where the world is getting back on its feet after WWWIII, North American Block v ...more
I sometimes wonder how I always get hooked into book series at the beginning of their publication cycle. Here again I found a wonderful book by a new author and the first book is published, the second published and yet the series is far from done.
I discovered this book through Amazon. I have stated before I am a Kindle user. I love books in all forms, paperback, hardcover, and e-book. My Amazon Kindle allows me to have so many books at my fingertips and ready at a moments notice, us ...more
Mild spoilers I suppose but this tells the story of the maiden voyage of Earth's first FTL spaceship. Its crew encounter another human civilisation based on Quaker-like principles which is the target of genocidal aliens. (Many) battles ensue.
I particularly liked how the author has clearly thought carefully about the science o ...more
Captain Eric Weston is on the bridge and has no idea of the adventure he is about to enter.
Arriving near a planetary system they discover debris and no sign of a civilization on an industrial type planet. Upon closer inspection it appears there are aliens on the planet slowly taking all the buildings apart piece by piece. What is going on ?
Soon Odyssey, it’s captain and c ...more
The science wasn't too bad and I liked how differences between the different sets of tech between the different civilitations.
My main beef? Not enough ScfFi references. There were a few made by some characters ("on the bounce", "Bug Hunt", etc) but I would have thought there would be more. In the future, when/if we do venture beyond ...more