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Battle Station (Star Force #5)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  1,773 ratings  ·  24 reviews
In BATTLE STATION Kyle Riggs faces new challenges, new alien fleets and learns the secrets behind the war he has been fighting for years.

In the fifth book of the Star Force Series, the Eden system is in humanity's grasp, but can they keep it? Star Force is weak after a long war, and many yearn to go home. Knowing the machines will return with a new armada eventually, Riggs
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published May 2nd 2012
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Mike Nemeth
In "Battle Station," author B.V. Larson focuses on one of the coolest themes in his series about Kyle Riggs, an unlikely hero who has repeatedly saved the human race from extinction. This theme is that of rebuilding and construction of devices that will prevent the machines from killing everything not mechanical. This time Riggs is stuck in the Eden system of planets with the Centaurs, the odd and gaseous Blues and weird intelligent bacteria. He has disobeyed Crow yet again, angering the other c ...more
The previous books in this series have been all out war. War with the Macros, who are machines bent on eradicating all biotic life. They have found Earth but one guy, Kyle Riggs, an "enhanced" human who has overcome serious run-ins with Macros now leads the Earth Marine Force and Fleet to track down and destroy the Macros. He does that with a vengeance in the previous four books.

Now in this book, he begins a much needed consolidation of his forces in one of his liberated galaxies. He's got some
C G Bronson
I have read all of the Star Force novels up to date (Swarm, Extinction, Rebellion, and Conquest). This is the fifth book in the series. I have to say it is apparent that this one was not given the same effort as prior novels.

Larson is frequently criticized for moving too fast. He doesn't take a lot of time to setup a satisfying background story or develop characters. Another minor criticism is that his story and character progression are too unbelievable to be taken seriously. I will talk in a l
Oct 23, 2012 Julian rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
Another B.V. Larson book I totally demolished in a little over a day. I just can't get enough of these books. I know they will eventually have to end when earth wins more and more battles and gains more production ability to finally defeat these robotic foes, but I really don't want it to end. My greed is total! (sorry Mr Larson). I love the battles, the disputes between fleet and marines, the characters... I could go on and on. Military scifi is really taking over as the dominant scifi sub-genr ...more
Feb 22, 2015 Ann rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: sci-fi
I enjoy B V Larson's books. I especially enjoy the audiobooks because the sci-fi books are narrated by Mark Boyett, who is a pleasure to listen to. I like the Undying Mercenaries series more than Star Force, but they are all good reads. Entertaining, fun.
Mike Coburn
Just awesome. I'm addicted.

it's great I'm always wanting more. the story is a long and great series of novels worth the time. read it and you won't be dissapointed
Thomas Umstattd
I read most of these back to back. So it is hard for me to review them all individually. If you've gotten this far you will love this one and move right on to the next.
Steve Markham
Not bothering with this series anymore. I don't really feel the characters have developed enough and Sandra was starting to ruin it for me.
Alexander Bradley
B.V Larson is becoming one of my favorite authors of all time. He has such an imagination that its unbelievable.

So onto the book. Another great Rigs Pigs tale about being undermanned, under-gunned and still coming out on top with a few scars to show for it. Admittedly the battle station only shows up at the end but the stories still fantastic with great pacing that few writers have mastered. I can read this series and not even think about how far I am in the book cus I don't want to know. I neve
Rapidly approaching boringness.

It was a mistake to try to chain-smoke these. They're just too repetitive and shallow.

I need a break from cheesy over-the-top space action.
Zhifei Ge
The fifth book of the Star Force is not really appealing, especially after the thrilling fourth book. In this book, the Blue is starting to be demystified, and the combat between the Star Force and the Macro is fading. But on either thing, the author doesn't seem provide anything really creative. I'm going to read the next book anyway, but I hope it's turning back to the right direction.

This is a great book series that covers such a wide range of topics and human problems that it is hard to categorize it clearly at times. It is definitely sci if, and space combat. But probably not as much combat as most military sci fi books. I actually love Marvin, a little deranged robot who is always going slightly off his assigned tasks because he is just so curious.
Of all the series B.V. Larson writes, I find this one the most interesting overall. I do wish the hero was a bit more realistic at times, however. I keep imagining him wearing a cape with a big red 'S' on it. Definitely requires more suspension of disbelief than I like sometimes. Nonetheless, the series is interesting and I want to read more.

This series is SO much fun. It's got action, suspense, and lots of robot alien arse-kicking. At any point, I find myself laughing, pumping my fists, or biting my knuckles. If you want a straightforward fun, thrilling, military sci-fi, then dive in and experience Kyle Rigg's intergalactic, heroic, and sometimes insane shenanigans.
This is one of the best series out there if you like Military SF. Totally addictive read! I started reading the book around 11pm on a Saturday night and it was 4am Sunday morning before I could tear myself away from the book. I read roughly 200 pages in that one sitting.
The 5th book of Star Force series is still a great read. This time we get more info on the original plot and deal more with biotics, not just machines. There's still a big military theater of war in a star system, one-man engineering ideas, old and new aliens.
Hugh Long
I love Larson's Swarm series, and based on these, I feel he's one of the best storytellers in writing today.

Battle stations is loaded with lots of good Macro vs. Human vs. Nano battles, plus a new species!

I can't wait for the next instalment!

Not the best in the series but enjoyed it never the less. Interesting that it was named Battle Station. The BS only appeared at the verged and played no real role in the story...maybe next timer?.
Not quite sure why it was named Battle Station. Anyway, was as entertaining as any of the others in the series. Not the best, maybe the worst, maybe not.
More in the Battle series. Light reading, improves with each book. (Can't believe I've read this many.)
Bjorn Naessens

While not the best book in the series, still loving kyle rigg's adventures. can't wait for next one
Fun, fast-paced, preposterous military Sci Fi.
I love this series.
Earl Settle
Great series!!
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Star Force (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Swarm (Star Force, #1)
  • Extinction (Star Force, #2)
  • Rebellion (Star Force, #3)
  • Conquest (Star Force, #4)
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