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3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  164 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The Hegemony of Suns is the greatest of the empires of mankind that have spread out through space from an abandoned and dying Earth. The Hegemony's vast warships dominate the skies over a hundred worlds, protecting its subjects and enforcing its will.

The interceptor pilots of the Hegemonic Fleet are the cutting edge of the Hegemony's military might, the tip of the spear.
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published April 5th 2012 (first published 2012)
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as i did not have enough asap books to read, bought this one too; could be a quick engaging read but will see

- finished the book as it was a relatively short, fast and generally engaging read which promises a lot if the author will continue the story

- it reminded me to a large extent of the early Honorverse books especially when the shift moved from the character in the blurb to the other main character, who is a young ship captain, not originally from the aristocracy but with protectors there (
Christopher Gerrib
Aug 18, 2013 Christopher Gerrib rated it it was amazing
In movie and TV science fiction, such as Battlestar Galatica and Star Wars, we see a lot of small, single-pilot combat vessels zipping about. These are usually portrayed as running rings around larger and more ponderous vessels, while these small ships can be deadly to the big boys. The setup bears more than a little resemblance to modern-day fighter carrier-based fighter pilots, and allows for lots of screen time for attractive pilots with good teeth.

Yet, in reality, modern carrier aviation wor
Ben Johnson
Oct 21, 2012 Ben Johnson rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
A nice quick read from a self-published author, definitely a good value for the money. Since I like hard sci-fi, I appreciate a well reasoned universe for travel and military tactics. There are attempts to flesh out the social and political contexts as well, and while they serve as an attempt to flesh out the back story of several characters, the background seems like distractions. I would definitely try another book from the universe, if it comes out.
John Nixon
Oct 14, 2012 John Nixon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
Wow! An exception hard SciFi adventure. Well written, off-the-charts imaginative, great storyline. The author has clearly been reading Roger Penrose and his speculations on consciousness. The future worlds are very detail ed and plausible, modulo some quantum singularity consciousness stuff, but even that is well within suspension of disbelief. I'm very impressed.

Go buy this book, because I want to read more from the author!
Sep 25, 2012 Bryan rated it liked it
A solid read given the 99-cent purchase price. Most of the novel is spent describing a series of space battles in spectacular detail, but the ideas are new and the pace is good. Plus there's enough of a personal story to keep things going. The writing can be a little clunky at times, and there probably needs to be illustrations to highlight the differences between "swift ships" and "lance ships", but overall a decent effort.
Nov 06, 2013 Tobias rated it liked it
Liked the parts in space (quite hard SF), disliked the Authors take on Brain-Uploading although I can understand that fleshing that part out warrants a book with a wholly different focus.

The two Superpowers disappointed though, yet another struggle between a quasi-Monarchy and an USSR expy.
Daryl Clarke
Oct 01, 2012 Daryl Clarke rated it liked it
Ordnance, not ordinance.

Gawds I hate it when simple words like this make it through proofing.

There was another space opera almost identical to this and that author had the exact problem.
Sep 24, 2012 Jeff rated it really liked it
Took a while to get into, but once I did quite an interesting book. I really like his take on what war in space would be like. Very realistic I think.
Aug 07, 2013 Jānis rated it really liked it
Tīri ok grāmatiņa un man pat patika - par karu starp cilvēkiem, kas izplatījušies visumā. Būtu gatavs lasīt arī turpinājumus.
Bill Nobes
Oct 03, 2012 Bill Nobes rated it really liked it
Would give it 3.5. Weel done space-opera but the societal structure has a few twists that keep make it interesting.
Sep 23, 2012 Ig40kman rated it it was amazing
For 99 cent this book is 5 star great value for the price.
Jan 26, 2013 David rated it it was amazing
Slow to start, but had me hooked 10% of the way in.
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