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Preview — The Stars at War II by David Weber
The Stars at War II (Starfire #1,4)
The war wasn't going well. The alien Arachnids were an enemy whose like no civilized race had ever confronted. Like some carnivorous cancer, the "Bugs" ...more
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The war wasn't going well. The alien Arachnids were an enemy whose like no civilized race had ever confronted. Like some carnivorous cancer, the "Bugs" had overrun planet after planet . . . and they regarded any competing sentient species as only one more protein source. Defeat was not an option. . . . The Grand Alliance of Humans, Orions, Ophiuchi, and Gorm, united in desperate self-defense, have been driven to the wall. Billions of their civilians have been slaughtered. Th
The Shiva Option picks up where In Death Ground (the second novel in Stars at War) leaves off, the Grand Alliance and the Bugs at a standoff, both licking wounds and trying to regroup. It is intense, unrelenting, and filled with incredib ...more
We're launched back into the cauldron of war against the implacable bugs but it's quickly aparent that the plucky humans are going to get the upperhand. That is the real shame of this book. It's a good entertaining space opera with your f ...more
Also I had a minor gripe about some of the formatting in the second book. The intra-chapter sections were not clear, so you'd jump plot lines without any indication, break, etc. That was a little jarring.
Still that said, this ...more
Many of his stories have military, particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre. He frequently places female leading characters in what have been traditionally male roles.
One of his most popular and enduring characters is Honor Harrington whose alliterated name ...more