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The Xenocide Mission (His Majesty's Starship #2)
by Ben Jeapes
Lieutenant Joel Gilmore, part of a space observation team on the asteroid SkySpy, who come under attack by an aggressive, technologically advanced species of aliens known as the XC’s (Xenocides). Its a race against time for their fellow soldiers to rescue them. During the attempt, the rescue team uncovers shocking secrets of the solar system.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published May 14th 2002 by David Fickling Books
(first published May 1st 2002)
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Bought this is a sale and didn't realise it was a children's book until I got it home. So I thought I'd give it to my younger brother, but looking through it I realised I'd read it when I was at school. Probably one of the first science-fiction books I'd ever read. So I've re-read it now and it's amazing how many of the scenes and the characters came back to me. Brilliant aliens - the Rusties and XCs are genius - and some interesting human characters as well. Nothing really epic as far as plot ...more
His father's army postings sent them all over. At Dumpton, he "read his first Dr Who book (c. 1975), first suffered from hay fever (summer 1977) and first watched Blake’s 7 (January 1978). His parents also got the one interesting posting of his entire life, to Bangladesh. All these were to have effects on his life that still haven’t worn off.." After 12 years in publishing, Jan 2000 layoff started ...moreMore about Ben Jeapes...
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