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The Xenocide Mission (His Majesty's Starship #2)

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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
Dec 09, 2008 David rated it liked it
A satisfying sequel to the first novel in this series. A compelling narrative and interesting combination of s.f., politics and adventure is slightly marred by an unconvinvcing love story but enhanced by an intriguing take on inter-species relationships.
May 02, 2012 Paulene rated it it was ok
I've read this book 3 years ago because this was assigned to us for a book report, but I didn't like it. I don't understand the whole plot! And now, I know why. It's because it's a sequel! DARN. I should'a known.
Aug 31, 2009 Jed rated it liked it
This was a very different Sci-Fi. It has three races in it, people, dog like, and cat like. It is very different, and makes you think.
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Story about a first contact mission that suffers from a series of unfortunate events, misunderstandings and such stemming from a lack of communication. A good read.
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I have read it in real life, it is one of many amazing science fiction books out there! It also has a very interesting twist too at the end!
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