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Orphanage by Robert Buettner
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Jan 29, 2012

bookshelves: 2011-list, science-fiction, military-fiction, series-i-follow
Read in January, 2012

Orphanage is the first volume in the "Jason Wander" series.Mankind’s first alien contact tears into Earth: projectiles launched from Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede, vaporize whole cities. Under siege, humanity gambles on one desperate counterstrike. In a spacecraft scavenged from scraps and armed with Vietnam-era weapons, foot soldiers like eighteen-year-old Jason Wander-orphans that no one will miss-must dare man’s first interplanetary voyage and invade Ganymede.

From page 1, the book is obviously a homage to Robert Heinlein's Starship troopers. Author Robert Buettner has been a Military Intelligence Officer, National Science Foundation Fellow in Paleontology and has been published in the field of Natural Resources Law so you know he knows the genre. So does he write well? So far, I'm enjoying the ride. Let's see where he takes me.

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