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Earth Strike by Ian Douglas
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Jan 07, 12

bookshelves: book-challenge-2012
Read in January, 2012

I would consider this a 'space opera' novel, since it was written in the 1960's I would also consider this one of the first. The story is great, spaceships traveling to unknown worlds and a Galactic fight that spans billions of miles. One of the other aspects I really enjoyed about the story was that the aliens weren't expected and ranged from giant, intelligent slugs, to spiders to a jellyfish like alien.

The story focuses around several different primary characters, most of which are in the 'Space Navy' of Earth's forces although the primary character is one that came from a group of humans called 'prims or primitives. Humans that don't agree with the total incorporation of human's advanced technology into their bodies. At this point in the history of the human species, their technology has become part of their biology; added after birth of course. Nano-bots keep them alive longer, repair cellular degradation, implants in the palms, brains and other major points of the body integrate them in various tasks in their lives.

The primary story involves a war humans have accidentally caused with a species called the 'sha'dar' who restrict technology to a certain. Humans being humans reject this and go to war. The story focuses around this conflict and human's attempt to combat them. It's a great novel for anyone who likes science fiction. Great story, war, space ships and some political intrigue and love story throughout the novel. It's a three part book and am currently delving into the second one.

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Phil Ummm, it was published in 2010 and the author was born in 1950.

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