Into the Black
This edition of Odyssey One has been completely edited and remastered to correct the typos and content issues that reviewers commented on in the original edition.
Beyond the confines of our small world, far from the glow of our star, lies a galaxy and universe much larger and more varied than anyone on Earth can possibly imagine. For the new NAC spacecraft Odyssey an...more
But sometimes, fortunately, I get caught up with a crew of some really great characters. They get thrown in some interesting situations with plenty of translator humor, and then, suddenly, all my worries just seem to melt away.
If you're looking for some great pew-pew, vroom, and kaa-plowie action, this novel has it in spades and spades, and i ...more
So far as this being a military science fiction/military fantasy we get fleet action, groundpounder action, even space fighter action.
Yes the story is w ...more
Into the Black focuses on the first voyage of ...more
The author is incredibly good in writing what I call a classical sci-fi novel. Nothing is sleek, shiny or too clean as most new sci-fi novels and movies are. The characters are being introduced, then developed as if the reader was on board the Odyssey itself (the crew got scrambled together so that gives the reader a sense of reality). The action is incredible, breathtaking and exhilarating but also the science, poli ...more
Because he was such a spectacular fighter pilot during WWIII, Captain Eric Weston has been given command of the new spaceship Odyssey which is making her maiden voyage beyond the galaxy, to boldly go where no man has gone before. What Weston and his crew find out there is quite a surprise: a small spacecraft emitting a distress signal and containing a nearly dead human woman named Mia.
When they take Mia back to their ship, reviv ...more
I did add a star to the rating because I was impressed by the time I finished. I liked the story and the characters, even though both were a little on the 'perfect' side. The world building was also nicely done. There were also some thought provo ...more
I was really excited because it's hard for me to find military sci-fi that I like. That has a good story, straight-forward space travel and battle technology, no cookie-cutter characters a ...more
What to say, the book is competently written with a fast paced plot and looooots of action and some great „stealth“ sections. The tech is futuristic, of course, but described just enough for us to suspend the disbelief and see it as possible. And the story is nicely rounded with an ending that suggest grand things to come.
Personally the greatest failing for the book ar the characters. Fairly one dimensional and uninteresting. I understand they are not important and so the focus isn ...more
If you are well-read in this genre, you will see where the story borrows from Heinlein, Kris Longknife, and others. The author even acknowledges this, but don't let that deter you. This books is well crafted and entertaining.
I'll read the next one.
The book is based on the story line that a ship from Earth named the Odyssey One leaves on an exploratory mission around the universe. But the ship uses a technology that makes the crew sick when it goes faster than light speed and the ship is more a battl ...more
I have never read military science fiction before and am now official in love with the genre. It was great to find our armed forces written with such nobility and compassion in the genre. Too often in science fiction there is a dark military industrial complex looking to rule the universe.
This book takes place in a near future where the world is getting back on its feet after WWWIII, North American Block ...more
Of the 6+ books Evan Currie has written, this is the third one that I have read. Interestingly enough it's as impressive to me as his others because it was his first. This fact is only noticeable through the editing error that mottle this otherwise exceptional military science fiction. Take note, Evan C. Currie is to military science fiction what Brandon Sanderson is to fantas ...more
4 Stars for Narration by David de Vries
4 Stars for Tech/Cultures/Language
3.5 Stars for Characters
4 Stars for Action Sequences
-1 Star for Whiplash POV Switches
The very start of the story is good but my attention kept petering out after the Captain of Odyssey One was introduced. It took a few tries to get my mind to focus onto the story. Overall, great setup for the series!
World War III has ended and the first foray into space has been launched. Talented individuals have been chosen t ...more
Also, I do not believe that there had been sufficient 'history" to explain why t ...more
The Odyssey is the first spacecraft sent out from earth with a crew culled from the best of the best. They were really on a test mission, intended to see what the Odyssey can manage and do a little exploring beyond the Solar System. They didn’t plan upon warping into the debris of a devastating battle…and rescuing a survivor. Now they know there are other human races in the universe… and other unknown, and apparently bru ...more
If the narration of the audiobook had been different, I might have enjoyed this story more. Unfortunately, David de Vries made most people sound like a cartoon character (no joke), and the overacting was pretty awful. His normal reading voice is fine and would have been enough. I almost quit a few times, but the plot was enjoyable enough for me to finish. Definitely woul ...more
This was another debut military sci-fi novel, this time by Evan C. Currie. However, unlike the "Man of War" series I recently started as well, this one is not only quite clearly a "first novel", it is also clear that it was self-published first. Although it gets better near the end, the first part of the book is amateurish and difficult to continue listening to. It shows why good editors are so important in fiction writing. The author makes a number of choices in the story that simply are too mu ...more
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