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The Martian Marauders (Jack Commer, Supreme Commander)

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A series of inexplicable solar system disasters in the near future, including exploding gas giants and asteroids hurled into the sun, forces a panicky acceleration of space technology and weaponry. But humanity has not learned much from Mars exploration and the discovery of Star Drive, and by 2033 the United System Space Force has not only wrecked the earth with the planet ...more
ebook, 289 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Double Dragon Publishing
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Bob Milne
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Given the dearth of science fiction in my reading over the past year, I was really excited to give this one a read. I actually started it three times, but decided it was the kind of book I wanted to dedicate myself to, to immerse myself in, and thoroughly enjoy, rather than just sampling chapters as opportunities presented themselves. That meant a long wait for a review - sorry, Michael! - but certainly made for a better read.

Let me set the stage for you. Beset by astronomical disasters, humanit
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Toni
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a very difficult book to review, not because it isn’t good, because it definitely that—in fact I liked it so much I went on to read the second book in the series—but because there’s so much going on. It’s like trying to watch three ping-pong games at once. Summarizing the plot is just as complicated…

Earth is currently in the Final War with Alpha-Centauri. Pluto and several of the outer planets have been pulled out of orbit and destroyed, the moon is gone, and after removal of all its in
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F.T.
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
This story opens up with a startling image of men in a spacecraft looking down on the smoking remains of the Himalayas. These men are human, and numb -- because they just dropped the bomb that destroyed their homeworld. Under orders, of course. Jack Commer and his three younger brothers are treated as heroes, or at least formidable warriors, for having done such a thing. But they don't feel like heroes. They have issues. And when they discover that their fight is far from over, we get to see wha ...more
Joseph
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
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Michael Smith
Jan 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I am the author and I wouldn't have given this five stars if I didn't
think I had done my best with it. This is a science fiction novel,
the first of a series, and is available from Double Dragon Publishing at:

http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/s...

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A series of inexplicable solar system disasters in the near future, including exploding gas giants and asteroids hurled into the sun, forces a panicky acceleration of space technology and weaponry. But humanity has not learned much
...more
Linda
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Various reviews here have summarized the story. I won’t repeat the details here. I’ll just say that there is much more to this book than is implied because you wouldn’t want a plot spoiler anyway, and no one had done that. I loved Jack. His ineptness with women was charming in a way, and his shaky fate with Amav was both intriguing—will he win the girl of his dreams—and amusing. From the first paragraph to the last, the characters and their tale will keep you turning pages. I read the book in on ...more
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Michael D. Smith was raised in the Northeast and the Chicago area, then moved to Texas to attend Rice University, where he began developing as a writer and visual artist. In addition to exhibiting and selling paintings and drawings, he has completed sixteen novels. His novella The First Twenty Steps, published by Sortmind Press, is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The Martian Marauders, ...more
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