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The Luck of Han'anga (War of the Second Iteration #1)

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The Human Commonwealth of Worlds had colonized their small corner of the galaxy for almost four centuries before an intelligent non-human species was encountered. During that time hundreds of stellar systems were settled in an effort to spread life out into the Great Void, creating a thriving culture shared by flesh and blood people and machine minds known as Artificials, ...more
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Published June 8th 2012 by Desert Stars Publishing
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Saul
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I am tempted to call this "Space Opera" with a tad of"Mil SF", but it's much more serious than both sub-genre archetypes would imply. No, this is just good old fashion Science Fiction, and a wonderful first novel for Watson. Rich in detail and having a story deep in both political and social commentary, I think readers will be satisfied with something that regular publishers don't put out so much these days.

The ending builds up a bit slowly, but readers I think will be satisfied with lots of mil
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Bonny Macisaac
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I probably would not had been introduced to Thomas Watson's writings if it were not for a Goodreads giveaway. Oh my goodness, rich details, love the twists. Had me right from the first few pages. Also read the Founder's Effect, Book Two. It can easily stand on it's own. But, I a glad I read the first one to get the background story. You won't be disappointed with these two stories. I certainly hope Mr. Watson is writing another soon. I'll be watching.
Natasha
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good. Good social commentray. Great twists. The deails were rich but never turned into purple prose. Ending was good but it left so many question unanswered that it left plenty of room for a sequel.
Tom
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent story with very good world building and character development. Highly recommend this first in the series...you'll be reading the rest!
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Excellent First Contact novel. Looking forward to the next in the series
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I am a writer living in the Sonoran Desert of the American Southwest, to which I relocated from my childhood home in Illinois. I have a B.S. in plant biology from the University of Arizona, and have in the past worked as a laboratory technician for that institution. Among other things, I am also a student of history, natural history, astronomy, and backyard horticulture.
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Other Books in the Series

War of the Second Iteration (5 books)
  • Founders' Effect (War of the Second Iteration #2)
  • The Plight of the Eli'ahtna (War of the Second Iteration #3)
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