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Before Space Recon

(Mission: SRX #1.5)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  10 reviews
An unwitting sacrifice. A spark to ignite the galaxy.

Ten years before Commander Grant and his SR-X experimental fighter left the ground, the U.S.C. Defiance became the flashpoint for humanity’s First Contact War. While unprepared for the devastating assault from an alien race that was by all previous accounts peaceful, the crew will need to band together if any are to hav
Kindle Edition, 39 pages
Published March 24th 2016 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As the crew of the U.S.C. Defiance – a space ship designed to haul cargo between Earth and Sol Bravo – make their peaceful way to a designated destination, an unknown force disrupts their equipment, throwing the U.S.C. Defiance off-course. Little does the crew know that an Aquillian space ship nearby, feigning assistance to the U.S.C. Defiance, has sparked an ambush against the cargo ship. As the ship’s hull is breached and the body count begins, the crew sends out an S-O-S, while utilizing ever ...more
Jaffa Kintigh
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
As humans push out into space, they encounter only one other sentient species residing in a distant star system. The other species remains pretty passive--until they don't.

This short tale follows a smattering of bridge officers on an minor transport vessel that gets waylaid by technology that they don't understand. Suspiciously, an Aquillian ship happens to be primed to help them out in the insignificant stretch of space in which they're stalled. Immediate warning bells goes off, when they think
Susan Dion
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Action, fast-paced and an easy read

My go-to Sci-fi is alien vs human and M.D. White swept me into a realistic event that promises more twists and turns. I enjoyed this first in series quite a bit and I will pursue the battle in White's next offering. There are many unanswered questions, did the humans initiate the fight, what was the cargo, how can they fight such a formidable enemy? It's mystery, science fiction combined with an athlete's running pace. Four stars because I also appreciate more
Kenneth Kotmel
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Great Read

This was a very brief book leaving the reader to want to follow this storyline and follow the continuing adventure.
Chandru CS
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Goood I can get to it for a good one and I get it a to it get good good
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Ih man this story kept me up late more than one night. I found myself not wanting to put this one down. More please !
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

MissionSRX: Before Space Recon: Book 101 is a galactic empire science fiction novella written by Matthew D. White. Lieutenant Commander Warren Hughes knew his current command assignment was a modest accomplishment, to say the least. The Defiance was no state of the art battleship; rather, it was little more than a glorified cargo tug, a first-generation civilian freighter that had been modified for the military. He was still its captain, however, and
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was looking for a new military space opera type series and I happen to get an email from Mr. White asking if I’d read his short story and maybe that would lead to me reading his follow-on three book series. I usually don’t read short stories, but I took the chance just because I didn’t want to miss something in the start of the series.

This short story is pretty concise. An Earth military cargo hauler is in route to a colonized Earth planet. The crew is military in that Earth, but expected this
Liquid Frost
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
This is a prequel to Commander Grant and his SR-X Fighter, which I assume is the thrust of the series by White. Although short, it is an entertaining story and fits lock-step with Sci-Fi, Space Opera, Military v Aliens themes. I enjoyed the read and would consider starting the series. White wasn’t afraid to kill off characters – and if he is that liberal in the actual series - it would make for a fun ride.

Expect some quick action and character introductions. This story is supposed to take place
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This looks like it might be an exciting series, great lift off...
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Mission: SRX (4 books)
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  • Ephemeral Solace (Mission: SRX, #2)
  • Deep Unknown (Mission: SRX, #3)
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