In 1957, a group of wilderness adventurers are confronted with the unexpected. They are forced to defend themselves against an unworldly enemy. Will man's first encounter with aliens force them to run or will they stand and fight? This is the first thriller in the SODIUM series. Follow along as the unwitting group determines their own fate.
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A six-book series that takes Man from his first encounter with aliens all the way to a fight for our all-out survival. Do we have what it takes to rule the galaxy?
Cast a thousand years into the future beyond SODIUM. This eight-book series chronicles the struggles of Don Grange, a simple package deliveryman, who is thrust into an unimaginable role in the fight against our enemies. Can we win peace and freedom after a thousand years of war?
Cast a thousand years into the future beyond AMP. The Alliance is crumbling. When corruption and politics threaten to throw the allied galaxies into chaos, Knog Beutcher gets caught in the middle. Follow along as our hero is thrust into roles that he never expected or sought. Espionage, intrigue, political assassinations, rebellions and full-on revolutions, they are all coming to Knog Beutcher's world!
HADRON is a modern day story unrelated to the SODIUM-AMP-OMEGA trilogy series. After scientists using the Large Hadron Collider discover dark matter, the world is plunged into chaos. Massive waves of electromagnetic interference take out all grid power and forms of communication the world over. Cities go dark, food and water supplies are quickly used up, and marauders rule the highways. One group of citizens takes a stand. Can they make a difference? And the devastating EM waves, where are they coming from? After months of starvation, a benevolent species arrive in their spaceships to rescue the Human race. Only, are they really so benevolent?
ARMS is set in the future after Earth was nearing an apocalyptic event. Two competing colony ships were built, taking five million inhabitants each through a wormhole to a pair of newly discovered planets. The planets were settled and not long after the colonies looked to the surrounding star systems for ownership and expansion, which led to a centuries long war between them. A truce was declared after the aggressor side began to lose ground.
Tawnish Freely and Harris Gruberg are genetically engineered Biomarines. Their lives have been dedicated to fighting the war. They find themselves struggling to find work among a population that fears them. Work is found only by delving into the delivery of illegal arms to the outer colonies. Things go awry when they discover their illicit dealings may just be the catalyst that brings back the Great War. They are determined to prevent that from happening.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was not the worst indie sci-fi I've ever read, by any means, but it did seem rather soulless, and it took me a while to figure out why.
The plot was reasonably sound: several friends go on a camping trip in the wilds of northern California, and while there they discover that aliens have invaded the beautiful landscape.
Were there spelling issues? A few, but nowhere near the frequency that I have been witness to before.
The sentence structure was a little amateurish in places, but overall not that bad.
Yet the book seems to go on and on endlessly until the final resolution, and after reading about a quarter of the way, it dawned on me: there is not a word of dialogue. The entire book is a first person narrative, almost a diary, of the protagonist's experiences.
Does that make it bad? Not necessarily, but it does seem tedious. Some spoken dialogue between the characters would go a long way to relieving that...
Our hero is a clutz. Not good at much of anything - 3 failed marriages, clumsy and a self-confessed coward. And yet, he insists on joining his sister, his lifelong friend and 2 others for a rugged 7 day trek through the wild back country of Yellowstone National Park. Equipped with just the bare essentials, off they go. The others are carrying a few guns and a bow and arrows while our hero carries only a wooden baseball bat. He suffers numerous falls and near drownings, wasp stings and even an attack by a Grizzly. But when one of their group goes missing and they are threatened by mysterious red-eyed 'demons', our hero develops a backbone and attempts to save them all. Quite the page turner. You won't want to put it down. With the odds against him, will he prevail and save the day? You must read this very enjoyable book.
Definitely a different approach full of detail and knowledge of the land. This felt like a believable first encounter of an extraterrestrial exploration team, perhaps somewhat like what we do when discovering new life forms. Given the era the story was written in and the beliefs then, assuming immediately these creatures were a threat due to lack of friendly contact would be an reasonable assumption. I liked the camping and hiking aspect, which I compared to my minuscule knowledge and experience and found it believable. I liked the honesty of the main character and the process he went through to become a better person via his experience. I am certainly enchanted by the alien creatures and want to know more of them. Definitely reading the rest of this series.
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