Battlespace

Battlespace When called to do battle many light years from home the st Marine Interstellar Expeditionary Unit rose to the challenge and now thousands of enslaved humans have been freed from the alien yoke But E

  • Title: Battlespace
  • Author: Ian Douglas
  • ISBN: 9780380818259
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • When called to do battle many light years from home, the 1st Marine Interstellar Expeditionary Unit rose to the challenge and now thousands of enslaved humans have been freed from the alien yoke But Earth is twenty one years older than the home planet they originally left, and the Marines need time to retrain and readjust time they do not have, due to the bizzare diWhen called to do battle many light years from home, the 1st Marine Interstellar Expeditionary Unit rose to the challenge and now thousands of enslaved humans have been freed from the alien yoke But Earth is twenty one years older than the home planet they originally left, and the Marines need time to retrain and readjust time they do not have, due to the bizzare disappearance of a detachment of their brothers and sisters in arms It is a mystery, but there is a starting point an ancient wormhole threading through the Sirius system Whatever waits on the other side must be confronted, with stealth, with force, and without fear be it an ancient enemy or a devastating new threat.The Marines are heading into the perilous unknown and what transpires there could reshape the universe for millennia to come.

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      Ian Douglas is a pseudonym used by William H Keith Jr



    698 thoughts on “Battlespace

    • This book picks up "basically" where the first book in the series leaves off and continues to tell us of the marines and their actions as humans move out into space. Told in a "universe" where humans (and the races they make contact with) have "near light speed" drives. Thus they deal with the relative effects of multi-year voyages and a high fraction of light speed. Thus our protagonist gets back to Earth in what seems like a year or so (thanks to the effects of light speed and cryogenic sleep) [...]


    • Alors que la terre traverse encore une période troublée par des catastrophes écologiques et des conflits armés, je ré-embarque avec les Marines, direction Sirius (ouf je n'ai pas à passer par la mise en hibernation), et c'est un premier contact avec les Alien N'Mah, ça chauffe avant de discuter. Il y a aussi le passage d'où menacent les mystérieux Xul, destructeurs de civilisations. J'aime bien ce mélange d'action militaire (même si c'est techniquement compliqué et je ne comprends pa [...]


    • Jumped right to this after finishing book 1 in the series on Scribd. I enjoyed the geeky approach to the genre, where each weapon, vehicle, armament, even strategy, is explained in gory technical minutiae. The science fictional elements are also quite engaging - the numina or some form of mental internet, the gateway built on two rotating black holes, the link to ancient Sumerian records of alien enslavers, the aliens and their environs, none glossed over and each treated with OCD-like attention [...]


    • This is the second book in the Legacy Trilogy by Ian Douglas. This is another great example of Military Science Fiction. In this one the Marines are once again called upon to deploy to another star system. They have just returned from a 20 year deployment (objective time). They are sent on another deployment to investigate the possible destruction of another Marine spaceship by what is probably a Hunter's Of The Dawn ship. When they arrive at their destination, which is the star Sirius, they fin [...]


    • A very good book 2 in the series. A bit more technical than the first but still really action packed with great sci fi!


    • All right, I've already written lengthy reviews for Book 1 and Book 3 in this Trilogy [I purchased all of them from Borders Bookstore some time ago, long before they shut down]. And out of the three books, this was the one that I enjoyed the least. Yes, it was very well written and the author honors his character's legacy by continuing to follow the lineage of the Garroways, a military family. The concepts of relativistic time-passage in space due to traveling at extremely high velocities across [...]


    • This is book two of the sequel trilogy to the exciting Heritage Trilogy. Set a hundred years further in the future, the books flesh out the backstory significantly and satisfyingly. The Marine Corps focused action remains, improved if anything. Douglas (a pen name for William H. Keith) writes about battles, troops and equipment with a gritty and realistic tone.BattlespaceAfter a ten year voyage back to Earth, the Marines are sent out again. Their twenty year absence has led to significant proble [...]


    • Tossed up on giving two or three stars for this book. I have generally liked these series so far but this book was certainly the least interesting of them with the first half being rather boring. Mostly just too much of the same old same old back on Earth. A century has passed and the exact same issues are still being used as the background on why Earth is becoming a mess. Its getting old and not being handled as well as it had been in earlier books in the series.The last third of the story did [...]


    • This book was another interesting book in this series. I like how the author blends ancient mythology with aliens. Some of the religious nut jobs might not like the suggestion that it was aliens, not some all-powerful deity that gave civilization to man. The idea that an alien species tinkered with the humans genome, resulting in Homo Sapiens, rather than evolution or creation is bound to piss off both camps of beliefs.


    • Again, entertaining, but lacking in depth. There is a lot of time spent on the science and the political aspects, but as interesting as they are, the lack of character development becomes glaringly obvious and a definite weakness in the overall story. So I'd call this space opera lite. It's like cotton candy, fun, but lacking any substance.






    • Second in the series from a King of military science fiction. Good pace, great narrative, and a compelling continuing story line that emotionally invests you in the characters.


    • Very exciting continuation of the series. The first part of the book was a little slow but the last two-thirds or so was excellent and had plenty of twists to keep the pages turning.


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