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The Ixa smashed the galaxy to bits before they were defeated. Captain Husher has sounded the alarm in the decades since: the Ixa’s creators will return to finish the job.
But unlike Husher, the galactic government didn't battle the Ixa, and the politicians have convinced themselves that maintaining peace means limiting the ability to wage war.
Now the enemy has returned, with high-tech weapons that prove they haven’t limited their own combat capabilities in the slightest. If Captain Husher and his beleaguered supercarrier crew can't manage to stop the invaders, they will happily devour the galaxy whole.
Fans of Daniel Arenson and Jay Allan will love Capital Starship, part of a new military science fiction series set in the Ixan Prophecies universe.
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By shoshidge on 06-29-18
Starship Social Justice
I made the mistake of starting this book before reading previous ones in series.
If they are all like this, I won't be able to continue with it.
The basic premise is military sf in the Battlestar Galactica style, a lone ship with a grizzled, weary captain, protecting humanity from aliens, the book does this part well enough but doesn't stand out.
In one of the most preposterous scenarios I can imagine though, this ship is hauling a city full of civilians within it like some immense, bloated carnival liner, because who wouldn't want all of that extra mass and civilian mouths to feed and protect when you're flying into a war zone.
Most of the drama in the book focuses on the captain being beset upon by the trivial demands of civilians who are rendered as over the top caricatures of present day campus PC activists, complete with a point by point retelling of the recent Evergreen college/Bret Weinstein debacle... In space!
I might be as annoyed with runaway identity politics as the author but to have this all play out on a warship in wartime is beyond absurd, I would suggest he find another format to vent his political frustrations.
The narrator is great, he excels at this style and is one of the reasons I gave this book a shot.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Kindle Customer on 03-10-18
Capital starship book 1
This was one of the most riveting SciFi books of the hundreds that I have read. The author expertly kept the reader on the edge of their seat while salting the story with plot twists, with devious political plots designed to steal the freedom of an entire galaxy of mixed races.
I guaranty this book to be one that is nearly impossible to put down.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By RL Pike on 02-20-18
Good work by Scott
Good narration on a well written story. Looking forward to more in this series soon.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By Poppey on 04-19-18
Good start, albeit a slow one
If you can persevere through the slow start of the first 9 chapters, then you will find this book has definite possibilities to become a very good series.
This series is also helped along by the brilliant narration of Mark Boyett.