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Invasion, Bd. 1: Der Aufmarsch by John Ringo

Invasion, Bd. 1: Der Aufmarsch (original 2000; edition 2003)

by John Ringo, Werner Bauer (Herausgeber), Heinz Zwack Lit. Age. (Übersetzer)

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Title:Invasion, Bd. 1: Der Aufmarsch
Authors:John Ringo
Other authors:Werner Bauer (Herausgeber), Heinz Zwack Lit. Age. (Übersetzer)
Info:Heyne Verlag (2003), Taschenbuch, 400 Seiten

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A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo (2000)


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I mean good god, look at the fucking cover. I should have brown paper bagged it because I was so embarrassed to read this thing in public.

I read it because of all the rave reviews I've seen about it on the internet, and I was expecting it to be a really fun space opera. It has its moments, but it's really just a run of the mill trash novel fraught with all the tropes of the genre. And whoever designed the covers to these books should be dragged to the streets and shot. Look at the one for "Gust Front," which is the next book in this series. It might be the most ridiculous cover I have ever seen in my entire life.

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  barriboy | Jan 25, 2016 |
  ShariDragon | Jul 11, 2015 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
This was one of the Baen Free Library books that I read a long time ago and was sort of surprised to really like. A lot of it is inside-baseball military jargon that I find surprisingly fascinating, and the rest is pure jingoistic shoot-'em-up fun. The setup is sort of perfect - the aliens are almost completely unrelatable and therefore cause no one shooting them any moral qualms (they eat everything, including their own children!) they're tough enough to require a great deal of blowing up, and dumb enough to allow themselves to be blown up with easy-to-follow tactics. Mike O'Neal, the main protagonist, is a ridiculous author-insertion fantasy (massively strong, super intelligent, tremendously competent, absurdly brave, married to a hot ex-military ex-stripper, and, naturally, a scifi writer.) It's sort of charming how perfect he is.

Pure brain-rotting fluff, this book. ( )
2 vote JeremyPreacher | Mar 30, 2013 |
There is a galactic war going on and it is about to hit home. The Galactics are a group of peaceful species living throughout the universe and the Posleen want to destroy them. The Galactics, in an act of desperation, come to Earth. They offer humans access to incredible technology and new weapons and medical techniques, all in exchange for earth helping fight the Posleen. The Posleen are essentially the Mongol horde and are sweeping across the galaxy, Humanity agrees to help, because it is only a matter of time before the Posleen make it to Earth. This is an ambitious novel that visits the politics of war as well as the nuts and bolts of the fighting man. The characters are well drawn out and very interesting, and the action is very engaging. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. ( )
  burningtodd | Oct 1, 2012 |
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This book is dedicated to my loving wife, Karin,
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With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the Galactic Federation offers help to the backward humans -- for a price. You can protect yourself from your enemies, but God save you from your allies!

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With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the peaceful and friendly races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources to help the backward Terrans--for a price. As Earth's armies rush into battle and special operations units scout alien worlds, the humans begin to learn a valuable lesson.… (more)

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