Bloodstar

BloodstarIn The Rd Century, War Is Still HellNavy Corpsman Elliot Carlyle Joined Up To Save Lives And See The Universe Now He And Bravo Company S Black Wizards Of The Interstellar Fleet Marine Force Are En Route To Bloodworld A Hellish, Volatile Rock Colonized By The Fanatical Salvationists Who Desired An Inhospitable World Where They Could Suffer For Humanity S Sins Their Penance Could Prove Fatal For The Qesh, A Strange Alien Race Detected But Still Mysterious For Six Decades, Have Made Violent First ContactSuddenly Countless Lives Depend Upon Bravo Company Perhaps Even The Fate Of Homeworld Earth Itself As The Marines Prepare To Confront A Vast Force Of Powerful, Inscrutable Enemies And One Dedicated Medic, Singled Out By An Extraordinary Act Of Valor, Will Find Himself With An Astounding Opportunity To Alter The Universe Forever I just couldn t get through this book I m turning over a new leaf, where before I would suffer to the end just for the sake of finishing a book, now if I m not into a story by the time I finish 50% of the book, I m just going to stop reading it.I was worried when I started reading some of the reviews with poor ratings for this book and it turns out I quite agree with them I found this book painfully boring I feel like there was a focus on tech and science in favor of characters Also, the rev I just couldn t get through this book I m turning over a new leaf, where before I would suffer to the end just for the sake of finishing a book, now if I m not into a story by the time I finish 50% of the book, I m just going to stop reading it.I was worried when I started reading some of the reviews with poor ratings for this book and it turns out I quite agree with them I found this book painfully boring I feel like there was a focus on tech and science in favor of characters Also, the reviewer who complained about the constant explanation of a tidally locked world is spot on I wanted to scream the fourth time this came up The hard science aspect of the book is certainly there, but it s heavily repetitive Amidst a battle the author devotes a good chunk of time explaining how their quantum scrambled communication system works, then proceeds to constantly add in the quantum scrambled fact every time someone talks to someone else via their communications units Look, we know it s quantum scrambled , I don t need a brief explanation every time someone uses it after the page I read on it right before I felt the huge devotion to explanation, then re explanation, rather than bothering to developthan one character beyond just existing really made the book quite a slog.The one fact that was somewhat interesting is the main character is a medic and we follow his journey It s all in first person, which was okay, but the constant repetition made it feel like he was using flash cards for an exam at the end of the novel At first I thought I didn t like the book because I m really not interested in medical technology, but as I made it throughof the book the flaws really started to show through There is no subtle balance between hard science and story, it s mostly hard science, with a blip of characters that show up from time to time The religious colony they end up running into was also a sore spot, in many ways for me, mostly because I found the whole scenario tedious to read through It wasn t exciting, or tense, which is what I felt it was supposed to be instead it was just annoying.By the time I read four or five other books in the time it took me to read half of this book, I knew this one was a lost cause It seems this might be an outlier for Ian Douglas, so I m going to try out his other,popular, series Perhaps I just made the mistake of delving into this as my first foray into Ian Douglas world, so, I m going to give him another chance we ll see what happens I generally like books by Ian Douglas, or I should perhaps write William H Keith Jr since this is the authors real name, but I have to say that this one never really caught my interest.The book is as well written as other books from this author The story is not bad, it holds together throughout the book Unfortunately it kind of feels like the story is just an excuse for stringing a load of detailed medical interventions, even lectures, together I have to admit that I am out if my expertise I generally like books by Ian Douglas, or I should perhaps write William H Keith Jr since this is the authors real name, but I have to say that this one never really caught my interest.The book is as well written as other books from this author The story is not bad, it holds together throughout the book Unfortunately it kind of feels like the story is just an excuse for stringing a load of detailed medical interventions, even lectures, together I have to admit that I am out if my expertise here As a science fiction fan, computer engineer and physics interested person working at CERN the real CERN, not the one in Dan Brown s fantasies I generally have a pretty good idea of the physical science part of the books I read When it comes to medical stuff not so much.Maybe this is why I felt somewhat detached when reading this book It is really detailed in the medical area and I am not hyper interested in that area of science and I can, obviously, not judge whether the detailed descriptions of the various medical facts and interventions made sense or not Given the authors previous works I am fairly sure that he did not invent things out of the blue though.It is a good book If you like medical adventures in science fiction land then this is probably a great book for you I am afraid that it is a wee bit outside my area of interest Nice military SiFi book Good science based tech and very good writing on the military attitude and life Recommended DNF 15%This is a good book and I was enjoying it very much, at least what little that I read of it thus far I simply fell into a reading slump this past weekend due to some life BS that s going on I plan on picking this up and finishing it one day because, as I ve said, I was genuinely enjoying it, and I also love military SF Just a case of the slumps, unfortunately. This review was first published on Kurt s Frontier.Synopsis Navy Corpsman Elliot Carlyle, also known as E Car, or Doc, is part of the interstellar Fleet Marine Force, in Bravo Company s Black Wizards Trained in the latest battlefield medicine, he joined the navy to save lives and see the universe The Black Wizards have been sent to Bloodworld, an inhospitable, volatile rock colonized by a group of religious fanatics with a Luddite philosophy That means they hate technology, for those who are This review was first published on Kurt s Frontier.Synopsis Navy Corpsman Elliot Carlyle, also known as E Car, or Doc, is part of the interstellar Fleet Marine Force, in Bravo Company s Black Wizards Trained in the latest battlefield medicine, he joined the navy to save lives and see the universe The Black Wizards have been sent to Bloodworld, an inhospitable, volatile rock colonized by a group of religious fanatics with a Luddite philosophy That means they hate technology, for those who aren t students of history They have chosen Bloodworld for their colony so they could suffer for humanity s sins They had no idea that they would fall in the sights of the Qesh, a strange, inscrutable race of warriors who have made violent first contact on Bloodworld.Now countless lives depend on Bravo Company They have to safeguard their home world s location and scout the strength and capabilities of the Qesh Doc has to safeguard the lives of those marines under his care, as well as religious fanatics who don t hold with medicine, and enemy combatants that fate places in his charge, if only briefly.Review This is a hard book to rate Ian Douglas is obviously a master story teller He has created a fascinating universe where nanotechnology has become the basis of medicine, science, and war Under most circumstances, this would be a page turner Unfortunately, the book has major weaknesses The author continually stops the forward flow of the action to give backstory and to explain the technology being used Some of the explanations became repetitive, rather than just explaining it once and giving an abbreviated description later It appealed to the geek in me at first but soon became a drag as the story bogged down This proved highly detrimental to a story that could have been interesting A good read for a military minded person like myself, especially as a former corpsman, but the medical info was a bit heavy handed foe the average reader all in all, a very good book though. Pretty standard military science fiction Protagonist joins up, gets assigned to some lowly unit instead of his preferred choice which turns out to be the unit that actually does the real work while the preferred choices are just show units The way in which the conflict was ended is so cliche that any reader would see it coming As a result the ending was predictable which sort of reduced the enjoyment of the book. Distant future with space marines Follows a corpsman in his duties Really like the different perspective that highlights the medical future Some language Descriptions of adult physical relationships Engaging and a fairly tight storyline make it a good read. Entirely too much science and not enough fiction I feel like I have been through medical school I will not read another Star Corpsman and I probably will take Ian Douglas off my to read list I want to enjoy reading a book and this one I did not Forced read that took over 3 months t read. The book follows a medic in the naval academy Ian Douglas does a great job of following his perspective The only problem is all the science talk because it gets a little out of hand I just get lost Overall great book.

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  • Paperback
  • 355 pages
  • Bloodstar
  • Ian Douglas
  • English
  • 17 February 2019
  • 0061894761