Saturday, January 12, 2013

Book Buzz: Predation by SJ Parkinson – “Excellent Military Science Fiction”

Predation“A mesmerizing streak through a galactic war that had me with the action at every step of the way. Proud soldiers and excellent aliens. Haven’t enjoyed tech SF so much in a long time and Predation is definitely on my recommended reading list.” ~ L. Stimeling, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Predation by SJ Parkinson. Predation is a full length (476 pages) novel that has captured imaginations in twelve countries. It is an award-winning, fast paced science fiction combat thriller. Predation mixes both the macro view from a fleet level and switching to the POV of a small group of special forces soldiers. Ultimately bringing the two stories together. Predation is rated 4.0 stars on 29 reviews which is excellent considering that SF reviewers tend to be very tough critics of books and movies. Predation is the first Science Fiction novel to be unanimously voted “Outstanding in Genre” from Red Adept Select. It is available in both paperback & Kindle formats.

“This is one of those hard-core military fighting page turners full of how everything works. A fair number of active characters which I like, with enough personal development to make them interesting to the reader. Land, Air and Space conflict.” ~ Sparta, Amazon Review

“Excellent Military Science Fiction.” ~ Raymond Crownover, Amazon Review

Book Description: Two hundred years in the future, human beings have traveled to the stars, settled colonies on fifty worlds, and finally discovered intelligent life: the Drakk’Har—large, cold-blooded reptilian creatures who see human beings not as equals, but as food. War was unavoidable. Ill-prepared for the sudden and vicious conflict, humanity finds itself on the losing side.

After three years of retreating from the onslaught to gain time, humanity has dug in its heels, built up their forces, and begun to fight back. When intelligence identifies the distant Mindon star system as a source of Drakk’Har warships, a major engagement begins. Star Command Fleet Nine strikes the first blow in a new offensive campaign. During combat operations on Mindon-2, the plan goes horribly wrong. Casualties mount on both sides. The men and women on the raid find themselves in a merciless crucible that threatens to change them forever. The Drakk’Har know victory can only come by overwhelming the humans with savage brutality..… Read more on Amazon.

About the Author: Mr. Parkinson was an Air Force avionics technician, a decorated veteran of the Persian Gulf War and several United Nations peacekeeping missions. He has lived overseas in numerous countries and travels extensively. He has written a newspaper column on computers and been published in several magazines.
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“I started this novel with reservations. I’m not a big science fiction fan and was half expecting not to make it past the first few chapters. Instead the book grabbed me and I ended up enjoying it to the end. If you strip away the sci-fi, the tech and wiz-bang weapons, you’ll still have a solid character based story. I would’ve liked more character development and history, but that said it did leave me wanting more. The plot flowed naturally and it was easy to imagine the action. The space and ground based combat sequences were well done. Seeing the conflict from multiple POV’s, including the enemy, was also entertaining. I’ll be checking out other works by this author. Well done. 5 stars.” ~ Michael Digby, Amazon Review
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