Book Review: The Last Marines by Lawrence N Oliver
Man named Ben Corbin wakes up after two hundred years in the stasis sleep. To a universe vastly different then the one he knew. And, that's not all. He learns that he can save humanity. Although not on a conventional way, mind you. That depends, of course, if he believes them that he had been in a sleep for two hundred years.
Occasionally I love a good hard science fiction. The works of Stanislaw Lam always fascinated me. And here we have a book that merged hard science fiction and space opera. And it did so with fantastic results. Although the Lam novels are satirical, this wasn't.
The author did an amazing job with this book. It's exceptionally well written. The characters are alive on the page in front of you. They are easily relatable, and you start to care for them fairly quickly.
I love how action packed this book is. The author did an amazing job describing that action. Whether that was hand to hand or space battle. His attention to detail is remarkable.
But most of all I love the authors vision of the future. I love how detailed he was in describing the science of that age. And he didn't stop there, he lets us find about medicine of that future. I can imagine how much research went into writing this book.
Hours that the author spent looking up the science alone must of been daunting. But, I bet that exactly the same amount of time went into researching the medical stuff. And then, on top of all that, he had to further that science and medicine. It was a massive undertaking, and he did a remarkable job.
It's worth mentioning that I love eloquent writers. I mean, there is something in eloquence that makes the book better. And this author is certainly eloquent.
If you love science fiction, than this book is a must read for you. Personally, I can't wait for the sequel.
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