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Its survival of the fittest in a terrible war of extinction Created in the gene labs as super soldiers, the Highborn decided to replace the obsolete Homo sapiens They pirated the Doom Stars and captured the Sun Works Ring around Mercury Now, they rain asteroids, orbital fighters and nine foot drop troops onto Earth in a relentless tide of conquest.Marten Kluge is on the receiving end Hounded by Thought Police, he lives like an ant in a kilometer deep city The invasion frees him from a re education camp but lands him in the military, fighting for the wrong side.STAR SOLDIER is the story of techno hell in a merciless war, with too many surprises for any grunts sanity....

Title : Star Soldier (Doom Star Book 1) (English Edition)
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ISBN : B003SNJVH4
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Number of Pages : 568 Pages
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Star Soldier (Doom Star Book 1) (English Edition) Reviews

  • javelinx
    2019-03-28 20:10

    Greater Sydney, 2346. Die massive Überbevölkerung der Erde hat dazu geführt, daß Siedlungen immer tiefer ins Erdinnere getrieben werden und fast das gesamte Sonnensystem für orbitale Habitate zur Nahrungserzeugung und Ausbeutung von Ressourcen genutzt werden muß. Die Menschen werden beherrscht vom Political Harmony Corps (PHC), einem totalitären Überwachungsinstrument mit Gedankenpolizei, obligatorischen Versammlungen und Denunziation der Mitbürger.Der Bio-Ingenieur Martin Kluge ist einer der wenigen, die sich gegen die Gehirnwäsche wehren und landet in einer Strafanstalt, wo Menschen sadistisch zu Tode gefoltert werden. Als die gentechnisch hochgezüchteten Super-Soldaten der Highborn sich in einem Akt der Piraterie die "DoomStar"-Kampfschiffe aneignen und um die Herrschaft im Sonnensystem kämpfen, gerät Kluge nach seiner Zwangsrekrutierung vom Regen in die Traufe...STAR SOLDIER entwickelt ausgehend von einer dystopischen Zukunftsvision unseres Planeten, die an eine Mischung aus George Orwell und David Weber erinnert, ein düsteres Szenario, in dem jeder nur um seinen eigenen Vorteil bemüht ist und der Stärkste und Brutalste am Ende gewinnt. Die Auftaktsequenz beginnt mit einer dramatischen Kampfszene, die Kluges weiteres Leben entscheidend prägen soll, zeigt einige erschreckende Folterszenen, und mündet in einer Reihe von düsteren Kriegs- und Kampfszenen, in denen die Hauptfigur unter unmenschlichsten Bedingungen Würde und moralische Integrität zu wahren sucht und bei seinen Mitstreitern - wie er Underdogs und Verlorene - Loyalität und Mut zum Vorschein bringt. Bis auf Kluge, mit dem man von Anfang an mitfiebert und mitleidet, bleiben die Charaktere allerdings eher blass und wenig in die Tiefe ausgearbeitet, andere erscheinen fast überzeichnet, so z.B. die walkürenhafte und sadistische PHC-Majorin, die sogar ihr eigenes Überleben aufs Spiel setzt, um Kluge in die Finger zu bekommen. Auch die anderen Frauenfiguren, die in der Geschichte nur am Rande vorkommen, wirken farblos und etwas konstruiert.Für Military-SF sind dafür relativ viele wissenschaftliche Details eingeflochten, die ein Gegengewicht zu den zahlreichen Kampfszenen bieten. Die Grenzlinien zwischen Gut und Böse sind scharf gezogen und wirken manchmal zu einfach - der Held steht stets auf der Seite der Guten, er ist umgeben von unmenschlichen Diktatoren, fanatischen Kämpfern und wahnsinnig wirkenden Vorgesetzten -, was aber der Spannung der düsteren und kämpferischen Handlung wenig Abbruch tut. Wirklich störend wird es, als die genetisch überlegenen Highborns sich selbst als "Herrenmenschen" (wörtlich auf deutsch in dem englischen Text) und die zwangsrekrutierte Zivilbevölkerung als "Untermenschen" oder "Pre-Men" bezeichnen, die nur als Kanonenfutter gut sind. Mir hat das den Spaß an der Geschichte zum Schluß hin ein bißchen verdorben, und angesichts der sonst recht guten Ansätze hätte man von dem Autor etwas mehr Originalität erwarten dürfen.Insgesamt für eine Eigenveröffentlichung ein solider Serienauftakt für Fans von kämpferischer Miliary-SF; wer lieber ein mehr wissenschaftlich orientiertes Szenario zur Erschließung unseres Sonnensystems lesen möchte, sollte es mit "Containment" von C. Cantrell versuchen.

  • Ralph von Vignau
    2019-04-20 19:06

    An enjoyable story although whether the main character is a hero or villain is not easy to decide. Human life is worthless and power means absolute control over life and death. Must be modeled around communism in its worst form.

  • Eugene
    2019-03-21 19:19

    This book moved smoothly from time line to timeline, which made keeping track of what was happening when and where a lot easier to follow.I particularly liked the way that you were never quite sure what would happen next, and yet you felt a connection with the characters, causing you to 'want to know' what was next.Great character development, and a bee interesting and unique story line. Well done!-E Matthews

  • J Bryden Lloyd
    2019-04-06 18:13

    Book Review: Star Soldier by Vaughn HeppnerReviewed by J Bryden LloydWriting Style - 3.5/5.0 (Good)This didn't flow as well as I would have liked, and there were some elements of dialogue that felt `B-Movie' clunky. Nevertheless, this was not the norm across the whole piece.The beginning of the story is excellent and leads very nicely into the later timeline for the main character, as he tries to merge into society.Although some of the construction in the writing feels a bit too regimented, it does stay in keeping with the storyline, and as the character progresses through the book, the writing gets stronger.Character Development - 4.0/5.0 (Very Good)For the main character and the supporting characters who come into the story later, there is reasonable development, which remains consistent and keeps the reader involved. The military commanders and the `highborn' characters remain very two-dimensional for the most part, which is understandable, and ensures that the reader does not fully engage with them.For Marten, the main character, the suppressed desire for revenge gradually takes hold, and the author does well to make this more of a careful transition.Descriptive - 5.0/5.0 (Outstanding)The environments and atmosphere of the piece are described in stunning, vivid detail. From a sci-fi fan's perspective, this is pretty much as good as it gets.The characters are nicely described and the battle scenes (where relevant) are superb. If really pressed, I would have to go so far as to say I haven't come across a better example of a good ol' fashioned shoot-`em-up sci-fi... yet.Language & Grammar - 4.0/5.0 (Very Good)Yes, I found a handful of very minor grammatical `things'... I wouldn't go so far as to say errors, as this term seems more and more based on reader preference. That said, I found a few that I considered in need of TLC, but nothing more.Beyond that, the word selection and use of language was excellent. As a reading level, this could pretty much fit any sci-fi fan from mid teens upwards.Plot - 4.5/5.0 (Excellent) - NO SPOILERSThis is a terrific story, well told; with some superb sub-plots and excellent action.The author leaves nothing to chance with some excellent story development and some excellent twists.By the time you get to the end, you know you want to read on. For lovers of real sci-fi, this is superb.General - 4.0/5.0 (Very Good)This is a really enjoyable book. Yes, okay, the writing could use a little firming up here and there, but to be honest I wasn't really that bothered.As always, every sci-fi book has its negatives, and no doubt someone out there will read it and decide it is rubbish. For me, it wasn't.Looking forward to getting to the next in the series.4 superb stars!

  • Mike Nemeth
    2019-04-08 22:02

    Vaughn Heppner launches into his Doom Star series with a vengence. Marten Kluge is a pain in the neck kind of guy who happens to live in space with his parents. He didn't get much of a break growing up, and life got a lot worse when his family organized a union rebellion that was stomped by the government. Forced into a life of hiding, he helps when he can. Then his mother and father are killed and he must escape to Earth. There he attempts to blend in. But society has become Big Brother meets political correctness. He fits in about as much as a dinosaur in the Michael Crighton thriller Jurassic Park. But that's OK in Marten's case. His tenacity gets him through. And his fighter's spirit keeps him alive. The super soldiers created to protect Earth actually begin to take it over and Marten is drafted to fight. He picks the super soldiers who think humans as nothing but cannon fodder. Not good. But he stays alive. Somehow. Loved this book.

  • JJCEO
    2019-04-07 16:12

    I really enjoyed the Sci-Fi part of this book. That part is a 5 star rating as it is interesting and has a lot of serious military action and plots within plots. It held my attention and kept me turning pages. Based on this, I rate it as above average in the Sci-Fi category.Two issues for me detracted one star from the book. The first is that the beginning 35 to 40 % of the book is about the political situations between the inner planets (Socialist/Communist), The Elite Military (Nazi) and the outer planets (Capitalist Owner Barons). Some of this has to be explained but I felt that almost 40 percent of the book was this topic and for me it got old quickly.The second issue is a number of errors in selecting the wrong word and spelling. Poor grammar made some of the sentences so choppy I had to read them twice to get the meaning. It wasn't overwhelming but it did detract from the story a little.I still gave it 4 of 5 Stars as the last 60% of the book was enjoyable. This is the first of a series and I now wonder if the rest of the series will be as good as this one was? I'll have to check it out!

  • HAL
    2019-04-17 19:27

    I do not agree that this book is "hard sci-fi". I did not find the plot believable. Took a chance on a dollar book, read it cover to cover. I just don't buy the repressive society, or a hero fighting for a sense of freedom that is never defined. Lots of shoot-em-up. The main character (hero) is is a virgin that does not believe in pre-marital sex (even though women are encouraged to do such), and I guess he is fighting to establish a sense of personal freedoms for a society which are never defined. He is against open free relationships, yet he is able to slaughter (evil people) with little remorse. Kind of a rip-off of Luke vs. Darth, Braveheart, and The Bible.I would agree with the hero that I would not participate in ---hum-a-longs-- (it's a real silly behavior modification in the story-line). The women are beautiful and mindless, or ugly and evil.