Right Ascension

Right Ascension Set In The Year 3040, Right Ascension Examines Mankind S Place In The Universe, How We Ascended To That Lofty Position, And The Horrifying Price Of That Ascension Humanity S Position Of Political And Technological Dominance Within The Galaxy Is Suddenly Shattered When A Sleek Alien Vessel Arrives Unexpectedly At Earth Admiral Daniel Atgard And The Crew Of The Apocalypse Embark On A Mission To Find These Enigmatic Aliens, But The Focus Of The Mission Quickly Turns From Finding Answers To Exacting Revenge Meanwhile, A Belligerent Species Of Reptilian Warriors, Seeking To Avenge A Previous Defeat At The Hands Of The Human Controlled United Confederation Of Planets, Takes This Opportunity To Plan An All Out Assault On Earth Faced With Overwhelming Odds And The Terrible Knowledge Of Mankind S Most Horrifying Secret, Daniel Must Choose Between Honor And Humanity S Very Survival. David Derrico is a prime example of an underrated indie author His first novel, Right Ascension, is masterfully brought to life by his ability to paint visions with is command of the English language The book starts out with a couple of rookie pilots who have just graduated their training and have arrived at their first duty station These characters are a very small part of the story saying how small would be a spoiler In the short time these characters appear, Derrico manages to make you David Derrico is a prime example of an underrated indie author His first novel, Right Ascension, is masterfully brought to life by his ability to paint visions with is command of the English language The book starts out with a couple of rookie pilots who have just graduated their training and have arrived at their first duty station These characters are a very small part of the story saying how small would be a spoiler In the short time these characters appear, Derrico manages to make you care so much for their lives and relationships, you d almost think the whole book was about them.Great character description aside, this story is phenomenal My favorite thing about science fiction is the idea of space travel and visiting other worlds Derrico s imagination and detail of the worlds explored by Daniel Atgard and his crew excited me to no end This is definitely one of those books that keep you up late, night after night because you just do
The book is a space opera It shows in the plot, characters and science of the book I enjoyed it but I can understand why some reviewers said that it was a Star Trek ripoff There are a lot of similarities but just as many differences Sometimes, these similarities hurt the story The writing style is good but there are parts where the story bogs down Most of these occur when the author doestelling than showing I found myself skipping or glossing over some of these sections The charact The book is a space opera It shows in the plot, characters and science of the book I enjoyed it but I can understand why some reviewers said that it was a Star Trek ripoff There are a lot of similarities but just as many differences Sometimes, these similarities hurt the story The writing style is good but there are parts where the story bogs down Most of these occur when the author doestelling than showing I found myself skipping or glossing over some of these sections The characters, especially Admiral Daniel, are larger than life For this kind of story, it works I found myself
I judge my science fiction on a modified version of the Baen criteria the scientific advances future technology needs to be somewhat believable, if there are aliens they need to be presented in some realistic format with names I can pronounce in my head while I read, and must have some type of plot with circumstances good or bad with their resolution I can get my head around, believe, and be interested in turning to the next
Right Ascension Edge of Apocalypse By David DerricoI won t say I loved this and I won t say I hated it It sort of falls between and definitely falls short of what I expected from the description And unfortunately it s one of a few that I have to agree with the assessment of many that it seems like a rewrite of some of the popular Sci Fi out there But if you enjoy the lighter softer side of Sci Fi it can be an enjoyable read.Perhaps the biggest problem for many people who found objection is Right Ascension Edge of Apocalypse By David DerricoI won t say I loved this and I won t say I hated it It sort of falls between and definitely falls short of what I expected from the description And unfortunately it s one of a few that I have to agree with the
Right Ascension by David Derrico is an action packed science fiction novel that takes place in the year 3040 Chad Atgard recently graduates from the Confederation Academy and his excitement and pride extends to his family, especially to his father, Admiral Daniel Atgard Chad, and certain cadets from the Academy, board the Indomi
well finished the book, and I liked it It was good, well written, good language the plot was interesting as it wasof a moral iniquities style plotthan your average scifi novel, similar in vein to early star trek as has been mentioned in other reviews. What I dont think is fair though is how some of these reviews have labelled it as obviously predictable. if you pick up any
This book starts from the perspective of a newly christened pilot in Earth s Confederation He s excited about his post and how his father, Admiral Daniel Atgard will be proud Then an alien spaceship appears and vaporizes him, the moon sized vessel on which he s based and threatens the very future of all humanity The reader follows the exploits of a very pissed off Daniel Atgard and his crew as they attempt to neutralize the threat of annihilation Turns out an ancient alien race has passed ju This book starts from the perspective of a newly christened pilot in Earth s Confederation He s excited about his post and how his father, Admiral Daniel Atgard will be proud Then an alien spaceship appears and vaporizes him, the moon sized vessel on which he s based and threatens the very future of all humanity The reader follo
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I thought this was a pretty darn good book, well written and an interesting story line with a few unexpected plot twists.The author took an interesting approach at the start, introducing a character, getting you thinking that this was going to be the main character, one you d follow as they grew into their new career as a space fighter jock Then he s killed With his father watching on It s the father that s the main character I kept thinking that maybe the killing was something else, t I thought this was a pretty darn good book, well written and an interesting story line with a few unexpected plot twists.The author took an interesting approach at the start, introducing a character, getting you thinking that this was going to
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I have to say, I really didn t care for this book much The theme of the ethics of using WMDs is a good idea but it was never really developed deeply It was bad to use them against the Korgians even though they were attacking us, but okay to use them against the Lucani Ibron because they were attacking us What I would go along for a while and be into the story and then something would happen to make me roll my eyes.I found the chapter where they confront the evil traitor Le Jaunte just bizarre I have to say, I really didn t care for this book much The theme of the ethics of using WMDs is a good idea but it was never really developed deeply It was bad to use them against the Korgians even though they were attacking us, but okay to use them against the Lucani Ibron because they were attacking us What I would
I can t even begin to express how bad this book is so I will just list the problems I don t think any of these are spoilers 1 On the ship there is a rule breaking captain, an empathic officer and a logical non human Sound familiar He should have been sued by Star Trek 2 Navigating a ship in 3d space only requires telling the navigator to turn left or go up Huh Relative to what this is space 3 The author makes everything up as he goes along and never justifies how it happened 4 H I can t even begin to express how bad this book is so I will just list the problems I don t think any of these are spoilers 1 On the ship there is a rule breaking captain, an empa