- By Kevin Dockery Douglas Niles

Task Force Mars

  • Title: Task Force Mars
  • Author: Kevin Dockery Douglas Niles
  • ISBN: 9780345490414
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Task Force Mars An elite squadron of space commandos battles against the deadliest dangers the galaxy has to offer in this second novel of an action packed military science fiction series

    An elite squadron of space commandos battles against the deadliest dangers the galaxy has to offer, in this second novel of an action packed, military science fiction series.

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    1. This is the second book in a two book series by Kevin Dockery and Douglas Niles. This is an excellent example of Military Science Fiction. This was somewhat of a surprise because Douglas Niles is best known as a fantasy author, many of which are set in the Dragon Lance universe. I have read these books and they are great reads. Kevin Dockery has written exclusively fiction books mostly about Navy SEALs. Together they have written an excellent science fiction book. In this one U.S. Navy SEAS (Sea [...]

    2. Starstrike, Task Force Mars by Kevin Dockery and Douglas NilesStarstrike is a military shoot-em-up. Regardless of the time frame and setting, it still is a somewhat simplistic and far fetched saga of a group of SEALS. The new SEALS as opposed to the original Navy Seals are space faring commandos. On their first off world training mission they encounter hostile aliens and requite themselves in the tradition of the real Navy Seals. In other words, they kick some alien butt. Although none of the ch [...]

    3. The premise of the Navy being the service that would expand out into space due to its experience with submarines isn't anything new to science fiction. So taking Navy special operators and drawing on their diving experience as being beneficial in adapting to operating in space continues this plausible theme. I wish there had been a bit more of moving the force into the future with additional details.The authors seem to repeat a few things through the book that almost feel like they were padding [...]

    4. There certainly is plenty of action, much gun battles and explosions. Being Navy Seals of space who are pitted into an interstellar adventure you get the militarized professionalism which could be expected, but who are equipped with space gear. There isn't much development of individual characters but the SEALS act as a team and they each get some chance to play. The story for me feels much like a playing field set for the SEALS to blow stuff up. They never quite seem challenged enough.

    5. Quite violent, but not bad. The humans are the good guys here, but they sure seem to get away with a lot. There is also a gap in the book, not explaining how the sole human starship managed to get an FTL communications device, when no-one even knew one was possible untill in the last 3rd of the book.

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