Points of Impact by Marko Kloos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am authentically impressed by this series. It's easily some of the very best milSF I've ever read. Why? Because the writing is super clear and manages to be both light and dark at the very same time. I love how humanity is portrayed as being people, with both sexes getting over the baggage we never seem to get over in RL, everyone focused on living amidst horror and devastation and death always being on the doorstep.
I appreciate this a lot. It gives us all hope. It gives a very solid reason why we ought to survive. That, and competence reigns even if the baddie aliens are bigger than life and they're completely inscrutable and hulking and have always refused to communicate with us.
Sure, it's a plot device focused on survival and forcing the rest of us to get over our crap, but again, I like that, too.
As for this book, I think it's even better than the battle for Mars. There's something really delicious about the new battlecruiser and rescuing a colony and going all out with the battle sequences is always a winner.
I'm surprised I'm actually saying this... but Go Humanity, Go! :)
Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC, it's great fun! :)
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