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Singularity (Star Carrier Series #3)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful! Hard military SF driven by character and emotion

Ian Douglas has really delivered another fantastic military hard science fiction novel. What really amazes me about these books are how they are driven by people, emotion, politics, and engaging stories. The technology is based on real theories (look up Alcubierre dri...
Ian Douglas has really delivered another fantastic military hard science fiction novel. What really amazes me about these books are how they are driven by people, emotion, politics, and engaging stories. The technology is based on real theories (look up Alcubierre drive in Wikipedia) and applications of physics in the military (the impact of light speed on tactics). But the books don't read like a tech manual. Also, the aliens are truly alien - with different ways of thinking that really keep you wondering about what drives them. These are rare feats, and I'm so happy that Ian Douglas can keep them coming. I'm looking forward to whatever he comes up with next.

posted by Ken_A on April 12, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paid-by-the-word ending to a trilogy?

The book began with usual occassional flashbacks as to be expected, but by page 250, it was obvious that the author was being paid by the word. After having the mechanics of the same weapons system explained to me three seperate times in the same book in graphic detail...
The book began with usual occassional flashbacks as to be expected, but by page 250, it was obvious that the author was being paid by the word. After having the mechanics of the same weapons system explained to me three seperate times in the same book in graphic detail, I found myself skimming entire PAGES.

Predictable ending, and not up to par with the previous two novels in this reader's opinion. Far too many questions left unanswered, unsatisfactory answers to the questions that were haphazardly attempted, and about 2000 words that should have gone to an attempt to write a satisfactory novel (instead of writing to an advance from the publisher) earn this intergalactic starship train wreck of an otherwise fantastic trilogy three stars.

posted by Trinityfirestar on March 2, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Paid-by-the-word ending to a trilogy?

    The book began with usual occassional flashbacks as to be expected, but by page 250, it was obvious that the author was being paid by the word. After having the mechanics of the same weapons system explained to me three seperate times in the same book in graphic detail, I found myself skimming entire PAGES.

    Predictable ending, and not up to par with the previous two novels in this reader's opinion. Far too many questions left unanswered, unsatisfactory answers to the questions that were haphazardly attempted, and about 2000 words that should have gone to an attempt to write a satisfactory novel (instead of writing to an advance from the publisher) earn this intergalactic starship train wreck of an otherwise fantastic trilogy three stars.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    WOW! Excellent read!

    Here is a whole new approach to both galactic archaeology and time travel neatly wrapped up in intergalatic conflict and space combat. Extremely well done?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

    Wonderful! Hard military SF driven by character and emotion

    Ian Douglas has really delivered another fantastic military hard science fiction novel. What really amazes me about these books are how they are driven by people, emotion, politics, and engaging stories. The technology is based on real theories (look up Alcubierre drive in Wikipedia) and applications of physics in the military (the impact of light speed on tactics). But the books don't read like a tech manual. Also, the aliens are truly alien - with different ways of thinking that really keep you wondering about what drives them. These are rare feats, and I'm so happy that Ian Douglas can keep them coming. I'm looking forward to whatever he comes up with next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I have always enjoyed Douglas' writing and this is up to his standards.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Wonderful writing!!!

    Wonderful writing!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Good read

    It's a good story line and I enjoy reading it. The different aliens are creative and well thought-out.
    The only true complaint I have is the repetition of description. It seemed as though the author didn't realize that certain information had already been covered in this volumn, which I think is important for a person writing a series to keep up with. The information is important and helps the reader, but the constant repetition boggs down the reader and makes a little less enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Very entertaining science fiction

    This whole series I read very fast because interesting story line fast paced and believe able science!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    this book was amazing the good end of the trilogy im only sad t

    this book was amazing the good end of the trilogy im only sad that arent more book like this out!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Excellent

    Great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Outstanding

    Outstanding Science Fiction

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    u must read it

    i injoyed as much if not better than 1&2

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Hope lost

    I was disapointed by the end in how this series ended. I was hopeing for a series like his Star Marines book set. But the combat section were wonderful and that was the good points.

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