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Orphanage (Jason Wander Series #1)
     

Orphanage (Jason Wander Series #1)

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by Robert Buettner
 

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Mankind's first alien contact tears into Earth: projectiles launched from Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, vaporize whole cities. Under siege, humanity gambles on one desperate counterstrike. In a spacecraft scavenged from scraps and armed with Vietnam-era weapons, foot soldiers like eighteen-year-old Jason Wander-orphans that no one will miss-must dare man's first

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Orphanage (Jason Wander Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Those of us who read ¿genre¿ fiction choose these books because of the familiar stories, plot devices, people types, and, well, all the ingredients that make it a Romance, a Western, a Mystery and yes, even Science Fiction novel. We love to revisit these familiar stories and search for new authors who can transport us from our reality to their ¿worlds¿. Science Fiction has many genres within its broad scope space opera, hard science, first contact, alien invasions, discovering that big thing in the sky and, of course, military fiction. Which brings us to ¿Orphanage¿ the main reason I enjoyed this book so much, besides being just a good ol¿ fun read, is the story is about imperfect people repeatedly overcoming extraordinary odds 'not always with the best ¿final reel¿ outcome' and grow with each experience. Being a former Military Intelligence Officer, Mr. Buettner brings to his books a military reality to give the stories some real bite. And, gosh, I like Jason Wander he makes wrong decisions 'for the right reasons', follows his heart 'a bit too much for a soldier' and is constantly putting his booted foot in his mouth. In other words, Jason is a human just like you and me, and we can relate to his troubles AND triumphs! Robert Buettner is a wonderful new voice in Science Fiction and I hope to be reading his books far into the future!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually had to email the author to tell him how great his book was. Even my friend who is not much into reading, said he found it hard to put this book down. WE BOTH agreed, when we were finished reading, we WANTED MORE! I actually got mad at myself for reading this book to fast!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The reviewers are calling Orphanage the best of the year, the decade, maybe to this generation what Starship Troopers and Forever War were to theirs. It's all of that. Fast, funny, moving and authentic . You'll wish it was longer.
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Reallu
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She smiles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good girl
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The author wanted to be Robert A. Heinlein and write Starship Troopers. He isn't and didn't. Too over the top to be enjoyable and, although I expect and enjoy tropes in my genre fiction this one just never connected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:p
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One of my favorite series
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Pads in
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I mean like how some kits get naming seramony so thay have there name
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy your stay!
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