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Dark Matter (Star Carrier Series #5)

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An enemy might just have to become an ally . . . in order to save humankind

The United States of North America is now engaged in a civil war with the Earth Confederation, which wants to yield to the demands of the alien Sh'daar, limit human technology, and become a part of the Sh'daar Galactic Collective. USNA President Koenig believes that surrendering to the Sh'daar will ultimately doom humankind.

But when highly advanced, seemingly godlike ...

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Dark Matter: Star Carrier: Book Five

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Overview

An enemy might just have to become an ally . . . in order to save humankind

The United States of North America is now engaged in a civil war with the Earth Confederation, which wants to yield to the demands of the alien Sh'daar, limit human technology, and become a part of the Sh'daar Galactic Collective. USNA President Koenig believes that surrendering to the Sh'daar will ultimately doom humankind.

But when highly advanced, seemingly godlike aliens appear through an artificial wormhole in the Omega Centauri Cluster 16,000 light years from Earth, President Koenig is faced with a tremendous choice: continue fighting the Sh'daar . . . or ally with them against the newcomers in a final war that will settle the fate of more than one universe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062183996
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/27/2014
  • Series: Star Carrier Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 66,834
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Douglas, one of the many pseudonyms for writer William H. Keith, is the New York Times bestselling author of the popular military SF series The Heritage Trilogy, The Legacy Trilogy, The Inheritance Trilogy, and the ongoing Star Carrier and Star Corpsman series. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Tried and true

    Not really sure what the other 2 reviewers problems are. I have been following Mr. Douglas since Heritage Marine and he always delivers. Keep them coming, I'll keep reading.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Very good.

    Very good. Enjoyed this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2014

    I have read a lot of this author's books and enjoyed them as adv

    I have read a lot of this author's books and enjoyed them as adventure stories. I haven't cared a lot for the political theories, but heck this is fiction. However one of the main characters goes into a rant about big government that does not seem to have anything to do with the story. Any way he carries on about how big government in the early twenty first century nearly ruined everything. The early twenty first century is now and big government is not the problem, but the big problem is big political corruption led by the Republicans on the Supreme Court. This is the last book I will ever read by this author.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    subpar

    While the basic story is good, Ian Douglas gets carried away with himself and needlessly repeats back story or inconsequential "room dressing". I was able to skip several pages at a time without losing the story. Dialog is pages apart with characters ruminating on trivial topics in between.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    No nook sex

    I agree.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2014

    From the moment I read the first words of the first book in the

    From the moment I read the first words of the first book in the Star Carrier series, I was hooked. As a longtime sci-fi devotee, I found Ian Douglas' take on an expanding universe a nice change of pace: here we had a fantastic blend of real-world physics and larger-than-life happenings in the galaxy. The first, second, and third books made for a compelling trilogy with high reread value--but starting with the fourth book, it seemed like I was reading something of substantially lower quality, and this, the fifth book, continues that decline.

    In the pages of this novel, it was very difficult for me to focus on what events were actually taking place. A single, brief conversation can stretch across pages and pages, because the dialogue itself is almost buried in backstory, or worse, in a character's own internal monologue. Worse still, even events from earlier in the book find themselves explained again and again, repeatedly. Not even action sequences are safe from these significant flaws; one sequence in particular comes to mind, and while a fierce laser fight rages, Douglas wanders away from describing events and seems to get lost in yet more backstory.

    I, personally, tend to write, and favor the writings of others that do this, in a way that presents any necessary "room dressing" (to borrow another reviewer's phrase) and backstory at the beginning of a chapter, and from there focus on the actual events. Then, at the end of the chapter, filter any additional exposition through whatever character whose point of view the scene was told from, and even then only on those occasions when I couldn't work the necessary information into the scene itself.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Stupid author

    Whoever wrote this book should go to jail

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

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