Lacuna

Lacuna

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by David Adams
     
 

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"Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology."

It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing. Fifty million people die... and nothing is ever the same again.

Some call them Demons, some call them Aliens, but to Chinese Naval Captain Melissa Liao they are the enemy. She is given

Overview

"Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology."

It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing. Fifty million people die... and nothing is ever the same again.

Some call them Demons, some call them Aliens, but to Chinese Naval Captain Melissa Liao they are the enemy. She is given command of one of three great warships built to fight the "demons", the TFR Beijing.

Her task is simple. Find who attacked Earth and why... then stop them.

Book one of the Lacuna series.

- Lacuna
- Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi
- Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion
- Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (coming 2013!)

Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe:

- Magnet
- Magnet: Special Mission
- Imperfect
- Faith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044481053
Publisher:
David Adams
Publication date:
04/18/2013
Series:
Lacuna , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
42,362
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

I've always been thinking of stories for as long as I've been alive. I have way, way, way too many to tell and far too little time to tell them. I joined UFOP: Starbase 118, a Star Trek roleplay-by-emails group, in 2010 and it was there where I learned my craft. But despite being one of the more active writers in the group and simming to my heart's content, I still couldn't tell all the stories I wanted to. It was only in 2011 that I actually started shaping and weaving those random, jumbling, chaotic masses of thoughts into coherent narratives and began self-publishing. Writing's my full time job now. I write a little science fiction, a little fantasy, a little humour and comedy, and a few other things all over the place. You can get updates from my Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/lacunaverse And my mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/toBf9

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Lacuna 3.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the beginning I felt like it was written by a teenager. By the middle, I was convinced. The plot was.... meh. The characters were. ..less than meh. What is that? Oh yeah. Bad. No developed. Well no. I can't so NO development. I know that they were ALL having sex with each other. ALL the time. And even THAT wasn't developed. Like I said, by the middle, I was convinced a teenager wrote this. Because the author kept falling back on sex like THAT is what kept this story going. The only thing that kept me going was the hopeful ending that humanity would be annihilated. ... along with this author. .. so the world ...well, universe, would be spared more childish, starved for sex, "story telling" by this author. Sadly, it's fiction and we're still here and some of you will continue to succumb to the incessant ramblings of a hormonal kid and his/her obsession with space sex. Save yourself. Save humanity. Don't read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic beginning to a great series, in fact I have already acquired and read the 2nd and 3rd in the series and am breathlessly awaiting the 4th installment. Excellent characterizations, some clever, if not maybe unique sci fi paradigms in this one. Very believable, lovable, hateable (is that a word?) characters. My recommendation? Read these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Captain Melissa Laio terribly annoying. E.g ongoing thing about refering to the ship as he and correcting everyone when they say she. Stopped reading on page 42 when the ship is launched and Laio says "steady as she goes".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New ideas and enjoyable to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing stiff, lacks develpment. DNF.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story must have been written by a drunk 16 yo. The author obviously has ZERO knowledge in military discipline or professional behavior. His characters are 2 dimensional at best and tacky cartoon people usually. The way they talk and behave would never be tolerated in a real navy ship! Childish drivel. And dont even get me started on the the rancid fart this book has for a plot!?!? I want my wasted time back.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
America bad and evil capitalist empire. Capitalism bad. Chinese communism good. Unreadable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really nice book
Anonymous 5 months ago
Highs and lows... i can take the lows, but I cannot take the "love affairs" between the main character and her man. The ending was totally "yep, I saw that one coming..."
Anonymous 6 months ago
I was hooked from the first chapter
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Well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging stotyline beliveable characters fully fleshed out stoty line highly recommended
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KennyMac1 More than 1 year ago
pretty decent story....looking forward to readind the next one in the series.
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The basic premise of the book seems unlikely but after accepting that I did read it in its entirety. I found the use of underlining and odd characters for emphasis irritating as well. I won't read any more in the series.
SamH45 More than 1 year ago
Decent story line, character development is a little weak. You do have to suspend logic for some parts, but all in all, it was enjoyable. I have read the second, and will be reading the third. Not stellar sci-fi, but really decent over all.
welcomeMatt More than 1 year ago
I wonder who this man's editor is. The dialog is terrible. The underlining of words in a quote to stress the word is annoying. The premise that an advanced society will destroy several major cities as a "warning" with no communication is lame