Mech 1: The Parent [NOOK Book]

Overview

Bio-tech aliens invade a human colony!

After centuries in stasis, a lost task force returns home. Arriving from the infinite void the surviving ships discover that the Imperium lies in ruin. The Homeworld itself is destroyed, and nothing lives in the Ancestral System except an infestation of unknown ...
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Mech 1: The Parent

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Overview

Bio-tech aliens invade a human colony!

After centuries in stasis, a lost task force returns home. Arriving from the infinite void the surviving ships discover that the Imperium lies in ruin. The Homeworld itself is destroyed, and nothing lives in the Ancestral System except an infestation of unknown bipedal beings—creatures soft, red of blood and warm of flesh...

When you colonize a planet, make sure the owners aren't coming back...

MECH 1: The Parent is the story of a new Earth colony built upon the ancient Homeworld of a civilization presumed (incorrectly) to be long dead. MECH 1 is a full novel, 90,000 words in length...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011802911
  • Publisher: B. V. Larson
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Series: Imperium Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 87,842
  • File size: 821 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2010

    Good Scifi book for its price

    Just finished reading this book and its full of action and a great buy for its price. Only complain why its not a five star is that I wish there was some more description with the characters in the story. It was hard to imagine how the alien look like and I wish there were more description of the main characters. Other than that I like the book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    Just pulled me in...

    I love good scifi and not that vampire stuff and this was excellent reading. I am not a critic and don't profess to be one, I just know what i like and i liked this book...

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2011

    Dig in and wait for it!

    Unusual beginning ending up with an unusual ending that promises more in the future. Fascinating!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    Blah...

    I waited until finishing "Mech 2" before putting my 2-cents in the ring on this series. I found both books well written, Larson's style is very fluid and seemingly unencumbered. I didn't find myself ever really saying "huh?" However, what Larson has in writing style he lacks in plot development. "Mech" and it's sequel seem to accidently meet their endings. Both books are seemingly light on the Mech and more focused on its human and alien creatures alike.

    However, I still cannot rate this below a 3-star as I actually enjoyed reading it. (Maybe I am a masochist?). And if Larson decided to write a "Mech 3", I would read it - though I might have to flog myself afterwards.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2010

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    Not a bad read

    I think that the characters could have used some more development so as to not be interchangeable. Very rarely in real life are the heroes so heroic or the villains so villainous. That being said, the technology and the use of human mechs and augmented humans of different genetic stock was appealing enough generally to balance that out. Four Stars. Looking forward to book two after some work and school reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    Mindless read

    Teen. Science Fiction story on a foreign planet. Intriguing aliens, but a plot that jumps around way too much and makes little sense. Quick Read if you're trying to read a movie.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    no detail and rushed ending

    no detail throughout rushed like a jr high students work

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Good Book

    Solid sci-fi read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    OK but stretchy.

    Action portions are excellent but the biological capabilities of the opponents are too hard to believe. I accepted this in the first book but the second book went too far too fast.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Great Book

    I cant wait to read the next one

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    Good Book

    The book is kinda hard to understand in the beginning because the author doesn't really explain the characters till later in the book. Once you actually get into the book however it is really good. It did kinda remind me of the movie Starship Troopers though.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    Good Sci Fi with interesting plot

    Fun read with interesting characters. I recommend it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    Fast, violent and fun.

    I read the 728 in two days so I guess that means I found the book to be an entertaining page turner. The strong part of Mech is that it is a classic "bugs vs humans" action story fit for all age groups. The characters are too one dimensional and the setting is not well developed. However, I particularly enjoyed the slower than light speed premise of this series. This seems both more realistic and less of an homogenized galaxy. All in all, an Alien or Predator sort story that speeds along.

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