We are closer to the Sims than we think …
For decades, mankind has been locked in a war with an alien enemy that resembles the human race so closely they are known as the Sims. Both sides battle for control of habitable planets across the galaxies—often at any cost.
Lieutenant Jander Mortas is fresh out of officer training and new to the war zone but eager to prove himself. There's just one problem: disaster strikes while he's traveling to his first assignment. He wakes to find himself marooned on a planet that appears deserted, with the only other survivors: a psychoanalyst, a conscientious objector, and a bitter veteran of a brutal slave-scout detachment. As the group struggles to reach safety on a nearby base, Glory Main, they discover a Sim colony—which could mean their salvation, or their demise.
Thrown together, they must fight the harsh elements, an ever-present enemy, and possibly each other.
About the Author
Henry V. O'Neil is the name under which award-winning mystery novelist Vincent H. O'Neil publishes his science fiction work. A graduate of West Point, he served in the US Army Infantry with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, and in the 1st Battalion (Airborne) of the 508th Infantry in Panama. He has worked as a risk manager, a marketing copywriter, and an apprentice librarian.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is Desmond Hassing's review of GLORY MAIN from Amazon: "Glory Main" is an enjoyable and well crafted Military SciFi novel which does an excellent job of mixing elements of classical Military Scifi like Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" and "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" and Joe Haldeman's "The Forever War" (In which Governments and Political Movements are rarely a Grunts best friend) with the more modern approach to Military SciFi embraced by author's like Rick Shelley - "The Fires of Coventry", "The Dirigent Mercenary Corps" (That focus on the role of regular infantrymen in the future world without suits of armor and giant lasers like in "Starship Troopers"). On top of all this Mr. O'Neil gives us a moving story of a young and idealistic Lt. trapped behind enemy lines with a ragtag group of support personnel, under armed and without food and water, who must find a way to survive, avoid the enemy and find a way to escape an enemy held planet which reminded me of many 60's movies about world war two starring the likes of Alec Guinness and Frank Sinatra. I truly enjoyed reading this book and I hope Mr. O'Neil returns to this story soon, I for one will be buying any sequel he writes. I'm giving this book 5 stars and if you want to check out my other reviews you'll see that I really have to like something to give it a 5 star rating. If you like authors like Robert Heinlein, Joe Haldeman, John Ringo, David Weber, and Eric Flint I believe you will like this book.
Not too bad...... better than the second book.