by Michael Mammay

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ISBN-13: 9780062694669
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/31/2018
Series: Planetside Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 257,784
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Mammay is a retired army officer and a graduate of the United States Military Academy. He has a master’s degree in military history and is a veteran of Desert Storm, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He lives with his family in Georgia.

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Planetside 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Rebecca Petruck More than 1 year ago
Packed with military expertise, intrigue, aliens, and action, PLANETSIDE is a ride of a read!
MKEngland More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended! PLANETSIDE is a detective novel wrapped in military sci-fi clothing. There are definitely some firefights and a few explosions, but the bulk of the novel is dedicated to a missing person case and the slowly sharpening picture of what really happened. Colonel Butler, the protagonist, is just the right amount of jaded and snarky, never too over-the-top or unrealistic about it. His voice is spectacular and carried me effortlessly through the novel. What most surprised me, though, was how much there is to learn about leadership in this book. Butler is constantly evaluating how people fit within the military structure, what they need to hear, what their words actually mean, what pressures are limiting their speech and actions, etc. Quite simply, he knows people, and knows how to get the best (or worst, if needed) out of them. Seeing that mental calculus every time he interacts with another character was fascinating to me, and I feel like this is the kind of detail that's really informed and bolstered by Mammay's real life military career. All-in-all, this is a fast, enjoyable read that you won't regret picking up, even if military sci-fi isn't your thing! Fellow librarians, highly recommend this one for your collections.