Ovian system and asteroid belt yet the human race has a thousand *Merchant Ships In The Asteroid *ships in the asteroid alone according to the writer and several thousand others in the inner systemA space fighter is dangerous than any enemy combatant especially the ships designed specifically to screen capital ships from these pests Nine human warships can fight 200 alien warships to a draw even though according to the writer the two two fleets have technological parity Buck Rogers Flash Gordon and Captain America want their shtick backThe writer thinks that the asteroid belt is a massive system wide debris field with boulders as far as the eye can see He gets confused it seems in one chapter where the asteroid belt lies in relation to Jupiter A fighter has the endurance and speed to get from Jupiter to Mars in Jupiter A fighter has the endurance and speed to get from Jupiter to Mars in time than major alien warships took to reach Jupiter from Saturnian space The fighter doesn t need additional fuel has engines the size of an alien cruiser I guess and life support and foodwater for a seven day cruise immediately after a battle in which the 200 ship alien fleet was fought to a standstill by the nine human ships Pilots can ust pop the canopy of their craft and pop over to an alien wreck in the middle of a battle no airlock needed The fighter has a bunk but is too small a space to allow the pilot to stand up and turn around Fighter pilots routinely especially the 17 Year olds argue with a senior ship captain over what should be done with alien tech and who needs to do it There is no fighter carrier ust a handful of space planes tucked into a cruiser Maybe they could have converted one the thousands of big cargo ships running around into a space plane carrier Then maybe they could carry of these awesome awesome tiny awesome space planes into battle and refuel repair and rearm themThe space academy recruits 13 12 11 and ten year olds academy graduates are ready to commission as officers by the time that they re 17 right Doesn t that interfere with their cadets middle school years especially the long fighter training sessions Do the twelve and thirteen year olds need signed permission slips from their parents to fly their training planes in spaceWhy aren t the other countries of the world pulling their weight in the war That doesn t seem fair it feels like this is an all US effort It s a shame that the writer is too unsophisticated to realize that some US or is it United Planets something military or political or industrial figures might include characters with exotic names like Alesso Once you get past that silliness and you have to deal with the writing There are graphic novels with character development than this book There are Korean teen series with mature characters and rational dialogue There are Marvel movies with stronger logic Plus the author doesn t know how to write Maybe he should start with postcards and work his way up to stories I think that may be the solution Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space was an interesting read but it feels like an indie published story It had all the marks of a good sci fi but it seemed to lack class and could have been written better I ve read a few mary sue type characters in space before but this one didn t really set the scene or set up the main character Henry very well It was ok I m disappointed others may not beMidshipman Henry Gallant in Space is a rather entertaining Young Adult read I am not a young adult and the real issue I have with this book is not its readability or entertainment value it s a distressing lack of originality Author H Peter Alesso is obviously sufficiently well versed in both modern naval command structure and operational protocols to make that aspect of the novel work He also clearly has the scienceengineering chops to make some of the science sound credible Therein lies trouble Mr Alesso is not a writer he is an engineer Granted his novel is engineered from the finest sources and pieces still it is less than the sum of its parts Mr Gallant the 17 year old hero is an amalgamation of a character one part young Horatio Hornblower socially awkward loner and newbie in his first berth in the space navy one part Ender Wiggin object of contempt for being a genetic sport with untold potential ability to master battle strategy and tactics and one part Luke Skywalker with his Force amplified bad ass flighter pilot skills The book begins as Forrester s Hornblower saga does morphs into Ender s Game somewhere during the training and initial battle seuence and ends up with the LucasSpeilberg epic battle fantasy because all science has now deserted this science fiction story and its aftermath The parallels are too obvious and familiarity with his sources of input make it impossible for me to avoid unfavorable comparisons Young readers who have no knowledge of CS Forrester Orson Scott Card or the stunningly unreal special effects of the LucasSpielberg first Star Wars film will love this book precisely because they lack that frame of reference Those of us who know and love the works of the aforementioned writers and film makers will find it a let down at best I ll split the difference and rate it 3 stars but the reader must decide which camp they belong to and udge accordingl. Y Natural non genetically enhanced officer left in the fleet His classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that he will not be up to the demands of the space service Only bright and attractive unior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for Gallant Now her life as well as a good many others depends of Henry Galla. .
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No matter how many buzzwords an author uses or how much math if they do it incorrectly they are still wrong There are so many scientific technical and sociological errors in this novel that it would take a small book to explain what is wrong and whyThat said the book is still an interesting uite a short book it describes the path of the hero of the different guy At it s core it follows the way of the space opera with different actors being given weight and personality only as they appear to the protagonist Being a short book to get from doubted to hero doesn t take much There s a lot of oversimplified tech in the book only described as it becomes important but never in depth and lacking a little consistency In particular *relativistic speeds are reached without much acceleration problems and no tech that explains how s that possible *speeds are reached without much acceleration problems and no tech that explains how s that possible engines are rated by top speed instead of by acceleration which doesn t make sense in space Still all that makes it fall deeply into some definitions of space opera But if you can get over all that it s an enjoyable read A fun space opera read in which Henry saves the day with humility and good humor I could have lived with less technical detail but it didn t impede the story and for the detail oriented I m sure it added a realistic feel to the book I look forward to future installments of Henry Gallant and his companions wherever their space adventures take them Despite some faults aliens a little too predictable a sloppy end many blunders it is good entertainmentClassic in its construction well paced apart from a drop in rhythm at two thirds of the book it is the classic learning novel of the young ensign which receives his first assignment after officer training Of course as often the young officer in uestion is a very gifted element whose destiny will be singular Any resemblance to another saga at random Honor Harrington is allowedThe only real originality of the story is to locate the action in the solar system Which is not so common and it s pretty well doneThe characters are not extraordinary but have nothing infamous about themThe plot and the background are a little light on some points but they remain in the realm of the acceptable if you re in a good mood The many suites will likely be disappointing but I ll still try themHopefully the author will not increase the number of pages of the next books exponentially at random It was OK If you are looking for a hard milsci fi series keep looking Everything about this book is strictly lightweight I would classify this as a young adult story based on it s lack of any kind of real seriousness of thought in the writing of the book The characters are all stamped out of a flat sheet of cookie dough And they make WAG s about the mysterious aliens which all miraculously turn out to be correct Despite being based on next to no evidence to back them up I guess that is the simplest way to advance your story if you are a inexperienced writer I hope it is inexperience instead of ust plain laziness All that aside it isn t a bad story it ust needed a lot polish to be the book the author thinks it is I will not be reading the rest of the series Assigned to a "fighter suadron in space fleet gallant must use "suadron in space fleet Gallant must use innate tactical abilities to prevent an enemy from overrunning United Planets territory He s an interesting character but the writing needs maturing There s too much detail of military vessels and weaponry planetary science and other aspects of world building These lengthy expository passages kill the pacing I had to skim over them to the scenes with people interacting since the characters are what hold my interest I d hoped for another exciting space opera with a coming of age story but this book disappointed Hopefully the author will improve with each installment About The Book As the last star fighter in suadron 111 Midshipman Henry Gallant is on his way from Jupiter to Mars With the United Planets fleet on the verge of annihilation he can expect no help as he passes through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens With so much uncertainty about the aliens capabilities and intentions analyzing the captured computer euipment in Gallant s possession could prove crucial The fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry Gallant Unfortunately it is his abilities that have been much in doubt during his tour of duty In an era of genetic engineering he is the only Natural non genetically enhanced officer left in the fleet His classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that he will not be up to the demands of the space service Only bright and attractive unior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for him Now as his navigator on the last fighter in suadron 111 her life as well as a good many others depends of Henry GallantWhat I Thought The author has created a wonderful piece of work with his first novel in the Henry Gallant Saga Between Henry Gallent beginning his new life on the United Planets battle cruiser Repulse and trying to save the world the author has came up with it allHenry Gallent is an admirable character with many wonderful features such as courage intelligence humility kindness and special powers As the last star fighter in Suadron 111 Midshipman Henry Gallant is on his way from Jupiter to the nearest space base in orbit around Mars With the United Earth fleet on the verge of annihilation from alien ships he can expect no help In order to reach Mars Gallant must make his way through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens With so much ,
Ut will Bright and Attractive Junior Officer Kelsey Mitchel Think officer Kelsey Mitchel think to Being the last Natural having nothing genetically enhanced left on the fleet he has the odds stacked against him pretty high But maybe through it all Kelsey will see the remarkable things about himHere is an excerpt of this brilliant work A massive solar flare roared across the pockmarked face of the sun producing static interference on every display console operating in the tiny spacecraft as it approached the United Planets battle cruiser Repulse in orbit around Jupiter No need to worry young man we re almost there said the aged pilot *I m not concerned about the storm said newly commissioned Midshipman Henry *m not concerned about the storm said newly commissioned Midshipman Henry Eagerly he shifted in his seat to get a better glimpse of the massive ship that was to become his new home for the next two yearsThe pilot maneuvered expertly to minimize the worst effects of the x ray and gamma radiation until the craft made its tortured way from the sunlit brilliance into the cold black shadow of Repulse The tiny ship uivered gently as its tractors reached out to the behemoth warship slowly drawing alongsideWhen it attached to the Repulse s docking hatch Gallant transferred to the warship and made his way to the bridge He found the Officer of the Watch standing next to the empty captain s chair surrounded by its nest of displays and virtual readouts The officer rested his hand briefly on the panel concealing the Artificial Intelligence AI tactical analyzer Midshipman Henry Gallant reporting aboard sir he said standing as tall as his seventeen year old gangly figure would allow He tugged at his uniform blouse to straighten the buttons into proper alignment Welcome aboard Mr Gallant I m Lieutenant Mather Mather was of average height barrel chested with sharp angular facial features Stoic he showed little interest in the new arrival Please give me your comm pin Gallant handed over his pin and Mather made several uick selections on a touch screen console He swiped the pin passed the chip reader which loaded the ID and personnel information into Repulse s computerGallant took the opportunity to look around the spacious semicircular compartment with its numerous apparatus and instruments The captain s seat was centrally located and he noticed that many of the other chairs were also unoccupied Apparently some watch stations were only manned during conditions of higher alertHe observed the watch standers carrying out their ritual duties The communication panel was manned by a midshipman who looked occupied with an incoming message The radar station was also manned but by a technician who was diligently studying his display Gallant couldn t tell what he was tracking but there were several blips on the scope The weapons and astrogator positions were vacant several science analysis stations were operating automatically To Gallant s approving eye the entire bridge watch seemed a model of efficiency and diligence Neimhaim (Neimhaim, just as he had been trained to expect at the academySoon his attention was captured by the huge view screen at the front of the compartment that revealed the gas giant Jupiter with its orbiting space station He marveled at the spectacle Doesn t that sound Great Now that is what I call a good bookIf that wasn t enough take a look at this Wow Right LOVED IT That videoust brought this great book to life About The AuthorH Peter AlessoAs a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation H Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Liver National Laboratory LLNL As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of computer scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers workstations and networks He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS and served in the US Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an MS and an advanced Engineering Degree at MIT He has published several software titles and numerous scientific ournal and conference articles and he is the authorco author of six books Website wwwhpeteralessocom Disclosure This book was given to me for free by the Author for my honest review What a naval okeI got as far as page135 before I uit I wanted to see how cheesy the book gets but it s so bad that I couldn t make it to the end I really thought that the writer was an overly enthusiastic but unfortunately untalented fourteen year old until I saw his picture This is a series no lessThe MC is a17 Year old officer who is simultaneously the best pilot of a veteran fighter suadrontakes command of a suadron in combatthe only communications officer on a capital shipa hull repair specialist for merchant shipstalented guesser of the function of alien technologyan expert trauma medica tactical geniusa superb navigatora weapons officer extraordinairepossesses excellent shooting skills in zero G pistol combat against multiple opponents and is handsome Does it get any better than this No Sadly it really doesntThis writer covers almost every bad idea that american science fiction has discovered over the last 40 years The United Space Fleet runs exclusively to ship names from British naval history Isn t that weird The Fleet has only nine ships to defend the Ncertainty about the alien capabilities and intentions analyzing the captured computer euipment in Gallant’s possession could prove crucialThe fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry Gallant Unfortunately it is his abilities that have been much in doubt during his tour of dutyIn an era of genetic engineering he is the onl.