Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines)
The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you're restricted to two thousand calories of badly flavored soy every day:You can hope to win... show more
The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you're restricted to two thousand calories of badly flavored soy every day:You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service.With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that the good food and decent health care come at a steep price…and that the settled galaxy holds far greater dangers than military bureaucrats or the gangs that rule the slums.The debut novel from Marko Kloos, Terms of Enlistment is a new addition to the great military sci-fi tradition of Robert Heinlein, Joe Haldeman, and John Scalzi.
Publish date: January 28th 2014
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
Series: Frontlines (#1)
This was a cool find. Think Scalzi-spacebattle-scyfy, only more character driven. Future, aliens, believable science, Earth moving to anarchy, government spending all their money on space ships and colonization, military life, fighting to save humanity, learning who the real enemy is. Also like ...
Great story. Great characters. Great syfy. Reads fast. Excellent use of 1st person. Loved it. Fans of Scalzi should feel right at home. *Too many f-bombs. Who can find me some really cool military syfy with out all the language? It must be out there! The Value of a Star: Ratings Explained
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Fantastic military sci-fi adventure.
Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos was such a wonderful surprise I so thoroughly enjoyed it!! The story is about a young man Andrew Grayson. He lives in a ghetto in the North American Commonwealth and life is rather crappy. You have no money and no hope of becoming better, you don’t even have food...