The Red: First Light
Publish date: March 2013
Publisher: Mythic Island Press
Edition language: English
Series: The Red (#1)
Series: The Red #1 This felt like a pretty standard military SF novel. It takes place on Earth, not in space, but we have soldiers in exoskeletons ("dead sisters" because they look like bones, sort of) fighting far from home and they have skullcaps that help them manage their emotional states (use...
I enjoy a good military techno thriller from time to time and I have to admit that at first I felt like I had not made a good choice (It was a Christmas gift from my list) with The Red:First Light. The first maybe 75 pages felt like the novelization of an action/war first person shooter video game ...
I generally don't care for military sf, but this was very good. Completely see why it was nominated for a Nebula a few years ago. Set in a near-future America (and where the American military gets itself to), The Red follows a young lieutenant whose operational instincts verge on the preternatural. ...
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