THE DRIFT WARS

9 Jul
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The Drift Wars, written by Brett James, is a rather clever telling of a never ending war fought, in space, against aliens from another universe. It reminds me, somewhat, of the 1985 book written by Orson Scott Card, Enders Game, which was later made into a 2013 movie with Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley; and the 2009 British drama film ‘Moon’ with Sam Rockwell.

The Drift Wars, partially reviewed here,  is a story so filled with action that it’s difficult not to hang-on for fear of falling right off the page. Having said this, however, I found the fighting scenes to be overly depicted, a tad less action would have faired much better, in my opinion.

True, I found this book to be arid at first. I couldn’t seem to find anything worth staying around for. But obviously there was something because it kept drawing me to it. Mid-way through, I had become fully vested and found myself fighting and rooting for the main protagonist, Peter Garvey.

After the Warships came out of the Drift destroying the world Peter lived in, he knew there was only one thing he could do, enlist. Propelled into the fight against the Riel, an army of alien creatures, Peter fought the enemy, beyond imaginings. His tour of duty, which was to be 6 months, turned into years, and as Peter’s comrades fell, one by one, Peter, it seemed, couldn’t be killed.

As science fiction space wars go, this one stands out because of its clever twist. I liked it.

I never figured out the meaning for the sequence of numbers, or the changing circles. But I’m almost certain they’re something. I don’t know what. But something. Then again ……

I never figured out the meaning for the sequence of numbers, or the changing circles. But I’m almost certain they’re something. I don’t know what. But something ……

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