This obviously plays havoc with a Still haven't read Love Minus Eighty, which got good reviews all over the place last year, by this same author. Lastly, there were so many questions I really wanted answered. Defenders is told with the same basic style of Love Minus Eighty, from different, but specific perspectives from a few select characters. They go from exterminating invaders to sympathetic and almost admirable, but there is never really an adequate explanation of why their initial attack on Earth was so bloodthirsty, with no attempt at more peaceful negotiations. Before long: It was Armageddon.
There is a lot of exploring of the human condition. Kind of silly I expected war in this book. When you read Defenders, look for the forest, not the trees. I am somewhat surprised that I have not heard any rumors about this one being picked up as a television show or a potential movie. Besides their superior technology, the Luytens' telepathy makes them almost impossible to defeat. Lila Easterlin — another young teen, this girl is a Virtual Reality savy genius who now has no net to play with and so thus she starts to tinker with hardware and can create all manner of things or get old junk things working. But, if Defenders learned me anything is the fact that status quo can't stand for long.
They are capable of thinking, make conclusion- they are logical, after all they are highly trained in military strategy and what is that if not applying logic in its finest, they are fast learners, fast planners, they are progressive and in 15y they made a society. My personal favorites were the Luyten, a race of starfish-shaped creatures the size of elephants. My friend teases me that I have a Will-o-mance going on because of how much I love his books. So much potential wasted though. Come on, give your readers more credit than that. Being a story about war, there is obviously a lot of fighting that takes place throughout this one. I will however moderate this site if I deem it necessary.
How does one fight an enemy who knows the plan in advance, who can sense the hidden and hidden agendas and can trounce any ambush? He is a refugee who is too hungry and cold. Very minimal wear and tear. The second answer a bit comforting. What I mean is that with everything that happened throughout the book it seemed a little bit abrupt all things considered. That's basically the whole novel with about the same level of emotional attachment I felt. Do you think that makes sense? Especially since the genetic engineer really hadn't thought that far ahead when designing the Defenders.
Considering his subject, that might have been on purpose. Coming in 2016 are his first young adult novel, Burning Midnight Penguin Random House , about a pair of t Will McIntosh is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction author, as well as a finalist for eleven other awards. The aliens have landed and they look like big, killer starfish. There is just so much here to love and enjoy. And humans made so many mistakes. While I had moments of strong emotional responses to their conflict, I wonder if I could have had more had the off page moments been included. This the most powerful alien invasion story I've ever read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one from start to finish. Manik Leave a Comment Your email address will not be published. As I have said many times, I am not a big fan of series. Her moments with him are as emotionally engaging as if I'd been there with her, needing my father to make the broken world around me somehow right--and yet also recognizing that I'm strong enough to be valuable in that change. No one was going to win. Along with four novels that have been translated into five languages, Will has published dozens of short stories in magazines such as Asimov's Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and Interzone.
That was a powerful novel. No one considers the implications of a soldier without emotions until after the Defenders win the war…and teach humanity an extreme lesson in humility. Along with four novels, he has published fifty short stories in venues such as Asimov's, Lightspeed, and Science Fiction and Fantasy: Best of the Year. But these saviors could never be our servants. Kai is a young teenager when we first meet him. His father is a Brigadier General, and Will acknowledges that he provided a good deal of advice on military tactics. You cannot help but be pissed at times at the pure idiocrity of the people in this book.
Entire world is grateful to them. Oliver is my favorite character in the novel. Defenders reads like blockbuster movie. I have had this book for a while and just got around to reading it, there is so much to read and precious little time. Will McIntosh is one of the brightest stars in science fiction right now.