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War Dogs by Greg Bear

The Gurus came in peace, bearing gifts.They were a highly advanced, interstellar species who brought amazingly useful and sophisticated technology to the human race. There was, of course, a catch. The Gurus warned of a far more malevolent life form, beings who have hounded the Gurus from sun to sun, planet to planet, across the cosmos. Pundits have taken to calling them the Antagonists - or Antags - and they have already established a beachhead on Mars. In exchange for all they've done for us, the Gurus would now like our help.Enter Master Sergeant Michael Venn, a veteran Skyrine (a Marine who is specially trained for off-world combat) who is dropped onto the Red Planet with his band of brothers on a mission to take down as many Antags as possible.But from the moment they're dropped through the thin Martian atmosphere, their mission goes horribly, terribly wrong. From a group of female special ops Skyrines with secret orders, to mysterious humans who've settled on Mars, to the overwhelming and highly-reinforced Antags themselves, Venn and his brothers will face impossible odds just to survive - let alone make it home alive.

Reviews

War Dogs is a book that both celebrates and respects the role of the combat soldier, with all of their trials and tribulations. Think of it as The Forever War or Starship Troopers, upgraded to the 21st century, a tale that shows that even when the technology changes, the role of the soldier does not. It is the best book I've read from Greg for a while, and one of the best military-SF books I've read in years. * SFF World * War Dogs is Bear's best book in years but only if you're ready to commit for a long haul - this is after all just the first third of the story and next two books are still far in the future. The whole set up is engaging and while it does play with some of the more familiar tropes in science fiction its pitch-perfect delivery feels entirely refreshing. An opening to a series well worth checking out! * Upcoming 4 Me *


About the Author

Greg Bear

Born in 1951, Greg Bear published his first short story sixteen years later. His first novel was published in 1979, and his most famous novels, Blood Music and Eon, emerged during the eighties and have now become established classics. He is the multiple Nebula and Hugo award-winning author whose works are celebrated for their vision, intensity and drama. Other novels include Darwin's Radio, Moving Mars, Queen of Angels, Eternity and The Forge of God.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd July 2015

Author

Greg Bear

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Author's Website

www.gregbear.com/

Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Science fiction

ISBN

9780575101005

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