St his superiors marvel at his ingenuity I m pretty sure this all sounds a bit like a rant but the books aren t un readable I just find it all a bit annoying Now on the other hand if you like that kind of writing This was a pretty cool military sci fi novel I on
T USUALLY INDULGE IN THAT GENRE BUT I WAS usually indulge in that genre but I was the mood and checked this out on audio The production was outstanding The narrator sounded like he was managing the cast of Star Trek or something and the action scenes were exciting because it was so well read There s a lot of hard sci fi in here so you won t just read that someone jumped to light speed you ll also learn the how and why of it That s gonna be a plus for some people and a minus for others35 stars I ll likely read the seuel eventually I got to the end of chapter 3 and could go no further The synopsis caught my attention but that was pretty much the only part of the book that engaged my imaginationWhat I liked The The Confabulist descriptive science behind the technologyWhat Iidn t like The characters were flat the Der Illusionist dialogue was stereotypical and cliche but most of all the 10% I read seemed to be than 90% tell and 10% show This is something that as an author myself gets pointed out to me often than I like but it gives me the opportunity to fix and improve I wish Mr Wehr had been told that Synchronicity War is tell than show Perhaps this makes for an engaging audio book but it could no hold my attention or interest me in going any further I wish Mr Wehr the best of luck in the future ATTN I somehow bought this series as one single book and read it all the way through in one reading so I am just going to copy and paste this review for each of the four separate parts making up the whole of the book I readIt was pretty funny to read the reviews of this first part of the four part saga of Wehr s The Synchronicity War Everybody s bitching and moaning and giving one star reviews for how much it sucked how the plot is so terrible the writing so shoddy the characters so indefinable how it s terrible military sci fi can t compare to David Weber no one can when it comes to military sci fi although I thought Chris Bunch came close but I somehow bought this series as one single book and read it all the way through so I saw things ifferently so when I went on to read reviews for the next three books it was rather amusing at just how many people had changed their tunes Where were all of the hugely influential book critics Those obviously so much better writers that they ve churned out
many commercially successful books than Wehr The ones giving him one and two stars for the first book part commercially successful books than Wehr The ones giving him one and two stars for the first book part yeah they weren t trolling around any Instead for the next three books I saw very little but four and five star reviews with people seriously impressed not only with the military sci fi action but the hard sci fi the etailed scientific explanations of what makes THIS go THAT way etc and while people still thought characterization wa. Pears to be a war of extermination one officer experiences precognitive visions that help him blunt the enemy onslaught but he can't control or predict when they occurWith the Senior Brass convinced that he's a tactical genius he's given and responsibility and is terrified by the belief that Human. S weak and I guess that s not the strongest part of the series I still Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, don t fully buy that as I became wholly invested in the characters human and mechanical and their personalities and relationships and yes he could have given us someetailed Ask the Past descriptions of what so and so looked like but the man was working on a four book Military Sci Fi series not aamn romance so cut him some slack
Maybe he s not as good as Weber No one is But I ll wager he s as good as Jack he s not as good as Weber No one is But I ll wager he s as good as Jack and most of the others certainly as ambitious And I think a fine writer with nothing to be ashamed of and plenty to be proud of This is an IDEA man He thinks of things that constantly blow me away His tactics thinks of things that constantly blow me away His tactics borderline brilliant sometimes just plain brilliant So why the first book hatred and then the irony of the Loooove over the next three books from you Riding Class (Saddle Club, dear readers Geez Ion t know how many of you are writers out there but I ve published 15 books of my own pre self publishing have ghost written two others and have had fiction poetry nonfiction journalism academic writing technical tutorials technical white papers and everything in between published over the past 28 years and sometimes it just takes the author awhile to set the tone to set the pace to get where he or she wants to be which may have been the case with Wehr I on t know but if everyone hated the first book but loved the final three it seems to me it just took awhile for him to set his universe up enough so that readers were adjusted to it and
Grew Invested In It That invested in it That it that s all Sometimes some authors o that Not everyone can jump right into you re being invested in the plot from the second page That s a special kind of writer and usually a certain kind of book As for me while not necessarily as good as some of Weber s finer works this series blew me away and I loved it I loved the risks the author took with his characters and with his readers It strikes me as brave The books had my attention the whole way and while people pointed out that yes big bad aliens who were stronger technologically than humans and out to Different Class destroy us was nothing new the author s treatment of this plotevice was IMO so I thought he handled it uite well Indeed the only isappointment I felt was in reading the final page and knowing I had come to the end After spending so much of my time in this universe It was a tough blow I would love to see Mr Wehr come out with some books although he oes have another series which I ve also read and enjoyed His name is not that well known I Goldilocks the Three Bears don t believe but I think iteserves to be In any event I loved this series and I strongly recommend it for all who love military sci fi hard sci fi or good sci fi in general A little ry in parts and very one sided but it has good action and believable tactics If you like space war tactical ramas this is a good book for you I m giving it five stars because it Socialist Realism delivered the kind of story theescription claimed it would. Ity's Fate rests on his shoulders Can he solve the mystery of his precognitive visions before the Human Race plunges into the abyss of total extermination This is Volume 1 of a military SF series about I Look Up To... Michelle Obama desperate space battles and the men women and Artificial Intelligences who fight andie in them.
Read ¾ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Dietmar Arthur WehrI have a hard time putting own military SciFi space opera but had no problem putting this one on ice after about 13 of the way through Flat not interesting felt like a plot outline filled in with some words but no feeling or passion Some promise of good ideas but just not that intriguing 1 Star I mean really How can anybody judge this of good ideas but just not that intriguing 1 Star I mean really How can anybody judge this eserving than 05 stars Everybody has the right to like it or not but I think there are objective things which should guide your own judgement plot and writing Plot is non existent as wrote here by somebody it s pretty flat flavorless and uite repetitive Writing skills are those of a teener But the non plus ultra is the author begging for 5 stars in You cannot be serious It s not often that I on t read a book to the end but I could not bring myself to go any further than the first 40 pages I on t know if it gets any better later in the book but the writing style is really lacking Cliches bad ialog It s really hard to justify spending time on this book Humans explore the universe Humans make first contact
Humans Must Wage WarImust wage warI across this book by chance on and noticed a lot of 5 star ratings I took a chance and ownloaded it to my Kindle and am pleased I id this is a great start to a new series by a relatively new author I read somewhere that the author is a fan of the Honor Harrington series and it shows The space combat centers around ship ship combat versus space marines ground combatIf you like you It s not bad but not yet up to the level of the Webers et alThere s some potential here but overall I found it lacking in execution at least to my taste Still Wehr has been uite innovative on the tech side whereas on the other hand I m not sure whether Newtonian physics has always been taken seriously while writing But you better not expect too much realism in milSF both on the science side as well for the personalitiesThe story itself plot there s not too much of such a thing is pretty straight forward and if you urgently need something with starships in battles with faceless aliens you can give this one a try As far as sci fi goes it s not a total loss but this book reads like a train schedule It feels so structured all of the time yup pretty much all the time Something like if the 1054 train leaves before the 1108 train but accelerates faster and bypasses the local station then it will arrive 5 minutes ahead of the first train However if going faster means needing fuel the 1108 train will need to refuel at a local station Replace train with space ship and you get the picture Even the minuscule amount of romantics is treated this way On top of this we soon find out that the protagonist Shiloh knows some of what will happen ahead of time which means things run even on schedule He also pretty much single handedly changes the course of the war by coming up with such revolutionary ideas as building bigger tanker ships to reach further into enemy territory gasp all whil. After almost a century of peaceful exploration and colonization of space the United Earth Space Force stumbles across a shockingly xenophobic alien race that has and better armed ships and refuses all attempts at contact As the outgunned Space Force is riven back in battle after battle in what ap.