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Born in 1963, Michael Hicks grew up in the age of the Apollo program and spent his youth glued to the television watching the original Star Trek series and other science fiction movies, which continues to be a source of entertainment and inspiration. Having spent the majority of his life as a voracious reader, he has been heavily influenced by writers ranging from Robert Heinlein to Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, and David Weber to S.M. Stirling. Living in Florida with his beautiful wife, two wonderful stepsons and two mischievous Siberian cats, he is now living his dream of writing full time.
on April 24, 2011 :
The Kreelan sub-stories are marvellous as always and highly enjoyable.
But like “First Contact” the human part of the story is just to US centric for an international reader to stomach. Especially if you have ever been to one of the countries of the soviet union and know for example just how fashion aware the women living there are. And they had been in the area of the soviet union as well. None of that everyone wearing grey dull uniform clothing.
My suggestion (again): If you are from the US read it and enjoy to have your stereotypes reinforced. If you are from anywhere else skip it.
(reviewed long after purchase)