Claude Jones

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  • Battle Earth III (Book 3) on March 18, 2012
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    Book three of this epic adventure culminates as the forces of earth are united against an alien force of advanced and overwhelming power. The door is left open for further challenges. All three books are an excellent read.
  • DeniseZen on March 23, 2012
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    A great read. I too went to SIU and lived for an extended time in the area. It was a must read for me. Keep a copy handy if you ever travel the areas covered in the novel. You will the have ready guide to many of the best dining available.
  • The Colonisation of Mars on April 08, 2012
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    Always fasinated by anything Mars, I found TCOM to be on par with the best of efforts. I started reading on a Saturday afternoon,stopping when I could no longer prevent sleep. Continuing the next day, I finished that afternoon. Somewhere that first day my psysic became in sync with Sam. For the better part of those two days, I was on Mars, traveling, thinking and wordering. How could I be on Mars and not explore? How could I end, how could I leave? The answer was not a choice, but the next step. As the last page was read, it was right.
  • Flight Of The Setting Sun on April 17, 2012
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    An epic novel of aviation whose fictional characters make the era from banrstorming to modern day come to life. Meet men and women, real and fictional, whose lives intertwine making this novel impossible to put down.
  • Secret of the First Immortals on April 21, 2012
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    Simply an extraordinary tale. The Secret of the Immortals is filled with real life characters, action, aventure and in depth scientific details. Follow Jim Leigh from Utah to the Amazon of Brazil, as he and the group of scientist/adventures search for and find the secret of the immortals. Oh yeah, there are enough bad guys to keep it exciting. The end of the story leaves open the possibility of a sequel. Lets hope Mr. Cox will be so inclined, soon.
  • The Children of Roswell (Book One) The Swift Chronicle on April 21, 2012
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    Things about Roswell have always seem a little mysterious at best. I mean cover stories of weather ballons and swap gas are as unbelievable as the various UFO sightime accounts themselves. Anyway, enough for me to take a look at this "true account". If yo add the secrective militay intellegence and the evil aspect of the CIA, then almost anything is beleivable. This first part was good enough for me to want to read the complete series. Try it you'll fing it very entertaining.
  • The Children of Roswell (Book Two) The Homestead Incident on April 21, 2012
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    The second book gets quite a bit more interesting. Lot of questions from the first book are answered as the story progesses. More of the dreade CIA, of course. More characters are added and crarry though to the last book. Well writen and impossible not to continue on the the last book. By this time, your hooked. The final book awaits you.
  • Coventina on April 23, 2012
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    The next fantastic chapter of the adventures of Denise and Layla. The Southern Illinois duo become involved in the rescue two young women kidnapped into forced prostitution and sex slavery. Their successful rescue triggers a revenge retalation buy the Rome based western european syndicate. It now is a fight to the finish. Can Denise and Layla's love, humor and a steady supply of latte's and pizza win the day? Have fun, read on as the battle ensues.
  • Singularity Deferred on May 05, 2012
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    Well, heres another book I read from start to finish, without stopping. While it has the fast paced action of a space opera, the premise of being thrust 400 years into the future adds the element of what if. How would you react, what would you do. It allows you inside the story, allows to to easily become part of the story. Want a personal adventure 400 years in the future? Read it, you will no be disapointed.
  • The Intergalactic Peddler - Volume III on June 19, 2012
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    I read the first two volumes of Intergalatic Peddeler and thought there sure was a lot of crying women. The discription of volume three said it was a turning point for the volumes to follow. Well certaintly is for me, I can't take anymore of it. I had to force myself to finish it. I don't think there is one page of text that isn't filled with weeping women. Very few conversation are nothing more than two or more women crying, hugging and kissing each other. While there some interesting sci-fi concepts, if it ever (zero chance) became a movie, the audience would consist entirely of hormonaly imbalanced, mood changing, pregnet women crying uncontrollably. I gave it one star because there are no negative ratings. I added the author to my favorites after the first volume. I have now removed the author.
  • Battle Earth VI (Book 6) on Dec. 18, 2012
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    Another excellent instalment in the fight for earth. Clear your schedule before you start this one. I was up two nights till 3am to finish it. This the battle wasn't to prevent occupation of earth. With a planet killer as the enemies main offensive weapon, it was all or nothing fighting. Will the earth forces prevail or will the earth become a smoldering wasteland. Read on and get caught up in the battle for survival.
  • The Founding of Planet Haven on Jan. 03, 2013
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    A really great story, not overwhelmed by high tech gadgets. Instead you get a cast of characters chosen by the aliens for their honor and integerity. They colonize a lush earth like planet, determined not to repeat the failings of the earth they have left behind. With deep character development and thought provoking philosophical concepts, this a rewarding read. I hope to see more from this author.
  • Queen in Exile on Jan. 29, 2013
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    Now comes forth the Queen In Exile by Oliver Strong. We see our reach for Mars colonization from a previous torn earth, now reorganized and realigned in space exploration. Mr. Strong is at the height of his craft, as he weaves a credible tale of our first encounter with the Tillians as we atempt to land on Mars. Humans and Tillian share 99.99% of the same DNA and are considered by the Tillians to be Tillian. While dwarfing humans in stature and mental abilities, the Tillian civilazation has become stagnent. The daughter of the first human and Tillian conact, the first birth to a Tillian in 400 years, will become much more. Technology advances in a believable progression as humans and Tillian destines entertwine. I strongly recommend Qoeen in Exile. It certaintly begs to become the first installment of a hopefule larger saga.
  • Last Flight For Craggy on April 21, 2013
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    Mr. Weston weaves a fine tale with Last Flight for Craggy. The begins well into the future, with viable but somewhat dependent colonies on both the moon and Mars. Earth supplies both with manufactured machinery, while Mars trades with mined raw minerals. The colonies watch as Earth all but destroys its self in the hydrogen war. The is Earth is slowing dying, as famine and desease take its toll. Of course the politicans, always the problem and never part of any solution, are safe in sealed mountain enclaves are not done. In their last insane gasp to destroy the other side, they both succeed. Now without any more assistance from Earth, the colonies must find a way to join, to increase their odds for survival. I don't want to give away any more of the story in this review. Yes, they find a way and yes they do indirectly encounter advanced alien civilation, previously on Mars. More the better, Mr. Weston uses good character development. Their interaction with themselves and their envoirement makes for a through and enjoyable read. As a huge fan of Mars science fiction, I can heartily recomend it.