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Exo Corps are the garbage pickers of the fleet. We’re also the advanced scouts. The high speed pursuit and the high-risk terrain. You don’t get assigned to Exo unless there’s nowhere else to go. You’re always on some whacked mission where you’re about to be shot in the back of the sensor array. To the places the enemy’s sensor jamming, because they can’t just blanket nuke every planet we come to. More
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About Brent Meske

Brent is a husband, father, teacher, writer, and sometimes artist living in Seoul Korea, originally from Detroit, Michigan. Brent reads Stephen King, Brandon Mull, Jim Butcher, and a hundred others. You should too.

Lately Brent's been all over the place: designing book covers both E and print, editing up books, and reviewing for AIA (awesome indies, look them up). It's an exciting time to be a writer.

*If you're like me and you don't like to be cheated, please don't use Authorhouse.com. In fact, since finding Smashwords I intend to republish 'Breaking Benjamin' in its entirety here soon enough, and I'm also looking for a print publisher, if you'd like to have one on an actual bookshelf.

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Felicia reviewed on June 21, 2019

While the setting isn't especially new (some poor guy in power armor fighting under awful conditions), the actual story is pretty great. It takes very little time to read and is a lot of fun!
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Francis W. Porretto reviewed on Feb. 9, 2013

Aha! Drop ships and powered armor? A ground trooper lieutenant on the same ship with his father? Do I detect a little Starship Troopers influence in there somewhere?

I don't recall another of your stories written in present tense. You handled it well, except for the usual stippling of going-too-fast low-level errors. (Is it Rochet or Trochet? And watch out for those FLECHETTES.) If I have a quibble other than that, it would be that though there's quite a lot of bloodshed, there doesn't appear to be a point -- a theme.

Is this to be part of another group of stories united around a single backstory and setting?

(For a particularly technoidal take on this sort of combat, you might enjoy Travis S. Taylor's "One Day on Mars," "The Tau Ceti Agenda," and "One Good Soldier.")
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