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John J. Lumpkin is a writer and teacher who was born in 1973 in San Antonio, Texas. A former national security reporter for the Associated Press, he covered 9-11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he may be the only person who has had a drink with both Donald Rumsfeld and Steve-O from Jackass (but not, to be clear, at the same time). He lives outside of Boulder, Colorado.
on Dec. 29, 2015 :
Some people say that space opera and hard SF are mutually exclusive and generally they are right - this series shows in a spectacular way that there are still cases, fortunately, that might prove them wrong. It is not just quite plausible futuristic technology but also very believable political background, dynamics of colonization and secret service activity that make it so fun to read. Interesting multidimensional characters are improving this even further. And finally war... war that perhaps never changes but its potential to surprise is yet astounding.
Robert A. Heinlein is one of my heroes of the past - it is nice to see he can still be inspirational. I am eagerly waiting to see how The Human Reach will evolve.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on June 26, 2013 :
I have read this book as soon as it came out, but since there is no reviews still, I decided I will write one. Its an excellent sequel to the first book of the human reach, characters continue their stories and most importantly to me there are more battles: both in space, on the ground an in between. More of the futuristic yet plausible technology is presented. A great book for anyone who liked the first one.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)