It’s the year 2277. For fifty years, Earth has received mysterious data transmissions from random locations in deep space. The streams include advanced technology, allowing Humans to achieve faster-than-light travel virtually overnight. As we prepare to take our first, tentative steps into interstellar space, we know almost nothing about our alien benefactors, and their motivations remain unexplained. While completing their shakedown cruise, Captain Tom Prescott and the crew of the first Terran Fleet Command starship, TFS Ingenuity, stumble into a first contact situation. They learn that Earth is not the first civilization granted access to the stars before their time – and how this Faustian gift has inevitably led to centuries of interstellar war. Humanity’s existence hangs in the balance as a powerful alliance assembles a preemptive military strike, believing it to be their only option to protect themselves … from us. Prescott and his small, initially unarmed starship must serve as our only line of defense. Ingenuity is our only hope.
September 27, 2015  |  188 pages
(Rated on Feb 10, 2019)
Grade: F    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 90% Entertainment, 10% Literature
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Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
Low High

Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Comment:
This is a very description heavy, semi-hard sci-fi novel, just so you know before starting this series. That may turn many off. I found this book to be ok. It's not anything special in terms of the plot, but I liked the characters and the plot was interesting enough to hold my attention. And it has an element of mystery to who the alien Pelarans are, and what they want from humanity.   (+1 vote)