Book read Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space (The Henry Gallant Saga, #1) By H. Peter Alesso – gh4crew.co.uk
Facial features Stoic he showed ittle interest in the new Arrival Please Give Me Your Comm Pin Please give me your comm pin handed over his pin and Mather made several uick selections on a touch screen console He swiped the pin passed the chip reader which oaded the ID and personnel information into Repulse s computerGallant took the opportunity to Fearless (Nashville Nights, look around the spacious semicircular compartment with its numerous apparatus and instruments The captain s seat was centrallyocated and he noticed that many of the other chairs were also unoccupied Apparently some watch stations were only manned during conditions of higher alertHe observed the watch standers carrying out their ritual duties The communication panel was manned by a midshipman who The Bomber Dog looked occupied with an incoming message The radar station was also manned but by a technician who was diligently studying his display Gallant couldn t tell what he was tracking but there were several blips on the scope The weapons and astrogator positions were vacant several science analysis stations were operating automatically To Gallant s approving eye the entire bridge watch seemed a model of efficiency and diligence just as he had been trained to expect at the academySoon his attention was captured by the huge view screen at the front of the compartment that revealed the gas giant Jupiter with its orbiting space station He marveled at the spectacle Doesn t that sound Great Now that is what I call a good bookIf that wasn t enough take aook at this Wow Right LOVED IT That video just brought this great book to Novelas de Isabel Allende life About The AuthorH Peter AlessoAs a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation H Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Liver National Laboratory LLNL As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL heed a team of computer scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers workstations and networks He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS and served in the US Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an MS and an advanced Engineering Degree at MIT He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles and he is the authorco author of six books Website wwwhpeteralessocom Disclosure This book was given to me for free by the Author for my honest review No matter how many buzzwords an author uses or how much math if they do it incorrectly they are still wrong There are so many scientific technical and sociological errors in this novel that it would take a small book to explain what is wrong and whyThat said the book is still an interesting and fun read Pretend that it s Star Wars esue science fantasy and just roll with it There is one actual thing with genetic engineering where the author has an interesting point That and the main character make the book worth reading if you can turn off your inner pedant Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space was an interesting read but it feels Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, like an indie published story It had all the marks of a good sci fi but it seemed toack class and could have been written better I ve read a few mary sue type characters in space before but this one didn t really set the scene or set up the main character Henry very well It was ok A really set the scene or set up the main character Henry very well It was ok A space opera read in which Henry saves the day with humility and good humor I could have The Fearless Critic Portland Restaurant Guide lived withess technical detail but it didn t impede the story and for the detail oriented I m sure it added a realistic feel to the book I ook forward to future installments of Henry Gallant and his companions wherever their space adventures take them Assigned to a fighter suadron in space fleet Gallant must use his innate tactical abilities to prevent an enemy from overrunning United Planets territory He s an interesting character but the writing needs maturing There s too much detail of military vessels and weaponry planetary science and other aspects of world building These engthy expository passages kill the pacing I had to skim over them to the scenes with people interacting since the characters are what hold my interest I d hoped for another exciting space opera with a coming of age story but this book disappointed Hopefully the author will improve with each installmen. Y Natural non genetically enhanced officer eft in the fleet His classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that he will not be up to the demands of the space service Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for Gallant Now her ife as well as a good many others depends of Henry Galla. Er must decide which camp they belong to and judge accordingly Despite some faults aliens a ittle too predictable a sloppy end many blunders it is good entertainmentClassic in its construction well paced apart from a drop in rhythm at two thirds of the book it is the classic Serial Killer Quarterly Vol.2 No.7 Psychotic Killers learning novel of the young ensign which receives his first assignment after officer training Of course as often the young officer in uestion is a very gifted element whose destiny will be singular Any resemblance to another saga at random Honor Harrington is allowedThe only real originality of the story is toocate the action in the solar system Which is not so common and it s pretty well doneThe characters are not extraordinary but have nothing infamous about themThe plot and the background are a High Angle Rescue Techniques littleight on some points but they remain in the realm of the acceptable if you re in a good mood The many suites will Finn Family Moomintroll likely be disappointing but Il still try themHopefully the author will not increase the number of pages of the next books exponentially at random About The Book As the ast star fighter in suadron 111 Midshipman Henry Gallant is on his way from Jupiter to Mars With the United Planets fleet on the verge of annihilation he can expect no help as he passes through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens With so much uncertainty about the aliens capabilities and intentions analyzing the captured computer euipment in Gallant s possession could prove crucial The fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry Gallant Unfortunately it is his abilities that have been much in doubt during his tour of duty In an era of genetic Engineering He Is The he is the Natural non genetically enhanced officer eft in the fleet His classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that he will not be up to the demands of the space service Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for him Now as his navigator on the Something Like Fate last fighter in suadron 111 herife as well as a good many others depends of Henry GallantWhat I Thought The author has created a wonderful piece of work with his first novel in the Henry Gallant Saga Between Henry Gallent beginning
His New Life On The new A Gun for Sale life on the Planets battle cruiser Repulse and trying to save the world the author has came up with it allHenry Gallent is an admirable character with many wonderful features such as courage intelligence humility kindness and special powers But will Bright and Attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel think so to Being theast Natural having nothing genetically enhanced eft on the fleet he has the odds stacked against him pretty high But maybe through it all Kelsey will see the remarkable things about himHere is an excerpt of this brilliant work A massive solar flare roared across the pockmarked face of the sun producing static interference on every display console operating in the tiny spacecraft as it approached the United Planets battle cruiser Repulse in orbit around Jupiter No need to worry young man we re almost there said the aged pilot I m not concerned about the storm said newly commissioned Midshipman Henry Gallant Eagerly he shifted in his seat to get a better glimpse of the massive ship that was to become his new home for the next two yearsThe pilot maneuvered expertly to minimize the worst effects of the x ray and gamma radiation until the craft made its tortured way from the sunlit brilliance into the cold black shadow of Repulse The tiny ship uivered gently as its tractors reached out to the behemoth warship slowly drawing alongsideWhen it attached to the Repulse s docking hatch Gallant transferred to the warship and made his way to the bridge He found the Officer of the Watch standing next to the empty captain s chair surrounded by its nest of displays and virtual readouts The officer rested his hand briefly on the panel concealing the Artificial Intelligence AI tactical analyzer Midshipman Henry Gallant reporting aboard sir he said standing as tall as his seventeen year old gangly figure would allow He tugged at his uniform blouse to straighten the buttons into proper alignment Welcome aboard Mr Gallant I m Lieutenant Mather Mather was of average height barrel chested with sharp angular. Ncertainty about the alien capabilities and intentions analyzing the captured computer euipment in Gallant’s possession could prove crucialThe fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry Gallant Unfortunately it is his abilities that have been much in doubt during his tour of dutyIn an era of genetic engineering he is the onl.
review Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space (The Henry Gallant Saga, #1)It was OK If you are ooking for a hard milsci fi series keep ooking Everything about this book is strictly ightweight I would classify
THIS AS A YOUNG ADULT STORYas a young adult story on it s ack of any kind of real seriousness of thought in the writing of the book The characters are all stamped out of a flat sheet of cookie dough And they make WAG s about the mysterious aliens which all miraculously turn out to be correct Despite being based on next to no evidence to back them up I guess that is the simplest way to advance your story if you are a inexperienced writer I hope it is inexperience instead of just plain People of the Book laziness All that aside it isn t a bad story it just needed aot polish to be the book the author thinks it is I will not be reading the rest of the series What a naval jokeI got as far as page135 before I uit I wanted to see how cheesy the book gets but it s so bad that I couldn t make it to the end I really thought that the writer was an overly enthusiastic but unfortunately untalented fourteen year old until I saw his picture This is a series no essThe MC is a17 Year old officer who is simultaneously the best pilot of a veteran fighter suadrontakes command of a suadron in combatthe only communications officer on a capital shipa hull repair specialist for merchant shipstalented guesser of the function of alien technologyan expert trauma medica tactical geniusa superb navigatora weapons officer extraordinairepossesses excellent shooting skills in zero G pistol combat against multiple opponents and is handsome Does it get any better than this No Sadly it really doesntThis wr uite a short book it describes the path of the hero of the different guy At it s core it follows the way of the space opera with different actors being given weight and personality the way of the space opera with different actors being given weight and personality as they appear to the protagonist Being a short book to get from doubted to hero doesn t take much There s a ot of oversimplified tech in the book only described as it becomes important but never in depth and acking a ittle consistency In particular relativistic speeds are reached without much acceleration problems and no tech that explains how s that possible The engines are rated by top speed instead of by acceleration which doesn t make sense in space Still all that makes it fall deeply into some definitions of space opera But if you can get over all that it s an enjoyable read I m disappointed others may not beMidshipman Henry Gallant in Space is a rather entertaining Young Adult read I am not a young adult and the real issue I have with this book is not its readability or entertainment value it s a distressing Fear the Darkness (Brigid Quinn, lack of originality Author H Peter Alesso is obviously sufficiently well versed in both modern naval command structure and operational protocols to make that aspect of the novel work He also clearly has the scienceengineering chops to make some of the science sound credible Thereinies trouble Mr Alesso is not a writer he is an engineer Granted his novel is engineered from the finest sources and pieces still it is Tarot Says Beware (Herculeah Jones Mysteries, less than the sum of its parts Mr Gallant the 17 year old hero is an amalgamation of a character one part young Horatio Hornblower socially awkwardoner and newbie in his first berth in the space navy one part Ender Wiggin object of contempt for being a genetic sport with untold potential ability to master battle strategy and tactics and one part Luke Skywalker with his Force amplified bad ass flighter pilot skills The book begins as Forrester s Hornblower saga does morphs into Ender s Game somewhere during the training and initial battle seuence and ends up with the LucasSpeilberg epic battle fantasy because all science has now deserted this science fiction story and its aftermath The parallels are too obvious and familiarity with his sources of input make it impossible for me to avoid unfavorable comparisons Young readers who have no knowledge of CS Forrester Orson Scott Card or the stunningly unreal special effects of the LucasSpielberg first Star Wars film will ove this book precisely because they ack that frame of reference Those of us who know and Afterlands love the works of the aforementioned writers and film makers will find it aet down at best I Deutschlandreise ll split the difference and rate it 3 stars but the read. As theast star fighter in Suadron 111 Midshipman Henry Gallant is on his way from Jupiter to the nearest space base in orbit around Mars With the United Earth fleet on the verge of annihilation from alien ships he can expect no help In order to reach Mars Gallant must make his way through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens With so much .