Military science fiction is something I don’t dip my toes into very often, which is strange really considering ‘Starship Troopers’ is one of my all time favourite movies. I have read a few in the past and found them to be a little generic, aside from the series by Weston Ochse (Grunt Life and Grunt Traitor), which was excellent in the way that the protagonist suffered from PTSD-a condition that was fully explored and realised by Ochse.
Extinction Biome is a very good example of how to do military sci-fi right. Straight away we are plunged into the action as a Miller (a corporate bodyguard) is thrust into a difficult situation whereby he is surrounded by infected humans and strange dog like creatures. From here on in it is a roller coaster ride that features corrupt corporations, monsters and big guns! exactly the sort of thing you want from this sort of book.
The characters are pretty good, though I didn’t quite feel the emotional attachment that I felt when reading ‘Grunt Life’ for example. The action scenes are terrific and there is barely time to draw breath between the pages, which is exactly what I am looking for with this type of fiction and anything with biological parasites threatening the known world is a plus in my book.
Extinction Biome: Invasion is a big book, but if you are a fan of this genre then you will find more than enough to keep you entertained. It just misses out on being a great read but I’d have no trouble in recommending it to fans of the genre.
Pick up a copy of ‘Extinction Biome’ from here.