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Christopher Besse

AUTHOR:
Christopher
Besse

 

Title: Element
Genre:
Science Fiction
Sub-genre: Military

Type: Novel
Page Count: 256
Size:  6x9 inches
Cover: Color, CGI
Illustrations: n/a

Publisher: Mundania Press
ISBN: 978-1-594426-474-0
Other Books In Series:
    n/a
 

Christopher Besse's Element

MilSciFi.com Iinterviews Christoher Besse on Element


MilSciFi.com Reviewer, "William Kriegherren"

01-17-11
Reviewed for MilSciFi.com by William Kriegherren


In the 23rd century, a Confederate SEAL team, lead by Lt. Jackson, is dispatched to planet Zilith, to investigate the disappearance of the scientist working on project "Element"--a new and potentially powerful energy source that could change the balance of power in the ongoing war against the Caldarian-- this set against the backdrop of a geologically hostile alien world, and a race against the enemy to retrieved the prize.

They have all the high-tech military gear one expects in such a setting, but these 23rd century warriors don't seem too far remove from their 20th century counterparts, if you strip away the toys, the characters' terminology, mannerism, and speech patterns don't convey a future, or alternate time frame; but in all fairness, I have yet to see a Mil Sci Fi that does, or at least does it well.

Overall the story was well done and you can see the author is a student in the field of military history. Despite my previous comment, the author does a fine job in getting the details right, and maintaining a solid continuity of facts and procedures throughout the novel.

In conclusion, Christopher Besse's Element is a well written, hard-hitting, action Mil Sci Fi, that more than lives up to the genre. I give it a four out of five.
 



Christopher Besse's
website is:
http://www.elementscifi.com

Element, is published by Mundania Press:
http://www.mundania.com

 

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