By: Marko Kloos
Location: FIC KLO
Genre: Dystopia- Military Sci-Fi Cops!!
Series: Frontlines #1
year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the
seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out
of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re
restricted to two thousand calories of badly flavored soy every day:
You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service.
the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed
forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket
off Earth. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon
learns that the good food and decent health care come at a steep
price…and that the settled galaxy holds far greater dangers than
military bureaucrats or the gangs that rule the slums.
you enjoy the subgenre of military SF in which a loser enlists and
makes his way into a career, this one is for you. Engagingly written,
super fast paced, sympathetic characters, and believable military,
is the type of story that isn't about kick butt marines, balls out
action, or being macho. It's about being lucky to survive, a feeling of
futility but also hope, and living in a world on the brink of falling
apart on many levels.