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!FREE E-PUB ♶ Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space (The Henry Gallant Saga, #1) ♃ As The Last Star Fighter In Squadron , 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 Uncertainty About The Alien Capabilities And Intentions, Analyzing The Captured Computer Equipment 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 Only Natural Non Genetically Enhanced Officer Left 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 Life As Well As A Good Many Others, Depends Of Henry GallantAs The Last Star Fighter, Midshipman Henry Gallant Must Travel Through The Asteroid Belt And Threatening Aliens In An Era Of Genetic Engineering, He Is The Only Natural Left In The Fleet Only Bright And Attractive Junior Officer Kelsey Mitchel Has Shown Any Sympathy For Gallant Now Her Life As Well As A Good Many Others, Depends Of Henry Gallant
About The Book As the last star fighter in squadron 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 equipment 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 only Natural non genetically enhanced officer left 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 last fighter in squadron 111, her life as well as a good many others, depends of Henry Gallant.What 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 United Planets battle cruiser Repulse and trying to save the world the author has came up with it all.Henry 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 the last Natural having nothing genetically enhanced left on the fleet, he has the odds stacked against him pretty high But maybe through it all, Kelsey will see the remarkable things about him.Here 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 years.The 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 quivered gently as its tractors reached out to the behemoth warship, slowly drawing alongside.When 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 facial features Stoic, he showed little interest in the new arrival Please give me your comm pin Gallant handed over his pin and Mather made several quick selections on a touch screen console He swiped the pin passed the chip reader which loaded the ID and personnel information into Repulse s computer.Gallant took the opportunity to look around the spacious semicircular compartment with its numerous apparatus and instruments The captain s seat was centrally located and he noticed that many of the other chairs were also unoccupied Apparently some watch stations were only manned during conditions of higher alert.He observed the watch standers carrying out their ritual duties The communication panel was manned by a midshipman who 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 academy.Soon 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 book If that wasn t enough take a look at this Wow Right LOVED IT That video just brought this great book to life.About The Author H 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 he led 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 B.S and served in the U.S Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author co author of six books Website www.hpeteralesso.com Disclosure This book was given to me for free by the Author for my honest review. It was OK If you are looking for a hard mil sci fi series keep looking Everything about this book is strictly lightweight I would classify this as a young adult story based on it s lack 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 laziness All that aside it isn t a bad story, it just needed a lot polish to be the book the author thinks it is I will not be reading the rest of the series. A fun space opera read in which Henry saves the day with humility and good humor I could have lived with less 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 look forward to future installments of Henry Gallant and his companions, wherever their space adventures take them. Assigned to a fighter squadron 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 lengthy 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 installment. Quite 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 only as they appear to the protagonist Being a short book, to get from doubted to hero doesn t take much There s a lot of oversimplified tech in the book, only described as it becomes important, but never in depth and lacking a little 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. 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 why.That said, the book is still an interesting and fun read Pretend that it s Star Wars esque 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. 2.5 stars It wasokay Not my most favorite science fiction ever, but it wasn t a terrible read Once the action picked up towards the end is where it really started picking up I may or may not read book 2.But then, I m still stuck on a book hangover from A Walk Between Stars. 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 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 science engineering chops to make some of the science sound credible Therein lies 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 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 awkward loner 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 sequence, and ends up with the Lucas Speilberg 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 C.S Forrester, Orson Scott Card, or the stunningly unreal special effects of the Lucas Spielberg first Star Wars film will love this book, precisely because they lack that frame of reference Those of us who know and love the works of the aforementioned writers and film makers will find it a let down at best I ll split the difference and rate it 3 stars, but the reader must decide which camp they belong to, and judge accordingly. Though I finished it, it didn t really hold my attention Won t be buying the rest to see what happens.