Bloodstar: Star Corpsman: Book One

Mass Market Paperback | August 28, 2012

byIan Douglas

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With his Heritage, Legacy, and Inheritance trilogies, New York Times bestselling author Ian Douglas established himself as one of the true masters of military sf—sharing center stage with such authors as Rick Shelley, John Ringo, David Sherman, and Dan Cragg in a wildly popular sub-genre of science fiction that includes such enduring classics as The Forever War by Joe Haldeman and Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. Now, with Bloodstar, Douglas kicks off his new series, Star Corpsman, with a bang, focusing on the elite units of recon Marines and S/R Corpsmen who infiltrate alien worlds ahead of major planetary invasions to gather intelligence on both the local environment and on the psychology and biology of the enemy. In Bloodstar  Ian Douglas carries readers once more across the vast galaxy, light-years from Earth, and into the fire and terror of future war.

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With his Heritage, Legacy, and Inheritance trilogies, New York Times bestselling author Ian Douglas established himself as one of the true masters of military sf—sharing center stage with such authors as Rick Shelley, John Ringo, David Sherman, and Dan Cragg in a wildly popular sub-genre of science fiction that includes such enduring c...

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In the 23rd Century, war is still hell . . . Navy Corpsman Elliot Carlyle joined up to save lives and see the universe. Now he and Bravo Company's Black Wizards of the interstellar Fleet Marine Force are en route to Bloodworld—a hellish, volatile rock colonized by the fanatical Salvationists who desired an inhospitable world where they...

Ian Douglas is one of the pseudonyms for William H. Keith,New York Timesbestselling author of the popular military science fiction series The Heritage Trilogy, The Legacy Trilogy, The Inheritance Trilogy, Star Corpsman, and Star Carrier. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.92 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061894761

ISBN - 13:9780061894763

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could Have Been Interesting This review was first published on Kurt's Frontier. Synopsis: Navy Corpsman Elliot Carlyle, also known as E-Car, or Doc, is part of the interstellar Fleet Marine Force, in Bravo Company’s Black Wizards. Trained in the latest battlefield medicine, he joined the navy to save lives and see the universe. The Black Wizards have been sent to Bloodworld, an inhospitable, volatile rock colonized by a group of religious fanatics with a Luddite philosophy. (That means they hate technology, for those who aren’t students of history.) They have chosen Bloodworld for their colony so they could suffer for humanity’s sins. They had no idea that they would fall in the sights of the Qesh, a strange, inscrutable race of warriors who have made violent first contact on Bloodworld. Now countless lives depend on Bravo Company. They have to safeguard their home world’s location and scout the strength and capabilities of the Qesh. Doc has to safeguard the lives of those marines under his care, as well as religious fanatics who don’t hold with medicine, and enemy combatants that fate places in his charge, if only briefly. Review: This is a hard book to rate. Ian Douglas is obviously a master story teller. He has created a fascinating universe where nanotechnology has become the basis of medicine, science, and war. Under most circumstances, this would be a page turner. Unfortunately, the book has major weaknesses. The author continually stops the forward flow of the action to give backstory and to explain the technology being used. Some of the explanations became repetitive, rather than just explaining it once and giving an abbreviated description later. It appealed to the geek in me at first but soon became a drag as the story bogged down. This proved highly detrimental to a story that could have been interesting.
Date published: 2015-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Avid Reader A good read spoiled by a seemingly endless description of nanotechnology and its myriad (in the future) applications. I felt iwas studying for midterms.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Star corpsman book 1 Not bad Jim's around a bit still you adjust to the style of how it is written.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bloodstar-Star Corpsman Couldn't put it down, just like his other books.
Date published: 2013-03-28