October 27, 2016

The Origin of F.O.R.C.E. by Sam B. Miller II

The Origin of F.O.R.C.E. is the first book in the science fiction series of the same title and the first novel written by Sam B. Miller II.

In 1947, a scout ship of the Chrysallaman Empire was unexpectedly brought down in the desert in New Mexico. It was carrying a crew of lizard-like aliens from the planet Chrysalis looking out for a planet to colonize. Apparently, the Chrysallaman race had more advanced technology, as evident by their ship and weapons, in addition to superior strength and psychic ability.

When the scout ship went down, the mother ship was forced to return to their home planet leaving behind their downed scout ship and a young alien boy. With their planet 30 light years away, it would take at least 60 years for the Chrysallamans to come back and colonize planet Earth.

An elite group of military personnel and brilliant scientists was brought together to come up with the best defense against the more advanced technology and mind control ability of the Chrysallamans.  In order to accomplish this, they have to employ the aid of the scared, lonely and lost lizard boy who was far away from home.    

This is an exciting, suspenseful and fast-paced science fiction novel. Written in casual manner, the story is easy to read and understand. The main point of the story is the preparation of the best defense against the alien race which could possibly be accomplished by first replicating the alien’s weaponry and second creating a generation of humans with unique abilities to stand up against the stronger and mind-manipulating alien race. Since it is told chronologically, the suspense builds up as the story goes and nears the estimated time.

The author created a group of admirable characters who dedicated their lives to the mission of saving the planet: a Xenobiologist, a Biogeneticist, an Astro-physicist, a weapons expert, an electronics whiz, a military tactician and a brave and intelligent military officer.  

However, in addition to a few typo errors, I found some of the physics and biology involved too technical for me. Moreover, some scenes, especially violent ones may be not be suitable for young readers.

Congratulations to Sam B. Miller II (@SamBMillerII ) on such an awesome novel! 

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