Tag: Military Sci-fi

Home: Interstellar by Ray Strong

Posted December 15, 2015

No one believed Meriel when she said the attack on her home ship, the Princess, was piracy: there had not been a reported piracy in a century, and she was just a twelve year-old kid. But Meriel knew that pirates slaughtered her parents and friends and only she could find a safe home for her sister and the surviving orphans.

Ten years later, Meriel still suffers from PTSD symptoms and struggles to carve out a normal life for herself on a new ship with a new job, a new crew, and a new romance. With brains, courage, and a few well-placed friends, she uncovers the galaxy-wide conspiracy behind the carnage on the Princess: knowledge that can get them all killed.

That same conspiracy now plots to enslave an entire sector of space to control a frontier planet, the only earthlike body humans have found outside the solar system and the place Meriel calls home.

But first they must silence her.

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Blogging A-Z: M is for… Military Scifi

Posted June 14, 2015

Military Sci-Fi

Unisol_132 As far as I can gather (as this is one of my least favourite sub-genres of science-fiction) Military Sci-Fi uses futuristic technology and weapons, often to negotiate fights with alien civilisations, or conduct battles in space, although I’ve read many a book where the military is used in a present day setting, usually with a near apocalyptic scenario.

Books in this genre appear to have main characters who are, in fact, military personnel, which means that I’ve been writing a novel in a genre I claim not to be keen on (my novel draft has military personnel and most of the story take place on military premises – who knew?)


Space Opera

Space opera is a subgenre of Science Fiction (and a form of Military Sci-fi) involving romance, melodrama and is set mostly in outer space according to the Wikipedia page on the subject. Clearly I’ve not understood this genre at all (until now), as a lot of television shows I enjoyed as a child, and which instilled me with a life-long interest in science fiction, appear to fall under this category: Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who and Blake’s Seven to name but a few.

So, all that talk about this genre being my least favourite means I’ve been clearly misinformed at some point in my life. It’s a genre I read a lot of, and a genre I have chosen to write in, a genre I love in fact…