Monday, February 02, 2009

Book Review: 40 Years by Bernd Struben


In a desperate bid to populate the Galaxy ahead of the dreaded Pfrlanx, a battalion of Augmented Combat Personnel spend their lives travelling from world to world to conquer the locals and subjugate them to the Empire of Mankind. At first the pr├ęcis sounds a bit clich├ęd and the soldiers initially come across as stereotyped, but in this novel Struben has developed a complex and long history rich with personal tragedy and large-scale atrocity that amounts to a very powerful piece of work.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.

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