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Title: Terms of Enlistment
Author: Marko Kloos
Rating: of 5 Battle Axes
Andrew Grayson has grown up in the slums. Super slums that are the same and the anti-thesis of Asimov's super cities. Unemployed, fed on vat grown soy and in danger all the time, Grayson has 3 choices. Become the violent, pathetic, broken man that his father is. Win the 1 in a billion Space Colony lottery and get off the planet. OR, join the military and work for 5 years and then retire.
Which would YOU choose?
Thoroughly enjoyed this. I have found that I like military enlistment style stories. Reading about boot camps and stuff is fun.
In many ways, this followed the same story path as ATLAS. Even down to the girlfriend from bootcamp and long distance relationship. However, where ATLAS was depressing, this wasn't. Things actually work out ok for them.
And then, just like in ATLAS, humanity discovers aliens. By the end of the book all we know is that they are immensely powerful and probably way ahead of humanity.
I am looking forward to continue reading this series. Hope it holds up.