Michael Anthony Lee



  • Title: StarFire
  • Author: Michael Anthony Lee
  • ISBN: 9781301800759
  • Page: 296
  • Format: ebook

A story of a young G Marine who is facing a Board of Inquiry after attacking an Alliance Starship The Captain is given an impossible mission, find out what happened to the AMS StarFire, the Alliances newest and deadliest, war ship The AMS StarFire has a crew of over 3,000 men Captain Lombard is given 50 men and sent on his mission Find out why he is now facing a BoardA story of a young G Marine who is facing a Board of Inquiry after attacking an Alliance Starship The Captain is given an impossible mission, find out what happened to the AMS StarFire, the Alliances newest and deadliest, war ship The AMS StarFire has a crew of over 3,000 men Captain Lombard is given 50 men and sent on his mission Find out why he is now facing a Board of Inquiry over his actions.

Recent Comments "StarFire"

Just finished this very well written ebook. I don't believe that I have ever read a book quite like this one in a long, long time. It is a story about a Board of Inquiry that should never have taken place. I very much enjoyed the attitude of Captain Vince Lombard who faced this very personal ordeal. He seemed to be the consumate professional throughout this entire story. He represented his unit and the G-Marines very well. His time in solitude would have been very hard since he was a G-Marine ac [...]

Most of this novel is really dry with the plot of a first-person shooter video game. The rest then is a really boring and pointless board of inquiry. A lot of the writing is a litany of procedures that lacks any kind of narrative tension. It really needs another editorial pass too as there were a lot of typos in the text.That is all.

Got bored with all the details, though it started so wonderfully. Gave up at 10%.

This could have been way better. It was still a good read but too many open questions remain

LeadershipWell written. Engaging. Character development reeled me in. I felt close ties to the entire mission crew being a retired military veteran.

I never do reviews, but this one sort of needs one. The story and universe has a lot of potential - it has enough potential to be the basis for a movie. In fact, I enjoyed the story for what it is, and aside from the military bravado that became tiring the book is pretty good for a light sci-fi read. Of course, I would have appreciated more depth to the characters and the story, more plot twists (it was fairly predictable), more answers to things left undone (what DID happen to StarFire?), etc. [...]

This book is the story of what happened to the star ship ‘Starfire’ and is a prequel of the book by the same author, ‘Fey’. Starfire is a solid scifi space battle with sufficient detail to be interesting and with characters that you are happy to follow their story and with sufficient character flaws to be interesting. Because it is a prequel it does not explain the underlying reason for what happened to Starfire and as such this is the only drawback – though I do acknowledge that to do [...]

StarFire is such an excellent read. This is the first book I've read by Mike Lee, and though it is the prequel to Fey one of his earlier works, it is such a wonderful stand alone book as well. The depth of Vince's character is fantastic and Mike does a great job of using just the right amount of description and world building to fully immerse us in this well plotted Space novel. As I read I was reminded of another of my favorite authors, Tad Williams. Tad writes mostly Fantasy and not Science Fi [...]

Listened to the Audible version. StarFire is a good military ScIFi novel with enough detail and solid character development that will retain your attention. It contains sufficient links to military history, command structures, and politics to make the story a plausible future. The main character is honorable and likable, a Marine who is loyal to his men. On the down side, a good portion of the novel is read from a dry first-person account with breaks looking back at an incident from a board of i [...]

A good concept, well executed. Lee's protagonist is a space Marine captain who is facing a military board of inquiry for actions he took on a "secret mission" to locate and learn why the Navy's newest battleship had gone missing. The story is told in a present/past alternation that works well.Lee has created a human future that needs a substantial military presence. Like some of the best writers in this genre (see Elizabeth Moon, John Scalzi), his knowledge of the military mindset and procedures [...]

One of the best military science fictions I have read. I do think that the oxygen problem was contrived. (Personal rant: Because of human nature there should be blatantly obvious to all around you warnings if your space suite is running out of oxygen. None of their men thought to hand them such a vital supply?) If it had not been for the fact that I loved every thing else this book would have lost me there. Over all I want more of this world. I want to go back and see how things work out for all [...]

Surprisingly good. I read this on a whim. Glad I did. Has some editing issues [it's a self published book]. It's a quick engaging read. The story centers around Vince Lombard a Marine Captain asked to take on a dangerous mission both in terms of physical danger but also political danger. The first half of the book centers on the mission. Which is action packed. The second half is focused on the political repercussions. I found, by the end of the book, I really cared about the outcome to the main [...]

I'm not sure why I picked this up but it turned out to be a decent beach read. Aside from BSG and the occasional Stargate, I don't usually do military sci-fi. This one is a (Galactic) Marine saga. A lot of things didn't get resolved (like what really happened on Starfire), which was kind of annoying and it needs some decent copy editing. And it turned out that Vince's platoon had all the people with the right skills conveniently. But it was fun and a good break from my usual reading.

I bought this book to test out an ereader app on my phone. It was 99cents, and i figure no loss if its not good.It was fantastic. I plan to recommend it to my friends, and is officially one of my favorite books.I read it in one day, because i just couldnt put it down. It has been years since that has happened.

Decent book. I found it as a cheap Kindle deal. I liked how clean it was, which is a difficult thing to do for a military book. I have a hard time reading a book that has grammar and spelling issues though. By the time a book gets to the reader it should be perfect in that regard, even if it's a Kindle only book.

A fast-paced and entertaining read, though I wish Lee had offered more in terms of explanations for the various mysteries he introduced. I understand that this being a prequel, perhaps he didn't want to spoil the next book - but it did somewhat lessen my enjoyment. Overall though - a very promising introduction to a new scifi author for me, and I'll be picking up Fey to read more.

If you like solid world-building; if you like some credible military action; if you like your characters believable and human; if you like a good mystery in your sci-fi, this is a book for you. I recommend this to anyone who reads sci-fi.

Amazing, fun read. Was like reading a movie. Books like this inspire and motivate me to want to write my own. If you don't want to read a regurgitated Sci-Fi novel, I highly recommend Starfire.

A fun light military Sci~Fi

Very good sci-fi detective story. A lot of well developed characters that were believable.

Very enjoyable book. Will probably read the next book.

Entertaining, light, military sci-fi.

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