Terms of Enlistment

By Marko Kloos,

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"There is nobody who does [military SF] better than Marko Kloos. His Frontlines series is a worthy successor to such classics as Starship Troopers, The Forever War, and We All Died at Breakaway Station." -George R. R. Martin

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at…

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I first discovered this book as an audiobook several years ago. It was recommended as something similar to Starship Troopers, which I had recently finished. The beginning of the book didn’t grab me at first. As a matter of fact I started to think it was a rip-off of Starship Troopers. But there was something about the main character that made me want to stay to the next chapter. Andrew Grayson is a young man who is very bright, but because he lives in a welfare community in the not-so-distant future, his prospects are limited. One of the only ways…

I like this because I enjoy Dystopian sci-fi, sure Star Trek is good and all but I like it down and dirty, also I enjoy a military sci-fi read every now and then and this scratches both itches, even better … it’s a series.

So it’s 2018 and Earth is a crap hole, filled to the brim people are squashed into tiny apartments, living off welfare, and plagued by crime. The only sure way out is to enlist with the military. This book follows Andrew Grayson on his journey off the hell hole that is Earth, into basic training.


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