Antares Victory

Antares Victory After a century of warfare humanity finally discovered the Achilles heel of the Ryall their xenophobic reptilian foe Spica Alpha Virginis is the key star system in enemy space It is the hub through

  • Title: Antares Victory
  • Author: Michael McCollum
  • ISBN: 9781929381098
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • After a century of warfare, humanity finally discovered the Achilles heel of the Ryall, their xenophobic reptilian foe Spica Alpha Virginis is the key star system in enemy space It is the hub through which all Ryall star ships must pass, and if humanity can only capture and hold it, they will strangle the Ryall war machine and end their threat to humankind forever It alAfter a century of warfare, humanity finally discovered the Achilles heel of the Ryall, their xenophobic reptilian foe Spica Alpha Virginis is the key star system in enemy space It is the hub through which all Ryall star ships must pass, and if humanity can only capture and hold it, they will strangle the Ryall war machine and end their threat to humankind forever It all seemed so simple in the computer simulations Advance by stealth, attack without warning, strike swiftly with overwhelming power Unfortunately, conquering the Ryall proves the easy part With the key to victory in hand, Richard and Bethany Drake discover that they must also conquer human nature if they are to bring down the alien foe.

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    About “Michael McCollum

    • Michael McCollum

      Michael McCollum was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1946, and is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he majored in aerospace propulsion and minored in nuclear engineering He is employed at Honeywell in Tempe, Arizona, where he is Chief Engineer in the valve product line In his career, Mr McCollum has worked on the precursor to the Space Shuttle Main Engine, a nuclear valve to replace the one that failed at Three Mile Island, several guided missiles, Space Station Freedom, and virtually every aircraft in production today He is currently involved in an effort to create a joint venture company with a major Russian aerospace engine manufacturer and has traveled extensively to Russia in the last several years In addition to his engineering, Mr McCollum is a successful professional writer in the field of science fiction He is the author of a dozen pieces of short fiction and has appeared in magazines such as Analog Science Fiction Science Fact, Amazing, and Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine Mr McCollum is married to a lovely lady named Catherine, and has three children Robert, Michael, and Elizabeth.



    764 thoughts on “Antares Victory

    • I'll sum up my thoughts on the series here. Michael McCollum is a decent author, but not a great one. His characters are a little flat and the story is a little corny. His real strengths are in his hard science fiction concepts, which don't permit for as much phlebotonium as a lot of science fiction uses. The first book was strongest when discussing the society of a human colony cut off from Earth. The second book was strongest when discussing space military tactics against the alien enemy. The [...]


    • McCollum took too many years between writing the second book and the third book. It felt like a different author was writing the third book of the trilogy and I am certain the reason is the long delay. McCollum had changed too much for him to recapture the feel of the story. He had forgotten details. It is a space opera that deals with hard physics. I recommend the trilogy, but I really wish he had written Antares Victory when he had written Antares Dawn and Antares Passage, back in the eighties [...]


    • What a solid and exciting series. Wow! I love it when a series gets your imagination running so much that you are buzzing days after finishing. The author does a great job of imagining alien motivations and the battles were exciting and nail biting. Top notch!


    • A less than stellar conclusion--see what I did there?The set up was basically all that was good about this book. The problem with the series is one similar to reading a Horatio Alger book. The protestant mythos whereby a young hero works hard and marries the foreman's daughter writ large in the cosmos. The political aspects are never a real threat, there is no play for power, all the humans work together, they take their lumps and move on. The vague existential threat of the minority party is on [...]


    • Good seriesIt was a good series. Ending of this book almost felt rushed, like the author knew he was getting near his page count, but still an enjoyable read. Almost want an epilogue book. Something maybe set a few generations later.


    • In this last entry of the trilogy, we get to spend some time with the Ryall. I'd been waiting for this opportunity since halfway through Dawn. I was most pleased - and somewhat disappointed at not having come to it myself - at the revelation regarding the Swift Eaters. Good stuff.The trilogy lives up to the hype. Passage was somewhat of a disappointment, but overall Antares is an interesting universe, with characters I cared about.


    • A satisfying end to an entertaining series. I have several more books by Mr. McCollum on my to-read list, this series encourages me to move them up the queue. The narration was well done also.There was the faintest hint of anti-religion/pro-democrat throughout this series, but never enough to bother me. At worst it was enough to make me smirk and shake my head at the idea that democrats could ever make it into space unless they found out about a race of victims in the vicinity.


    • A great conclusion to a good sci-fi trilogy. Despite a few random romance scenes which felt a bit out of place in this battle for the future of humanity style book this was a very enjoyable series, if you're looking for a book to amuse you for a day or so, here is a good choice


    • Very good, hard science-fiction book dealing with first contact. Nothing too original here, but it works and it reads quickly. My only complaint is that every single major plot point seems predictable, to me. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it.


    • While I enjoyed the first couple of books, I have to admit the generic characters started to wear on me a bit. However, finished the book and series. Maybe just one book too many for me.


    • Loved it! Writing about Aliens is not really an easy task, but Michael McCollum did it very well.


    • Good readWhat can I say I enjoyed the series. Why more words my reason in reading is ENJOYMENT - three more words ?


    • This story is better than the first two because it contains more from the perspective of the enemy alien. Otherwise it is consistent with the first two books.


    • I liked this, although it was really just a wrapping up of the story from the first two books. No new 'Science' to expound on.




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