Koban #2020

Koban Stephen W. Bennett Koban Quantum gravity theory revealed hidden dimensions that concealed gravity s strong link to Tachyon Space Nearly unlimited cheap energy from tachyons led to the creation of Jump Hole technology and fast

  • Title: Koban
  • Author: Stephen W. Bennett
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  • Page: 202
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  • Koban Stephen W. Bennett Quantum gravity theory revealed hidden dimensions that concealed gravity s strong link to Tachyon Space Nearly unlimited cheap energy from tachyons led to the creation of Jump Hole technology and faster than light travel to the stars In two hundred years, humanity had colonized over seven hundred planets in a volume five hundred light years in radius Humankind enjoyed tQuantum gravity theory revealed hidden dimensions that concealed gravity s strong link to Tachyon Space Nearly unlimited cheap energy from tachyons led to the creation of Jump Hole technology and faster than light travel to the stars In two hundred years, humanity had colonized over seven hundred planets in a volume five hundred light years in radius Humankind enjoyed the benefits of the end of wars and disbanded its standing armies Life was idyllic for three hundred years Then the Krall came.The Krall, a warrior race with lightning fast reflexes has used combat for 25,000 years to select the genes of the strongest and fastest warriors This breeding program created a species fit to dominate the galaxy Dominate everywhere but on Koban, an uninhabited planet with high gravity, teal colored flora and impossibly fast and savage animals that employ organic superconducting nerves.The Krall captured humans at the fringes of their expansion for testing on Koban Humanity was useful only if they were adequate fighters If not, the Krall intended to destroy the species because they already had slave races, and humans were poor tasting meat animals If humans proved worthy opponents, the Krall would fight with the same weapons humans used, in order to continue their quest for physical perfection.Growing weary of the humans incapacity to fight well, the Krall were close to a decision to eliminate the race when they captured their last cargo of humans for testing a ship containing bio scientists The choice was simple Put up a good fight or condemn humanity to extinction The Krall will discover than one species knows how to bypass natural selection.
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    1. Well I m batting 1000 today I have now returned 3 books to Audible This book was the second space opera type book i started today I pushed through the first and gave it a 2 for the idea This one is so poor it crossed the line to annoying enough to make me want to have purchased a paper copy so I could throw it across the room The book opens up okay with the back story but a false note soon sounds A female character walks onto the scene and she is, tall and stunningly beautiful Now I admit that m [...]

    2. I find it interesting that in a story set in a matriarchal world, the leader is a male In fact, all of the female leaders are shown to be incompetent, selfish or conservatively inclined when the human race cannot afford it And the people who are rising up as the competent leaders in this book and the start of the second male I am not sure if I think Bennett is a sexist jerk Because plenty of males are shown to be incompetent blinded by self and there are some strong female characters who do thei [...]

    3. An excellent book, with many possibilities for future books and spinoffs Although the power of one is demonstrated here often through the main character, he does show moments of weakness and stupidity He is clearly human, pun intended I especially liked looking at events through the eyes of predators on Koban One species in particular I have high expectations for in the following books What path the author has chosen for them remains to be seen, but whatever path involving them will be exciting [...]

    4. The book starts slow, introducing a universe where Humans spread on hundreds on planets, not meeting anyone and not fighting any wars since few generations Last great war involved clones, genetic warfare that almost killed male population and changed ways of society.The passenger ship carrying scientists to far colony is attacked by unknown aliens and occupants are moved to a planet where their combat worthiness will be assessed Proving to alien war race we deserve to be treated as worthy oppone [...]

    5. When the ship Flight of Fancy is captured by an alien race, the Krall, it appears that all of the humans aboard are doomed The Krall are stronger, faster, outclass them with weaponry and technology, and want to kill them all.Thanks to the quick thinking of Captain Mirikami and his incredible leadership skills, the humans are able to avoid immediate death The humans are to be taken to Koban, a hostile world controlled by the Krall, to join other humans previously captured There the Krall are test [...]

    6. So far I like it, howevereverevereverMaybe it s just because i m listening to the audiobook feature, but the author over uses this sentence structure situation problem, however, solution alternative a bit too much and I cringe when I keep hearing however at least once every minute.

    7. Epic new space opera Very interesting take on the space opera Lots of detail, intrigue, fighting and world building What a unique new universe and interesting story threads being set up.

    8. boring and seemingly unrealistic behaviour in the beginning and mid but fantastic ideas at the end and in the second book

    9. This is an engaging story of alien enemy confrontation and human survival Humankind has had hundreds of years without wars and without the need for military forces It is now a race dominated by women who took over to remove the aggressive warring natures of men Captain Mirikami is somewhat rare as a male captain but he and his crew were deemed appropriate to deliver a scientific expedition to a human station out on the rim Rather than finding human response, Mirikami and his ship are threatened [...]

    10. Long winded doesn t even begin to describe this book, the world building for human space and history alone takes up a very large portion of the first quarter of this book The pay off of political intrigue, violent aliens, detailed scientific analysis of space travel and gene mods, military strategy and a surprising amount of comedy make for a gratifying read.At the end of the day the fact that I picked up book two instantly after finishing is telling about the potential series than anything I c [...]

    11. VERDICT No rating possible DNF at end of page one, due to poor presentation I d already lost count of the capitalization and apostrophe errors alone Perhaps later editions of KOBAN were are actually proofed and edited I wish this imaginative author and his blue cat head much luck and proofreading in the future Note to SF authors and cover artists a big cat lion head painted in blue does not say alien in any sense of the word.

    12. Good storyline.I loved the story but found the errors in verb conjugation and one grievous anatomy error distracting at first If the author ever needs an extra proofreader I m available That said I m glad I didn t let that stop me or maybe the story didn t let me stop A whopping good tale, can t wait to read the next book.

    13. Worthy Read Story started slowly for me and kept my interest until the story really started to pick up Looking forward to the next in the series Hopefully it ll build on the promise of this books ending.

    14. Great story Very fun to read,and very detailed So helpful It seemed a little long though,and dragged a little bit at times.

    15. Hard sci fi is always a hard sell for me and I will be honest that I was surprised how I kept going with this book, even though it took so long to get going But the human hunt scene alone makes it all worthwhile, even if the science gets kinda iffy toward the end.Audiobook Worthy Ayup

    16. This felt a lot like Battlefield Earth but with an interesting look at alien morality and motivations.

    17. Epic I want one of those superconducting nervous systems I liked this story I was a little concerned about the first part, but it settled into its pace nicely Lots of action and random violence I also appreciated the evolutionary imperative.

    18. Hmm, I don t really know how to rate this In some respects the story is quite awesome, but in others its terrible So, I m mixed up The best way to describe this book is ODDSome bad things Editing.The dialogue view spoiler is laughable, childish and repetitive and often used as a blatant attempt at info dumping It wasn t very believable or natural either This is also one of the reasons I couldn t connect very deeply with the characters It didn t feel real For example Mirikami is supposed to be a [...]

    19. I have had this book on my to read list for a while but I have not gotten around to read it I recently saw that some of my friends on Goodread gave it high marks so I finally decided to give it a go That was a good choice.Humanity has been exploring the galaxy in relative piece for hundreds of years Their only problems have been the usual poor choices of the human race which has led them to make yet another poor choice which leaves them defenceless to the new threath although most of the humans [...]

    20. The Koban space opera is flawed, but very very good I hated the first half of book 1, but the world building grew on me, and I became fixated on finding out how this band of upstart humans would prevail against an aggressive reptilian horde race.Let me get the flaws out of the way first 1 Bennett s character dialog is stiff, and the characters voices struggle to come through The dialog does improve through the six book series, but it s secondary to the world building and military combat.2 Bennet [...]

    21. Let s start with the bad Way too long I am a fan of world building, but this got tedious for me The book description talks about the captured humans struggling on the planet Koban A third of the way into the book, the characters STILL have not made it to the planet Another thing the author does continuously is infodump a bunch of information on the reader via a character thinking and then have all that information repeated two pages later in conversation between two characters Either method work [...]

    22. Well I m batting 1000 today I have now returned 3 books to Audible This book was the second space opera type book i started today I pushed through the first and gave it a 2 for the idea This one is so poor it crossed the line to annoying enough to make me want to have purchased a paper copy so I could throw it across the room The book opens up okay with the back story but a false note soon sounds A female character walks onto the scene and she is, tall and stunningly beautiful Now I admit that m [...]

    23. Koban was a novel that I enjoyed for a weekend read I could follow along with how the various cultures came about and found the plot moved along reasonably well I will say that I found he Krall a little bit over done I would think that in general their whole best predator mindset would have taken a bit of a beating somewhere in the whole 25,000 years of their conquests If they really are that technologically stupid then why have their slave classes haven t successfully staged some kind of revolt [...]

    24. The Koban series is a primarily a world In this case galaxy building series Stephen W Bennett succeeds in making a unique setting with a well defined history, allowing the books to be a wonderful thought experiment The book lacks the writing edge that separates good from great He struggles in these areas There is a lack of character development and conflict The main group never really fights over anything, and no friendships are broken and reforged While some of the group members rise to the occ [...]

    25. Strong 3.5 star candidate here Don t judge a book by it s cover like I almost did.Don t let the slow beginning and barely tolerable and pretty annoying dialogue put you off It may start slowly and at first be mildly boring but this book has masses of potential to go somewhere as a series if the author quits with some of the frustrating and superfluous dialogue Good concept and ingenuity, even if executed a little poorly at times Story is interesting and engaging through out and keeps you excite [...]

    26. Highly interesting, and engaging.This sci fi book has a lot of things going for it An interesting future human society, with some well thought out cultural features, a well developed technological environment, and interesting aliens, to mention three There is a lot focus on action and tech than on character development, but that is not surprising in a hard sci fi novel.Occasional editing errors are minor enough not to be overly distracting It looks like this was written recently, which I find s [...]

    27. Once again it was the cover that made me read this book and boy am i glad i did This was a very interesting book, while the start was a little slow it picked up and was a great read all over I loved the different take in this book in that almost all human males had died at one point so now the women were the ones that hold all the real power I found the name change a amusing little detail instead of henderson you would have henderfem I also loved the aliens in this book while their goal was extr [...]

    28. If you like space opera, and or humans fighting aliens, then this series is probably for you I d really rave on this series if I didn t find the author s humor to be 90 percent of the time identical to a 13 year old male Everything else was really quite good, especially for what seems to be this authors first attempts at this.But man, so much potty humor, so many otherwise great characters who have such horrible and immature sens of humor Ugh Fart jokes, puns, this author can do all the worst hu [...]

    29. Great brutal alien invasion, scrappy humans fight back genre novel A science vessel reaches its destination and the Captain of the ship smells a rat as they approaches the world that is their destination Very quickly, they are captured by an enemy that far surpasses them in technology and brutality They are taken to hell, aka a world their Krawl sp captors call Koban The humans must prove that they are worthy opponents to the Krawl or their race will be enslaved or killed Intelligent and fun Mor [...]

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