Orbs by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

NickI was incredibly relieved by how good this is. Straight, hard sci-fi can be really rough these days, but this was very well-written, smart, suspenseful, and action-packed. The military tone was proper “guy sci-fi” but with the interesting use of a female protagonist, who thank goodness was well-characterized and only fell and dropped her gun once (that I can remember). All of the characters are well-used, unique, and complex. The plot moves along quickly and smoothly, action scenes keep things tense, and there are also great bits of dialogue as the characters ponder the significance of all that is going on around them. The aliens and orbs are creepy and oddly believable, and the author does a great job of revealing what’s going on – you only know what the characters know, as they learn and see more and more.

Definitely worth a read if you like stories with military action, science, and alien invasion.

Looking forward to the sequel!

 See it on Amazon!5 Stars