…on the Kindle. Temporary Duty was written by frequent commenter here Ric Locke: it’s a first novel, and I enjoyed reading it. Sort of US Navy Meets Doc EE Smith, with a bit of modern military SF exasperation with current political-cultural trends mixed in. Pros: interesting character, good use of space opera tropes. Cons: the ending could have used a little more work and a bit more foreshadowing. Still, at three bucks for the Kindle* it’s a steal: I read the whole thing more or less in one sitting.
Check it out.
*I am still surprised at how easy it is to read from a Kindle. If I can ever figure out how to blog from one I’ll be a happy guy…