Andromeda’s Fall – SF book review

Andromeda's Fall (The Prequel Legion Series, #1)Andromeda’s Fall by William C. Dietz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is essentially Starship Troopers with a female protagonist. It’s my first exposure to Dietz; I will now be looking up his previous works. The heroine is kick-ass and seeing the futuristic French Foreign Legion as a new recruit is visionary sci-fi writing at its best.

I started the book at midnight thinking, “I’ll just read the first sentence…paragraph…page…chapter…” and finished the book at 4:38am.

Others complained that the female protagonist’s switch from society girl to hardened soldier happened a little too fast. I thought that was perfect – she was always a soldier at heart, she just needed to find her way to the recruiting office.

Five thumbs up.

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