The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 28 June 2005]

Review: Gust Front

John Ringo’s Gust Front is the follow-up to A Hymn Before Battle and continues the tale of aggression by the Posleen horde. While the action in A Hymn Before Battle took place on other planets, in Gust Front the Posleen land on a woefully ill-prepared Earth.

While on one level the novel is fairly typical military science fiction with lots of big guns and well-crafted battle scenes, Ringo excels at fleshing out his characters and bringing the human factor and cost of armed conflict into focus.

Gust Front is eminently readable and fast-paced, with a strong and engaging plot. If you like military science fiction, you’ll like Gust Front.

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