Monday, 19 July 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: No Man's Land: Black Hand Gang - Pat Kelleher


On November 1st 1916, 900 men of the 13th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanish without trace from the battlefield only to find themselves on an alien planet. There they must learn to survive in a hostile environment, while facing a sinister threat from within their own ranks and a confrontation with an inscrutable alien race!


If you’re on the lookout for something a little more Warlord (those of you of a certain age know to which I refer) than a lot of modern fiction then this title is the one for you. Soldiers from the First World War are thrust into a foreign world and have to fight to survive in a bug eat man world. Almost Starship Troopers meets Charlies War. Beautifully written with some top notch combat, some great dialogue and above all else characters who you just can’t help but support as they try to survive as a unit as well as personally in this alien world. A great offering from Abaddon and one destined to scratch that war tale you’ve perhaps not realised you’ve been searching for.

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