Chronicles of the StarFighters

by StarFighter

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Sci-fi Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Non-Human lead Space Opera Supernatural War and Military
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This story uses multiple POV (Young Adult Human, Alien War Veteran). It is a 50/50 Mix of YA Drama and Space Opera Sci-fi. The science fiction in the popular TV / Movie variety: not hard sci-fi per se, but with a balance of realism and fantastic elements.


Being a vanilla human in the twenty-third century is a drag. With no embedded biotech thanks to a rare allergic condition, Morgan Greenfield is somewhat of a social pariah. He's also just plain weird. Who drives a car with wheels, anyway?

All that becomes meaningless when a secret starship propulsion program goes wrong, and sends Morgan and a bunch of space tourists on an intergalactic adventure. What would you do if you found yourself stranded halfway across the galaxy, in the middle of an alien war? When the commander of the Maurian Empire hands you the keys to the most powerful StarFighter ever assembled, would you risk it all all to defend a planet you’ve never even set foot on?

The StarFighter Chronicles is an action-adventure sci-fi journey. It's written partially from a young human's perspective, and partially from the perspective of an alien warship commander. Awkward, angsty teen drama segues into the cold, harsh reality of life-or-death in deep space. There are also ship fights...lots and lots of ship fights. 

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Chapter Name Release Date
Prelude ago
001: Scorpion Driver ago
002: Wrecked ago
003: The Right Thing ago
Spec Sheet: Vinitavi Class Warship (Maurian Navy) ago
004: Animus Redux ago
005: Human Nature ago
006: Commander and King ago
007: ROGUE ago
008: RED ALERT: PARENTAL UNITS ago
009: PATCH JOB ago
010: HIT AND RUN ago
Spec Sheet: Tactical Analysis: SX-01 vs. Unknown Dreadnought ago
011: TURNING POINT ago
012: TEA AND TRIBULATIONS ago
013: THE HARDEST THING ago
014: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, DARKLY ago
015: GOODBYE BLAIRSFORD ago
Part II: DEEP MIND ago
016: CONTINGENCY STRATAGEM ago
Open Discussion (with SPOILERS): How Could Space Fighters Even Work, Anyway? ago
017: IGNITION ago
018: WAYWARD GUARDIAN ago
019: STARLIGHT STATION ago
020: STRAP IN ago
021: TO STEAL AN ENGINEER ago
022: FIREFLY ago
023: ABOARD THE SAGITTA ago
024: Once More Unto the Breach ago
025a: STARFIRE, PART 1 ago
025b: STARFIRE, PART 2 ago
026: FRAY ago
027a: FIRST CONTACT, PART 1 ago
027b: FIRST CONTACT, PART 2 ago
028: THUNDER OF GUNS ago
Spec Sheet: Ta'Krell Command Ship and Newcomer ago
029: HELLCATS ago
030: TATTERED REMNANTS ago
031: REVELATION ago
032: BEST LAID PLANS ago
Preview of Arc 2: SEEKER ago

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Draith
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This is the kind of science fiction you go to the book store for, drop $10 on, because the cover and title caught your attention then go to work bleary-eyed the next day (on account of not being able to stop reading until you're finished, kind of like this sentence.) 

No one else does that? 

Oh. 

Well, this is good. Read it. K, thanks. 

Remus2
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Story is a breath of fresh air in an almost stale genre.

authorwriterbard
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Did you like Mass Effect? Did you like Redline? Cool, read this book.

The author immmediately shows a grasp of some advanced writing concepts, namely unreliable narration that makes sense and then more sense once you get to the twist. If that offputs you, it's only in the beginning, and what's happening is so exciting you really won't notice it much, but when you do it's a nice little 'oh, damn, he knew what he was doing'.

The action sequences are very good, easy to understand without being written at a simplistic level, and--most importantly--exciting as hell.

Both MCs are very likeable, though in different ways, almost two sides of the same coin. Both are driven by a sense of what is right, but one is a battle-hardened alien war veteran and the other is a still-unsure-of-himself teenage racing prodigy.

100% recommend you to read this.

Seth Seong
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Pulpy, Fighty, and subtly 80's

Reviewed at: 010: HIT AND RUN

One of the coolest things about art is when the creator has commentary about the creative process and the other hardships alongside their work. The writer here has little asides at the beginning of each chapter, and I have to say, it's heartwarming to read them. Fight on, man.

Now for the review.

The story is pretty action packed so far. I've read through a few space fights, and this story has the easiest to visualize sequences out of the other works I've reviewed so far. That said, I did have to re-read the 1st chapter in order to make sense of how one of the characters had some perspective shifts, but in retrospect, it's actually that the author took on the 'unreliable narrator' perspective through the 1st person character narration. It was unexpected, and on the 2nd readthrough, painted everything really nicely. I had no difficulty reading anything afterward.

When it comes to writing style, fans of YA and other actiony pulp will find that everything's in order. It's all fast pacing, jargon, and minimal (yet informative) asides that keep things moving.

The grammar's great, but in a single instance the author used WTF instead of spelling it out, and then used the f-word later on. Might have been a 'teen'ism from the MC's perspective.

When it comes to tone, the prologue sequences that follow the All-American MC seem to follow a very typical 80's movie sort of vibe. The MC is a capable kid with spoiled rich kid bully problems and embarassing parents. If neo-retro is your think and you liked books such as 'Ready Player One,' then this is for you. The imagery also brought a ton of images from my own high school experience, and that made the prologue pretty cozy.

In summation, if you liked movies like "The Last Starfighter", you'll like this. It almost reads as a tribute to it.

soundsofhysteria
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AN EXCITING SCI-FI ADVENTURE!

Reviewed at: 010: HIT AND RUN

I am going to preface this with the fact that I am incredibly picky with my sci-fi novels. This, however, was an incredible read that I anticipate to continue. However, I wanted to sum up my overall thoughts for the first ten chapters.

Style:

This author's style is unique. They excel with action scenes and characterization, and I can visually imagine what each character is saying and how they are physically reacting to the environment. I marked down because of dialogue tags, but it was in no way a hindrance to the story. 

Grammar

I had an incredibly difficult time trying to find issues with grammar. Very good job at this front, nothing to complain about.

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Very well developed plot so far and one I want to continue! It's a fresh take on sci-fi with a unique environments and character lineup.

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Phenomenal characterization. 

 

Overall, this story hooks the reader in and is going to be one to watch out for. As the author finalizes their edits and polishes the story, there should be very little a reader could complain about. Phenomenal job, I am hooked. 

 

TiAspetto
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A very good start, can't wait to see where it goes!

Reviewed at: 007: ROGUE

Can't say much about it since it's only the beginning of the story, but it is very well written and plot is shaping to be pretty intresting.

MyPerfectUsername
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Shifty PoV takes time to get used, and plot starting slow, but it's good.

TheWitchOfTheRock
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Excellent Worldbuilding; Excellent Story

Reviewed at: 007: ROGUE

I have no critiques on this story.   Honestly.  It's a good read, with interseting characters and fantastic world building.  

 

Style: Style flows perfectly.  I can just read, and my brain is never stopped and pulled from the story by style. 

Grammar: Same as above. I've read published books that haven't been this flawless. 

 

Character: All the characters stand out.   They all have some personality and I'm intersted in all of them. ESPECIALLY Mog. Mog's my fave so far. 

Story: We have two storylines  that are gonna join together. I'm looking forward to that. Even though  it starts with  a split narrative, I never really feel lost. Jumping from place to place, character to character. 

 

Please keep writing! I love this!> 

Vin
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A great sci-fi novel in the making.

Reviewed at: 009: PATCH JOB

Till now, the story hasn't Diss pointed me in its story, character building or the world building parts. The novel is still on its early stages but, I wanted to support the author in ways I can, thence the rating. More advanced feedback and rating will be added as the story progresses. Deserves more views and readers though, for which I wanted to help with the rating. 

"To infinity and beyond" let this novel flourish. 

ShadowOfHAvoc
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Overall I enjoy this story but it definitely needs some work. This story in my opinion has too many POVs from the beginning, in the first 10 chapters we are introduced to 3 characters and they each got like 3 chapters each. The problem with this is that we don't really know any of the characters and it is kinda hard to just push on through waiting for another chapter with the character you want to know more about. The structure of this story is honestly it's biggest weakness.

Now my recommendation is not to do away with the other POVs but to insert them in better places in the story. I would also focus more on your primary character, Morgan, to begin with. I would focus on him until the accident, and then focus on Mog until the humans show up, cliff hangers are not bad and you should use them. 

Angsty teenagers aside the characters are actually quite good and are engaging. Mog and the rogue (can't remember his name) are great characters and are really engaging but feature a bit too much at the beginning of the story.

PS: Loved the desert race and would love to see more of it.