Wednesday, February 16, 2022

What is Michael Mammay reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Michael Mammay, author of The Misfit Soldier (Misfits, 1).

His entry begins:
It probably won’t come as a surprise that I read a lot of science fiction. I should probably say consume, rather than read, since I always have an audio book going as well as the one I’m reading. I generally try to read stuff in the year that it’s published or right after, but I will work in a few classics that I’ve missed out on each year as well. So far this year, a lot of my reading includes books that aren’t out yet. One of the coolest secrets that nobody tells you about being a published author is that publishers will send you all the books you want before they even publish them.

I just finished reading Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji. I’m a sucker for a generation fleet story, and this one is a good one. The crew is over a century into the mission, and the world-building delves a lot into the internal politics of the ship and how it keeps things under control, and I...[read on]
About the book, from the publisher:
Ocean’s Eleven meets John Scalzi in this funny, action-filled, stand-alone sci-fi adventure from the author of Planetside, in which a small team of misfit soldiers takes on a mission that could change the entire galaxy.

Sergeant Gastovsky—Gas to everyone but his superior officers—never wanted to be a soldier. Far from it. But when a con goes wrong and he needs a place to lay low for a while, he finds himself wearing the power armor of the augmented infantry.

After three years on a six-year contract, Gas has found his groove running low-level cons and various illegal activities that make him good money on the side. He’s the guy who can get you what you need. But he’s always had his eye out for a big score—the one that might set him up for life after the military.

When one of his soldiers is left behind after a seemingly pointless battle, Gas sees his chance. He assembles a team of misfit soldiers that would push the term “ragtag” to its limits for a big con that leads them on a daring behind-the-lines mission, pitting him not only against enemy soldiers but against the top brass of his own organization.

If he pulls this off, not only will he save his squadmate, he might just become the legend he’s always considered himself. He might also change the way the entire galaxy looks at this war. But for any of that to happen, he has to live through this insane plan.

And charm rarely stops bullets.
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