Friday, 6 April 2012

New Author Spotlight: Brett Patton

New Author Spotlight is a series designed to introduce authors with 3 books or less in the different SF/F subgenres.

 Today's spotlight shines on Brett Patton! Brett's debut novel is Mecha Corps published by Roc. Here's the cover copy...

Matt Lowell is in hell-and there's no place he'd rather be. At a training camp on the backwater planet of Earth, he and his fellow cadets are learning to ride Mechas: biomechanicals sporting both incredible grace and devastating firepower. Their ultimate aim is to combat the pirates of the Corsair Confederacy, but before they survive a battle, they have to survive their training. Because every time Lowell and his comrades "plug in" to their Mechas, their minds are slowly being twisted and broken by an unseen power that is neither man...nor machine.

If you like military SF that uses mechanized armour, check out these other books:
  • Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (Ace)
  • Armor by John Steakley (DAW)
  • Germline by T.C. McCarthy (Orbit)

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