Marines

Marines

Fifty years ago, Mira, humanity’s last hope to find new resources, exited the solar system bound for Proxima Centauri b. Seven years into her mission, all transmissions ceased without warning. Mira and her crew were presumed lost. Humanity, unified during her construction, splintered into insurgency and rebellion.

Now, an outpost orbiting Pluto has detected a distress call from an unpowered object entering Sol space: Mira has returned. When all attempts at communications fail, S&R Black, a Sol Federation Marine Corps search and rescue vessel, is dispatched from Trident Station to intercept, investigate, and tow the beleaguered Mira to Neptune.

As the marines prepare for the journey, uncertainty and conspiracy fomented by Trident Station’s governing AIs, begin to take their toll. Upon reaching Mira, they discover they’ve been sent on a mission that will almost certainly end in catastrophe.
The Derelict saga is a suspenseful mashup of hard military sci-fi, space opera, and mystery.

Some mysteries shouldn’t be solved.

Title:Marines
Edition Language:English
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    Marines Reviews

  • Jack +Books & Bourbon+

    Well hell. I'm kind of at an impasse here with Derelict. On the one hand, there's some solid ideas at play here, and Mr. Cooley does have a grasp of the perils of putting humans in stressful situation...

  • David P. Duffy

    Badly Written Wannabe "Alien" Ripoff"Derelict: Marines," is a poorly written, wannabe "Alien" ripoff. The author spends the first half of the book in a boring, plodding, logistical recap of preparing ...

  • Laura

    There is a lot of build up. 90% of the story is world building and character building. The Author wants you to know all the characters, wants you to know the story behind everything. So when the crap ...

  • BigJohn

    Derelict: Marines is the first book in a new space marines series by Paul E. Cooley. The same careful attention to technical detail that thrilled readers of his The Black series has been applied to th...

  • Richard Howard

    Imagine a crew of diesel mechanics sent out to fix a broken down tanker in the countryside. Now imagine their journey and repairs in every tedious detail. That is essentially what this book is. There'...

  • Damon Henrichs

    Like most of Cooley's work, this is a Thriller with a capital "T". The first part in what will be a multi-volume work (how big? No idea. More than this book clearly), but the story is more than satisf...

  • Tremont G

    SLOW AND BORING! Overly descriptive, good grief! FIVE, yes FIVE, paragraphs to describe Kali needing to go for a pee! Countless needless descriptions of g forces and acceleration. They barely made to ...

  • James A.

    All in all a good solid story, mostly let down by over description, poor pacing, and an unnecessarily short length I can only assume is a marketing ploy to get you to read the next book at full price....

  • Chris Bauer

    As a long time listener of Paul's podcast DRS and fan of his series The Black, picking up a copy of "Derelict: Marines" was a no-brainer.The narrative structure is well-made, with clear beats, scenes ...

  • Dennis Zimmerman

    A very good series. The Derelict ship, Mira. Left earth 50 years ago. 45 years later never heard from it again. Now a beacon. Might want to look at reading some of his other books.Derelict: Marines is...