Insignia, Volume 1
"Insignia expertly combines humor with a disarming and highly realistic view of the future. The characters are real, funny, and memorable. You won't be able to put this book down."—Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent and Insurgent
The earth is in the middle of WWIII in Insignia, the first entry in S. J. Kincaid's fast-paced sci-fi adventure trilogy perfect for fans of Ender's Game.
The planet's natural resources are almost gone, and war is being fought to control the assets of the solar system. The enemy is winning. The salvation may be Tom Raines. Tom doesn't seem like a hero. He's a short fourteen-year-old with bad skin. But he has the virtual-reality gaming skills that make him a phenom behind the controls of the battle drones.
As a new member of the Intrasolar Forces, Tom's life completely changes. Suddenly, he's someone important. He has new opportunities, friends, and a shot at having a girlfriend. But there's a price to pay. . . .
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the clips of the ships fighting in space, controlled remotely by the topsecret combatants identified only by their call signs. “An offshored conflict is a war fought somewhere other than Earth. It's in space or on another planet.
As you may know, the government's been monitoring the country for some of our most promising young people to be Combatants in the war.” Tom said nothing. The words did not compute. Marsh went on, “I'm here because we need someone like ...
“Combatants.” “No, first hackers. They tampered with Russo-Chinese software. Russia and China deployed their own hackers, and we stalemated again. But the Russo-Chinese military went a step further, and gave human beings active control ...
You think I could be a Combatant?” “It's a great opportunity, son. We give trainees an education in strategic theory, and if they're good, we give them a chance to be the Combatants who direct our mechanized intrasolar arsenal.
“They'll train me and I'll be a Combatant. And it's for our country—” “You won't be fighting a war for this country, Tom.” A wave of Neil's hand sent orange juice sloshing over the rim of his glass. “Our military fights to secure first ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jennybeast - LibraryThing
Initially I was irritated by the similiarities to Ender's Game, but that book never made me laugh out loud at the antics of the characters. Great, fast-paced, in places hilarious read. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jadedog13 - LibraryThing
I love this book. It was highly recommended to me by one of my fifth-grade students. In fact, she repeatedly told me that I "had" to read this book. So, of course, I read it. And I am so glad I did ... Read full review