The First Command by Zen Master

Author's Description:
Sometimes you can use multiple problems to solve each other. Which is fine for everyone except for the 'problems' who get used. The Humans of Earth would never have been contacted if the Confederacy hadn't been desperate...
Size: 899 KB ( ~ 170,477 words)
Genre: Science Fiction
Sex Contents: Some Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, DomSub, Prostitution, Military

Review by Vitruvian Manuel   [other reviews by Vitruvian Manuel]

Reviewed: 2015-04-02

This is the interesting story of an engineer early int he space fleet, before the existance was open to public knowledge. I found it very worthwhile.

The Bad:

Sex is more-or-less not there. Occasionally, things as presented here conflict with existing stories (there are so many stories, some of which aren't even close to cannon, this was inevitable). Rarely a cheerful tale.

The Good:

Very interesting. Often explains where cannon comes from. Main character is likeable and relatable. Interaction with early AIs is fascinating.

The Last Call:

If you have an interest in the Swarm Cycle, this is now on your "Must Read" list.


Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: N/A | Appeal to Reviewer: 8