The Devil’s Hand

The Devil’s Hand
Robotech: The Sentinels #1
Jack McKinney
SF
2 Stars
Epub, 133 Pages

about the SDF3 going off into space before the Masters came to earth. Lots of characters from the Macross saga along with a host of new ones. Minmei is still around sadly, and Rick, even though married to Lisa, hasn’t got much of a spine. Will see how this sub series turns out.

About the same level as the Macross saga. So Minmei is as spoiled and selfish and useless as ever. Rick is as dashing, spineless and brave as ever and Lisa is as dependable and rock solid as ever.
Then the new bad guys, made me roll my eyes. If I had been Rick Hunter, I would have shot all the southern cross contingent and continued with just the RDF people. Would have solved a lot of problems 🙂

Symphony of Light

Symphony of Light
Robotech #12
Jack McKinney
SF
2 Stars
epub, 158 pages

oh my goodness. this was the book that would never end! Except where hints about the Sentinels and the past life of Hunter, etc, were concerned, this was yet another word for word from the anime. No character stood out. They were all cookie cutter, cast away putzes. I did not enjoy this at all and am wondering about the wisdom of starting the Sentinels series. We’ll see.

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis
Robotech #11
Jack McKinney
SF
2 Stars
epub, 148 pages

ugh. This arc, New Generation, of the Robotech saga was my least favorite in the anime and it is tough reading. Boring and slogging.

The team is almost at reflex point and the invid simulacrom joins up with them, Ariel.

Don’t know when I’ll read the next one, going to be awhile though.

Invid Invasion

Invid Invasion
Robotech #10
Jack McKinney
SF
2 Stars
epub, 135 pages

the first in the New Generation trilogy.

Scott is the only survivor of the doomed Mars Expedition to survive the re-invasion of earth. This book mainly deals with the gathering of the group as they start their way to Reflex Point.

The book offers a whole lot more info in regards to the Sentinels and Hunter’s Fleet and hints at things already taken place affecting this time and place.

The Final Nightmare

The Final Nightmare
Robotech #9
Jack McKinney
SF
2 Stars
epub, 171 pages

these 3 books comprised the “Robotech Masters” trilogy. About the Robotech Masters coming to earth to get the Protoculture matrix in the SDF1. They fail, the flowers bloom, life on earth is blown even further downwards and the Invid are coming. Also fleshes out more about Dana being a unique creature in regards to Protoculture and ties into the Sentinels subseries coming up later. The overall plot was not nearly as interesting as the “Macross” saga and Dana was not a very dynamic character.

Metal Fire

Metal Fire
Robotech #8
Jack McKinney
SF
2 Stars
epub, 151 pages

these 3 books comprised the “Robotech Masters” trilogy. About the Robotech Masters coming to earth to get the Protoculture matrix in the SDF1. They fail, the flowers bloom, life on earth is blown even further downwards and the Invid are coming. Also fleshes out more about Dana being a unique creature in regards to Protoculture and ties into the Sentinels subseries coming up later. The overall plot was not nearly as interesting as the “Macross” saga and Dana was not a very dynamic character.

Southern Cross

Southern Cross
Robotech #7
Jack McKinney
SF
2 Stars
epub, 123 pages

these 3 books comprised the “Robotech Masters” trilogy. About the Robotech Masters coming to earth to get the Protoculture matrix in the SDF1. They fail, the flowers bloom, life on earth is blown even further downwards and the Invid are coming. Also fleshes out more about Dana being a unique creature in regards to Protoculture and ties into the Sentinels subseries coming up later. The overall plot was not nearly as interesting as the “Macross” saga and Dana was not a very dynamic character.

Doomsday

Doomsday
Robotech #6
Jack McKinney
SF
2 Stars
Epub, 161 pages

comprising the Macrass Saga part of Robotech, these 6 books are almost a word for word for scene novelization of the anime. This is not a bad thing, if you watched the anime first and loved it. I would NOT recommend these to someone to read BEFORE watching the anime. It is just to stilted, silly individual plots [while great in one epic storyline, they suck as standalones] and the writing is not inspired. I still enjoyed these, but I really liked Robotech too

Force of Arms

Force of Arms
Robotech #5
Jack McKinney
SF
2 Stars
Epub, 155 pages

comprising the Macrass Saga part of Robotech, these 6 books are almost a word for word for scene novelization of the anime. This is not a bad thing, if you watched the anime first and loved it. I would NOT recommend these to someone to read BEFORE watching the anime. It is just to stilted, silly individual plots [while great in one epic storyline, they suck as standalones] and the writing is not inspired. I still enjoyed these, but I really liked Robotech too

Battlehymn

Battlehymn
Robotech #4
Jack McKinney
SF
2 Stars
Epub, 115 pages

comprising the Macrass Saga part of Robotech, these 6 books are almost a word for word for scene novelization of the anime. This is not a bad thing, if you watched the anime first and loved it. I would NOT recommend these to someone to read BEFORE watching the anime. It is just to stilted, silly individual plots [while great in one epic storyline, they suck as standalones] and the writing is not inspired. I still enjoyed these, but I really liked Robotech too