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Reviewed by Deepak Menon for Readers' Favorite
Contact and Conflict: Book One in the Space Fleet Sagas PT-109, John F. Kennedy by Don Foxe lives up to its title right from the beginning, set decades into the future. Space-faring mankind has achieved breakthrough technologies, enabling mankind to live and manufacture spaceships in space, as well as establish bases on our moon and Mars. The story starts with the main protagonist, Captain Daniel Marcel Cooper, watching a massive dry-dock attached to the United Earth’s orbital Earth-Moon Space Station named EMS2. Cooper is sent to test out a new spaceship - Space Fleet Patrol Torpedo Class #109, the SFP T-109, John F. Kennedy - into which an extraordinary A.I. named Kennedy is integrated. Joined by a Genetically Engineered Neural Network Avatar, G.E.N.N.A., Cooper uses a new technology - ‘fold space’ - to voyage to the outer reaches of our solar system, a previously improbable distance, in days instead of decades.
Cooper encounters an incredibly large fugitive alien spaceship entering our solar system through a wormhole, pursued by a powerful fleet of battle craft belonging to one of the Galaxy's dominant species of dangerous aliens called the Zenge. The fugitive aliens plead for help. Cooper courageously sends the Kennedy back to bring the main battleship and provisions for the refugees, who are on the verge of starvation. Risking his own life, Cooper enters the alien spaceship.
What follows is a thrilling adventure full of battles, human empathy and ingenuity which make this book a real page-turner in the true tradition of space adventure and travel. Constructing the story well, author Don Foxe takes the time to explain future technology, making the book more plausible. The flow is good and there are several strong characters adding to the power of the tale. Good descriptive writing with original concepts, even in science fiction and fantasy. Some soft sex scenes incline this book more towards adult reading. I think this is an exciting story which deserves a 5 star rating.