Spaceside

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  • Spaceside
  • Michael Mammay
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  • 23 August 2019
  • 0062694693

About the Author: Michael Mammay

Ebook ë Spaceside MOBI ´ spaceside ebok, SpacesideSpaceside PDF/EPUB Michael Mammay is a retired army officer and a graduate of the United States Military Academy He has a masters degree in military history, and he is a veteran of Desert Storm, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan His first novel, PLANETSIDE, was a Library Journal Best books of pick and the sequel, SPACESIDE, received a starred review He lives with his family in Georgia.


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  1. Petrik says:

    ARC provided by the publisher Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review.I can t emphasize this highly enough if you enjoyed reading Planetside, you will most likely enjoy Spaceside too Spaceside is the second book in Michael Mammay s Planetside series Although the first book worked totally well as a standalone, I m glad there s a continuation because I was left wantingafter the ending of the first book More than a year has passed, Colonel Butler is trying his best to live with the ARC provided by the publisher Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review.I can t emphasize this highly enough if you enjoyed reading Planetside, you will most likely enjoy Spaceside too Spaceside is the second book in Michael Mammay s Planetside series Although the first book worked totally well as a standalone, I m glad there s a continuation because I was left wantingafter the ending of the first book More than a year has passed, Colonel Butler is trying his best to live with the burden of the life changing action he did at the end of Planetside Even though Butler has been forced into retirement because of it, this doesn t mean that he can take a break In this installment, Butler s task to investigate a hacking ended up escalating much bigger than he expectedA wise man once told me that hope is not a great planning toolI can safely say that pretty much everything that was great about the first book remained intact here intriguing mystery written with a thrilling feels that won t allow me to catch a break persisted throughout the entirety of the plot Same as its Planetside, Spaceside can be described as a mystery thriller in a military sci fi setting The one thing that s clearly upgraded from the previous book was thein depth characterizations of the main character Spaceside, understandably, feltintimate The author efficiently displayed Butler s internal conflicts seeing a man of action like him coping with the consequences of his actions and facing paranoia from his past gave a personal tone to the narration that made the charactersfleshed outTaking charge and moving forward always beat sitting still and waiting for others to actReading Mammay s prose was damn addictive I recently binged read War for the Rose Throne by Peter McLean and I do believe that the reading experience offered within Mammay s storytelling style is similar to that series except that this in a sci fi setting instead of fantasy Don t get me wrong here, the story, setting, and writing itself were vastly different from each other However, the prose, pacing, and the main character of these two series combined to give a fast paced narrative that doesn t neglect characterizationsYour whole life you do big, important things You speak and people listen Then suddenly that s over, and you re wasting your life doing some bullshit job that doesn t matter, where nobody cares what you do as long as you show up for the company functionsThe minor issue I had with the book was that at times I did feel like the story structure in Spaceside progressed a bit too similar to its predecessor This, of course, is just a minor issue and overall doesn t change the fact that I was still super engrossed by itPeople always wanted to believe in heroes, though the truth of the stories rarely lived up to the mythSpaceside is a worthy sequel to Planetside and Mammay once again successfully delivered another highly entertaining page turner The cleverly mixed mystery and military sci fi element made this relatively small book packed with a strong impact, and I highly recommend it to readers who are looking for a fast paced mystery sci fi read Official release date August 27th, 2019You can pre order the book fromUKUS Book Depository Free shipping The quotes in this review were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication. You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions

  2. Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller says:

    4.5 5 stars I love love love this series I love the character I love the story I love how tight the writing is I love the dry humor I love that the mystery had me thinking about the book every time I set it down It has been a hot minute since a series has drawn me back to it so strongly It continues to provide all the story components I m craving these days, and for me at least, it s the perfect read.The brilliance of this story is the superb main character, Colonel Carl Butler I freak 4.5 5 stars I love love love this series I love the character I love the story I love how tight the writing is I love the dry humor I love that the mystery had me thinking about the book every time I set it down It has been a hot minute since a series has drawn me back to it so strongly It continues to provide all the story components I m craving these days, and for me at least, it s the perfect read.The brilliance of this story is the superb main character, Colonel Carl Butler I freaking love him He s straightforward, clever, and he really doesn t give a shit what anyone else thinks but at the same time he has this cool moral compass that makes him want to do right by people, even if he can t always support it through action The ever present underlying sardonic nature of Carl s thoughts delights me to no end He s written so well it feels like reading about an actual person, which is the highest compliment I can give to a character He s the main reason I m loving this series so much and feel so connected to it.Mammay s writing is a breath of fresh air I love the tone of his storytelling, the witty dialogue, and overall presentation it s so smart The main character is excellent at reading people, and profile demands a lot of complex rationalizing and assessment that must have taken a lot of extra effort to infuse so seamlessly into the story It s absolutely fascinating Mammay is also good at starting at a slow burn and building interest and momentum as the story goes Good momentum in stories has often made the difference between a decent book and an amazing 5 star can t put it down read for me, and it s always a factor I take into consideration when reviewing This is the second time I felt catapulted to the end, and I freaking love that.With not only one, but two awesome books under his belt so far, I can say with confidence that Michael Mammay is now one of my favorite authors I can t wait to see what he comes out with next Recommendations it s no secret that I m an uber fan of Planetside book 1 because I ve been talking about it constantly Spaceside was just as good It s a highly engaging military sci fi that s super easy to recommend because of its concise writing, dry humor, and exciting action It hooked me right from the start Give this series a try It might not delight you to the same extent it did me, but I can stand behind it as a great read you won t regret picking up Via The Obsessive Bookseller at www.NikiHawkes.com Other books you might like

  3. Jamie says:

    3.5 stars A worthy a sequel to Planetside, Michael Mammay s excellent military sci fi detective debut novel.The story follows Colonel Carl Butler in the next chapter of his life, now retired from the military and working security for a mega corporation It ties back directly to the previous book and is deeply rooted in the events that unfolded there Like that book, much of the story is procedural heavy and it s not until later when Butler gets pushed into another battle with grim prospects t 3.5 stars A worthy a sequel to Planetside, Michael Mammay s excellent military sci fi detective debut novel.The story follows Colonel Carl Butler in the next chapter of his life, now retired from the military and working security for a mega corporation It ties back directly to the previous book and is deeply rooted in the events that unfolded there Like that book, much of the story is procedural heavy and it s not until later when Butler gets pushed into another battle with grim prospects that the adrenaline really kicks in.It develops fairly predictably, yet I still found it enjoyable The world building and sci fi elements are not particularly well developed or inventive, yet the detective procedural aspects are well written and engaging, as is the grizzled, hard boiled protagonist

  4. Ernie says:

    Spaceside, book two of Mike Mammay s Planetside series, sees the evolution of a tremendous character in Col Carl Butler as he deals with the aftermath of the events in book one and runs headlong into an unfamiliar setting with unpredictable events Using his lifetime of military training and whatever quick wits he can muster that aren t dulled by the whiskey, Butler is forced to deal with events that becomeandtreacherous the deeper he gets Spaceside was a blast to read I can t rec Spaceside, book two of Mike Mammay s Planetside series, sees the evolution of a tremendous character in Col Carl Butler as he deals with the aftermath of the events in book one and runs headlong into an unfamiliar setting with unpredictable events Using his lifetime of military training and whatever quick wits he can muster that aren t dulled by the whiskey, Butler is forced to deal with events that becomeandtreacherous the deeper he gets Spaceside was a blast to read I can t recommend it enough It s fast paced, has great dialogue, multi dimensional characters, and the storyline is deftly plotted from beginning to end More importantly, it made me long to read the next book in the series to see where Col Butler goes from here Can t wait to read book three

  5. Unseen Library says:

    I received an advanced proof of Spaceside from the publisher, to review.Last year, Michael Mammay debuted an absolutely incredible book, Planetside, the outstanding science fiction thriller that absolutely blew me and the planet of Cappa away with its inventiveness, addictive story and explosive conclusion Now Mammay attempts to follow up this amazing first novel with a second book in his Planetside series, Spaceside.Spaceside begins about two years after the events of Planetside, and reveals I received an advanced proof of Spaceside from the publisher, to review.Last year, Michael Mammay debuted an absolutely incredible book, Planetside, the outstanding science fiction thriller that absolutely blew me and the planet of Cappa away with its inventiveness, addictive story and explosive conclusion Now Mammay attempts to follow up this amazing first novel with a second book in his Planetside series, Spaceside.Spaceside begins about two years after the events of Planetside, and reveals that Butler is now the most infamous man in the galaxy While many view him as a hero, others consider him a genocidal monster Forced out of the army, Butler now has an easy job as Deputy VP of Corporate Security for Varitech Production Company, a high tech military company on the planet of Talca Four In theory he helps protect the company against corporate threats, but in reality his job is to impress clients and utilise his substantial military connections for his bosses benefits.As a result, he is surprised one day when he is called into the CEO s office and given an actual security assignment A rival tech company, Omicron Technology, has had a breach in their supposedly unhackable computer systems, and Varitech wants to know how it happened and whether their own systems are vulnerable With no obvious leads and no one claiming credit for the hack, Butler reaches out to one of his contacts working at the impacted company However, shortly after their meeting, Butler s contact is found dead and Butler is now the police s prime suspect.Determined once again to find out the truth no matter what, Butler starts to dig around at Omicron and discovers that they were working on a secret project with links to his time on Cappa When information arrives from the most unlikely of places, Butler is once again drawn into a massive conspiracy that he is not meant to survive Can he find a way out of this, or will he be forced to redo his greatest mistake Wow, just wow This was another exceptional book from Mammay, who has once again produced a fantastic science fiction thriller hybrid with some amazing moments in it I absolutely loved this follow up to Planetside, which not only contains another addictive story with an amazing protagonist but also serves as an excellent sequel to the first book I powered through Spaceside extremely quickly and loved every minute I spent glued to my screen This gets another five out of five stars from me, and I reckon that I will once again be placing Mammay s latest book on my top reads of the year list.View the full review at other exciting reviews and content, check out my blog at

  6. Marlene says:

    Originally published at Reading RealityOld soldiers never die, they just fade away Unless they ve become well known but officially exonerated mass murderers Then they become pointed at pariahs.Spaceside is set two years after the events in the totally awesome Planetside Events that left Colonel Carl Butler forcibly retired, reluctantly divorced, and completely alone on Talca 4, with a cushy job at a mega corporation that conducts corporate bonding retreats using one of their marquee products, Originally published at Reading RealityOld soldiers never die, they just fade away Unless they ve become well known but officially exonerated mass murderers Then they become pointed at pariahs.Spaceside is set two years after the events in the totally awesome Planetside Events that left Colonel Carl Butler forcibly retired, reluctantly divorced, and completely alone on Talca 4, with a cushy job at a mega corporation that conducts corporate bonding retreats using one of their marquee products, Battlesim Also utterly bored, majorly depressed, and drinking way, way too much He searching for oblivion, but after everything he s done, it s not merely elusive, it s downright non existent.Then his boss gives him a mission He s supposed to investigate a security breach Someone hacked their biggest rival, and stole data about a project so secret that no one is willing to admit the hack even happened, let alone what got hacked.Butler s no computer whiz, but one of his former soldiers certainly is And she s working in the bowels of the same place that he is Calling in some favors from a former subordinate is easy Finding a friend of a friend working at that rival company isn t even that difficult.Until his source ends up dead The cops want to pin it on Butler, not because he did it, but because they know he s hiding something and they want to know what that something is.Butler s hiding a lot, including the fact that he s started seeing ghosts of the people he killed on Cappa following him around Talca Where there aren t supposed to be any Cappans There aren t supposed to be any Cappans anywhere off Cappa After all, his mission in Planetside ended with him bombing Cappa back to the stone age or so he thought The events that resulted in his current status as retired, mass murdering pariah.It turns out that nothing is as he thought Not that the old soldier expected anything different Or better.After all, he s gone into every mission he s ever done knowing that it might be his last Andthan a few where he thought he might get stabbed in the back.He just never figured on a shot at redemption before the end Maybe even his end.Escape Rating A The dry, wry, universe weary voice of Carl Butler carries this story from its mundane beginning to its mic drop end Told from Butler s first person perspective, we are inside his head every step of the way His internal dialog around and about just how he ended up in this mess, his doubts and fears, makes the reader feel for him as well as with him.Which makes it easy to get wrapped up in his stubborn refusal to drop an investigation that takes him into dark and deep places and circles back around to everything that went wrong on Cappa His ghosts come back to life, but this time they want his help rather than his death At least some of them do.It s his corporate bosses who are in up to their greedy necks in shenanigans that they are willing to kill to keep from seeing the light of day And they have no problems setting Butler up for the fall after all, he s done it before.It s Butler s dogged perseverance that keeps the investigation and the story rattling along Saber rattling, that is, both figurative and literal.What makes Butler such a marvelous protagonist is that the old soldier has no intention of being a hero because he knows that s mostly bunk even though it s what people want to believe What he s doing is what he did on Cappa, trying to make the best of a terrible job and limit the collateral damage If he can Whether he becomes part of it or not.Spaceside is a book that I ve been looking forward to for a year I was over the moon for Planetside last year It was the right book at the right time and resonated with one of my all time favorites, Old Man s War I d still like to be a fly on the wall if Carl Butler and John Perry ever get together for drinks.I enjoyed Spaceside a lot, but it took a bit longer to get into gear, or perhaps into the proper military cadence, than Planetside We don t get into the thick of things nearly as fast, but once we do, the race is certainly on.This could be the end of Carl Butler s story Or it might not be Even if I don t get to take another trip into Butler s head, I hope to see muchfrom the mind of his author

  7. Unseen Library says:

    I received an advanced proof of Spaceside from the publisher, to review.Last year, Michael Mammay debuted an absolutely incredible book, Planetside, the outstanding science fiction thriller that absolutely blew me and the planet of Cappa away with its inventiveness, addictive story and explosive conclusion Now Mammay attempts to follow up this amazing first novel with a second book in his Planetside series, Spaceside.Spaceside begins about two years after the events of Planetside, and reveals I received an advanced proof of Spaceside from the publisher, to review.Last year, Michael Mammay debuted an absolutely incredible book, Planetside, the outstanding science fiction thriller that absolutely blew me and the planet of Cappa away with its inventiveness, addictive story and explosive conclusion Now Mammay attempts to follow up this amazing first novel with a second book in his Planetside series, Spaceside.Spaceside begins about two years after the events of Planetside, and reveals that Butler is now the most infamous man in the galaxy While many view him as a hero, others consider him a genocidal monster Forced out of the army, Butler now has an easy job as Deputy VP of Corporate Security for Varitech Production Company, a high tech military company on the planet of Talca Four In theory he helps protect the company against corporate threats, but in reality his job is to impress clients and utilise his substantial military connections for his bosses benefits.As a result, he is surprised one day when he is called into the CEO s office and given an actual security assignment A rival tech company, Omicron Technology, has had a breach in their supposedly unhackable computer systems, and Varitech wants to know how it happened and whether their own systems are vulnerable With no obvious leads and no one claiming credit for the hack, Butler reaches out to one of his contacts working at the impacted company However, shortly after their meeting, Butler s contact is found dead and Butler is now the police s prime suspect.Determined once again to find out the truth no matter what, Butler starts to dig around at Omicron and discovers that they were working on a secret project with links to his time on Cappa When information arrives from the most unlikely of places, Butler is once again drawn into a massive conspiracy that he is not meant to survive Can he find a way out of this, or will he be forced to redo his greatest mistake Wow, just wow This was another exceptional book from Mammay, who has once again produced a fantastic science fiction thriller hybrid with some amazing moments in it I absolutely loved this follow up to Planetside, which not only contains another addictive story with an amazing protagonist but also serves as an excellent sequel to the first book I powered through Spaceside extremely quickly and loved every minute I spent glued to my screen This gets another five out of five stars from me, and I reckon that I will once again be placing Mammay s latest book on my top reads of the year list.View the full review at abridged version of this review ran in the Canberra Weekly on 12 September 2019 other exciting reviews and content, check out my blog at

  8. E.M. Hamill says:

    Michael Mammay has delivered yet another fantastic sci fi adventure with SPACESIDE Carl Butler is back from Cappa, and his life has changed significantly since the fateful decision for which he was set up to take the fall Now retired, Carl is divorced, drinking heavily, and running as a security advisor in a corporate rat race An encounter on the mass transit has Butler wondering if his PTSD symptoms are getting worse, or if he really is seeing human Cappan hybrids on the bus, when his boss c Michael Mammay has delivered yet another fantastic sci fi adventure with SPACESIDE Carl Butler is back from Cappa, and his life has changed significantly since the fateful decision for which he was set up to take the fall Now retired, Carl is divorced, drinking heavily, and running as a security advisor in a corporate rat race An encounter on the mass transit has Butler wondering if his PTSD symptoms are getting worse, or if he really is seeing human Cappan hybrids on the bus, when his boss calls him in for a top secret assignment to find out how a competitor was hacked Butler is following a trail when his only lead ends up dead, and the police seem certain the Scourge of Cappa had something to do with it Butler s life only getsscrewed up from there as the ghosts of what he did on Cappa come back for a reckoning, and he is forced to make onetrip planetside that will probably end with Butler being flushed out an airlock.Holy moly, was this good Carl Butler is a defeated guy who really just wants to be ignored and collect his paycheck so he can buywhiskey, but this mystery piques his curiosity and leads him back to the soldier still lurking inside The story unfolds at a great pace, and like the last act of Planetside, hits fast and hard in the last third of the book with a climax that leaves you a little stunned Really looking forward to the third book These have been one hell of a lot of fun to read

  9. J.C. says:

    Everything you loved about Planetside if you haven t read it, STOP, BUY, READ SPOILERS AWAIT returns Butler s voice, weary and worn from life, returns, and the weight of his decisions carries through every chapter.Don t go looking for war heroes here, reveling in their glory The men and women Butler revisits have found ways to survive, butthan anything, it s a picture of how to go on with life after making terrible decisions.And Butler ain t doing it so well He s managed to transitio Everything you loved about Planetside if you haven t read it, STOP, BUY, READ SPOILERS AWAIT returns Butler s voice, weary and worn from life, returns, and the weight of his decisions carries through every chapter.Don t go looking for war heroes here, reveling in their glory The men and women Butler revisits have found ways to survive, butthan anything, it s a picture of how to go on with life after making terrible decisions.And Butler ain t doing it so well He s managed to transition to civilian life,as a glorified laser tag team captain than anything related to his skills, but look at Butler s resume, and you ll note there aren t many openings labeled as The ideal candidate will have two to five years experience slaughtering the entire population of a world Experience with orbital bombardment preferred He s alone, hated by some, feared by others, admired by few, and that s when Butler gets the opportunity to investigate something that uses Butler s knowledge of armies, and their close cousins, corporations What happened on Capa lies in the past but weaves through Butler s present until he can no longer be certain if he s seeing things because they re there, or because he imagines them to be.And that is where the story starts Expect Butler s trademark dry observations, enemies you ll see coming, allies you might not expect, and the eternal truth that no plan survives contact with the enemy.The ending is fitting for a man like Butler and will leave you wondering if at last this tired old soldier find rest Peace may be too much to ask

  10. FanFiAddict says:

    Rating SynopsisA military legend is caught in the web between alien intrigue and human subterfuge Following his mission on Cappa, Colonel Carl Butler returns to a mixed reception To some he is a do or die war hero To the other half of the galaxy he s a pariah Forced into retirement, he has resettled on Talca Four where he s now Deputy VP of Corporate Security, protecting a high tech military company on the corporate battlefield at least, that s what the job description says Really, he Rating SynopsisA military legend is caught in the web between alien intrigue and human subterfuge Following his mission on Cappa, Colonel Carl Butler returns to a mixed reception To some he is a do or die war hero To the other half of the galaxy he s a pariah Forced into retirement, he has resettled on Talca Four where he s now Deputy VP of Corporate Security, protecting a high tech military company on the corporate battlefield at least, that s what the job description says Really, he s just there to impress clients and investors It s all relatively low risk until he s entrusted with new orders A breach of a competitor s computer network has Butler s superiors feeling every bit as vulnerable They need Butler to find who did it, how, and why no one s taken credit for the ingenious attack.As accustomed as Butler is to the reality of wargames virtual and otherwise this one screams something louder than a simple hack Because no sooner does he start digging when his first contact is murdered, the death somehow kept secret from the media As a prime suspect, he can t shake the sensation he s being watched or finally succumbing to the stress of his past Paranoid delusion or dangerous reality, Butler might be onto something much deeper than anyone imagined But that s where Butler thrives.If he hasn t signed his own death warrant.ReviewThanks to the publisher and author for an advance reading copy of Spaceside Planetside 2 in exchange for an honest review Receiving this ARC did not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel.So, after sleeping on Planetside Planetside 1 for a year, I binge read it in a day and kicked myself for shelving it for so long Knowing I had a copy of Spaceside waiting in the wings, I shuffled around my TBR to allow Colonel Carl Butler back into my life the following day and binged it as well.Spaceside Planetside 2 is a thrilling follow up to what would have been one of my top debuts of 2018, had I read Planetside in a timely manner Mammay has grounded himself has a mainstay and a must read for anyone who enjoys the military sci fi genre Fan of John Scalzi, Joe Halderman, Myke Cole, and Nicholas Sansbury Smith, to name a few, will find tons to love here.While we have already been introduced to our gruff Colonel in Book 1, Mammay gives us ain depth look into Butler s mental state after his final actions in Planetside and during his new investigation in Book 2 Spaceside, though its title may soundextraterrestrial, takes place on Talca Four for the majority of the novel while Butler takes on his new mission to figure out who is behind this major breach This is a different path than was taken in Book 1, which isn t necessarily a bad thing, and actually gives us a little bit of the world building we may have missed last time around.One thing I did notice was how the book was plotted It has similar vibes to Planetside in that the story ramps up around the same time and ends quite dramatically, leaving you as the reader ready for the next installment Nothing at all wrong with that as the story is almost night and day different from its predecessor.All in all, Mammay has delivered another pulse pounding installment to the Planetside series Those that enjoy mysteries mixed with some big explosions, futuristic weaponry, witty banter, and premium whiskey, look no further I have a feeling Book 3 is going to take us in a blindsiding direction and I cannot wait