Dogs of Mars: Dog from the Machine

· Dayfly Publications
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Set in a retro-future populated by canines, Dogs of Mars follows the travails of Sasuke Hattori and his crew of prototype super-soldiers, known as the X-dogs. Created by Mars to defend her during the war with Earth, the X-dogs face a new threat in this peaceful age; a rampant alien bio-weapon known simply as the Mold. Armed with Sasuke’s latest invention, the RIG, the X-dogs must not only navigate Mold-infected space stations, but also the demands and foibles of a society that shuns them.
10 reviews
Arc Wuffamute
February 24, 2020
This book is amazing! I'm new to this author but when I read the brief overview of this book I had to give it a shot! Was not disappointed. This book has a lot going for it. Action, love, heartbreak, betrayal, friendship. So many characters but you never get lost in the cast and everyone is given there time and space to shine and standout. The sci-fi theme of these X-Dogs fighting off a creepy alien monster while dealing with there own personal struggles shows the reader that yes even these die-hard canines aren't impure or perfect. There is so much I'd love to talk about seeing as I just finished reading it last night so all I can say is pick this book up and don't put it down til you finish. It has a lot of heart and soul within its pages.
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Collin Clarke
November 21, 2021
A fantastic read full of great, nuanced characters, a captivating world, engrossing action and a very sweet balance between humour and drama! Dogs of Mars is a beast of a book for sure, but i thoroughly enjoyed it all the way until the end! The story had good pacing, although the few time-skips it jumps through were a tad hard to follow, but only for a bit, and not to mention all the great plot points throughout! From lighthearted fun to grippingly serious, DoM always managed to keep my attention. The characters were a great driving force for the story too, each of them getting their own spotlight at least once and most of them getting explored deeply too! They truly grew on me the more i read and i really fell in love with almost all of them, following their highs and lows. The world the author builds at first took me a while to wrap my head around, but it honestly sucked me in and still fascinates me with all the technological advancements and space travel/life. It all is a true testament to Adam Browne's writing skills, highly recommend it if you want a book to really sink your teeth in.
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Galiano Torres
November 17, 2020
A novel with a lighter mood with a peculiar approach, Dogs of Mars takes its themes -for example, the 80s funk and the Cold War- for an essential display. In addition to it, the main themes have a decisive press on the outcome for the main cast, the X-Dogs, to the point it might be overlooked. I highly reccomend to keep a record of what is said in the story as it provides footing for the outcomes that can seem obfuscating or disproportionate Another theme I pieced in Dogs of Mars would be "what defines a human?" The characters have traits unique to each other along with a few relevant absent traits. This puts into question if all and each "human" trait is absolutely necessary, even a few of the X-Dogs question this issue. To me, Dogs of Mars can be a approached as a light-hearted fun book, as a more critical narration if you read between the lines and even dark through a deep exploration of the context surrounding this vast fictional space. Reccomended to read more than once, for fun!
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