Black Hand Gang

Black Hand Gang On November st men of the th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanish without trace from the battlefield only to find themselves on an alien planet There they must learn to survive in a

  • Title: Black Hand Gang
  • Author: Pat Kelleher
  • ISBN: 9781906735357
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Black Hand Gang

    On November 1st 1916, 900 men of the 13th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanish without trace from the battlefield only to find themselves on an alien planet There they must learn to survive in a hostile environment, while facing a sinister threat from within their own ranks and a confrontation with an inscrutable alien race

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    1. Anthony Ryan

      A fresh and deftly executed take on the 'soldiers transported from a historical setting to another world' military fantasy sub-genre (see also William R. Forstchen's ‘Lost Regiment books’ and Taylor Anderson's ‘Destroyermen’ novels). In this case a battalion of British infantrymen find themselves magically relocated from the Somme battlefield of 1916 to an even more dangerous environment where everything apparently wants to kill and eat them, not necessarily in that order. Pat Kelleher h [...]

    2. Koeur

      koeur.wordpress/2015/01/2Publisher: Pat KelleherPublishing Date: March 2015ISBN: 9781781083130Genre: SciFi/FantasyRating: 3.2/5Publisher Description: On November 1st 1916, 900 men of the 13th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanish without trace from the battlefield only to find themselves on an alien planet. There they must learn to survive in a frightening and hostile environment, forced to rely on dwindling supplies of ammo and rations as the natives of this strange new world begin to take [...]

    3. Yagiz Erkan

      I greatly enjoyed this book. It tells the story of the 13th Pennine Fusiliers who vanish without trace from the battlefield during the World War I, in France. They find themselves on an alien planet and try to survive there.I loved the book's style that I can qualify as retro. At times, it reminded me of Starship Troopers. I thought that the WWI era really suited the book. Some of the main characters are memorable.I'm looking forward to the future installments.

    4. Tim Chaplin

      I picked this book up in my local library, I read the first 50 pages and I was hooked. It starts off as a story about life in the trenches for the Pennine Fusiliers but it develops into something different when they get lost and find themselves in a strange alien world. First it's the Bosche' who are the enemy but then it's bi-planes and tanks against alien beetle's with a bit of black magic thrown in.A brilliant book and this is the first in a series of books. I look forward to reading the othe [...]

    5. Gareth

      Well researched and strongly written SF adventure, which freshens up the genere by mixing it with a British WWI perspective. The alien horrors are imaginative too. My only criticism is that despite the author's attempts to give the named soldiers individuality, once the action starts they quickly merge into a generic collection of cockney privates called 'Nobby'. But this is a good example of pulp adventure.

    6. Nick Brett

      In the midst of the battle of the Somme in 1916, a battalion of British troops are instantly transported to an alien world. Almost immediately under attack from a hostile environment and dangerous creatures, things are only going to get worse.It describes itself on the rear as a “pulp science fiction adventure”, but I think it undersells itself. To me pulp fiction is sort of low brow and churned out with minimal effort. This is far more than that, yes it is science fiction and has been done [...]

    7. neil fowler

      0riginalI was really taken by this book. I felt it was a gripping tale. The characters are very well developed, some likable some not. I think it is a really good series, bring on the next.

    8. Daniel Beazley

      This is an interesting book and the author seems to have done some extensive research into WW1 and the Pennine Regiment. I enjoyed the beginning of the story very much and Kelleher paints a very vivid picture of life in the trenches and the camaraderie that abounds. It is also broken up nicely by interludes of letters from the sweetheart of the main character, Atkins. The premise of the regiments 'shift' to an alien world has shown an intriguing use of one of the many conspiracy theories of the [...]

    9. Guy Haley

      A battalion of Great War Tommies, along with a chunk of the Somme, a tank and an aeroplane, find themselves abruptly transported to an alien world. The wildlife’s bad enough, but our brave, well-researched lads soon become embroiled in a war with sentient insects (these ride enormous caterpillars, worship a spider and keep scent libraries. Mmm, pulpy). Throw in a guilt-stricken hero, the missing Roanoke Colony, a murderous diabolist, noble savages and man-eating trees and you’ve got a book t [...]

    10. Isidore

      It's WWI, and a murderous Crowleyite magician has concealed himself within the BEF, plotting to use the vast carnage of the Somme as the sacrificial basis of a great Working––and botches the job, landing himself and those around him in a strange alien world, menaced by weird dangers and mysterious entities.Now there's a fine premise for good pulpy fun. Kelleher makes an honest job of it, crafting his narrative and characters with care, and with admirable fidelity to the period (amidst the ca [...]

    11. Tyler

      A fun, fast paced romp in an alien death world. We travel to this arena with the Pennine Fusiliers. One of WWI's greatest mysteries surrounds this regiment as they disappeared during battle leaving only a massive crater in their wake. With solid military history backing this tale we find out where they went.

    12. Sean Randall

      This was a wonderful read, capturing well the atmosphere of the trenches as well as cleverly showing an alien world. I loved the dramatic end of the first chapter, the sudden, unexpected, heartstopping battle in the shell-hole in the second, and the wonderful tension of the seventeenth and eighteenth. superb storytelling.

    13. Charles

      A kinda goofy premise, but god help me if I didn't enjoy it. Very similar concept to Stargate. Absolute pulp fiction, but well written and engaging (unlike Death's Apprentice). Kelleher doesn't overdue the exposition and the dialogue, while a bit staged, is natural enough not to distract the reader.

    14. M

      I enjoy alternate histories, World War 1 fiction, and Lovecraft so this was right in my wheelhouse. The writing is a stark pastiche of WW1 fiction and early science fiction - to some this might seem a bit dry, but to the fan, it was an enjoyable read.

    15. Michael Hall

      Didn't really seem like the type of Science-Fiction I had predicted in my head, that being said I still rather enjoyed it. There were parts that had me laughing and parts that had me cringing so it was definitely doing something right. Will be adding the sequels to my "To-Read" list.

    16. Sim

      A very nice and entertaining start of a series. Really looking forward to get my hands on the rest of this serie. A whole new twist on the Croatoan concept. pretty cool!

    17. Olaf

      Not bad. Fairly easy writing, although I wasn't impressed by Lt Jeffries. The Cthulhu-esque content was also interesting.

    18. Evan Keller

      What is the only thing better than a story set in WWI? One with a supernatural angle! I would prefer zombies, but aliens work too.

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