J.D. Oppenheim writes sci-fi space opera. Military elements, battles with alien races attempting to wipe out humanity, synthetic assassins, rail guns, etc. are all in play, but at the heart of it all is space opera with enjoyable characters and a good story.
Books currenty available by J.D. Oppenheim:
The Lost Gunboat Captain, Book 1 of the Jolo Vargas Space Opera
Lost in space.
Hunted by Federation gunships.
Captain Jolo Vargas is a dead man–and doesn’t even know it.
Jolo wakes up in a probe hurtling through space with only 36 hours of
oxygen left. He can’t remember anything–not even his own name. The
only solid memory he can muster is a girl named Jaylen, an engineer on
his gunboat years ago. Hellbent on finding her, Jolo sets out on a perilous journey.
Fighting time with a target on his back, Jolo must find Jaylen, find sanctuary, and find himself… if the Fed warships don’t find him first. Is this a mission impossible for the lost captain?
Reviews for The Lost Gunboat Captain:
“Great spacer tale that posits a mystery that compelled me to keep reading. Synths, a variety of ships, a variety of personalities, cruel worm like aliens encased in gargantuan armor and a tale that harkens back to the heart, action and warmth of the little guy against overwhelming odds of the first Star Wars.”
“Sci-fi done right! Great read, fast paced and imaginative. Looking forward to book 2.”
Still hunted by the Fed, Jolo turns space pirate and is happy to steal what he needs from the core and live on the fringes of space in anonymity. But when the BG start attacking Fed targets and ramping up for war, he’s forced into a decision. Will he sit by and let the BG worms kill humans or stand and fight?
In 43 Days the battle comes right to Jolo’s doorstep when the BG start putting up towers all over the planet Duval where Jolo and the crew are hiding. Are they listening posts for communications on the fringe, or something far more sinister?
Reviews for 43 Days to Oblivion:
“…This is a great second book in the series.”
“On the edge of my seat. Here we go again. Another wait to see what Jolo and the crews have in store for the worms. You know it won’t be pretty.”
Earth is the dead place where boats never return from…
There are monsters there.
But that is exactly where salvation lies. Desperation trumps caution when the Bakahne Grana mechs and their synthetic assassins are destroying the core planets one by one. The Federation needs weapons to defeat the synths on the ground. And there’s one planet with the right kind of weapons: the dead, cold Earth.
If you like sci-fi and space opera novels with a Firefly, BSG vibe, you’ll love this. The Cold Dead Earthcontinues the story of Jolo Vargas and his crew as they battle the BG. This sci-fi adventure is sure to hook you in with intense space action, rich, colorful characters, and an engaging story that will keep you coming back for more.
Reviews for The Cold Dead Earth:
“I just like these characters. They’re ordinary people, albeit a little off kilter, in extraordinary situations. Oppenheim’s imagination is limitless. The scenarios he puts his characters in, and how he gets them in and out of trouble is fantastic. Action and creativity abound.”