Terms of Enlistment

Terms of Enlistment book cover, provided by author Markos Kloos.

We don’t just cover Vermont news – we’ll stray over our borders into the surrounding states if we find something or someone who is in the area. That’s the case for one author we came across recently was Marko Kloos, who’s written the military SF novel titled Terms of Enlistment. He’s out of Enfield, NH, right across the Connecticut River.

Here’s the blurb from Amazon.com:

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day:
You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service.

With the colony lottery a pipe-dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that the good food and decent health care come at a steep price…and that the settled galaxy holds far greater dangers than military bureaucrats or the gangs that rule the slums.

The debut novel from Marko Kloos, Terms of Enlistment is a new addition to the great military sci-fi tradition of Robert Heinlein, Joe Haldeman, and John Scalzi.

The book’s gotten some pretty good reviews since its release. Color us interested!

You can buy a copy of the book here.