Author: Mark Wayne McGinnis

Category: Sci-Fi and Future Worlds

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Previously released under the title, Lone Star Renegades… My name is Collin Frost. I’m a fairly unpopular seventeen-year-old high school student. This is my story … one that chronicles how my already dredge of a life went from miserable to totally and irreversibly jacked. I guess I should start at the beginning … right before we were shanghaied-up into that alien spaceship. It all started on the way back from the game. I’m the kicker. We lost. It was because of me. Big surprise. But everything started to really go south when the school bus pulled up at another railroad crossing in just one more hicksville small town in rural Texas. At first, I didn’t see what the bus driver, the cheerleaders, or my teammates were gawking at. And there it was, hovering high up in the sky … a goliath-sized space-ship. I watched as the 6:15 Amtrak commuter train was unceremoniously sucked-up into the spaceship’s gaping underbelly aperture. You guessed it, we were abducted. Right into the rank belly of what we later found out was called a sim rover collector ship. Do we survive the ordeal? Most definitely. In fact, our little group of alien abduction survivors go on to kick some major alien ass. At least for a while … But I’m getting ahead of myself here. Just know, sometimes … not often, but sometimes … the skinny kid, possessing no apparent talent, or aptitude for anything useful, does, in fact, rise to the occasion. Hey, maybe he even gets the girl, though the jury’s still out on that one.Reviews:Wonderful story about resilient Texan teens!The first book I've read by this author and I really liked it. I usually like young adult books because they aren't full of stuff I don't want to read and McGinnis proves that a great military science fiction story can be told without graphic violence or gratuitous sex. Yes, of course, there's violence but the simple facts without gory details are enough for me to get the picture and I do!The teens who find themselves in a horrible situation react as one would expect, and in a way, better than adults who may have thought things through too much. Others have given away much of the storyline so I will only add that I admired the way McGinnis kept the story moving but added moments of grief that were quite realistic. No one can be gung ho 100% of the time.Although I hate waiting for series, I hope there are more stories. Bring on the action adventure sci-fi space opera. - without cliffhangers!- ACWinOHVery enjoyable readAt first, this seemed like a typical coming-of-age story, this one a science fiction space opera adventure, but I found it to be a fun and excellent read that deserves at least 2 follow-up books.- Doc NovaLone Star Renegades by Mark Wayne McGinnis / Enjoyable readingNice mixture of characters and behaviors reflecting typical teen fluctuations with the added excitement and adventure syfy, action adventure sci-fi, space opera, space travel, aliens, and warfare. The development of a cohesive group was optimistic at its best. Teens who provide hope for the protection of Earth. What a wonderful prospect.- SandraA SyFy Novel of Suspense, Mystery, Murder, Kidnapping of a PlanetThis is a syfy action adventure space opera - an excellent teen science fiction book, Mark Wayne McGinnis has written of a society that instead of doing their own mining that finds a planet with a pre-space society and sends the materials via larger transport barges. This time they picked up a Texas High School Football Team. Little did the people who owned the barge know what havoc a Texas Football. This is an excellent read for the genre..... ER.- Kindle CustomerLove Lone Star RenegadesI like authors like BV Larson and Craig Alanson, but I recently discovered Mark Wayne McGinnis... and I'm hooked. Mark Wayne McGinnis delivers a fun action adventure space opera sci-fi story. Well done.- KPM