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I got that the main character was very gay the first half dozen times he goes out of his way to insert his "Ex" husband into random conversations. But the perpetual value signaling went from merely annoying to distracting to desperate very quickly. The "story" seems to be more about the authors attempt to create a multicultural, diverse, WOKE universe with occasional snippets of military SF than a Military SF book. If the author wants to make a value signaling commentary to show his compliance to the new social dogma, its his/her/their right. Just don't waste my time and money labeling it military SF. I gave it two stars instead of one, because the author obviously has the talent to write a good Military SF story, they just chose to value signal instead.
So many paid for reviews. Read the titles of them. All say “new series...”. Love love love this author but this thing is slog fest. Half way through and I’m like when is something going to happen. And I am soo tired of a captain getting a brand new without knowing about it the day before. Overused trope. Read his other stuff for sure but this is boring and the characters mean nothing to me.