Battlestar Galactica was the name of a popular television series aired in 1978. The story revolved around the survivors of the Twelves Colonies of Kobol which was destroyed by the Cylons, a robotic race of artificial beings. The only surviving battle worthy spaceship was Battlestar Galactica under Commander Adama.
These group of survivors in a variety of spaceships set off to find the forgotten thirteen colony called earth.
This was fascinating series and I have enjoyed it during my teenage years. It created a cult following spawning a series of books, films, and even another series where they were orbiting earth.
The 2004 revamp of the series was a runaway hit and set the standard for television space opera. There were some changes in the characters. Starbuck is now a girl! However, using the same premises, the story was retold with better tension, action, and great CG. Even the Cylon looks better. The series is now into its fourth season.
This book is about an incident before the 2004 series begins- a presequel. Adama is the second in command of the aging Battlestar Galactica. The Human Cylon wars were over for more than seven years and nobody has seen any sign of the Cylon.
Galactica discovered a research station where humans and cylons (called companions) live in harmony. Apparently research station Omega was forgotten during the Human-Cylon war.
Here Galactica come against a Cylon dreadnought and discover a secret. The secret of the Cylons are [warning: spoiler] they use human parts to drive their spaceship. Duh.