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For Honor We Stand
by H. Paul Honsinger (Mar 11, 2014)
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In 2315, the Earth Union is losing a thirty-year-long war with the Krag Hegemony.Having encountered the Krag before, Space Commander Max Robicheaux now faces daunting challenges aboard the USS Cumberland: the dangers from the enemy without… and clashes with crew and superiors within.Meanwhile, Doctor Sahin receives a coded message summoning him to ...
Manxome Foe
by Travis Taylor (Jan 27, 2009)
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In the midst of recovering from their successful if casualty prone first mission, the crew of the Alliance Space Ship "Vorpal Blade" are suddenly scrambled back into action. All other priorities take second place as word arrives on earth of a gate colony which has fallen to an unidentified alien assault. As the only space ship currently available t...
Vorpal Blade
by John Ringo (Sep 30, 2008)
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The sequel to Into the Looking Glass. William Weaver, PhD. and SEAL Chief Adams are back and Bill got himself a ship! The former SSBN Nebraska has been converted, using mostly garage mechanics and baling wire, into a warp ship ready to go "out there." But as everyone knows, the people who really are going to bear the brunt are the poor Security guy...
Claws That Catch
by John Ringo (Nov 24, 2009)
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It's Not Over Til The Skinny Lady Sings . . .             Working off of a piece of intelligence from the alien Hexosehr, the Vorpal Blade is dispatched to investigate rumors of an ancient and powerful civilization that may have been the creators of the “black box” that drives humanity's only space ship. Any remnant technology would be nice but wha...
Kris Longknife
Defender
by Mike Shepherd (Oct 29, 2013)
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Kris Longknife is back in the good graces of the brass—and to demonstrate that, they've promoted her to Admiral. Now her mission is to find the home base of the space pirates who are plaguing the fringes of the galaxy.But no mission is ever simple when your name is Longknife. And this time the complications range from the military to the personal, ...
Daring
by Mike Shepherd (Oct 25, 2011)
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Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife leads a reconnaissance mission of the vast uncharted regions of space. No one, least of all Kris, expects to find a hostile alien starship. Now, she must determine the extent of the alien threat-and whether to start an interstellar war......
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Worlds of Honor 6
by David Weber (Jul 02, 2013)
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The hottest military science fiction series of all time continues with a collection of tales by New York Times bestselling authors Timothy Zahn, Charles E. Gannon, David Weber and more, set in Weber's Honor Harrington Series.The hottest military science fiction series of all time continues. The mission: to boldly explore David Weber's Honorverse; t...
Kris Longknife
Undaunted
by Mike Shepherd (Oct 27, 2009)
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Kris Longknife encounters some peaceful aliens who have come to warn humanity of an unidentifiable force that is roaming the galaxy, obliterating everything in its path-a path now leading directly toward the human worlds....
Defiant
by Mike Shepherd (Oct 25, 2005)
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Born into a family of wealth and political power. Kris Longknife turned her back on high society and followed a different family tradition by joining the Marines. But now she finds herself relieved of duty. She's gotten in the way of someone's agenda--to bring down her father, the Prime Minister of Wardhaven.Now, with the fleet off on a propaganda ...
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Star Carrier
by Ian Douglas (Apr 30, 2013)
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The fourth book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendenceHumanity had appeared to fend off the Sh'daar assault once and for all, though they never learned why the alien empire was driven to halt Earth's advancement toward technological Singularity.But in this war of worlds, victory is always elusive. And now a new battle begins.After twe...
The Nelson Touch
by Mr Christopher G Nuttall (Nov 21, 2014)
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Ark Royal – the Royal Navy’s outdated space carrier – has won a smashing victory against the enigmatic aliens, capturing one of their starships and returning to Earth. Now, Admiral Theodore Smith and his crew are assigned to command a fleet charged with making a deep-penetration raid into alien territory, a fleet made up of carriers from four diffe...
Singularity
by Ian Douglas (Feb 28, 2012)
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There is an unseen power in the universe--a terrible force that was dominating the galaxy tens of thousands of years before the warlike Sh'daar were even aware of the existence of Sol and its planets. As humankind approaches the Singularity, when transcendence will be achieved through technology, contact will be made.In the wake of the near destruc...
Orphan's Destiny
by Robert Buettner (Jan 01, 2008)
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In 2043, field-promoted orphan Jason Wander has survived man's first space war, but surviving peace and politics seems to be even tougher. But when an enemy armada targets Earth itself for invasion, mankind must bet its existence on a suicide squad led by Jason....
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Pirate (Starship, Book 2)
by Mike Resnick (Dec 05, 2006)
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The date is 1967 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all-out war with the Teroni Federation. After his latest exploit saved millions of lives but embarrassed his superiors, Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding orde...
Mutiny
by Mike Resnick (Aug 02, 2016)
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The starship Theodore Roosevelt is fighting on the far outskirts of a galactic war, its crew made up of retreads and raw recruits. A new first officer reports, Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding his orders (but getting results). He's been banished to the Teddy R. for his actions, but once there he again ignores his orders. ...This i...