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From the dawn of history onward, commanding the most powerful ship around has been a dream of admirals, sultans, emperors, kings, generalissimos, and sea captains everywhere. For what the intimidation factor alone doesn't achieve, a massive barrage from super-weapons probably will. In 'Superweapon,' a fight for possession of an ancient alien warship will determine the fate of two vast interstellar powers. In 'Hate in the Darkness,' a team of libertarian Freeholders must think outside the box to do battle with the might of the United Nations and its powerful navy. And in 'A Helping Hand,' Jody Lynn Nye posits an interstellar submarine on a rescue mission behind enemy lines-with the fate of an entire species hanging in the balance. Big, bold, and edge-of-your-seat space opera and military science fiction from David Drake, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Michael Z. Williamson, Steve White, Robert Buettner, Susan R. Matthews, Dave Bara, and many more.Show more
A new anthology of science fiction stories that explores what the future of jurisprudence might well be like, with thrilling, hilarious, and downright entertaining results. Lawyers-pardon me, attorneys-may be portrayed in fiction as the good guys (and gals), or as greedy conniving shysters. In mundane fiction, the former are represented ably by Earle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason and by Harper Lee's Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. The less favorable view was expressed by Edgar Rice Burroughs in his SF classic, A Princess of Mars, in which his doubly immortal John Carter observes that the Martians are very fortunate in that, while they may behave with savage cruelty, and are constantly at war, at least they have no lawyers. Both views of the legal profession have been explored in science fiction and fantasy since John Carter set foot on the Red Planet, as well as looking into possible ways that future punishment for crimes may change, not necessarily for the better. Some of science fiction's greatest talents are included in this book, including classics by Robert A. Heinlein, Larry Niven, Clifford D. Simak, Robert Silverberg, and more, and newer stories by Sarah A. Hoyt, Alex Shvartsman, and Alvaro Zinos-Amaros, and still other stellar talents bringing down the judge's gavel with a verdict of excellent entertainment.Show more
New fiction and classics of the genre collected by the editorial team behind Space Pioneers and Overruled!. Space pirates! Words that conjure up rousing tales of adventure, derring-do, brave heroes battling the scurvy vermin of the galaxy. Those vermin have taken to pillaging cargo ships and, even worse, space liners, relieving the helpless passengers of their valuables, and worse with the comely women passengers, then spacing the lot-unless one or more of the aforementioned brave heroes arrive in the nick of time, and turn the tables, making the spaceways safe again for the innocent and helpless. On the other hand, perhaps the pirate captain is a woman, and it's the comely male passengers who need rescuing. And on the third hand (we're talking space pirates here, possibly aliens with four or more arms), perhaps those ships traversing the interstellar void are not so innocent, and the pirates, fighting an evil despotic star empire and defending the freedom of the space lanes, are the good guys and gals. The possibilities are many, and the daring exploits set the blood racing in the veins of any listener with even a trace of buccaneering spirit in their hidden self. So board a battered but spaceworthy fighting starship and set sail-er, thrusters-for a universe of freebooting adventure!Show more
Can the youngest son of a noble house save his family from a plot generations in the making? Crispin Marlowe grew up in his brothers shadow, but Hadrian is gone, and his grandmotherthe Duchess of Delosis dying. Answering her summons, Crispin takes off on what should be a routine flight to the ducal palace from the castle at Devils Rest. But he is flying into a trap. There are whispers of treachery among the duchesss many daughters, rumors of hidden knives in the planets court if he can even make it there. With no one coming to save him and only his sister, Sabine, and a few injured guardsmen to protect him, House Marlowes least famous son must make his heroic stand, and contend not only the foes arrayed against his house, but with the cultists who dwell in the mountains above his familys ancestral home.Show more
Hadrian Marlowe, a man revered as a hero and despised as a murderer, chronicles his tale in the galaxy-spanning debut of the Sun Eater series, merging the best of space opera and epic fantasy. It was not his war. On the wrong planet, at the right time, for the best reasons, Hadrian Marlowe started down a path that could only end in fire. The galaxy remembers him as a hero: the man who burned every last alien Cielcin from the sky. They remember him as a monster: the devil who destroyed a sun, casually annihilating four billion human lives--even the Emperor himself--against Imperial orders. But Hadrian was not a hero. He was not a monster. He was not even a soldier. Fleeing his father and a future as a torturer, Hadrian finds himself stranded on a strange, backwater world. Forced to fight as a gladiator and into the intrigues of a foreign planetary court, he will find himself fight a war he did not start, for an Empire he does not love, against an enemy he will never understand.Show more
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