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“I gulped down Ballistic in one long read, staying awake half the night, and now I want the next one!” —George R. R. Martin There is a personal price to pay for having aligned with the wrong side in a reckless war. For Aden Jansen it’s the need to adopt a new identity while keeping his past hidden. Now he’s integrated himself aboard the Zephyr, a merchant ship smuggling critical goods through dangerous space. But danger is imminent on planet Gretia, as well. Under occupation, torn between postwar reformers and loyalists, it’s a polestar for civil unrest. Meanwhile an occupation forces officer is pulled right back into the fray when the battle alarm is raised, an ambitious heiress is entangled in a subversive political conspiracy, and an Allied captain is about to meet the enemy head-on. As Aden discovers, the insurgents on Gretia—and in space—are connected, organized, and ready to break into full-scale rebellion. History is threatening to repeat itself. It’s time that Aden rediscovers who he is, whom he can trust, and what he must fight for now.Show more
“A new series that promises to be just as engrossing [as Frontlines]…the action just as exciting, the science just as solid, the tension just as high. I gulped down the first book in a day, and I am already eager for the next one.” —George R. R. Martin Across the six-planet expanse of the Gaia system, the Earthlike Gretia struggles to stabilize in the wake of an interplanetary war. Amid an uneasy alliance to maintain economies, resources, and populations, Aden Robertson reemerges. After devoting twelve years of his life to the reviled losing side, with the blood of half a million casualties on his hands, Aden is looking for a way to move on. He’s not the only one. A naval officer has borne witness to inconceivable attacks on a salvaged fleet. A sergeant with the occupation forces is treading increasingly hostile ground. And a young woman, thrust into responsibility as vice president of her family’s raw materials empire, faces a threat she never anticipated. Now, on the cusp of an explosive and wide-reaching insurrection, Aden plunges once again into the brutal life he longed to forget. He’s been on the wrong side of war before. But this time, the new enemy has yet to reveal themselves…or their dangerous endgame.Show more
The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire For decades, George R.R. Martin - bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire - has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe. In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth's population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces. Now the virus has reached Britain... Queen Margaret rules over a country in which such legendary figures as Herne the Hunter, Spring-heeled Jack and Babh, the goddess of war, roam at will. Her Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill - gifted with extraordinary longevity - together with the Enigma ace - Alan Turing - set up a special organization named the Order of the Silver Helix. They will need all the wild cards they can find if they are to deal with the terrifying mutations thrown up by the virus. KNAVES OVER QUEENS - the first ever Wild Cards novel set in the UK, and a perfect jumping-in point for readers new to this shared world - features a stunning collection of original stories from such luminaries of the world of science fiction and fantasy as Paul Cornell, Marko Kloos, Mark Lawrence, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Emma Newman, Peter Newman, Peadar O Guilin, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Caroline Spector and Charles Stross.Show more
Nachdem ihr Angriff auf die Erde in letzter Sekunde verhindert werden konnte, haben sich die Lankies auf den Mars zurückgezogen. In Sicherheit sind die Menschen deshalb aber noch lange nicht, denn es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis die Aliens den blauen Planeten erneut attackieren. Sergeant Andrew Grayson wird beauftragt, die irdischen Verteidigungsanlagen zu verstärken und neue Weltraumsoldaten auszubilden. Doch Grayson hat gerade eigene Probleme, und wenn er scheitert, hängt das Schicksal der Menschheit erneut am seidenen Faden.Show more
Anfang des 22. Jahrhunderts ist die Welt restlos überfüllt: Die Menschen leben auf allerengstem Raum zusammen, die Lebensmittel sind knapp - die Tagesration eines Erwachsenen besteht aus 2000 Kalorien Sojamehl -, und jeder, der es sich leisten kann, lebt längst auf einem anderen Planeten. Davon träumt auch der junge Andy Grayson. Um endlich von der Erde wegzukommen, tritt er der Army bei, die sich gerade auf einen interstellaren Krieg mit einer feindlich gesinnten Alien-Spezies vorbereitet. Und ehe er sichs versieht, landet Andy auf einem weit abgelegenen Kolonialplaneten der Erde - im härtesten Bootcamp des Universums.Show more
Anfang des 22. Jahrhunderts. Die Menschheit kämpft gegen Aliens, in den letzten bewohnbaren Zonen der Galaxis tobt ein blutiger Bürgerkrieg, und politische Unruhen, militärische Polizeigewalt und Not bedrohen das gesamte Sonnensystem. Der junge Army-Offizier Andrew Grayson hat zwar das Militärbootcamp und den verheerenden Überfall im All überlebt, doch als er mit einer Truppe Querulanten und Unruhestiftern in eine ferne Kolonie geschickt wird, weiß er, dass seine gefährlichste Mission gerade erst begonnen hat... Der Krieg hat gerade erst begonnen.Show more
Der interstellare Konflikt zwischen Menschen und Lankies, hoch entwickelten und brandgefährlichen Aliens, spitzt sich weiter zu: Die Lankies haben den Mars erobert und so die Menschenkolonie auf dem unwirtlichen Planeten New Svalbard von der Versorgungsroute abgeschnitten. Können die nordamerikanischen Weltraumstreitkräfte, kurz NAC, die Blockade nicht brechen, ist die Bevölkerung eines ganzen Planeten dem Hungertod ausgeliefert. Und wann die Lankies auch die Erde angreifen werden, ist nur noch eine Frage der Zeit. NAC-Sergeant Andrew Grayson ist klar, dass bei dieser Schlacht das Schicksal der gesamten menschlichen Zivilisation auf dem Spiel steht...Show more
Humankind may have won the battle, but a new threat looms larger than ever before... Earth's armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present. Earth's game changer? New advanced ships and weapons, designed to hunt and kill Lankies and place humanity's militaries on equal footing with their formidable foes. Andrew and his wife, Halley, both now burdened with command responsibilities and in charge of more lives than just their own, are once again in humanity's vanguard as they prepare for this new phase in the war. But the Lankies have their own agenda...and in war, the enemy doesn't usually wait until you are prepared. As Andrew is once again plunged into the chaos and violence of war with an unyielding species, he is forced to confront the toll this endless conflict is taking on them all, and the high price of survival...at any cost.Show more
The time has come to take the fight to the Lankies. Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth’s alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now. Once again, seasoned veterans Andrew and Halley find themselves in charge of green troops and at the sharp tip of the spear as the combined military might of Earth goes up against the Lankies. But if there’s one constant in war, it’s that no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy…and the Lankies want to hold on to Mars as badly as humanity wants to reclaim it.Show more
A short story in the Frontlines universe, Lucky Thirteen is the story of rookie pilot Lieutenant Halley''s first drop ship command. Drawing on his experience serving in the German military and his life-long love of science fiction, Marko Kloo's Frontlines series is an addictive exploration of a future pervaded by political unrest, militaristic police forces, and dire threats to the solar system.Show more
In the aftermath of the Battle of Detroit, Corporal Jackson finds out how the 365th AIB got a mauling in the Public Residence Clusters, and why the Territorial Army may have lost control over a big chunk of Detroit. Drawing on his experience serving in the German military and his life-long love of science fiction, Marko Kloo's Frontlines series is an addictive exploration of a future pervaded by political unrest, militaristic police forces, and dire threats to the solar system.Show more
The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers-all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds. Knowing Earth's uneasy respite won't last, the North American Commonwealth and its Sino-Russian allies hurtle toward two dangerous options: hit the Lanky forces on Mars or go after deserters who stole a fleet of invaluable warships critical to winning the war. Assigned to a small special ops recon mission to scout out the renegades' stronghold on a distant moon, Grayson and his wife, dropship pilot Halley, again find themselves headed for the crucible of combat-and a shattering new campaign in the war for humanity's future.Show more
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