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Imperative
by Steve White and Charles E. Gannon


Overview - ORIGINAL TRADE PAPERACK. Steve White, co-author with David Weber of the New York Times best-seller The Shiva Option, joins with Compton Crook Award Winner Charles E. Gannon to carve another notch in the Starfire adventure saga.  Read more...

 
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Overview
ORIGINAL TRADE PAPERACK. Steve White, co-author with David Weber of the New York Times best-seller The Shiva Option, joins with Compton Crook Award Winner Charles E. Gannon to carve another notch in the Starfire adventure saga.

The war with the Arduans--profoundly alien invaders who originally arrived in STL ships--is over. Most of those attackers are now probationary (and very productive) citizens of the Rim Federation.

However, many among the Arduans' warrior caste have neither accepted defeat, nor the personhood of any of the other intelligence races. Their leader, the ruthless admiral of the second Arduan exodus-- Amunsit--is in firm control of the Zarzuela system. Along with a fifth column among the peaceable Arduans, she hopes to find allies in subsequent refugee fleets that abandoned their race's now-dead home system long ago.

But as the victors' diplomats attempt to soothe tensions with these warlike neighbors, two heroes of the last war--veteran Admiral Ian Trevayne and young trouble-shooter Ossian Wethermere--suspect they have stumbled upon a deeper Arduan plot: one which could shatter the Pan-Sentient Union, and perhaps interstellar civilization itself.

About Extremis
"Vivid. . .Battle sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . ."-Publishers Weekly

About Steve White and David Weber's The Shiva Option
" Leaves] the reader both exhilarated and enriched." -Publishers Weekly

About Steve White:
"White offers fast action and historically informed world-building."-Publishers Weekly

About Steve White's Forge of the Titans
." . . recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased . . ."-Publishers Weekl

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781476781198
  • ISBN-10: 1476781192
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 464
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Series: Starfire #1

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Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - General
Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Space Opera
Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Action & Adventure

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-02-29
  • Reviewer: Staff

In the military-heavy and ponderous seventh Starfire space opera installment (following 2011's Extremis), yet another threat to the sentient races of the Rim Federation has arrived. Capt. Ossian Wethermere of Naval Intelligence examines some perplexing data regarding courier drones that have been heading back and forth from the Rim Federation to the radical Destoshaz-as-sulhaji, headed by Admiral Amunsit of the Arduans. Then the combined forces of humans, Orions, Ophiuchi, and Gorm are struck by a new wave of destruction that takes out not just starships, but entire planets nearly instantaneously. It soon becomes clear that the Destoshaz-as-sulhaji have been communicating with a new Arduan Dispersate, and this new group of refugees has a very different goal from the first Disperate. White and Gannon love military acronyms, briefings, missile specs, and four-syllable words; unfortunately, none of that makes this book any less pedestrian. (Mar.)

 
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