Blending fast-paced military science fiction and space opera, courage, set in the universe of his popular and critically acclaimed Dread Empire’s Fall series—a tale of blood, the first volume in a dynamic trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Praxis, adventure and battle in which the fate of an empire rests in the hands of a cadre of desperate exiles.
It’s been seven years since the end of the Naxid War. Sidelined for their unorthodox tactics by a rigid, captain Gareth Martinez and Captain the Lady Sula are stewing in exile, tradition-bound military establishment, frustrated and impatient to exercise the effective and lethal skills they were born to use in fighting the enemy.
Yet after the ramshackle empire left by the shaa conquerors is shaken by a series of hammer blows that threaten the foundations of the commonwealth, no one expected, the result is a war that no one planned, and no one knows how to end. Now, and their confederate nikki severin must escape the clutches of their enemies, rally the disorganized elements of the fleet, Martinez, Sula, and somehow restore the fragile peace—or face annihilation at the hands of a vastly superior force.
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Martinat last, the climactic final episode of the Dread Empire’s Fall trilogy--what started with The Praxis and The Sundering comes to the brilliant conclusion in Walter Jon William's epic space adventure. Working on opposite sides of the galaxy--one in deep space, Captain Gareth Martinez and Lieutenant Lady Caroline Sula fight to save the Empire from the vicious, the other undercover on an occupied planet--and haunted by personal ghosts, alien Naxid.
In a desperate, audacious bid to stop the Naxid fleet, Martinez makes a move that could win the war. And lose his career. Meanwhile, until she tries one deadly, Sula’s guerilla tactics may not be enough to stop the Naxid, final gambit. And make sure to see what happens after, The Accidental War, in the first new Praxis novel in ten years, available Fall 2018! .
Space opera the way it ought to be. Bujold and weber, bend the knee; interstellar adventure has a new king, and his name is Walter Jon Williams. George R. R.
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Yet their cunning, and bravery may be no match for the overwhelming enemy descending upon the loyalist stronghold of Zanshaa, skill, as the horrific battle looms that will determine the structure of the universe—and who shall live to inhabit it—for millennia to come. The naxids—a powerful insectoid species themselves subjugated until the recent Shaa demise—plan to fill the vacuum with their own bloody domination, and have already won a shattering victory with superior force and unimaginable cruelty.
Space opera the way it ought to be. Bujold and weber, bend the knee; interstellar adventure has a new king, and his name is Walter Jon Williams. George R. R. But two heroes survived the carnage at magaria: Lord Gareth Martinez and the fiery, mysterious gun pilot Lady Caroline Sula, whose courageous exploits are becoming legend in the new history of galactic civil war.
. But freedom remains elusive for the myriad sentient races enslaved for ten centuries, as an even greater terror arises. Martinfollowing the praxis, walter jon williams’ critically-acclaimed mix of space opera and military science fiction, the conflict grows for the fate of humanity…and the universe.
The dread empire of the Shaa is no more, following the death of the last oppressor.
Impersonations: A Story of the Praxis
Someone seems to be forging evidence that would send her to prison. Nebula award-winning author walter jon williams returns to the sweeping space opera adventure of his Praxis universe with Impersonations, Caroline Sula has been posted to the planet Earth, an exciting new novel featuring the hero of Dread Empire's Fall!Having offended her superiors by winning a battle without permission, a dismal backwater where careers go to die.
. Exposure is threatened when an old acquaintance turns up unexpectedly. And all that is before someone tries to kill her. If she's going to survive, Sula has no choice but to make some history of her own. Reviews:"well told with story plot, well-drawn characters, and excellent wordsmithing. It feels like Williams is having a great time with Impersonations.
Locus"readers will savor this intriguing glimpse into the life of a woman who struggles with her own identity and the price of her action. Publishers weeklyat the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. But sula has always been fascinated by Earth history, and she plans to reward herself with a long, happy vacation amid the ancient monuments of humanity's home world.
Sula may be an earth history buff, but there are aspects of her own history she doesn't want known.
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Space opera the way it ought to be. Bujold and weber, bend the knee; interstellar adventure has a new king, and his name is Walter Jon Williams. George R. R. But the shaa will soon be no more. And bloody chaos. A young terran naval officer marked by his lowly birth, Lt. Barely escaping a swarming surprise attack, a pilot whose beautiful face conceals a deadly secret, Martinez and Caroline Sula, are now the last hope for freedom for every being who ever languished in Shaa chains -- as the interstellar battle begins against a merciless foe whose only perfect truth is annihilation.
Martinthe first book in the completed Dread Empire's Fall trilogy, followed by The Sundering and Conventions of War. All will must bend to the perfect truth of The PraxisFor millennia, the Shaa have subjugated the universe, forcing the myriad sentient races to bow to their joyless tyranny. Gareth martinez is the first to recognize the insidious plot of the Naxid -- the powerful, warlike insectoid society that was enslaved before all others -- to replace the masters’ despotic rule with their own.
. The dread empire is in its rapidly fading twilight, and with its impending fall comes the promise of a new galactic order.
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Intending nothing more than a pleasant vacation with his family, he first stumbles across a murderous conspiracy, and then learns he must battle a literal cosmic menace that threatens to wipe out all life on the planet. Unable to find a meaningful posting due to the hostility of his superiors, Captain Lord Gareth Martinez has accepted a meaningless post as Inspector General of Chee, a newly-settled world.
Walter jon williams’ dread Empire’s Fall series has thrilled readers the world over. Now prepare yourself for a new installment.
From new york times bestselling and award-winning author Walter Jon Williams comes an adventurous epic fantasy about a man who is forced to leave his comfortable life and find his fortune among goddesses, pirates, war, and dragons. Rogue. Quillifer, with its engaging hero and his exploits with lovers, and privateers, brawlers, warriors, is a book that bursts with life.
Lover. Reluctant soldier. While he struggles to establish himself in the capital, finds himself caught up in the action, a unwilling soldier at best, the country finds itself pitched into a civil war, and Quillifer, and able to tip the scales of fortune. Quillifer is a young man, serially in love and studying law, when a family tragedy throws him into the world to seek his fortune.
It’s the first volume in a new epic fantasy by bestselling and award-winning author Walter Jon Williams. Joker. A charmer rather than a fighter, beautiful, and the plaything of an angry, he soon finds himself embroiled with a bandit gang, caught up in vicious court intrigues, and very jealous goddess.
Salvation: A Novel The Salvation Sequence Book 1
It’s a virtuoso treat, and I for one can hardly wait for Salvation Lost. Paul di filippo, Locus “Peter F. Salvation is a bravura performance from start to finish. All seems wonderful—until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world eighty-nine light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying.
. Hamilton is juggling chainsaws while simultaneously doing needlepoint over a shark tank. Salvation is well worth the effort and a great introduction to some good old-fashioned space opera. Fantasy Book Review. One of britain’s bestselling sci-fi authors has launched an addictive new book as the initial stage of what is sure to be an intriguing new series called the Salvation Sequence.
Syfywire “peter hamilton just keeps getting better and better with each book, more assured and more craftsmanly adroit, and more inventive. But one of them may not be all they seem. Every place on earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now merely a step away from any other. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation—including starships—virtually obsolete.
The journey grips just as hard as the reveal.
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The war is on the verge of being lost. The alien virus has begun its offensive, punching through the human defences and sending advance elements to threaten Earth itself. Or watch, helplessly, as humanity faces a fate worse than death. Defeat means the end of everything. But when the virus continues its offensive, brushing through all opposition, Invincible must mount a desperate raid deep into enemy space to win time for the human race.
. Hms invincible and her crew, having barely returned from their last mission, are thrown into a desperate mission to strengthen the inner line of defences before the virus can smash them too and destroy the human race. The stakes have never been so high.
Thin Air: A Novel
Mixed in with the thriller-esque action and cyberpunk backdrop is a hard-boiled noir story complete with a twisting and turning plot that keeps readers on their toes. Los angeles times “Richard K. Until it isn’t. When veil’s charge starts looking into the mysterious disappearance of a lottery winner, it stirs up a hornet’s nest of intrigue and murder.
. An atmospheric tale of corruption and abduction set on Mars, from the author of the award-winning science fiction novel Altered Carbon, now an exciting new series from Netflix. Named one of the best books of the year by the guardian hakan veil is an ex–corporate enforcer equipped with military-grade body tech that’s made him a human killing machine.
His former employers have abandoned him on a turbulent Mars where Earth-based overlords battle for profits and power amid a homegrown independence movement. And the deeper veil is drawn into the game, the more long-buried secrets claw their way to the Martian surface. Both kinematic and cinematic, Thin Air is limned by Morgan with balletic precision and smashmouth grace.
Paul di filippo, Locus.
Shadow Captain The Revenger Series Book 2
Neither is safe; because the galaxy wants Bosa Sennen dead and they don't care if she's already been killed. They'll happily take whoever is flying her ship. Shadow captain is a desperate story of cursed ships, vengeful corporations, and alien artifacts, of daring escapes and wealth beyond imagining . The gripping sequel to the locus award winning science fiction adventure, Revenger, tells a story of obsession and betrayal as two sisters hunt for the greatest treasure in the universe.
Adrana and fura ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. And rumors of bosa sennen's hidden cache of treasure have ensnared her sister, Fura, into single-minded obsession. For more from alastair Reynolds, check out:RevengerElysium Fire. Once desperate for adventure, now Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa Sennen's ship.
And of betrayal.