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As a plebe at the Academy, Justin Bell was on the path to making his dreams come true: traveling in space. But, even in the 22nd century, cold hard reality has a way of frustrating dreams. There was tension between Earth and the far-flung colonies in the solar system. The colonists had demanded more freedom than Earth was willing to grant?and so Mars declared its independence. No other colonies had broken away, and war had not broken out?yet?but the situation was dangerous. To make things worse, contact had just ...

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As a plebe at the Academy, Justin Bell was on the path to making his dreams come true: traveling in space. But, even in the 22nd century, cold hard reality has a way of frustrating dreams. There was tension between Earth and the far-flung colonies in the solar system. The colonists had demanded more freedom than Earth was willing to grant—and so Mars declared its independence. No other colonies had broken away, and war had not broken out—yet—but the situation was dangerous. To make things worse, contact had just been made with extraterrestrials—very unfriendly contact...

The times were the sort that made for exciting reading when they were safely embalmed in the history books, but were less than comfortable for those living through them. But Justin had the stuff of heroes—which was fortunate for him, and for Earth....

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Editorial Reviews

Joel Rosenberg
"Bill Forstchen's works have flair and power."
- Joel Rosenberg, author of the GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME series
Harry Turtledove
"One of the most intriguing writers today in the field of historical and military science fiction."
- Harry Turtledove, author of THE GUNS OF THE SOUTH and HOW FEW REMAIN
Science Fiction Chronicle
"With Bill Forstchen, you'll get some of the best adventure writing in years!"
Dr. Dennis Showalter
"Bill Forstchen is highly respected in the military history community because he is the only one working in the field who understands the operational aspects of war, as well as the tactical and the policy/Strategic levels."
- Dr. Dennis Showalter, Past President of the Society for Military History, author of TANNENBERG: CLASH OF EMPIRES
The Washington Times
"… a gripping author."
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  • ISBN-13: 9780671878894
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 8/1/1998
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.81 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Forstchen is the author of nearly forty books, has a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University and is a Faculty Fellow at Montreat College. He has a broad spectrum of works including science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, alternate history, several scholarly works, numerous short stories and articles and a near-future thriller ONE SECOND AFTER. He is a New York Times best selling author. Dr. Forstchen currently resides in North Carolina with his daughter Meghan. His interests include travel (he has gone on four expeditions to Mongolia), historical research, archaeology, and flying. He owns two aircraft, one a replica of a P-51 Mustang, the other, an original WWII recon aircraft. www.forstchen.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2006

    Great follow up to Star Voyager Academy

    If you liked SVA, you'll love Article 23. The main characters really come into their own, and grow up in this book.

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