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Beware the Black Battlenaut
     

Beware the Black Battlenaut

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by Robert Jeschonek
 

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All-out war engulfs a distant quadrant of space. Hardcore warriors clash in high tech Battlenaut armor, pitting the ultimate fighting machines in epic struggles on a planetary scale. In the heart of this raging hell, the sleep-deprived Redeye squad fights harder than anyone. Pumped up on drugs, wired to the max, the Redeyes tear through enemy forces like berserk

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All-out war engulfs a distant quadrant of space. Hardcore warriors clash in high tech Battlenaut armor, pitting the ultimate fighting machines in epic struggles on a planetary scale. In the heart of this raging hell, the sleep-deprived Redeye squad fights harder than anyone. Pumped up on drugs, wired to the max, the Redeyes tear through enemy forces like berserk Vikings. But fatigue takes a toll, as the Redeyes start to see things that don't exist. And something that might exist after all--a terrible harbinger of doom, a legendary herald of the end of all things. Does the Black Battlenaut truly tower over the blood-soaked war zone? Is it a nightmare brought on by exhaustion, or an omen of infinite devastation? Either way, the Redeyes set out to stop it by any means necessary...even if their private war requires the ultimate sacrifice and more. Don't miss this exciting tale by award-winning storyteller Robert T. Jeschonek, a master of hard-hitting science fiction that really packs a punch.

Also now available for the Nook: RESIST THE RED BATTLENAUT, the sequel to BEWARE THE BLACK BATTLENAUT...a full-length novel featuring over 100,000 words of blistering military SF action.

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Editorial Reviews

Author - Ian Douglas
"Visceral and hard hitting. Bob Jeschonek drops you into the mecha's cockpit, seals the canopy, and won't let you go." – Ian Douglas, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of STAR CORPS, SINGULARITY, and BLOODSTAR
Author - William H. Keith
"Explosive, bloody, and very, very human. SF combat at its very best." – William H. Keith, author of the Gray Death Legion books of the BATTLETECH universe, as well as BOLO BRIGADE, BOLO STRIKE, and BOLO RISING
Author - Mike Resnick
"Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the STARSHIP series

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014060233
Publisher:
Pie Press
Publication date:
01/26/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
665,817
File size:
658 KB

Meet the Author

Robert T. Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, comics, essays, articles, and podcasts have been published around the world. DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, and DAW Books have published his work. Robert was nominated for the British Fantasy Award for his story, "Fear of Rain." His young adult urban fantasy novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, is now available from Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth. Visit him online at www.thefictioneer.com. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter.

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Beware the Black Battlenaut 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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GaryMazzone More than 1 year ago
Not worth the .99
ILikeFiction More than 1 year ago
Basically a stream of consciousness book that did not do anything for me. Lots of emotion and people getting injected with stimulants and lasers going off to no particular effect. If the story involved some character development, discernible plot or, at some point, stimulation to the Reader, it would have had some redemption. It is not easy to write a good story and draw people in and be entertaining and enjoyable. This one proves it..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
la_reviewer2005 More than 1 year ago
I've always had a soft spot for combat stories that jump right into the action, and get you involved at the platoon or squad level. Jeschonek's short story doesn't disappoint, and drives straight for the solar plexus with a three-person team that's fighting for their lives on an alien planet, and have been so for quite some time. And then one of the team sees a dreaded harbinger of doom at the edge of the combat zone. Pumped to the gills on stims, the rest of the squad isn't sure that they've seen it. But they're starting to see lots of *other* things pop up on their screens...not all of which are necessarily real.