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Claws That Catch (Looking Glass Series #4)
     

Claws That Catch (Looking Glass Series #4)

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by John Ringo, Travis Taylor
 

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1. John Ringo has over two million books in print.

2. He has written six New York Times best sellers.

3. The first novel in his Posleen War series, A Hymn Before Battle, was praised by Booklist as "practically impossible not to read in one sitting." Gust Front, the second novel in the series, has an 85% sell through in

Overview

1. John Ringo has over two million books in print.

2. He has written six New York Times best sellers.

3. The first novel in his Posleen War series, A Hymn Before Battle, was praised by Booklist as "practically impossible not to read in one sitting." Gust Front, the second novel in the series, has an 85% sell through in hardcover and currently has an 82% sell through in mass market.

4. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings military characters and their explosive battles to vivid, three-dimensional life.

5. Travis S. Taylor's science background and profound knowledge complement Ringo's military realism with scientific realism, filling the novel with breakthroughs and theories from the frontier's of today's science, as he did in The Quantum Connection, praises by Publisher's Weekly as "dazzling...cutting-edge scientific possibilities...stimulating and satisfying..."

6. Four color series brochure

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12. Incremental co-op $2.00 per book

13. Teaser chapter in the mass market of Vorpal Blade

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It's Not Over Til The Skinny Lady Sings . . .

Working off of a piece of intelligence from the alien Hexosehr, the Vorpal Blade is dispatched to investigate rumors of an ancient and powerful civilization that may have been the creators of the “black box” that drives humanity's only space ship. Any remnant technology would be nice but what the Blade finds is much more than they bargained for. Worse, the ship is infested by an alien species of scorpion-like arachnoids that has the potential to wipe out a world. Worst of all, instead of being Astrogator, Captain William Weaver is now the XO and he is not getting along with the new commander. And the new commander does not get along with Weaver, the ship's female savant-linguist or most of the rest of the original crew. And what is that weird noise the ship makes every time it's in hard maneuvers?

Leave it to the oddball geniuses of the Blade to sort it all out. And the Dreen are not going to like the answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439133132
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Series:
Looking Glass Series , #4
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
574,123
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

John Ringo is author of the New York Times best-selling Posleen War series which so far includes A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, and Hell’s Faire, as well as the connected novels Cally’s War (with Julie Cochrane), The Hero (with Michael Z. Williamson), and Watch on the Rhine (with Tom Kratman), and is the hottest new science fiction writer since David Weber. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his novels of high-tech future war.

Travis S. Taylor—“Doc” Taylor to his friends—has earned his soubriquet the hard way: He has a doctorate in optical science and engineering, a master's degree in physics, a master's degree in aerospace engineering, a master's degree in astronomy, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Dr. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past sixteen years. He's currently working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space-based beamed energy systems, and next generation space launch concepts. He lives in Harvest, AL with his wife Karen and their daughter.

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Claws That Catch 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Doug_in_Salcha More than 1 year ago
There are certain Authors that one remembers. If you read Science Fiction, you should know names like Jules Verne, Edgar, Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, etc. More recently, others have established themselves with me. I will sometimes pick up a new book by an unknown (to me at least) author based first on cover art and second on a quick perusal of the back cover or the inside of the cover leaf. I keep returning, however, to a select group of authors that I know will not disappoint. These authors include (but are not limited to) names like David Weber (the Honor Harrington Series), William Dietz (the Legion of the Damned Series), Elizabeth Moon (the Kylara Vatta Series), and Lois McMaster Bujold (the Miles Vorkosigan Series). John Ringo may be added to this list. Not all of the characters are completely "fleshed out" but then many of them are "too quickly taken" by the action but those characters that Mr. Ringo does take the time to make 'multi-dimentional' are like people that I would like to know in 'real life'. Sometimes they are heroic and sometimes they are sometime afraid; sometimes feel guilty when they survive and their friends don't. Sometimes the characters react with 'real world' reactions or psychoses. I do encourage those who have not read any fiction by John Ringo to "take a chance" - I suspect they will "return for more".
Kelnic More than 1 year ago
A new Sci-fi Classic!
chiapet23 More than 1 year ago
this is a great searies if you havent read the other books then dont spoil it by skipying a head but this series must continue the ending in this book leaves a lot of loose ends that i want to know.
Talking-Horse More than 1 year ago
This was a great! Taylor finaly found balance of science fact and fiction. He gives us just enough science to make us understand the difficultys of traveling in space but not so much that we get lost in it. And lets not forget John Ringo who continues to do a great job in keeping it real with the men and women who go into danger for us. Thanks Guys!!
Navdad More than 1 year ago
Ringo and Taylor on point for space reading,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very good
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CALMUM More than 1 year ago
I felt this was a very good book. It kept up with the story line from the beginning of the series. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.
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Ringo_Fan999 More than 1 year ago
The characters in this book aren't just larger than life action stars. They've got brains, too, and some are flat out geniuses. This book deals with everything from social problems to mechanical failures, with a lot of issues in between, and the characters are just as smart as they are tough. Another excellent work in a line of such from John Ringo & Travis Taylor. I started this series with Into the Looking Glass and just had to read them all.
Wolfemt-p More than 1 year ago
I stumbled across the series/book by accident, greatly enjoy the story line and characters, so when does the next one come out......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read only the first 7 chapters in Baen's online tease, but the author produces a list of quick, easily read books and this is the third in an exciting, hard to put down series. Ringo writes in a style of the very best of story tellers, after introduction each character or fact is shown later how they were important to the complete story, sometimes in the next to last chapter.
Rodney More than 1 year ago
I simply could not put this book down. It's by far the best book in the series yet. Simply amazing. I loved this book so much, that I am going to re-read the whole series again in the near future. Ringo and Taylor's best
collaborative work yet!