Deep Space (Star Carrier Series #4)

Deep Space (Star Carrier Series #4)

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by Ian Douglas
     
 

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The fourth bookin the epic saga of humankind'swar of transcendence

Humanity had appeared to fend off theSh'daar assault once and for all, though they never learned why the alien empire was driven to halt Earth's advancement toward technological Singularity.

But in this war of worlds, victory is always elusive.And now a new battle begins.

After twenty years of

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The fourth bookin the epic saga of humankind'swar of transcendence

Humanity had appeared to fend off theSh'daar assault once and for all, though they never learned why the alien empire was driven to halt Earth's advancement toward technological Singularity.

But in this war of worlds, victory is always elusive.And now a new battle begins.

After twenty years of peace, not one but two fragiletruces are unraveling. Alexander Koenig, the former Navycommander whose heroics forced the Sh'daar intosubmission, has won a second term as President of theUnited States of North America. But pursuing hismandate—sovereignty from the centuries-old EarthConfederation—becomes a risky proposition dueto events taking place on the other side of the galaxy.A Confederation research vessel has been ambushed.Destroyers are descending on a human colony. It seemsthe Sh'daar have betrayed their treaty, and allnations must stand united—or face certain death.

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An addition to Douglas' medium-future alien-warfare series (Singularity, 2012, etc.). To get newcomers up to speed quickly and efficiently, and refresh the memories of series regulars, Douglas opens with a briefing paper from the Agletch, aliens willing to trade information for metals. The belligerent alien Sh'daar and their myriad client races, of whom the Agletch are one, have technology superior to Earth's and seemingly intend to prevent human technology from progressing beyond the point the Sh'daar consider threatening. Now, a human research vessel has been destroyed under suspicious circumstances, and the Earth Confederation has sent a fleet to combat the presumed invaders. On Earth, meanwhile, former space Navy commander Alexander Koenig, now the newly re-elected president of North America, ponders how to implement his mandate--independence from the increasingly authoritarian and incompetent Earth Confederation. But as the space fleet engages the powerful Slan, another Sh'daar client race, the Confederation's European faction launches a pre-emptive strike against North America and its most powerful ally, Konstantin, an artificial intelligence buried beneath a crater on the far side of the moon. As regulars might hope and expect, the action is full-blooded and almost nonstop, yet the well-developed background is surprisingly rich and logical. The Slan, for instance, far more than boilerplate weirdos with a few extra tentacles and eyestalks, are heavy-planet beings with radically different senses, motivations and psychology. Neither are the characters mere stock villains or heroes, but personalities with doubts and fears and hopes. Still, tension and excitement drive the narrative, and Douglas supplies them convincingly and relentlessly. As immersive as it is impressive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062183804
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Star Carrier Series, #4
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
310,081
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Douglas is one of the pseudonyms for William H. Keith, New York Times bestselling author of the popular military science fiction series The Heritage Trilogy, The Legacy Trilogy, The Inheritance Trilogy, Star Corpsman, and Star Carrier. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.

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Deep Space (Star Carrier, Book 4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Dan_T More than 1 year ago
Couldn't turn my Nook off! Read all four books in this series & was thoroughly pleased. Really enjoyed them all immensely. This series has made it hard for me to find additional space stories that have everything this series does - Questions on what's "out there", humankind's potential future, believable science, & great characters to hold the stories together. I particularly liked the 20-year gap from book three to four. You always want to know what happened to the lead characters & this series gives it to you. Hope there are more stories to come in this series. Keep up the great work!
ees43545 More than 1 year ago
The whole series has been very good. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the fifth book. Very imaginative, but still "hard" scifi.
woodySP More than 1 year ago
well written, enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best yet of the series
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Dennis Weatherspoon More than 1 year ago
Fine reading. Great detail.
lightning25 More than 1 year ago
Go story line. But spends too much time on technical stuff and tends to repeat it. Would be better to spend more time on the basic story.
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I hope they make a movie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No you havent!!!!!!!! What i said means nothing to you!!!!!!! Because you know its true! Whos fighting for you? WHO!!!!!!