The Genetic Menace

The Genetic Menace

by Robert E. Vardeman
     
 

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Pier Norlin and his misfit crew aboard the Empire warship Preceptor have scored the first victory over the mysterious invading Alien Death Fleet. The Fleet destroys the life on entire planets, then loots them of anything of value.

Norlin has one small advantage other ships of the Empire lack: he has a captured alien energy weapon. But even this energy cannon

Overview

Pier Norlin and his misfit crew aboard the Empire warship Preceptor have scored the first victory over the mysterious invading Alien Death Fleet. The Fleet destroys the life on entire planets, then loots them of anything of value.

Norlin has one small advantage other ships of the Empire lack: he has a captured alien energy weapon. But even this energy cannon is worthless against the waves of decadence flowing from the Emperor's Court where the magnitude of the threat is ignored. Rebellion is brewing among the frontier worlds and Norlin finds his sympathies increasingly lie with them although his pledge of honor as an officer is to maintain and defend the Empire against all enemies.

Even among his own crew he finds rebellion. In spite of opposition from his superiors and the deadly power of the Alien Death Fleet, Norlin leads the Preceptor to victory after victory...until he encounters a foe he is powerless to fight. The Genetic Menace is an unstoppable force he cannot oppose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940043321015
Publisher:
Zumaya Publications
Publication date:
04/19/2010
Series:
The Star Frontiers Trilogy , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,187,975
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Robert E. Vardeman is the author of nearly two hundred novels spanning many genres, but his favorites have always been science fiction and fantasy. He has served as vice-president of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) and also edited the organization’s Forum. He is a member of the Western Writers of America (WWA) and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW), serving as a judge for that organization’s 2007 Scribe Award, and is also a member since its inception in 1979 of the informal group First Fridays, founded by mystery writer Tony Hillerman. For the past five years, he has worked on the editorial staff of four fantasy football magazines and is co-editor with Joan Saberhagen on the Baen Books anthology Mask of the Sun: Golden Reflections.
As a member of the Coalition for Excellence in Science Education, Vardeman served as consultant to the New Mexico State textbook advisory board in 2003.

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