Manxome Foe [NOOK Book]

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Startling Innovations. Cool Space Ships. Evil Alien Butt Blasted to Smithereens!

Outpost Attack!

Gateway HD 36951 lies in ruins. All survivors slaughtered. A single, truncated message sent back to Earth. Something very bad indeed is afoot, and the A.S.S. Vorpal Blade (read: nuclear submarine converted to warp-drive space ship) is sent to investigate. But the ferocious, ...
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Manxome Foe

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Overview

Startling Innovations. Cool Space Ships. Evil Alien Butt Blasted to Smithereens!

Outpost Attack!

Gateway HD 36951 lies in ruins. All survivors slaughtered. A single, truncated message sent back to Earth. Something very bad indeed is afoot, and the A.S.S. Vorpal Blade (read: nuclear submarine converted to warp-drive space ship) is sent to investigate. But the ferocious, voracious enemy Dreen wait for no man (or other carbon-based lifeform), and the Blade and her crew are soon the only hope for an alien species pushed to the brink of extinction. Turn back and abandon a new ally or face a heavily-armed Dreen destroyer head on

For the Blade's rough-and-ready crew, it's no contest. And now, with an infusion of technical know-how from humanity's new ally, chaos itself has become a weapon!

New York Times and USA Today multiple best-seller John Ringo joins with NASA and DOD consultant Travis S. Taylor — author of Warp Speed and The Quantum Connection

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148466710
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Series: Looking Glass , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 56,048
  • File size: 948 KB

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 (New York Times best seller), and Hell's Faire (New York Times best seller), and is the hottest new science fiction writer since David Weber. Among his other novels for Baen are Into the Looking Glass, the fantasy adventure Princess of Wands, the Council Wars series, which began with There Will Be Dragons, and the Kildar techno-thriller series, which began with Ghost
His collaborative novels include Von Neumann's War with Travis S. Taylor, Cally's War (New York Times best seller) and Sister Time with Julie Cochrane, the New York Times best selling Prince Roger series with David Weber, which began with March Upcountry, and The Road to Damascus with Linda Evans.
A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction. He had visited 23 countries and attended 14 schools by the time he graduated high school.
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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    Manxome Foe

    Ringo and Taylor really nail the first steps into manned interstellar travel, and problems. this should be standard reading for the military.

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  • Posted October 11, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    An interesting concept

    An easy read (although some of the technical stuff can get way out there!)be sure to start with the first book in the series to really get a feel for the new world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    A Great Read

    John Ringo & Travis Taylor are a great combination in this continuing series. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Most Excellent Fun

    Ringo and Taylor delight again with another episode in the Looking Glass saga. Like Stargate SG-1, these are stories about contemporary people in extraordinary circumstances - with automatic weapons.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    yery good

    i liked it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2008

    Cannot wait for next book

    Great authors , very enjoyable series, Read the book in one night.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2008

    Awsome series, must read book!

    I am a huge fan of Ringo's work and I have not been disappointed with 'THe Looking Glass' series. If you like Space Marines, Aliens of the Good and Bad variety and a great story line this is the book and series for you. Beauty, Brains and Marines!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    wild military science fiction

    Due to the heroics of the crew of the Alliance Space Ship the A.S.S. VORPAL BLADE, the humans defeated the alien Dreen (see VORPAL BLADE) who came through a portal which a University of Central Florida scientist exploded open (see INTO THE LOOKING GLASS). The cost to the victors was immense as many became combatantsa were injured. Thus the crew of the A.S.S. VORPAL BLADE is given needed R&R. However, the expendable Force Recon Marines that make up most of the squad are unhappy but understand their lot in life especially as the only starship in the fleet when their respite is cut short due to an emergency message at a Gateway. Could the vile Dreen somehow have regrouped and retaliated eradicating everyone at HD 36951? The mission is to affirm that the Dreen is back and to defeat them or whatever enemy has massacred the gateway colonists and to rescue any survivors though the probability is that there are none. Led by Command Master Chief Robert Miller, the A.S.S Vorpal Blade flies to confront a new Dreen resurgence or an even greater MANXOME FOE. --- The third quantum physics meets alien species meets military science fiction inside of a universe that Lewis Carroll would appreciate is an entertaining tale that in many ways is too similar to VORPAL BLADE. The story line is faster than the speed of light as the manure eaters are sent off to war once again to encounter a new alien ally that desperately needs their help while the brass stays behind enjoying the fruits of the crew¿s previous victory. Fans will enjoy this exciting outer space soap opera, but it lacks the chaotic creativity of the two previous adventures. --- Harriet Klausner

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