Manxome Foe (Looking Glass Series #3)

Manxome Foe (Looking Glass Series #3)

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by John Ringo, Travis Taylor
     
 

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1. John Ringo has over two and a half million books in print.

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

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

4. Travis S. Taylor’s science background complements Ringo’s military

Overview

1. John Ringo has over two and a half million books in print.

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

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

4. Travis S. Taylor’s science background complements Ringo’s military realism with scientific realism, praised by Publishers Weekly as “dazzling . . . cutting-edge scientific possibilities . . .stimulating and satisfying. . . .”

5. Full color brochure for the series.

6. Special kit mailing of brochure and the hardcover edition. .

7. Trade advertising.

8. Advertising in Locus, Kliatt, more.

9. Teaser chapters for Claws That Catch by Ringo and Taylor, and Storm from the Shadows by David Weber.

10. Special backlist discounts for Ringo.

In the midst of recovering from their successful if casualty prone first mission, the crew of the Alliance Space Ship Vorpal Blade are suddenly scrambled back into action. All other priorities take second place as word arrives on earth of a gate colony which has fallen to an unidentified alien assault. As the only space ship currently available to the Human-Adar Alliance, the Vorpal Blade is dispatched to find out what happened to the colony, rescue any survivors and learn the identity of the attackers.

With new complexities added to the universe started in the novel Into the Looking Glass and continued in Vorpal Blade, Manxome Foe continues the tradition of non-stop action, valorous if quirky characters and rigorous science drawn from the frontiers of current theory. The odd-ball crew of the Vorpal Blade is an unlikely savior of earth, but none dare say they quail at engaging the Manxome Foe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416591658
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Series:
Looking Glass Series, #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.04(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 Auburn, AL with his wife Karen and their daughter.

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Manxome Foe 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best I have read.
Navdad More than 1 year ago
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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LGS51 More than 1 year ago
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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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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Vernon_Earl_Sibley More than 1 year ago
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.
dsteph More than 1 year ago
i liked it
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Great authors , very enjoyable series, Read the book in one night.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
harstan More than 1 year ago
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