The Far Stars War (The War Years, Book1) [NOOK Book]


We asked David Drake to start a war ? the result is ...


To Fight or Die Among the Farthest Stars ...

It?s 2237 . . . and the Far Stars War has begun.

Isolated by the light years that lie between them and Earth?s ...
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The Far Stars War (The War Years, Book1)

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We asked David Drake to start a war — the result is ...


To Fight or Die Among the Farthest Stars ...

It’s 2237 . . . and the Far Stars War has begun.

Isolated by the light years that lie between them and Earth’s established colonies, the pioneers on the outskirts of the galaxy suddenly face a merciless enemy—the Gerin. An alien warrior race of unsurpassed cruelty, they are bent on the total destruction of every other spacefaring race that might challenge them for dominance. Before human and allied alien authorities can react, the Guerin blast world after world into oblivion.

From the terror-stricken response to the first deadly Gerin assault through desperate battles to the terrible aftermath of total war, follow the League’s Space and Marine forces as they challenge the enemy with high-tech weapons and old-fashioned courage.

This first book in the shared universe of The War Years series, created by David Drake and Bill Fawcett, showcases ten stories produced by top military SF authors performing at their writing best.

... from War To Peace:

“Band of Brothers” by David Drake—Alien invaders have completed their first deadly attack on Earth and its colonies, and the only hope for human survival is the formation of a revolutionary alliance—the League of Man.

“Trojan Hearse” by Robert Sheckley—The war is in full swing, and fleet commander Darfur must join up with a group of mutant circus freaks to save the show–and the future of the League–from total annihilation by the enemy invaders of Gerin.

“Politics” by Elizabeth Moon—A full-scale assault on a Gerin–captured colony planet goes terribly wrong for the League Marines, but the disastrous landing is only the beginning of their problems.

“Reunion” by Diane Duane—The Far Stars War has ended victoriously for The League of Man. But who will bring order to the alien and human chaos that remains?

Plus six more thrilling tales of interstellar warfare in the year 2237, stories by William C. Dietz, Steve Perry, Jody Lynn Nye, Bill Fawcett, Peter Morwood and Todd Johnson.

Don’t miss the other great books in The War Years series: The Siege of Aristsa with Christopher Stasheff and The Jupiter War with Gregory Benford.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014343626
  • Publisher: Event Horizon EBooks/Britton & Knowles Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/14/2012
  • Series: The War Years, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 255
  • Sales rank: 222,905
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

The Army took David Drake from Duke Law School and sent him on a motorized tour of Viet Nam and Cambodia with the 11th Cav, the Blackhorse. He learned new skills, saw interesting sights, and met exotic people who hadn’t run fast enough to get away.

Dave returned to become Chapel Hill’s Assistant Town Attorney and to try to put his life back together through fiction making sense of his Army experiences.

Dave describes war from where he saw it: the loader’s hatch of a tank in Cambodia. His military experience, combined with his formal education in history and Latin, has made him one of the foremost writers of realistic action SF and fantasy. His bestselling Hammer’s Slammers series is credited with creating the genre of modern Military SF. He often wishes he had a less interesting background.

Dave lives with his family in rural North Carolina.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    I is an ok book.

    Only read about 75% of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Good read if you lie scifi you'll lie this

    Good read if you lie scifi you'll lie this

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