The Fleet-Book Oneby David Drake
THE FLEET, BOOK ONE
Edited by David Drake and Bill Fawcett
Featuring stories by:
E. Gary Gygax
Jody Lynn Nye
The Fleet: In the far reaches of space they are mankind’s last line of defense against hostile alien forces.
Mankind has taken one step too far in exploring the galaxy - and has run smack up against the Khalia. Vicious, weasel-like carnivores whose culture is totally different from our own. they see other sentient beings as prey - as MEAT! They take no prisoners. Ever. Just the occasional slave who will never see his home world again. It is up to the brave men and women of the Fleet to keep the home planets safe.
Meet the men and women of the Fleet, who are pledged to protect us all:
Terry English, eyewitness to a brutal Khalian raid (by Janet Morris)
Hansing, a brain ship, and B’grah, a Hruban commando, whose duty it is to outwit the Khalians on an occupied world (by Anne McCaffrey)
Geno Deledda, whose body has been modified to fit an alien world (by Poul Anderson)
Captain John Roberts, who must go to the infamous Club of the Thirty-Nine Buttons to reclaim one of the Fleet’s most decorated war heroes (by Margaret Weis)
Captain Kowacs, whose rescue mission turns up a human traitor (by David Drake)
And the others, who fight beside them to protect mankind.
This is their story.
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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'ts my own fault, I shold have noticed it is an compilation book from several different authors. While parts of the story(ies) are interesting, I find the book to be fragmented and lacking continuity. A couple of the "Chapters" are just one or two pages, and are written by different authors, making those parts hard to follow and fit into the mental image the story is trying to build. That's not to say you should'nt read it, but...
His face lit up. "Oh, hey, Lightflower!"
She nuzzled Windstar and ate a honey ball. Typhoon looked Fogheart in the eye.
Ooh. Wheres the new clan at?
Woses wondtar would come hunt with her