The Legionnaires

The Legionnaires

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by T. C. McCarthy
     
 

In this short story by T.C. McCarthy, one ordinary woman with nothing to lose joins the French Foreign Legion and finds herself, and her comrades, pinned down in a bunker surrounded by enemies. Thousands of the mantis-like creatures swarm towards them and with no communications and little ammo, survival is a desperate hope. She is a volunteer and a soldier, and to…  See more details below

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In this short story by T.C. McCarthy, one ordinary woman with nothing to lose joins the French Foreign Legion and finds herself, and her comrades, pinned down in a bunker surrounded by enemies. Thousands of the mantis-like creatures swarm towards them and with no communications and little ammo, survival is a desperate hope. She is a volunteer and a soldier, and to save herself, her squad, and the refugees they defend, she must remember the life she left behind.

Word count: ~ 14,000

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316191166
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
04/18/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
63
Sales rank:
1,268,616
File size:
175 KB

Meet the Author

T.C. McCarthy earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the University of Georgia, before embarking on a career that gave him a unique perspective as a science fiction author. From his time as a patent examiner in complex biotechnology, to his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, T.C. has studied and analyzed foreign militaries and weapons systems. T.C. was at the CIA during the September 11 terrorist attacks, and was still there when US forces invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, allowing him to experience warfare from the perspective of an analyst.

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The Legionnaires 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Fat_guy More than 1 year ago
"Pork Chop Hill" pushed into the future, with vivid characterizations. A French Foreign Legion true to the culture of the organization, updated to include women drawn from the same population of despairing, nothing-to-lose misfits, protecting a group of children from a horror unearthed by miners on an otherwise inviting planet. Big added bonus: the first chapter of McCarthy's upcoming full-length novel, Germline.
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