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United Worlds Authority is a unique blend of international and intergalactic intrigue, rare in Science Fiction. It is a story of friendships that span time and space, of conflicts on Earth and above, how a poor world goes from rags to riches and how a young female pilot, and ensign, becomes empress of her planet.

This rise to prominence begins when the Russian Federation realizes that celestial visitors are hiding deep beneath the South Pacific Ocean. Russia intends to keep this...

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Overview

United Worlds Authority is a unique blend of international and intergalactic intrigue, rare in Science Fiction. It is a story of friendships that span time and space, of conflicts on Earth and above, how a poor world goes from rags to riches and how a young female pilot, and ensign, becomes empress of her planet.

This rise to prominence begins when the Russian Federation realizes that celestial visitors are hiding deep beneath the South Pacific Ocean. Russia intends to keep this knowledge a secret and use it for their benefit. The Russians are unaware that the United States has learned of this discovery through an intelligence operation. These nations should be cooperating but instead are competing. Each wants the significant international prestige when they, and they alone, announce to the World that humanity has galactic visitors. Unknown to the Americans they too have been infiltrated, but not by an Earthly organization. The United Worlds Authority, UWA, has one of their "observers" within the US President's Camp David top-secret operation. This galactic union, over a hundred member worlds, has an announcement of their own to make to the nations of the globe. A longtime adversary of the UWA is heading directly toward Earth to exterminate all life and strip it bare of its vast natural resources. Earth is about to become the focal point of a galactic battle between two massive opposing forces. UWA simply refers to its adversary as the "Enemy." The UWA, also known as the Authority, has been fighting the "Enemy" ceaselessly for almost a hundred years. The Authority cannot permit Earth's resources to be taken by their foe and used against them. Humanity is given an ultimatum: cooperate with the UWA. If mankind refuses, Earth will be converted into a diminutive star. Humanity faces either extermination by the Enemy or by the UWA. Earth is helpless to resist and chooses to yield to the demand of the lesser of two evils, the Authority. During the battle for Earth on individual makes the difference between victory and defeat, Angelica Dimere Bakaru. Angie, as she is affectionately known by her many friends, is an elite fighter pilot, the first niece of her world's kind emperor, and its eventual Empress. Her boldness, decisive action and unrestrained bravery saves not only the UWA fleet from annihilation, but Earth as well.

Yet she is not the only hero.

The president of the United States, Dominic Grande, and his secret staff, manipulates the President of the Russian Federation into cooperating with the rest of the world to defend it. The political international and intergalactic chess game has two winners, Angelica's planet, Earth, and this time, not the Authority or the Enemy.

For almost thirty-five years the author, Stephen L. Baker, worked for the US Department of the Air Force in missile and aircraft development. He retired from the Special Operations Office at Wright-Paterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. Much of the intrigue and integration between the novel's characters reflects his long experience within the government.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615307053
  • Publisher: White Eagle Productions
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Series: United Worlds Authority Series , #1
  • Pages: 921
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book. It had elements from several other

    I really enjoyed this book. It had elements from several other books I've read but with a definite new look to them. Can't wait for book 2.

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  • Posted May 1, 2011

    Pretty good sci-fi read!

    Recently I read the most well written sci fi novel ever in my life of reading sci fi, including the original Star Troopers, called United Worlds Authority. It is book one of a four book saga. The story of book one is exclusively takes place on Earth but you'll visit the Moon and the world of Mr. Steve Baker's mind, Anrypa. The story, IMHO, is a realistic "what if" first contact of an Alien species. The former Soviet Union; was the first country to "find" a strange underwater happenings in South Pacific Ocean. But, not for long, the former Soviet Government officials didn't know that a US Government spy was taking notes and pictures of their findings. Interested yet? The plot is very well done; you'll experience political tactics and military tactics in this story. The book itself is very easy to read in terms of font and size of the letters. The book is also well made. It's a long time since I've seen a book with well stitched bindings.
    The plot of this novel is about an authorization of alien worlds IE United Worlds Authority (Yeah like the UN with UN-Iike politics) protecting Earth from a Babylon 5 like species called "The Enemy". Think of them as HUGE crabs that eat EVERYTHING in its path. The main character of this book is the Anrypan Elite fighter pilot named Angelica Dimere Bakaru from the planet Anrypa. You will like her a lot, trust me. All the characters like her are well done in terms of development wise. You'll be drawn to the characters and laugh, get frustrated and cry with them. Unlike most Sci fi novels, there's a lot of humor in this storyline and it is quite refreshing to see.

    It took me about a week to finish the big book. The chapters are quite long though. I only could read about two or three chapters per day. Normally I can read about 5 or 6 chapters in normal sized novel. I really think this book would be a great sci fi movie with well done CGI and realistic Newton physics like in the tv series Babylon 5.

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  • Posted November 10, 2010

    A great read for all

    Great Read, A book all can enjoy. Mr. Baker makes you feel like you are right there, involved with an alien race. Anyone that likes a good book of action and intrigue needs to read this one. Lets hope the second installment is out soon.

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  • Posted October 31, 2010

    Highly recommended

    The most entertaining science fiction, or any other novel, I have read in decades. I believe this novel could be the next block-buster movie. It reminds me of the original three Star Wars films, but with a twist of international funny-business. I know that the book has a full glossary in the back, but I never used it. I could not put the book down and read it all in one shot. You must get this book. One word describes it; WOW!

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    A wonderful story, one you can't put down.

    United Worlds Authority is unusual for science fiction. It reads like an internation mystery, mixed in with intergalactic intrigue. I strongly recommend this book.

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  • Posted October 19, 2010

    Exciting and thought provoking

    United Worlds Authority is a science fiction novel that places Earth in between the UWA and a competing force (read that as an evil one). The science is well thought out and makes sense. The book moves well and character development is fairly in depth. The general theme is a multi world alliance comes to Earth to ambush the bad guys. At first, Earth's military from several different countries start to notice odd things happening around the world. No one is talking to anyone else. For the Earth born characters, events start to move quickly. Elements of the UWA are already in place on Earth and they begin to move as well.
    The cultural issues Mr Baker brings up are what I found to be most interesting and new for me. For example, the UWA is made up of races that evolved on land and in water. Each type of creature (water and land evolved) had an option of the other. They had to work together to fight a common enemy. The book gave me insight into complex culture arrangements that make anything we humans have to deal with such as coming from different places (on the same planet) and having different languages seem downright quaint.
    Mr Baker handles some technology (like light speed travel) in a unique and all together believable manner. He introduced propulsion technology during a conversation where a ship Captain makes a comment to an earthling that he is not allowed into the engine room of his ship. Reasonable, the technology is transferred from one race to another and the technology giver realizes the need to upgrade allies' ships but wants to keep it as closed as possible. Some races don't trust. This exact same technique has been used here on Earth. The lack of not having to explain various technologies don't affect the book's flow or story. I thought it was a clever way to side step what could have been and overly complicated and confusing. The technology works throughout the book
    Mr Baker doesn't resolve all the conflicts at the end; so, there might be another work in the offing. This book is long, 800 plus pages. It took me a few days to make it all the way but it was worth it. If you like thought provoking ideas of how other places may do things and what it might feel like to have humans on the second tier than jump onboard. You'll enjoy the ride.

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  • Posted October 17, 2010

    Fantastic story. I highly recommend this novel, even for a first time science fiction reader like me.

    United Worlds Authority puts a new spin on science fiction. It cativates the reader into a new world of reading. The writer's unique descrition of the characters and his vivid imagination makes it a great book, even for a first time science fiction reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2010

    Highly Recommended - Exceptional Story

    UWA is an excellent book. It contains the technical detail, ala Tom Clancy, of both earth's military and the alien's forces. The descriptions are phenominal and make even the alien technology seem plausible. I have known the author for over 20 years and he throws himself completely into his story telling. Whether as a Confederate Colonel in a Civil War presentation or commander of alien forces, he becomes the character. So much so that he develops the intricate details of each one so it seems you know them like an old friend. I think this ability helps sets this story apart. Congrats, Steve on getting the first one done. I am sure you have a few more in you. Your Friend, Lord Vader

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2010

    I recommend this book

    Sci-Fi readers will enjoy this book. The plot is well-paced but detailed enough to keep the reader's interest far into the night. I found myself being drawn in and identifying with characters in the book. Looking forward to the sequel.

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  • Posted October 14, 2010

    ****** great book

    great book was reading it till 3am this could be the next big movie is there going to be a follow up book ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    UWA is a wonderful story of people, tecnology and the possible. The story flows along and captivates the reader. It is good reading for all ages and I am looking forward to reading Book Two.
    Carol Graff

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  • Posted October 10, 2010

    Highly recommended - enjoy the space travel

    It was a pleasure reading this intergalactic treasure. I have known the author over 40 years,dating back to our Air Force days, and his dream has always been to be a writer and have it published. Many conversations throughout the years have centered around space travel.
    I look forward to the next published novel by Mr Baker. He has quite a creative, unique style of writing.

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  • Posted October 6, 2010

    This book will draw you in. Good Sci-fi

    I bought this book locally from the author. This is good sci-fi, taking place not too far into the future it blends familiar event with a touch of the unknown. The characters are easily associated with and you will be drawn into the story. I usually don't read unless everything else is done, but I found myself looking forward to the times when I got to read this book and actually made it a priority. Good job Mr.Baker. I look forward to your next book.

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  • Posted October 4, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A Different Kind of Sci-Fi

    What an interesting blend of ideas is contained in this book. Everythingn from hi-tech machines, inter-galactic spacecraft, statecraft, spycraft, war and alien friendships, ranging to healthy human romance are found between the covers. I can't wait for the next volume.

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    Posted October 24, 2010

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