Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

by Jeffrey A. Carver
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Battlestar Galactica by Jeffrey A. Carver

For forty years, the Twelve Colonies of Man experienced peace, united since the war against the man-made Cylons. The Cylons, mechanical beings created to perform the manual labor civilization required, were gone forever…or so humanity thought.

But in those years, the Cylons developed new Cylons that looked and acted like humans--with one goal in mind: to destroy all humanity! When they suddenly attacked the Twelve Worlds, humanity's extinction seemed inevitable.

Only a single warship survived the massive attack: Battlestar Galactica, the oldest ship in the fleet, ready to be decommissioned and turned into a museum. Commander William Adama, himself set to retire, had but one course: to marshal the meager forces available, a ragtag crew of misfits and green recruits, to prevent their enemy from wiping out the last vestiges of the human race. But the Cylons, stronger, smarter, and driven to destroy their creators, may just be too powerful for them and all of humanity to survive.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429910972
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Series: Battlestar Galactica Series , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 406,215
File size: 453 KB

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Carver's most recent novel, Eternity's End, was a finalist for the Nebula Award. The author of more than a dozen novels, he lives in Arlington, MA.


Jeffrey A. Carver’s novel Eternity’s End was a finalist for the Nebula Award. The author of more than a dozen novels, he lives in Arlington, MA.

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Battlestar Galactica 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my husband, who read it in record time (for him, that means about a week).

He's not as wordy as I am, but had this to say about the book: "If you like the show, you'll like the book. I just wish there were more of them, because the book is basically a set up of the storyline before the first episode of the TV show."

Hope this helps!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the new Galactica series, and it was great reading this book - felt like Iwas watching the show at a slow pace, savoring all the details. Recommended.
Ryanxia More than 1 year ago
READ THIS. While a good book, this is play by play of the series. I thought this was a prequel but it just follows the tv show (which I loved the show). Basically if you've seen the series you won't get anything new out of this book. Still a good book though, I blew through it pretty quickly.
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Jerambo More than 1 year ago
I grew up witht he old show, stumbled on the new re-imagined show. Love it. I never missed an episode and bought all of the seasons. after it was over, i bought this book. I'm confused? Is this the novelization to the mini series (two part series of events before S01EP01) that kicked off the show's Season 1 Episode 1?? anybody?
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A little slow at times but all in all really good.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
The Cylons were created by humanity to improve mankind¿s life in the Twelve Colonies, but were transformed into killing weapons of mass destruction until they decided to destroy anything human. For the next decade, humanity warred against their creation with the loser eradicated from the Twelve Colonies. No one won and a truce occurs the Cylons leave the sector. After one scheduled meeting in year one of the ¿peace¿, the Cylons vanished never to be heard from again until now thirty-nine years later. --- In that interim, the Cylons have devoted their energy to their prime objective: destroy humanity! Their plan is clever as a new generation of Cylons has been created who look and act like humans not metal monstrosities whose design was totally based on form not aesthetics. Their new assault from within proves successful with only one human warship left after a massive attack. The Battlestar Galactica was about to be turned into a museum while Commander William Adama was retiring, but instead he must rally humanity against a stronger amoral adversary whose genocide objective seems certain to occur. --- Action-packed, this novelization of the latest Battlestar Galactica tale is a fun story for fans of the series. Cylons are portrayed too often as loquacious boasters explaining their genocide plans instead of just cold bloodedly killing machines thus the tale loses some of its potency as it feels like a TV adaptation with four degrees of Star Wars. Still within that limiting context, Jeffrey A. Carver displays his writing talent as he makes the Twelve Colonies and the key humans and Cylons seem real. The Battlestar audience will want to enlist in the war of survival as Mr. Carver provides an entertaining rendition. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its not totaly true, im a human/cylon hybrid, im also twice as dangerous :] 9 20 ' 19_ 1_ 12 9 5.