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The Course of Empireby Eric Flint
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Key Selling Points- Eric Flint is a popular new star of fantasy and alternate history SF. The hardcover edition of his alternate history novel 1632 sold out in just a few months and went back to press, and the mass market edition, now in its third large printing, has an 88% sellthrough.- Flint's collaborations with New York Times best-selling author David Weber (1633) and best-selling fantasy superstar Mercedes Lackey (The Shadow of the Lion) will have greatly expanded his already impressively large and enthusiastic audience.- K. D. Wentworth's novel Moonspeaker (Hawk) was praised for creating "a complex but fascinating society" by Anne McCaffrey, who also called her "a good storyteller."- Wentworth is author of seven novels, including Black on Black and Stars Over Stars for Baen, and over fifty short stories for Fantasy & Science Fiction, Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, etc. She is a winner in the Writers of the Future contest, and has been a Nebula Award finalist twice. Her latest solo novel is the alternate history fantasy This Fair Land (Hawk).
Threatened by an alien race that is sending a genocidal extermination fleet to the solar system, humanity's only chance rests with an unusual pair of allies--a young Jao prince and a young human woman brought up amongst the Jao occupiers.
The Battle to Free the Earth May Destroy It Instead! Thundering Space Action by the Authors of 1632 and Black on Black.
Conquered by the Jao twenty years ago, the Earth is shackled under alien tyranny - and threatened by the even more dangerous Ekhat, one of whose genocidal extermination fleets is coming to the solar system. The only chance for human survival is in the hands of an unusual pair of allies: a young Jao prince, newly arrived to Terra to assume his duties, and a young human woman brought up amongst the Jao occupiers. But, as their tentative alliance takes shape, they are under pressure from all sides. A cruel Jao viceroy on one side, determined to drown all opposition in blood; a reckless human resistance on the other, which is perfectly prepared to shed it. Added to the mix is the fact that only by adopting some portions of human technology and using human sepoy troops can the haughty Jao hope to defeat the oncoming Ekhat attack - and then only by fighting the battle within the sun itself.
About the Author
Eric Flint, as Publishers Weekly put it in a starred review of his 1632 (Baen), is "an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure." With David Drake he has collaborated on five novels in the popular Belisarius series, and with David Weber, he has written 1633, a sequel to 1632, and Crown of Slaves, an offshoot of the best-selling Honor Harrington series. His first novel, Mother of Demons, was picked by Science Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. A longtime labor union activist with a Master's Degree in history, he currently resides in Indiana with his wife Lucille.
K. D. Wentworth is author of seven novels, including Black on Black and Stars Over Stars for Baen, and more than fifty short stories, appearing in such magazines as Fantasy & Science Fiction, Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, and others. She is a winner in the Writers of the Future contest, and has been a Nebula Award finalist twice. Her latest novel is This Fair Land (Hawk), an alternate history fantasy of the era of Columbus. She attributes her success to having a very large dog and a wonderful husband, not necessarily in that order, and lives with both in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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