Synopses & Reviews
Humankinds vast intergalactic power struggle and future war to bring down an insidious evil alien empire reaches an explosive, page-turning climax in Ian Douglass Singularity, the third book in his New York Times bestselling Star Carrier series. Blisteringly exciting military science fiction in the vein of the hit TV series “Battlestar Galactica,” Singularity pits determined space soldiers against a powerful race of creatures bent upon the total annihilation of a human race on the brink of technological transcendence. A notable descendant of such classic military sf novels as Joe Haldemans The Forever War and Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein, Singularity will not disappoint author Douglass every-growing legion of fans as it conquers Jack Campbell, Rick Shelley, John Ringo, David Sherman and Dan Cragg loyalists as well.
"Egan's (Serious Farm) eponymous hero, a sweater-wearing moose, is new in town. After he stops to smell an apple pie on Mrs. Brown's window sill, he finds himself accused of theft when it goes missing. Cardigan proclaims his innocence, but 'noticing that he had pie crust on his shirt, [the police] arrested him.' The suspect is hauled before a judge, subjected to the confident assertions of witnesses ('That moose right there,' says a rabbit neighbor of Mrs. Brown, pointing at the appalled Cardigan, 'He stole it'), and pretty much convicted on the spot ('He's a troublemaker,' says a gopher, even before Cardigan takes the stand). Egan plays the proceedings with a characteristically straight face. His deadpan prose plus his tight, almost claustrophobic framings and grim-faced accusers add up to a taut courtroom drama. He plants clues to the mystery's solution, and the sage judge, picking up on them, suspects where the real blame lay. ('Everyone immediately felt terrible for being so rotten to Cardigan,' Egan notes.) Grown-ups may detect a Law and Order spoof at work, but youngsters should find much food for thought in the story's message about the importance of presumed innocence. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
“Douglas knows his SF.” Publishers Weekly
There is an unseen power in the universe—a terrible force that was dominating the galaxy tens of thousands of years before the warlike Sh'daar were even aware of the existence of Sol and its planets.
As humankind approaches the Singularity,when transcendence will be achieved throughtechnology, contact will be made.
In the wake of the near destruction of the solar system, the political powers on Earth seek a separate peace withan inscrutable alien life form that no one has ever seen.But Admiral Alexander Koenig, the hero of Alphekka,has gone rogue, launching his fabled battlegroup beyond the boundaries of Human Space against all orders.With Confederation warships in hot pursuit, Koenig istaking the war for humankinds survival directlyto a mysterious omnipotent enemy.
About the Author
Ian Douglas, one of the many pseudonyms for writer William H. Keith, is the New York Times bestselling author of the popular military SF series The Heritage Trilogy, The Legacy Trilogy, The Inheritance Trilogy, and the ongoing Star Carrier and Star Corpsman series. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.