Synopses & Reviews
In distant future, humanity is recovering from a bloody civil war. Pilots CAMERON DAVIS and GEORGE LOCKLEAR, reservists with Sector Patrol, prepare for a long weekend off. That vacation is permanently cancelled when two alien armadasthe BOXTI and NANGOLANIarrive near Earth. Though humanity wins the battle, the war quickly turns one-sided. One of Earths colonies is rendered uninhabitable. George dies saving his friend, and Cameron is sucked through a wormhole and disappears.
Far away on the moon Kronos, JOSH RANTZ competes in a huge Army competition. Despite most of his unit falling to the enemy, Josh and his squad continue to win larger and larger victories. They are oblivious to the goings on of the universe, isolated on purpose by the war-games designer, Doctor MARKOV.
When the exercise ends, Josh notices a meteor striking down nearby. He finds an injured Cameron, somehow transported across the stars to the military base. Moments later, the BOXTI arrive and invade. Outnumbered and outgunned, Josh and the soldiers on Kronos rally and push back the BOXTI horde. Summoned by their masters, the BOXTI leave the stunned humans behind.
"When the Stars Fade captures the human dimension of warfare. The author's own combat experiences add authenticity and muddy boots realism to vivid depictions of ground and space combat. Invasions, insurgency, devastation, and an incongruous war game hold a mirror up to our Republic's experience over the last decade. It calls to mind Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October and is a sound addition to any professional development library."
Lt. Col. Mark Johnston
About the Author
Adam L. Korenman,
a captain in the United States Army, has been writing fiction most of his life. It started with notes from his "parents" to his teachers, and has exploded into short stories and now a full-length novel. He is a contributor to several online periodicals, and absorbs as much science as his mortal body can take. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiancee, and plans to keep writing until his fingers fall off. This is his first book.