The elite Anti-Revision Command, the ARC Riders, attempt to foil a desperate plot to destroy the United States. Reactionary 23rd century conspirators have changed history, and the Vietnam War has spread to central China.
They were the best mercenaries in the galaxy. They were Hammer's Slammers! "The Butcher's Bill" contains a novel, two novellas, four short stories, and a new novelette written for the collection, in addition to an Introduction by the author.
Contains the next three books in the Generals series, The Anvil, The Steel, and The Sword. Follows Warlord.
Hammer's Slammer Don Slade is coming home to the planet Tethys, to his son and the woman he loves. But the space between is dark and cold. And the stars he must pass shine their light on planets which beckon to the weary traveler, planets which hold hidden dangers. <P>And if Don Slade should ever reach Tethys . . . that is when the real fighting starts.
In this conclusion to the Belisarius series, the Malwa empire is overthrown. Alternative history.
EVIL FROM BEYOND TIME<P>The Malwa Empire squats like a toad across 6th century India. The people who command the Malwa bureaucracy and armies are cruel, ruthless men with depraved appetites which their power permits them to indulge to the full.<P>The thing from the distant future that commands them is far worse.<P>AN ADVISOR WITHOUT A BODY<P>Those who oppose the pustulent Hell the Malwa will make of Earth have sent a crystal, Aide, to halt their advance. Aide holds all human knowledge -- but Aide cannot act by himself.<P>A CHAMPION FOR ALL TIMES<P>Count Belisarius, the greatest general of Byzantium and perhaps the greatest of all time, must defeat the Malwa and the enemies of humankind which direct the evil empire.<P>With Aide's advice --<P>With the support of Empress Theodora --<P>With the courage and ruthless skill of his wife Antonina --<P>And with a few thousand of the best soldiers in the world, Belisarius must face the Malwa invaders beyond Rome's borders. Maneuvering through Mesopotamia inunfamiliar,terrain and the risk of doubtful allies, Belisarius must outwit powerful enemies -- and then, when there is no longer room to maneuver, to meet them sword-edge to sword-edge.
From David Weber to David Feintuch to David Drake, military writers have exploded into the science fiction scene and continue to leave their marks. Now, bestselling Hammer's Slammers creator David Drake pays homage to his own sub-genre by gathering 10 classic takes of men at arms by SF Greats, including Harry Harrison, Joe Haldeman, Richard C. Matheson, Gene Wolfe, Keith Laumer and David Drake himself.
While the Republic of Cinnabar is at peace with the Alliance, warriors like Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy must find other work--like escorting a pair of wealthy nobles on an expedition to the back of beyond! The Princess Cecile, the corvette in which they carved their reputations in letters of fire, has been sold as a private yacht, but she still has her guns, her missiles, and her veteran crew. Mundy and Leary will need all their things as they face winged dragons, an Alliance auxiliary cruiser, jealous lovers, and a mysterious oracle which really does foresee the future. That won't be enough, though, when they penetrate a secret Alliance base and find a hostile fleet ready for a war that will sweep Cinnabar out of a strategically crucial arm of the galaxy. Preventing that will involve skill, courage, and more luck than a sane man could even pray for; and it will require a space battle on a scale that a tiny corvette like the Princess Cecile has no business being involved in. But she'll be in the middle of it anyway, because Daniel, Adele, and their Cinnabar crew would never turn their backs on a fight!
They had fought long and hard, and damn near won in spite of everything. But now the men who hired them are going to sell them to the enemy...and so begins a novel of adventure in which a band of Star Mecenaries is driven across the face of a planet by enemies bent on their distruction. With only the guns in their hands, this tiny band must battle ships, artillery, treachery, and the most powerful tank in the universe.
"The Fortress of Glass" begins the story of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series.
EVIL FROM BEYOND TIME RULES THE GREATEST EMPIRE ON EARTH! Link, the supercomputer from a future that should not exist, has used terror and gunpowder weapons to forge the Malwa Empire, harnessing the vast manpower of the Indian subcontinent and using the barbarian races of the periphery to bind the whole together. No power on Earth in the 6th century could stand against Link's evil. Aide, a human soul embodied in a jewel, has come back to halt evil's progress. Aide has no power but that of truth, but truth is the only power that could move the greatest general of the age, Belisarius. With his sword, his paladins, and his genius, Belisarius has turned the armies of Byzantium into a weapon capable of blunting the first assault of the Malwa hordes. Now, supported by allies from all the world yet free, Belisarius, with his wife and co-commander Antonina, faces overwhelming Malwa numbers in a ring that tightens about them. There is no room for maneuver and no safety in defeat. The armies of Good and Evil gathered on the fertile plains of Mesopotamia will decide the fate of the world --And the fate of all the future!
A Soviet scientific team is performing time travel experiments. They are trying to delay the fall of the Roman Empire so that Russia will be Rome's successor. The ARC Riders must battle these scientists in both the past and the present.
This book follows Mistress of the Catacombs and is the fifth book in the series. Once again we follow the fortunes of the two brother and sister pairs who left a small town for the capital and have managed to unite all the lands known as the Isles under Garric's rule. There continues to be a huge threat particularly because even mediocre magicians are immensely powerful at this peak time of magical potency. This book continues to focus on why things need to happen and it is fantasy based on logic and statecraft.
The Gods Return is the end of the Crown of the Isles trilogy and the final chapter in the Lord of the Isles. Action-packed fantasy.
one of the premier authors of military science fiction presents a collection of first-rate military sci fi stories that are truly, grimmer than Hell.
The Computer Voice in Raj's Mind is God -- and God is on His Side! Raj Whitehall and his hard-bitten troops must conquer a continent of barbarians descended from the crews of a squadron of starships! But his biggest problem is not defeating this formidable enemy, but the cowardice and envy among his own officers and the grasping officials of an emperor likely to view success as treason. And Raj must succeed, to reclaim the stars for mankind.
HUMAN EVIL DIRECTED BY AN INTELLIGENCE FROM BEYOND TIME<P>The Malwa Empire, using gunpowder weapons and ruthless terror, has conquered 6th century India and is forging the subcontinent's vast population into an invincible weapon of tyranny. The supermind that commands the Malwa intends first to rule the world and then to set its inexorable stamp over all eternity. No action is too bestial for the supermind to order, nor for its Malwa lackeys to execute. <P>Belisarius, the finest general of his or any age, must save the world if he can. Guided by visions from a future that may never be, he and a band of comrades penetrate the Malwa heartland, seeking the core of the enemy's power. Against them are numbers, savagery, and an icy, inhuman intelligence that is without weakness or mercy. <P>In Constantinople, those who would oppose evil face not only Malwa assassins and home-grown traitors but also the suspicions of the emperor himself: Justinian the Great, whose brilliant, febrile mind sees a threat from any competence and a plot in any counsel. If the truth comes out, the only question is whether Malwa daggers or Justinian's executioners will get to the patriots first. <P>As Belisarius fights his way across the chaos of northern India, Constantinople explodes in a tumult that could destroy the city, the empire, and all hope for mankind. Courage and cunning must face overwhelming evil --<P>But when Belisarius leads the forces of good, only a fool would side with evil!
Leary and his crack crew must battle bureaucrats and traitors, the winds of a barren desert, and the strains of a voyage never before attempted, in this sequel to the "Locus" hardcover bestseller, "With the Lightnings".
Garric or-Reise was born the son of an innkeeper in Barca's Hamlet on the Isle of Haft, but through valor and determination became first a prince and then the Regent and successor to the feeble Valence III, King of the Isles.
Garric Reise was born the son of an innkeeper in Barca's Hamlet on the Isle of Haft, but through valor and determination became first a prince and then the Regent and successor to the feeble Valence III, King of the Isles.
The powers of magic in the Isles have flooded to a thousand-year peak, and even local magicians can perform powerful spells normally beyond their control.
David Drake's smash hit one-man show tells the story of his call to gay pride and activism through a series of vignettes exploring thoughts and emotions shared by a whole generation of gay men and women.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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