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Imperative (Starfire Book 7) by [Steve White, Charles E. Gannon]

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In the military-heavy and ponderous seventh Starfire space opera installment (following 2011's Extremis), yet another threat to the sentient races of the Rim Federation has arrived. Capt. Ossian Wethermere of Naval Intelligence examines some perplexing data regarding courier drones that have been heading back and forth from the Rim Federation to the radical Destoshaz-as-sulhaji, headed by Admiral Amunsit of the Arduans. Then the combined forces of humans, Orions, Ophiuchi, and Gorm are struck by a new wave of destruction that takes out not just starships, but entire planets nearly instantaneously. It soon becomes clear that the Destoshaz-as-sulhaji have been communicating with a new Arduan Dispersate, and this new group of refugees has a very different goal from the first Disperate. White and Gannon love military acronyms, briefings, missile specs, and four-syllable words; unfortunately, none of that makes this book any less pedestrian. (Mar.) --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Charles E. Gannon is a breakthrough rising star in science fiction with a multiple short story and novella publications in Baen anthologies, Man-Kzin Wars XIIIAnalog, and elsewhere. Gannon is coauthor with Steve White of Extremis, the latest entry in the legendary Starfire series created by David Weber. His most recent novel is 1635: The Papal Stakes cowritten with alternate history master, Eric Flint.  A multiple Fulbright scholar, Gannon is Distinguished Professor of American Literature at St. Bonaventure University. 



Stephen White, is an American science fiction author best known as the co-author of the Starfire series along with David Weber. He is married with three daughters and currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. He also works for a legal publishing company. 

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01BPTV1L6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Baen Books; 1st edition (February 16, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 16, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2448 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 531 pages
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Go to his website at: www.charlesegannon.com

Dr. Charles E. Gannon is a Distinguished Professor of English (St. Bonaventure University) and was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Literature & Culture from 2004-2009.

Dr. Gannon's series include hard-sf interstellar epic (the Caine Riordan series, set in his Terran Republic universe, nominated for three Nebulas, two Dragons, and winner of the Compton Crook Award) and epic slipstream fantasy (the forthcoming Broken World series). He also collaborates with Eric Flint in that author's New York Times Best Selling series "Ring of Fire series" as well as with Steve White in the NYT Bestselling "Starfire" series. He has also worked in universes/shared worlds such as War World, Man-Kzin Wars, the Honorverse, etc.) and in various anthologies and Analog SF Magazine. You can visit and learn more about his various SF universes and projects--past, present, and future-- at: www.charlesegannon.com.

Along with about 50 other SF writers (such as Larry Niven, Ben Bova, John Hemry/Jack Armstrong, and Greg Bear), he is a member of SIGMA, the "SF think-tank" which advises intelligence and defense agencies (cf. www.sigmaforum.org). In his role as a subject matter expert on advanced military/defense/intel concepts, he has been featured on the Discovery Channel, NPR, Fox, and a wide variety of other national media outlets.

His earlier work includes various products and flash fiction for the gaming industry. He worked as both author and editor for Games Design Workship on their award-winning games "Traveller," "2300 AD," "Dark Conspiracy," and "Twilight: 2000."

Dr. Gannon has many credits in non-fiction; his most noteworthy is his book "Rumors of War and Infernal Machines: Technomilitary Agenda Setting in American and British Speculative Fiction." Now in second edition, it won the 2006 American Library Association Award for Outstanding Book, and was the topic of discussion when he was interviewed by NPR (Morning Edition).

Dr. Gannon has been a Fulbright Fellow at Liverpool University, Palacky University (Czech Republic), and the University of Dundee. He also received Fulbright and Embassy Travel grants to these countries, as well as The Netherlands, Slovakia, England, and Italy. Holding degrees from Brown (BA), Syracuse (MS), and Fordham (MA,PhD), he has published extensively on the interaction of fiction, technology (particularly military and space), and political influence.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gannon worked as a scriptwriter and producer in New York City, where his clients included the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and The President's Council on Physical Fitness.

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