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Star Destroyers Kindle Edition
GO BIG OR GO HOME!
Boomers. Ships of the Line. Star Destroyers. The bigger the ship, the better the bang. From the dawn of history onward, commanding the most powerful ship around has been a dream of admirals, sultans, emperors, kings, generalissimos, and sea captains everywhere. For what the intimidation factor alone doesn’t achieve, a massive barrage from super-weapons probably will.
Thus it was, and ever shall be, even into the distant future. From the oceans of Earth, to beneath the ice of Europa, to the distant reaches of galactic empires, it is the great warships and their crews that sometimes keep civilization safe for the rest of us—but sometimes become an extinction-level event in and of themselves.
In “Superweapon” by David Drake, a fight for possession of an ancient alien warship will determine the fate of two vast interstellar powers. Then in “Hate in the Darkness” by Michael Z. Williamson, a team of libertarian Freeholders must think outside the box to do battle with the might of the United Nations and its powerful navy. And in “A Helping Hand,” Jody Lynn Nye posits an interstellar submarine on a rescue mission behind enemy lines—with the fate of an entire species hanging in the balance.
Big, bold, and edge-of-your-seat space opera and military science fiction from David Drake, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Michael Z. Williamson, Steve White, Robert Buettner, Susan R. Matthews, Dave Bara, and many more!
Michael Z. Williamson
Mark L. Van Name
Jody Lynn Nye
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Susan R. Matthews
About the Author
Christopher Ruocchio could read almost before he could speak, and so when he realized he would never be an astronaut, he decided to be a novelist. He began writing when he was eight years old, and sold his first novel at twenty-two. He is also the assistant editor at Baen Books and a graduate of North Carolina State University.
Tony Daniel is a senior editor at Baen Books. He is also the author of ten science fiction novels, as well as an award-winning short story collection, The Robot's Twilight Companion. He's a Hugo finalist and a winner of the Asimov's Reader's Choice Award for short story.
Shawn Compton is a professional voice actor and audiobook narrator. He is also a seventeen-year veteran of the Air Force, and has a strong creative background from which to draw inspiration for his narration. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B079C3CH2L
- Publisher : Baen Books; 1st edition (March 6, 2018)
- Publication date : March 6, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 2361 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 363 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #766,944 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The first stories fit the best. They were short story length, felt complete, provoked thought and had some emotional impact. Many of the stories later in the book were a slog. They lacked centers or emotional content, or the characters and their situations were mildly unpleasant and pointless.
There were two stories I really looked forward to, but neither was very satisfying.
Sharon Lee/Steve Miller’s story I expected would be good, but I felt divorced from the main characters—they clearly loved and lusted for each other, but as they spent all their time working to become overlords for the entire human race, it was hard to like or respect them. The end was poignant, but not as strongly as it would have been had I felt any sympathy for the characters.
I bought the book for the Susan R. Matthews story, as she had dedicated her newest book to its main character. That one almost worked, but I felt there wasn’t enough character building done for the two men at the heart of the story, so I didn’t get enough of a sense of them until right at the end. That story felt like it should have been a book—it needed that much time for the plot to really engage you as deeply as it could/should have. I think I would have really liked it as a book. I am planning to reread that one to see if I was just missing something that would have it all make sense.
On other pieces: the issue is i’m not a weapons or tech person, so including lots of verbiage detailing armament, propulsion systems, etc. are words wasted on me. Several of the authors lapsed into tech idolatry and I had trouble keeping any interest in their stories. A few writers wrote stories that were a slog to read and felt like too much work for too little enjoyment.
I rarely regret buying an anthology as there’s generally somethin I’ll enjoy, but this book just left me feeling dissatisfied and tired of reading it.