Alien Death Fleet

Alien Death Fleet

by Robert E. Vardeman
Alien Death Fleet

Alien Death Fleet

by Robert E. Vardeman



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No one knew where the mysterious space-black ships came from. Only a handful of survivors reported how they brought swift and merciless vicious death to entire human-populated worlds.

Penum IV was the first target for the alien death fleet after it slipped into the system and assumed orbit around the planet. From this high frontier came rainbow-hued death rays that scoured the world below, killing only humans and leaving behind the fruits of an entire planet for plundering. The world dead and the usable food and material stowed on black-hulled transport ships, the aliens move on to their next victim world.

Sub-lieutenant Pier Norlin is on deep space watch hunting for errant space debris, wanting only to be with on-planet with his girlfriend, watches as the alien death fleet obliterates his world--and his lover. Taking command of the warship Preceptor is not the path to retribution he hoped. The warship's crew is mismatched and rebellious, but Norlin is determined.

The Preceptor tracks the alien fleet, finding only a pitiful few survivors at every stop. Needing supplies, the warship ports at a rebel planet disloyal to the Emperor Arian ruling his empire from distant Earth. The quest for revenge becomes even more frustrating for Norlin when command of the

Preceptor is given to a genetically enhanced cousin of the Emperor. Pavel Pensky proves his brilliance as a commander in skirmishes against the alien death fleet, and then crosses the thin partition between genius and insanity, jeopardizing not only Norlin's quest for vengeance but the Preceptor and its crew as well.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940000134917
Publisher: Zumaya Otherworlds
Publication date: 04/14/2008
Series: Star Frontiers Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 208
File size: 462 KB

About the Author

Robert E. Vardeman is the author of nearly two hundred novels spanning many genres, but his favorites have always been science fiction and fantasy. He has served as vice-president of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) and also edited the organization’s Forum. He is a member of the Western Writers of America (WWA) and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW), serving as a judge for that organization’s 2007 Scribe Award, and is also a member since its inception in 1979 of the informal group First Fridays, founded by mystery writer Tony Hillerman. For the past five years, he has worked on the editorial staff of four fantasy football magazines and is co-editor with Joan Saberhagen on the Baen Books anthology Mask of the Sun: Golden Reflections.

As a member of the Coalition for Excellence in Science Education, Vardeman served as consultant to the New Mexico State textbook advisory board in 2003.
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