War Dogs

By Greg Bear (Hardcover Book, 2014)
AN EPIC INTERSTELLAR TALE OF WAR FROM A MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION.

They came in peace, bearing gifts.

The Gurus were a highly advanced species who brought amazingly useful and sophisticated technology to the human race. There was, of course, a catch. They warned of a far more malevolent life form, beings who have hounded the Gurus across the cosmos.

The media have taken to calling them the Antagonists-or Antags-and they have already established a beachhead on Mars. For all they've done for us, the Gurus now need our help.

Enter Master Sergeant Michael Venn, a veteran Skyrine who is dropped onto the Red Planet with his band of brothers on a mission to turn back the Antag tide.

But the Skyrines will face impossible odds just to survive-let alone make it home alive.
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    • ISBN-13: 9780316072830

    • On Sale Date: 10/14/2014

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AN EPIC INTERSTELLAR TALE OF WAR FROM A MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION.

They came in peace, bearing gifts.

The Gurus were a highly advanced species who brought amazingly useful and sophisticated technology to the human race. There was, of course, a catch. They warned of a far more malevolent life form, beings who have hounded the Gurus across the cosmos.

The media have taken to calling them the Antagonists-or Antags-and they have already established a beachhead on Mars. For all they've done for us, the Gurus now need our help.

Enter Master Sergeant Michael Venn, a veteran Skyrine who is dropped onto the Red Planet with his band of brothers on a mission to turn back the Antag tide.

But the Skyrines will face impossible odds just to survive-let alone make it home alive.

Greg Bear is the author of more than thirty books of science fiction and fantasy, including Forerunner: Cryptum, Mariposa, Darwin's Radio, City at the End of Time, Eon, and Quantico. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear and is the father of Erik and Alexandra. His works have been published internationally in over twenty languages. Bear has been called the "Best working writer of hard science fiction" by "The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction."

He is also collaborating with Neal Stephenson and a group of writers and swordfighters on The Mongoliad, a serialized novel delivered through electronic media. www.mongoliad.com.

He can be reached through his website, www.gregbear.com, and on Facebook.
  • "Greg Bear's voice is a resonant, clear chord of quality binding some of the best SF of the 20th Century to the short list of science-savvy, sophisticated, top-notch speculative fiction of the 21st. More than a grace note, Hull Zero Three is a compelling allegro in the growing symphony of Greg Bear's finest work." ( Dan Simmons ).

  • "Not for those who prefer their space opera simple-minded, this beautifully written tale where nothing is as it seems will please readers with a well-developed sense of wonder."
    (Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Hull Zero Three).

  • "Hull Zero Three is a grand adventure of scientific discovery in the tradition of "Orphans of the Sky" and "Rendezvous with Rama" -- by turns chilling and touching, it poses challenging questions about what it means to be human." ( Charles Stross ).

  • "Hull Zero Three is a lean, mean, supercharged sense-of-wonder engine." ( Alastair Reynolds on Hull Zero Three ).

  • "Not for those who prefer their space opera simple-minded, this beautifully written tale where nothing is as it seems will please readers with a well-developed sense of wonder." (Publisher's Weekly (starred review) on Hull Zero Three).

  • "A menacing wonderland of a ship." (Marc Laidlaw on Hull Zero Three).

  • "Greg Bear is one contemporary master of the old ways, and in Hull Zero Three he gives the generation starship theme - crystallized beautifully by Robert Heinlein in 1941's "Universe" - a vigorous makeover...." (bn.com).

  • "The heart of the mystery is worthy of Bear in its bravura extrapolations into far-future science and moral ambiguity...a testament of faith both in human beings and in something beyond them, divine or indistinguishable from it, and it seems directed as much toward the world of today, with all its sinful affections and deceits, as it is toward the far future." (Locus on Hull Zero Three).

  • "I loved Hull Zero Three - this book reminds me of why I fell in love with science fiction in the first place. Searing questions of humanity, a good old fashioned riddle of a plot, and excellent conceptualization make Hull Zero Three more than worth the effort." (thebooksmugglers.com).

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War Dogs
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $25.00 US/$28.00 CAN
  • Pages: 304
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316072830
  • On Sale Date: 10/14/2014
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