The Legionnaires

By T.C. McCarthy (Electronic Book, 2011)
In this short story by T.C. McCarthy, one ordinary woman with nothing to lose joins the French Foreign Legion and finds herself, and her comrades, pinned down in a bunker surrounded by enemies. Thousands of the mantis-like creatures swarm towards them and with no communications and little ammo, survival is a desperate hope. She is a volunteer and a soldier, and to save herself, her squad, and the refugees they defend, she must remember the life she left behind.

Word count: ~ 14,000
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    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $1.99 US/$1.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316191166

    • On Sale Date: 04/18/2011

    • Publisher: Orbit

    Formats Available: Electronic Book

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In this short story by T.C. McCarthy, one ordinary woman with nothing to lose joins the French Foreign Legion and finds herself, and her comrades, pinned down in a bunker surrounded by enemies. Thousands of the mantis-like creatures swarm towards them and with no communications and little ammo, survival is a desperate hope. She is a volunteer and a soldier, and to save herself, her squad, and the refugees they defend, she must remember the life she left behind.

Word count: ~ 14,000

T.C. McCarthy earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the University of Georgia, before embarking on a career that gave him a unique perspective as a science fiction author. From his time as a patent examiner in complex biotechnology, to his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, T.C. has studied and analyzed foreign militaries and weapons systems. T.C. was at the CIA during the September 11 terrorist attacks, and was still there when US forces invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, allowing him to experience warfare from the perspective of an analyst.
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The Legionnaires
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $1.99 US/$1.99 CAN
  • Pages: 63
  • ISBN-13: 9780316191166
  • On Sale Date: 04/18/2011
The Legionnaires