9781451638141

Extremis

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  • ISBN13:

    9781451638141

  • ISBN10:

    1451638140

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-24
  • Publisher: Baen
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Summary

Steve White, Vietnam vet, long-time David Weber collaborator and co-author, with Weber, of the New York Times best-seller The Shiva Option, joins with Analog contributor and military SF scholar Charles E. Gannon to carve another notch in the Starfire adventure saga. An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle, near-immortality, and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy. What's more, they've overcome their one weaknessno faster-than-light traveland have followed humanity through our star gates and beyond. But humans are the master of adaption, and have got a counterpunch of devastating proportions in reserve. Now a hard-bitten and brilliant admiral must face down renewed alien attack and somehow communicate to the enemy that if he is forced to use his ultimate military option, galactic civilization itself may come to a fiery end. About Extremis: ;Vivid. . .Battle sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . . ; Publishers Weekly About Steve White and David Weber's The Shiva Option: ;[Leaves] the reader both exhilarated and enriched. ; Publishers Weekly About Steve White: ;White offers fast action and historically informed world-building. ; Publishers Weekly About Steve White's Forge of the Titans: ;. . . recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased . .  . ; Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Vietnam veteran Steve White is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels including Wolf Among the Stars, St. Anthony’s Fire, and Blood of Heroes and the coauthor of Exodus, the immediate prequel to Extremis. With David Weber, White collaborated on Starfire series novels Insurrection, Crusade, In Death Ground, and New York Times bestseller The Shiva Option.

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 XIII, Analog, 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.

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