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Ace Books, 1992 - Fiction - 258 pages
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A hardhitting new "shared world" series featuring the ultimate space fortress, penned by top sci-fi authors such as Mike Resnick and Steve Perry. Comprised of hundreds of races living together harmoniously, the Alliance has no need for guns or fortresses--until an enemy armada from the outer end of the universe attacks.

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Prologue by Bill Fawcett
Trading Up by Mike Resnick
Globins Children by Christopher Stasheff

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David Drake was born on September 24, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa. He attended University of Iowa, where he graduated with a degree in History (with honors) and Latin. He then attended Duke Law School. He was drafted out of law school, served in the army for two years and then returned to school. He worked as an Assistant Town Attorney of Chapel Hill and then part-time as a city bus driver before he became a full-time writer. Drake is considered a master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Hammer's Slammers, military science fiction, was his first published series. His other titles include Northworld series, The Dragon Lord, Starliner, Ranks of Bronze, and Redliners. In recognition of his work, he won a World Fantasy award in 1976. He currently resides in North Carolina.

Bill Fawcett is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including You Did What?, It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . , How to Lose a Battle, and You Said What? He lives in Illinois.

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