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Koban

(2012)
(The first book in the Koban series)
A novel by

 
Book 1 of a series. (REDUCED AS A SORT OF LOSS LEADER INTO THE SERIES ;-)
We colonized seven hundred planets. Humankind enjoyed the benefits of expansion room and the end of wars. We even disbanded our military.

Then the Krall found us.

The Krall have used thousands of years of combat to select the genes of the strongest and fastest warriors. They are a species determined to dominate the entire galaxy, through destruction and annihilation of every opponent.

Koban is an uninhabited high gravity planet with impossibly fast savage animals, which employ organic superconducting nerves. This deadly world is where the Krall tested humans for war capability. We are useful only if we can fight well. If not, they will destroy us swiftly, as they have others. They already have slave races, and we are poor tasting meat animals. The Krall will use us, if worthy, to seek physical perfection using the attrition of war, one planet at a time.

Growing weary of human physical weakness, the ruthless Krall are on the verge of a decision to eliminate our race quickly. A ship containing bio-scientists is captured for combat testing on Koban. The urgent choice for Captain Mirikami and the scientists is simple: Prove we can produce better, smarter fighters, or humanity is doomed to rapid extermination, rather than the slow eradication the Krall prefer.

However, the Krall are only part of the problem. We have to survive Koban's gravity and superfast animals. The huge tiger-like rippers with skin contact telepathy are predators too fast even for armed Krall to face. The Human genetic solution: If you can't beat them as you are, become like a ripper.

The Krall will learn another species can bypass natural selection.

(Book 1 was edited and proofread again, by an expert, July 2013.)

Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2 of the series, was published February 12, 2013.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Koban: Volume 1
Author(s): Stephen W Bennett
ISBN: 1-4791-5896-8 / 978-1-4791-5896-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Koban, Book 1
Author(s): Stephen W Bennett
Publisher: STEPHEN W BENNETT
Availability: Amazon   

December 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Koban, Book 1
Author(s): Stephen W Bennett
Publisher: STEPHEN W BENNETT
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Koban
Author(s): Stephen W Bennett
Publisher: Stephen W Bennett
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