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The Far Stars War

(The first book in the War Years series)
An anthology of stories edited by

We asked David Drake to start a war - the result is ... THE FAR STARS WAR

To Fight or Die Among the Farthest Stars ... It's 2237 . . . and the Far Stars War has begun.

Isolated by the light years that lie between them and Earth's established colonies, the pioneers on the outskirts of the galaxy suddenly face a merciless enemy - the Gerin. An alien warrior race of unsurpassed cruelty, they are bent on the total destruction of every other spacefaring race that might challenge them for dominance. Before human and allied alien authorities can react, the Guerin blast world after world into oblivion.

From the terror-stricken response to the first deadly Gerin assault through desperate battles to the terrible aftermath of total war, follow the League's Space and Marine forces as they challenge the enemy with high-tech weapons and old-fashioned courage.

This 1st book in the shared universe of The War Years series, created by David Drake and Bill Fawcett, showcases ten stories produced by top military SF authors performing at their writing best.

... from War To Peace:

"Band of Brothers" by David Drake - Alien invaders have completed their first deadly attack on Earth and its colonies, and the only hope for human survival is the formation of a revolutionary alliance - the League of Man.

"Trojan Hearse" by Robert Sheckley - The war is in full swing, and fleet commander Darfur must join up with a group of mutant circus freaks to save the show - and the future of the League - from total annihilation by the enemy invaders of Gerin.

"Politics" by Elizabeth Moon - A full-scale assault on a Gerin - captured colony planet goes terribly wrong for the League Marines, but the disastrous landing is only the beginning of their problems.

"Reunion" by Diane Duane - The Far Stars War has ended victoriously for The League of Man. But who will bring order to the alien and human chaos that remains?

Plus six more thrilling tales of interstellar warfare in the year 2237 from William C. Dietz, Steve Perry, Jody Lynn Nye, Bill Fawcett, Peter Morwood and Todd Johnson.

Don't miss the other great books in The War Years series: The Siege of Aristsa with Christopher Stasheff and The Jupiter War with Gregory Benford.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

July 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The War Years (Far Stars War)
Author(s): Bill Fawcett
ISBN: 0-451-45019-1 / 978-0-451-45019-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Far Stars War (The War Years Book 1)
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Event Horizon EBooks/Britton & Knowles Publishing
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