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Legion of the Damned

(1993)
(The first book in the Legion of the Damned series)
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Human and machine. Elite and expendable. They are the Legion of the Damned™.
In the distant future, condemned criminals and the terminally ill face two choices: they can die, or they can join the Legion of the Damned, an elite fighting force that consists of human legionnaires and cyborgs.

After being separated from their bodies, the minds of those willing to become cyborgs are downloaded into lethal killing machines, which are more effective than robots because they’re controlled by sentients.

Officially, the Legion fights for the Confederacy of Sentient Beings. But politicians would do well to remember the Legionnaires’ motto:
Legio patria nostra (“The legion is my country)”. And, when aliens attack the Empire, the Legion has to choose sides.

“…Exciting and suspenseful. The humanity of the characters mixes well with the action to give this space drama real punch.” —
Publishers Weekly

Book 1 in the Legion of the Damned™ series by New York Times bestselling author William C. Dietz.


Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A tough, moving novel of future warfare." - David Drake


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