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The Siege of Arista

(The second book in the War Years series)
A novel by

We asked Christopher Stasheff to start a war — the result is ... THE SIEGE OF ARISTA

The Hothri have come to Arista … and the Siege has begun ...

The humans begin a desperate, last chance battle for their homeworld …

For almost a hundred years, the Hothri waged a war against humanity's strongholds in deep space. Greed upon the part of the humans of the Aristan trade empire triggered the war with the aliens, and that same greed led to treachery and incompetence, to soldiers denied the resources they needed to fight. Human world after human world fell under the ruthless, destructive domination of the Hothri, until ...

Forced back to their homeworld by vast fleets of Hothri warships, the leaders of the Aristan financial empires realized that they must look beyond the acquistion of wealth toward another goal-victory in a desperate, last-ditch defense against a foe that had never been defeated.

THEIR SHIP SLAMMED INTO THE ALIEN CRUISER ... The soldiers could hear Master Sergeant Pepe Stuart bellow, “In!” Then Pepe himself was hurtling forward, his shoulder slamming into a Hothri’s midriff and its roar echoing around him in the pea soup the aliens called atmosphere.

Pepe saw a sword-tipped barrel slashing toward his eyes, and he rolled aside, pulling the trigger of his own rifle. The Hothri’s head vanished in a splatter that Pepe didn’t stay to see, but another Hothri blasted him with a scattergun. There was a sharp sting in his shoulder, a reek of methane in his nose, and he knew his helmet had been holed. He knocked the Hothri’s shotgun up with his rifle barrel, slammed the butt into the cricket’s helmet, reversed the weapon and pulled the trigger. The white hot fury seared through his back and everything went black ...

In this 2nd book in the shared universe of THE WAR YEARS, Christopher Stasheff and Bill Fawcett have created a high-tech far-future war featuring stories by some of the most imaginative SF writers working at their military best: Elizabeth Moon, Janet Morris, William C. Dietz, Steve Perrry, S.N. Lewitt, Robert Sheckley and Jody Lynn Nye.

Don’t miss the other great books in The War Years series: The Far Stars War with David Drake, and The Jupiter War with Gregory Benford.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Siege of Arista (The War Years #2)
Author(s): Bill Fawcett
ISBN: 0-451-45055-8 / 978-0-451-45055-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Siege of Arista (The War Years, Book Two 2)
Author(s): Christopher Stasheff, Bill Fawcett
Publisher: Event Horizon EBooks/Event Horizon Publishing Group
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