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Moving Target

Moving Target

(2004)
(Marque and Reprisal)
(The second book in the Vatta's War series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Prometheus Award Best Novel (nominee)
Kirkus Reviews
Second entry in Moon's latest spacefaring saga (Trading in Danger, 2003)-and it's a corker. After her adventures in the inaugural volume, young ex-military Captain Kylara Vatta, child of a powerful space-trading family, now struggles to get her ancient, creaky ship spaceworthy, working, trading, and making money. Assisted by Aunt Gracie's diamond-stuffed fruitcake, Ky hires mercenaries to protect her and other independent ships as they attempt to reach planet Lastway, incommunicado since the attack that crippled most of the spaceways' ansibles (instantaneous communicators). Meanwhile, unknown to Ky, a devastating assault on planet Slotter Key destroys Vatta HQ and kills most of her family; more ansibles are attacked or jammed, so it's not clear whether the target is ISC, owner and operator of the ansibles, Vatta, or both-since Vatta supported ISC's benevolent monopoly. When Ky learns the dreadful news, she vows to survive, assist other Vatta survivors, discover who the enemy is and why they attacked, and destroy them. She considers piracy, but the mercenaries won't contract with pirates. She picks up two Vatta survivors, agent Stella and ship's apprentice Toby, and gets the assistance of the roguish and dangerously charming Rafe Madeston, a renegade ISC scion and secret agent. The group encounters, possibly by chance, another ship registered to Vatta. But who's aboard? Friend or foe? Family or conspirators? Ky's life, and that of her ship and crew, depends on her finding the right answers. Excellent plotting and characters support the utterly realistic action sequences: swift, jolting, confusing, and merciless. Equally significant, Moon doesn't neglect violence's aftermath.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Marque and Reprisal (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-4395-7075-2 / 978-1-4395-7075-3 (USA edition)
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Marque and Reprisal
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 0-345-44758-1 / 978-0-345-44758-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Marque and Reprisal
Author(s): Elizabeth MOON
ISBN: 0-345-48051-1 / 978-0-345-48051-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

August 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Marque and Reprisal (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 0-345-44759-X / 978-0-345-44759-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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November 2004 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Moving Target: Vatta's War: Book Two
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-84149-169-1 / 978-1-84149-169-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

April 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Vattas War Marque and Reprisal (Part 2 of 2)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-59950-656-4 / 978-1-59950-656-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: GraphicAudio
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March 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Vattas War - Marque and Reprisal (Part 1 of 2)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-59950-647-5 / 978-1-59950-647-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: GraphicAudio
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November 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Marque and Reprisal (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-4001-0828-4 / 978-1-4001-0828-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Marque and Reprisal (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-4001-3828-0 / 978-1-4001-3828-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2008 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Marque and Reprisal (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-4001-5828-1 / 978-1-4001-5828-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Marque and Reprisal: Vatta's War, Book 2
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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December 2008 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Marque and Reprisal: Vatta's War, Book 2
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Moving Target: Vatta's War: Book Two
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Marque and Reprisal (Vatta's War)
Author(s): Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Del Rey
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