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Planetside

(2018)
(The first book in the Planetside series)
A novel by

 
 
A Library Journal Best Books of 2018 pick!

--"PLANETSIDE is a smart and fast-paced blend of mystery and boots-in-the-dirt military SF that reads like a high-speed collision between Courage Under Fire and Heart of Darkness." - Marko Kloos, bestselling author of the Frontline series

--"Not just for military SF fans - although military SF fans will love it - Planetside is an amazing debut novel, and I'm looking forward to what Mammay writes next." - Tanya Huff, author of the Confederation and Peacekeeper series

A seasoned military officer uncovers a deadly conspiracy on a distant, war-torn planet...

War heroes aren't usually called out of semi-retirement and sent to the far reaches of the galaxy for a routine investigation. So when Colonel Carl Butler answers the call from an old and powerful friend, he knows it's something big - and he's not being told the whole story. A high councilor's son has gone MIA out of Cappa Base, the space station orbiting a battle-ravaged planet. The young lieutenant had been wounded and evacuated - but there's no record of him having ever arrived at hospital command.

The colonel quickly finds Cappa Base to be a labyrinth of dead ends and sabotage: the hospital commander stonewalls him, the Special Ops leader won't come off the planet, witnesses go missing, radar data disappears, and that's before he encounters the alien enemy. Butler has no choice but to drop down onto a hostile planet - because someone is using the war zone as a cover. The answers are there - Butler just has to make it back alive...



Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A tough, authentic-feeling story that starts out fast and accelerates from there." - Jack Campbell

"Not just for military SF fans—although military SF fans will love it—Planetside is an amazing debut novel, and I’m looking forward to what Mammay writes next." - Tanya Huff

"PLANETSIDE is a smart and fast-paced blend of mystery and boots-in-the-dirt military SF that reads like a high-speed collision between Courage Under Fire and Heart of Darkness." - Marko Kloos

"A fast-paced tale of military investigation that reads like a blend of Jerry Pournelle and NCIS. Michael Mammay brings an exciting and authentic voice of experience to military science fiction." - Peter McLean

"Definitely the best military sci-fi debut I’ve come across in a while." - Gavin Smith


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Used availability for Michael Mammay's Planetside

Paperback Editions

July 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Planetside
Author(s): Michael Mammay
ISBN: 0-06-269466-9 / 978-0-06-269466-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Planetside
Author(s): Michael Mammay
ISBN: 1-982529-04-0 / 978-1-982529-04-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Planetside
Author(s): Michael Mammay
ISBN: 1-982529-05-9 / 978-1-982529-05-5
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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July 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Planetside
Author(s): Michael Mammay
ISBN: 1-982529-06-7 / 978-1-982529-06-2
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Planetside
Author(s): Michael Mammay
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Planetside
Author(s): Michael Mammay
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Planetside
Author(s): Michael Mammay
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Planetside
Author(s): Michael Mammay
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Planetside
Author(s): Michael Mammay
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU