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The Empire at War

British Military Science Fiction
A collection of stories by

Dive into the hottest new movement in British science fiction with this anthology featuring some of its biggest stars.

This bundle contains four science fiction novels from bestselling British authors, three exclusive short stories, one of which is lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Andy Bigwood, and two essays.

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Their Darkest Hour by Christopher G. Nuttall.

Aliens take control of Britain's cities and force the remainder of the British military to go on the run. With the government destroyed, the population must choose between fighting and collaborating with the alien overlords.

Discovery of the Saiph by P.P. Corcoran.

The Marco Polo leads mankind to Proxima Centauri outside Earth's Solar System where the ship's scientists detect power readings they are artificial, alien and emanate from Planet III... a wasteland that suffered a devastating nuclear bombardment many thousands of years before. Archaeologists discover an alien library deep underground and are astonished to unlock its secrets with human DNA.

C.R.O.W. by Phillip Richards.

Andy Moralee knew that life with his new company of Dropship Infantry would be hard, but nothing could prepare him for life in one of the toughest units in the Union army. New arrivals, nicknamed 'Crow' by their platoons, are the lowest form of life in his Company, and he finds himself at the mercy of unforgiving commanders and bullies, all the time knowing that the real enemy are waiting for him at the end of his journey through the void. The enemy know that the Union are coming, they have dug in and fortified, and they are ready

Marine Cadet by Tim C. Taylor.

2565 A.D. When seventeen-year old Marine Cadet, Arun McEwan, forges an unlikely friendship with an alien scribe, he crashes into a world of treachery and conspiracy. How can he possibly survive three more years until graduation when every day brings a new deadly threat?

But survive he must because his new alien allies show him glimpses of his destiny - a vision of a better future that only he can forge.

A dream called the Human Legion


Haven One-Eight by P.P. Corcoran.

A relentless foe seeks to murder the Faithful in their haven, but who are these unstoppable servants of Satan? The answer will shock you.

The President's Son by Tim C. Taylor.

The characters in the Human Legion series have been isolated from the rest of humanity for centuries, but their distant ancestors were taken as children from Earth. In The President's Son, a short story exclusive to this collection, we hear the story of that first group of slave children.

Fallen Witness - artwork by Andy Bigwood and words by Tim C. Taylor.

The third short story in the collection is special. The sumptuous cover artwork for The Empire at War was produced by Andy Bigwood, whose cover art has twice before won the best artwork award from the British Science Fiction Association. Andy has supplied seven fantastic pieces of artwork that are interspersed with the other stories.

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Used availability for Christopher Nuttall's The Empire at War

Hardback Editions

March 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: The Empire at War: British Military Science Fiction
Author(s): Christopher G Nuttall, P P Corcoran
ISBN: 1-909636-13-4 / 978-1-909636-13-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Greyhart Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: The Empire at War: British Military Science Fiction
Author(s): Christopher G Nuttall, PP Corcoran, Richard Phillips, Tim C Taylor
ISBN: 1-5238-7052-4 / 978-1-5238-7052-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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