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Pirate

(2006)
(The second book in the Starship series)
A novel by

 
 
The date is 1967 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all-out war with the Teroni Federation. After his latest exploit saved millions of lives but embarrassed his superiors, Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding orders but getting results, found himself the victim of the media feeding frenzy, a political scapegoat despite years of dedicated military service. Faced with a court martial, he was rescued by the loyal crew of his ship, the Theodore Roosevelt. Now branded mutineers, the crew of the Teddy R. has quit the Republic, never to return.

Seeking to find a new life for themselves, Wilson Cole and comrades remake the Teddy R. as a pirate ship and set sail for the lawless Inner Frontier. Here, powerful warlords, cut-throat pirates, and struggling colonies compete for survival in a game where you rarely get a second chance to learn the rules. But military discipline is poor preparation for a life of pillaging and plundering, and Cole's principles naturally limit his targets. Seeking an education on the nature of piracy, Cole hunts more knowledgeable players. Enter the beautiful but deadly Valkyrie, Val for short, and the enigmatic alien fence known as David Copperfield. But hanging over everything is the fearsome alien pirate--the Hammerhead Shark.

With Starship: Pirate, five-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick continues the story begun in his very first military SF. Will the galaxy ever be the same?

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Mike Resnick's Pirate

Hardback Editions

December 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Starship: Pirate (Starship, Book 2)
Author(s): Mike Resnick
ISBN: 1-59102-490-0 / 978-1-59102-490-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Pirate (Starship)
Author(s): Mike Resnick
ISBN: 1-5226-9869-8 / 978-1-5226-9869-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Starship: Pirate
Author(s): Mike Resnick
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

September 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Starship: Pirate
Author(s): Mike Resnick
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU