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Veteran

(2010)
(The first book in the Veteran series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Three hundred years in our future, in a world of alien infiltrators, religious hackers, a vast convoying nation of Nomads, city sized orbital elevators, and a cyborg pirate king who believes himself to be a mythological demon Jakob is having a bad day: "Nothing gets in the way of a hangover like being reactivated by your old C.O and told to track down an alien killing machine. The same kind of killing machine that wiped out my entire squad. And now it's in my hometown. My name is Jakob Douglas, ex-special forces. I fought Them. Just like we've all been doing for 60 bloody years. But I thought my part in that was done with. My boss has other ideas. If I didn't find the infiltrator then he'd let the Grey Lady loose on me. And believe me; even They've got nothing on her. So I took the job. It went to shit even faster than normal. And now I'm on the run with this teenage hacker who's had enough of prostitution. The only people I can rely on want to turn the internet into God. And now it turns out that They aren't quite what we'd all thought. I've been to the bottom of the sea and the top of the sky and beyond trying to get to the truth. And I still can't get far enough away from the Grey Lady. All things considered I'd rather be back at home deep in a whiskey bottle." Veteran is a fast paced, intricately plotted violent SF Thriller set in a dark future against the backdrop of a seemingly never ending war against an unknowable and implacable alien enemy.

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Used availability for Gavin Smith's Veteran

Hardback Editions

June 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Veteran
Author(s): Gavin G Smith
ISBN: 0-575-09409-5 / 978-0-575-09409-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Veteran (Veteran 1)
Author(s): Gavin G Smith
ISBN: 0-575-09411-7 / 978-0-575-09411-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Veteran
Author(s): Gavin G Smith
ISBN: 0-575-09410-9 / 978-0-575-09410-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Veteran
Author(s): Gavin G Smith
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Veteran (Veteran 1)
Author(s): Gavin G Smith
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK