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Imperative

(2016)
(The seventh book in the Starfire series)
A novel by

 
 
ORIGINAL TRADE PAPERACK. Steve White, co-author with David Weber of the New York Times best-seller The Shiva Option, joins with Compton Crook Award Winner Charles E. Gannon to carve another notch in the Starfire adventure saga.

The war with the Arduans—profoundly alien invaders who originally arrived in STL ships—is over. Most of those attackers are now probationary (and very productive) citizens of the Rim Federation.

However, many among the Arduans’ warrior caste have neither accepted defeat, nor the personhood of any of the other intelligence races. Their leader, the ruthless admiral of the second Arduan exodus— Amunsit—is in firm control of the Zarzuela system. Along with a fifth column among the peaceable Arduans, she hopes to find allies in subsequent refugee fleets that abandoned their race's now-dead home system long ago.

But as the victors’ diplomats attempt to soothe tensions with these warlike neighbors, two heroes of the last war—veteran Admiral Ian Trevayne and young trouble-shooter Ossian Wethermere--suspect they have stumbled upon a deeper Arduan plot: one which could shatter the Pan-Sentient Union, and perhaps interstellar civilization itself.

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"About Extremis:
“Vivid. . .Battle sequences mingle with thAbout Extremis:
“Vivid. . .Battle sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly

About Steve White and David Weber’s The Shiva Option:
“[Leaves] the reader both exhilarated and enriched.” –Publishers Weekly

About Steve White:
“White offers fast action and historically informed world-building.”–Publishers Weekly

About Steve White’s Forge of the Titans:
“. . . recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased . . .”–Publishers Weeklyought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly

About Steve White and David Weber’s The Shiva Option:
“[Leaves] the reader both exhilarated and enriched.” –Publishers Weekly

About Steve White:
“White offers fast action and historically informed world-building.”–Publishers Weekly

About Steve White’s Forge of the Titans:
“. . . recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased . . .”–Publishers Weekly
About Extremis:
“Vivid. . .Battle sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly

About Steve White and David Weber’s The Shiva Option:
“[Leaves] the reader both exhilarated and enriched.” –Publishers Weekly

About Steve White:
“White offers fast action and historically informed world-building.”–Publishers Weekly

About Steve White’s Forge of the Titans:
“. . . recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased . . .”–Publishers Weekly

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Imperative (7) (Starfire)
Author(s): Steve White, Charles E Gannon
ISBN: 1-4814-8243-2 / 978-1-4814-8243-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Imperative (7) (Starfire)
Author(s): Steve White, Charles E Gannon
ISBN: 1-4767-8119-2 / 978-1-4767-8119-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Imperative (Starfire)
Author(s): Steve White Charles E Gannon
ISBN: 1-5318-7618-8 / 978-1-5318-7618-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Imperative: Starfire, Book 7
Author(s): Steve White, Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Imperative: Starfire, Book 7
Author(s): Steve White, Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Imperative: Starfire, Book 7
Author(s): Steve White, Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Imperative: Starfire, Book 7
Author(s): Steve White, Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Imperative
Author(s): Steve White, Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Baen Books
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