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The Legionnaires

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In this short story by T.C. McCarthy, one ordinary woman with nothing to lose joins the French Foreign Legion and finds herself, and her comrades, pinned down in a bunker surrounded by enemies. Thousands of the mantis-like creatures swarm towards them and with no communications and little ammo, survival is a desperate hope. She is a volunteer and a soldier, and to save her ...more
ebook, 63 pages
Published April 18th 2011 by Orbit
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Apr 19, 2011 Regan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story of the training and battle action of female volunteer French Foreign Legionnaire. Futuristic Sci Fi.

Well-crafted novella written, I believe, in the world of McCarthy's forthcoming debut, Germline. Nicely structured and paced alternating timelines. Gripping, complex and believable narrator. An intriguing community of characters, and intelligent "end-user" knowledge of technology and mechanics of war. A quick, satisfying read.
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T.C. McCarthy is an award winning southern author whose short fiction has appeared in Per Contra: The International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas, in Story Quarterly and in Nature. His debut novel, Germline, and its sequel, Exogene are available worldwide and the final book of the trilogy, Chimera, will be released in August 2012. In addition to being an author, T.C. is a PhD scientist ...more
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