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The Fleet (The Fleet #1)

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Mankind has taken one step too far in exploring the galaxy--and run smack up against the Khalia, vicious alien carnivores who take no prisoners. It is up to the brave men and women of the Fleet to keep the home planets safe. This anthology contains stories by Anne McCaffery, Poul Anderson, David Drake, and others. (August)
Mass Market Paperback, 280 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Ace
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Lindsay Stares
Premise: Anthology series in which authors (many well-known) write stories in a shared universe. The human-allied worlds are at war with the Khalia. We can’t understand each other, we don’t know for sure how it started, but The Fleet is the last line of defense against invasion and subjugation.

Ever since I randomly read the second one in this series in 2007, I’ve kept an eye out for the rest of the series. They’re anthologies, the quality is mixed, but there’s enough little gems here to keep me
Back when I first read the series, The Fleet books were introductions for me to many authors that I'd never read before. For that reason alone it's still a great introduction to SciFi, especially, but not exclusively, military SciFi. There's a lot more to it than Mil SciFi alone. Read it in conjunction with the Man/Kzin war series for a double dose of late 80's and early 90's fun from some of the best authors of the time.
Shane Knysh
I gave up on this one for now. The story is just not engaging me the way I had hoped. I'll let it sit on the shelf and try again in a few months.
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David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.
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