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Fireships (Reaches #3)
by David Drake
After thwarting the Federation's attempt to take over her ship, Captain Sarah Blythe vowed to make President Pleyal himself pay for her cargo losses. Their lone Fed prisoner told them enough of the President's plan: confiscate all vessels to help equip the fleet he's gathering to end the Venus rebellion once and for all. But the citizens of the Free State of Venus have ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Ace Books
(first published 1996)
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Drake has been one of my favorite writers for a long time, and the Reaches trilogy is my favorite of his works. The books are not as well known or as highly regarded as many of his other titles like the Hammer series or the Leary books or the Isles novels, but I thought he hit the perfect blend of historical influence, space opera adventure with pirates and privateers, and an entertaining and intelligent examination of politics, economics, and sociology. The books are well paced and plotted and ...more
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.More about David Drake...
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