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Igniting the Reaches (Reaches #1)

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His acclaimed novel Hammer's Slammers is considered one of the classics of military science fiction. Now David Drake once again takes us on an epic journey to the farthest reaches of space...

A millennium after the great Collapse of the human empire, mankind is reclaiming the stars. Colonel Stephen Gregg and raw space-sailor Piet Ricimer sail forth from the clouds of Venus,

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Paperback, 262 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Ace (first published April 1st 1994)
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Reid H
An attempt at swashbuckling privateers in space. Light and readable, not very deep. Good concept.
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collection of short stories. Different story lines and entertaining.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Reaches (3 books)
  • Through the Breach
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Hammer's Slammers (Hammer's Slammers, #0) Lt. Leary, Commanding (Lt. Leary, #2) With the Lightnings (Lt. Leary, #1) An Oblique Approach (Belisarius, #1) The Far Side of the Stars (Lt. Leary, #3)

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