Stars At War II

Stars At War II

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Baker & Taylor
An omnibus volume contains two of the authors' popular Starfire series novels, The Shiva Option--in which the Grand Alliance of Humans must reactivate General Directive 18 to stop the onslaught of the alien Arachnids--and Insurrection--in which the Fringe Worlds are kept from joining the central governments of the Inner Worlds.

Blackwell North Amer
This book contains two novels in one volume - including the first complete and uncut publication of the novel Insurrection.
The Shiva Option: The war wasn't going well. The alien Arachnids were an enemy who is like no civilized race had ever confronted, overrunning planet after planet. The "Bugs" regarded any sentient species as a handy protein source. Defeat was not an option. The Grand Alliance of Humans and other races has been driven to the wall. Whatever they do, the Bugs just keep coming.
Reluctantly, they now must reactivate General Directive 18, however horrible it may be. Because when the only possible outcomes are victory or racial extermination, only one option is acceptable: The Shiva Option.
Insurrection: And peace isn't always wonderful. Once the enemy was defeated, the central governments of the Inner Worlds were anything but willing to relinquish their wartime powers. To insure that their grip on the reins of power remained firm, the establishment plans to allow the non-human beings of the Khanate to join the Federation, thus reducing the Fringe Worlds voting bloc to impotent minority status.
The ruthless bureaucrats of the Corporate Worlds are smugly confident that this power play will keep the colonial upstarts in their place. But the Fringers have only one answer to that: Insurrection.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents two of the authors' Starfire series novels, "The Shiva Option"--in which the Grand Alliance of Humans must stop the onslaught of the alien Arachnids--and "Insurrection"--in which the Fringe Worlds are kept from joining the Inner Worlds.

Simon and Schuster
Super-Size Your Science Fiction Adventure Sales! Two Complete Novels, One a New York Times Best Seller, in One Huge Volume, Co-Authored by the Creator of Honor Harrington. Contains Insurrection and The Shiva Option.

The war wasn't going well. The alien Arachnids were an enemy whose like no civilized race had ever confronted. Like some carnivorous cancer, the "Bugs" had overrun planet after planet . . . and they regarded any competing sentient species as only one more protein source. Defeat was not an option. . . . The Grand Alliance of Humans, Orions, Ophiuchi, and Gorm, united in desperate self-defense, have been driven to the wall. Billions of their civilians have been slaughtered. Their most powerful offensive operation has ended in shattering defeat and the deaths of their most experienced military commanders. Whatever they do, the Bugs just keep coming. But the warriors of the Grand Alliance know what stands behind them and they will surrender no more civilians to the oncoming juggernaut. They will die first-and they will also reactivate General Directive 18, however horrible it may be. Because when the only possible outcomes are victory or racial extermination, only one option is acceptable. The Shiva Option.And peace isn't always wonderful Once the enemy is defeated, the central governments of the Inner Worlds were anything but willing to relinguish their wartime powers. To insure that their grip on the reins of power remained firm, the bureaucrats are allowing the non-human beings of the Khanate in, while keeping the Fringe Worlds out, smugly confident that this will keep the colonial upstarts in their place. The Fringers have only one answer to that: Insurrection.

Publisher: Riverdale, NY Baen 2005
ISBN: 9780743499125
Characteristics: 1044
Additional Contributors: White, Steve

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