By Charles E. Gannon
Sequel to nationwide bestseller, Nebula Award finalist, and Compton criminal Award winner Fire with Fire. technology fiction experience on a grand scale.
When reluctant interstellar diplomat and intelligence operative Caine Riordan returns from humanity’s first come upon with alien races, unexpected conflict clouds burst. With Earth’s fleet shattered by means of a sneak assault and its survivors scuffling with for his or her lives, Caine needs to depend on either his first touch and weaponry abilities to take care of the non-humanoid enemy. And whilst the technologically-superior attackers sweep apart the sun system’s final defenses, and traitorous enterprises invite the invaders to land "security forces," humanity fights again with its most sensible guns: crafty, inventiveness, and guts.
yet as Earth hurtles in the direction of a last trial through fireplace that's guaranteed to scar its collective reminiscence, Caine discovers that there can also be huge and aggravating gaps in that reminiscence. Clues aspect to a far previous inter-species apocalypse, buried in humanity’s personal prehistory. Which increases a terrifying danger: what if the extraterrestrial beings' invasion of Earth isn't really one in all conquest, yet preemption? And what if their harrowing thoughts of a long-past cataclysmic battle makes them prepared to do whatever to maintain it from reigniting?
whether that suggests exterminating the human race.
approximately Trial through Fire:
"Gannon's whiz-bang moment stories of the Terran Republic interstellar experience grants at the promise of the 1st (Fire with Fire). . . . The appeal of Caines harrowing event lies in Gannons awareness to aspect, which retains the layers of political intrigue and armed forces motion from getting too dense. the handfuls of key characters, a number of theaters of operations, and diverse alien cultures all obtain the suitable quantity of cognizance. The gratifying solution is greater by means of the promise of extra pleasure to return during this interesting far-future universe."—Publishers Weekly Starred Review
" . . . deals the kind of demanding science-fiction these conversant in the loo Campbell period of Analog technological know-how Fiction will remember.Gannon throws his readers into an action-packed experience. A sequel to fireside With fireplace, it's a nonstop story jam-packed with army science-fiction action." —Daily information of Galveston County
"[A] white-knuckle experience . . . with actual stakes, and units up the subsequent problem for the newly named Terran Republic. Gannon is making it effortless for me to fulfill my objective of interpreting extra army SF this year."—Fantasy Literature Review
approximately Compton criminal award winner for top first novel, Fire with Fire:
“Chuck Gannon is a type of outstanding finds—someone as pleased with characters as he's with know-how, and both adept at offering these characters with difficulties to unravel. resourceful, enjoyable, and never afraid to step at the occasional toe or gore the occasional sacred cow, his tales don't disappoint.”—David Weber
"If we meet powerful extraterrestrial beings available in the market, can we undergo the destiny of the Aztecs and Incas, or locate the agility to outlive? Gannon fizzes with principles concerning the risky politics of first contact.”—David Brin
"The plot is interesting after which a few. Well-developed and self-consistent; clever readers are going to love it."—Jerry Pournelle
"[T]he intersecting plot threads, motion and well-conceived technology stored these pages turning."—SF Crowsnest
approximately Starfire sequence hit, Extremis, coauthored via Charles E. Gannon:
“Vivid. . . conflict sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly
"It’s a grand, enjoyable sequence of battles and campaigns, precious of something Dale Brown or Larry Bond ever wrote." –Analog
approximately Charles E. Gannon:
"[A] powerful [writer of] . . . army SF. . .[much] motion occurring in his paintings, with loads of physics in the back of it. there's a actual feel of the urgency of warfare and the sacrifices it demands." –Locus