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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:21 pm 
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"I killed the scorpion not because he was a scorpion,
but because he was unlucky."

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"Doc reads the newspapers and watches the TV news,
...anybody who does that will believe anything."

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:44 am 
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Fucken-A, new Craig Alanson :)

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If anyone's interested in a new Sci-fi series, here's a good one...

Earth gets swept up in the crossfire of the ongoing intergalactic war...

All species are allied with one of two sides in a strict hierarchy according to technology level.

The characters, and species with their traits are wonderful.

The main series is of the "Merry Band of Pirates," protecting Earth using stolen hardware, (they pirate and trade up starships, dropships, etc.)), but they can't let any species know humans are in space, so everything is covert... They have to trick other species into blaming and fighting each other, and pull off all kinds of space ops that are pretty cool...he's developed space combat with it's relativistic influences, for example if you know a ship is 5 light minutes away from you, you only know where it was 5 minutes ago...it thoroughly changes strategy, you fight with distance, and that's written into the book.

SPOILER ALERT
You need to jump in near a star but there are three lizard ships nearby who would open fire immediately as you're in a hijacked ship of one of their enemies.

Two of their ships are together, and the other is a few light seconds away.

You have a senior species piece of technology aboard that can hack the systems of either ship(s) you jump in near, and overload it's jump coils...but the OTHER ship(s) will see you jump in, and open fire on you no matter which ships you jump in near.

What do you do?

You jump in near one ship, start the overload, and immediately jump it between the other two ships for it to detonate.

The lizards on the bridge will barely have 2/3rds of a second to realize what's happening to them :D


The above book is the second in a spinoff series that started just before book 4 of the main series, these are a few thousand humans stranded on a planet, sorta semi-ignored by the species that live there. They don't know the Merry Band of Pirates is out there influencing events, and they don't know what happened to Earth after they left.



It all starts here in this Book 1 of the main series :)
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I'd recommend it to any Sci-fi fan, you won't be sorry :D

"And stay off route 27 or the hamsters might see you!"

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