An elite Legion Dark Ops team must brave the chaos of an interplanetary firefight to deprive the attacking Black Fleet of its prize.
Far from the reach of their god, a fleet of space explorers prepares their last stand against an armada of their devils.
An undercover spy rescues a scientist from the wreckage of a space battle–and discovers a secret that governments are willing to kill planets to protect.
On the home front, the commissioner of the World Baseball League must navigate the boardrooms of baseball as he tries to bring the joy of his beloved sport to fans living in the reduced gravity of the moon.
These adventures and more await in the thirteen stories featured in October’s Science Fiction New Release Roundup. These tales are ready to amaze, to astound, and to inspire. Come and see the bounty of the Harvest Moon!
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Cauldron of Fire (Blood on the Stars #5) – Jay Allan
A Deadly Fight to the Finish…
The warrior culture of the Alliance has fragmented, and comrade fights comrade, brother kills brother. The Red Alliance forces, backed by the Union and its propaganda machine, have the advantage in numbers and position, and they are pushing forward, driving relentlessly toward the final attack, the one that will destroy their enemies.
The Gray Alliance forces are weaker, trapped in the great Sentinel-2 fortress where they’ve established their headquarters. Their enemies have the larger fleets and armies, and control of the homeworld…but the Grays have Tyler Barron and Dauntless.
The Confederation’s celebrated captain and his famous ship have been reinforced, and the newly promoted Commodore Barron now commands a small fleet of battleships, every vessel Admiral Striker could spare to reinforce the faltering Gray forces.
One final battle is all that stands between the Red fleet and victory, and it seems the Grays have no choice but to stand on the defensive and wait for the fight they know they can’t win. Unless they try something else, a wild gamble, a desperate plan to pull victory from the jaws of almost certain defeat. It will take all Barron and his people can give, and put Dauntless and the ships of his task force to the test. But it is the only way to win the victory, to prevent the Reds from a triumph that can lead only to a disastrous invasion of the Confederation, one that Barron knows he has to stop…whatever the cost.
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Eclipse Hand (Silent Order #4) – Jonathan Moeller
To the galaxy at large, Jack March is a privateer of the interstellar Kingdom of Calaskar and a former Iron Hand commando of the malevolent Final Consciousness. In truth, he is an alpha operative of the Silent Order, the most efficient and feared intelligence organization in human space. When there is a crisis, Jack March is the man to call.
The galaxy is at war, and an unexpected scientific discovery can change the fate of empires.
When Jack March stumbles across a space battle, he rescues a naive young scientist. But her accidental breakthrough has uncovered a dangerous secret, a secret the Final Consciousness will destroy worlds and kill trillions to protect.
Starting with Jack March…
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Gravity of the Game – Jon Del Arroz
Commissioner Hideki Ichiro is planning a field of dreams on the moon. The World Baseball League’s viewership has declined to some of the most alarming levels in the game’s history. To survive, baseball needs to expand to a new market, and the only place to go is out to the stars. There’s one hitch in the plan: playing baseball is impossible without Earth’s gravity.
Can Hideki navigate new technologies, angry owners, and the drive-by media before time runs out for both baseball and his own career?
“Del Arroz smashes another one out of the park! Baseball on the Moon? Pure genius from one of sci-fi’s great new up and coming voices.”
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Interstellar Mage (Starship’s Mage: Red Falcon #1) – Glynn Stewart
Mars destroyed his ship — but gave him a new one.
Mars drafted his Mage — for the good of humanity!
He should have known that wouldn’t be the end of it…
Captain David Rice has a new ship, a new crew, and a new set of Jump Mages to carry him between the stars. All he wants is to haul cargo, make money and keep his head down.
His past, however, is not so willing to let him go. An old enemy is reaching out from beyond the grave to destroy any chance of peace or life for Captain Rice—and old friends are only making things more complicated!
All he wants is to be a businessman, but as the death toll mounts he must decide what is more important: his quiet life or the peace humanity has enjoyed for centuries…
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Into the Fire part 1: Requiem of Souls (Universe in Flames #9) – Christian Kallias
Worlds Collide. Enemies Unite. Heroes Fall.
As the last battle draws near, Chase’s confidence is shaken from losing Zeus and Olympus. As tensions arise between Chase and those in his group on how to proceed next, he cautions against rushing to Erevos against everyone else’s wishes.
Meanwhile, the Emperor is tasked to reclaim the Gorgar home world with the help of Ryonna, Tar’Lock, and Keera. But they soon discover many things have changed since their last visit.
Arakan returns to his home world, overconfident that he can take on anyone that’s standing in his way. But something dark is looming over Erevos; a malevolent force that will stop at nothing to get what it wants.
This edition contains the previously unreleased bonus book, Damocles Fall.
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Praxis – Justin Knight
A group of blue collar workers are selected to run the first manned space station, Praxis, at the edge of our galaxy. It will be part of mankind’s bold ambition to explore beyond what we know.
But trouble is heading right for them. A gang of vicious alien pirates are fleeing justice, intent on continuing their bloody campaign, and Praxis is in their way.
The workers will have to defend themselves, unarmed, against a ruthless enemy intent on killing them. The biggest threat though, may be the station itself…
“Knight is a writer to watch. Fun, witty, and unafraid to tackle the big topics in SciFi.” – Dragon award winner Nick Cole.
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Shadow Corps – Justin Sloan
Death isn’t so bad if it means saving the universe.
Samantha was badass even before she learned magic. Fending for herself in the cauldron of a planet torn apart by an alien invasion taught Samantha how to kill. Ruthlessly efficient, her abilities have caught the attention of the Shadow Corps.
A group comprised of deadly warriors who focus on galactic safety, using any means necessary.
A battle-hardened warlord causing you trouble? The Shadow Corps will ruin their day.
Her first mission puts her team up against a space dragon, death reapers, and the ultimate sorcerer.
Samantha had better learn to master her alien magic, or be forced to watch her world, and many others, burn.
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Space Princess – Jon Mollison
Never start a small project on a Sunday night. They always take more time and cause more hassle than expected.
That was never more the case than when a regular guy from the suburbs made a late trip to the hardware store on a Sunday night and found himself at the center of an inter-planetary war for the soul of the galaxy. They were just three little homeless kids, dirty and and hungry and scared, and he couldn’t just leave them on the streets. He had no way of knowing that the youngest of the three was the key to uniting Galactic Christendom and turning back the murderous tide of the galactic war-cult known as the Slaves of the Mad God. He thought taking them in for a night would be a simple little job, and discovered it was only the first step in an adventure bigger than any he had ever imagined.
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Sword of the Legion (Galaxy’s Edge #5) – Jason Anspach and Nick Cole
Choose your legacy.
Captain Chhun’s Dark Ops squad is reunited with Wraith, and they are entrusted with the task of denying Goth Sullus the shipyards he so eagerly desires. But when the mission doesn’t go as planned, Chhun and Wraith must find a way to stop the Black Fleet’s advance—even if it costs them their lives.
Meanwhile, an old friend from Nether Ops executes a covert operation that will turn the focus of the Last War of the Republic in a terrible new direction.
Daring heroics, sacrifice, and courage come together as the Legion attempts to contain the fire sparked at the Battle of Tarrago.
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The Arkhe Principle – Maxwell Rudolf
Above the level of human understanding, the Arkhe is ever watchful. Waiting. Its near infinite power bleeds into the core of reality itself, changing the quantum fabric of the universe itself. Humanity’s greatest achievement is free.
When Captain John Edward Rex, a former member of an elite military unit, enters the civilian world, he finds himself trapped in a nightmare world of deceit and violence. Arkhe has targeted him as a pawn, and if he doesn’t break free, his sanity and existence will be annihilated.
Arkhe will stop at nothing to ensure its survival. But it has found others whose fates must also be arranged. Rex’s existence is inexorably tied in with the others, but can he break free and choose his own path or will he be just another fly entangled in Arkhe’s web of total domination?
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The Chemical Mage (The Tegression Trilogy #1) – Felix R. Savage
We thought there was no magic in space. Big mistake.
The nightmare began with a massacre on a remote colony planet.
Now we’re fighting for our lives against the mysterious Ghosts, an army of ragged, shadowy horrors … innumerable, unstoppable. The heroic defensive actions of the Navy fail to turn the tide. Earth itself is in danger of falling when a disgraced gunship pilot, Colm Mackenzie, stumbles on a clue to the mystery of the Ghosts. The key is buried in his own past …
With the clock running out on humanity’s survival, it’s up to Colm to unravel the Ghosts’ ruthless vendetta against us. What he discovers will change the course of the war, and could alter the future of the galaxy.
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The Last Dawn (The Last War #3) – Peter Bostrom
Another ship travels from humanity’s bleak future, targets a populated planet … and lays it waste in a fiery apocalypse. Nothing survives, and the ship disappears. In the midst of the recovery, Admiral Jack Mattis finds more questions than answers as he tracks down the dreadfully powerful enemy ship.
But the most pressing question: why are these mutated humans from the future relentlessly attacking us? What do they want? And at what cost?
And are these the same creatures created by the genetic research corporation exposed by Mattis on the planet Chrysalis?
The answers lie at the root of a deep conspiracy that goes beyond governments, beyond corporations. A conspiracy that will stop at nothing to succeed, and achieve ultimate power over humanity.
And as the deadly ship prepares for its final catastrophic strike, Admiral Jack Mattis and the crew of the Midway are the last defense between us, and our last dawn.
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The Last Stand (Dark Space Universe #3) – Jasper T. Scott
The exciting conclusion of the Dark Space Universe Series
Death is the only way out.
Astralis is surrounded. The lost Etherian fleet has arrived with old friends at the helm, but the Faros are there, too, and they’re demanding we give them the lost fleet, or else.
Lucien Ortane is determined to fight, while everyone else fears defeat and wants to negotiate. The future of humanity and countless other species hangs in the balance, but they are badly outnumbered–a million to one. If war breaks out, the Faros will win, and trillions of people will be killed or enslaved. There is only one path to victory, but will Lucien have the courage to take it?