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Catch the Lightning
When Althor's ship is sabotaged, he is forced to land on an alternate Earth, where he is protected and assisted by Tina. When Althor recovers his Jag, Tina goes with him into the future. Part of the Saga of the Skolian Empire; events in Catch the Lightning occur seventy years after events in Primary Inversion....
Primary Inversion
Sauscony Valdoria is a Jagernaut Primary, a rank equivalent to Admiral, a Rhon Psion, and a member of the Ruby dynasty. She and her fellow cyberfighters, and empaths, have landed on Delos for R&R and are having a difficult time handling the fear of the population. When they encounter a group of Eubian bodyguards, one invites Soz out for a drink, but this only initiates flashbacks to a time when Soz became a provider to a Highton Aristo while undercover i...
Radiant Seas
Radiant Seas continues the story of Sauscony and Jaibriol, their children, and the Ruby dynasty. The first half of the book explains the events leading up to the Radiance War, with Soz and Jaibriol's exile and the death of the Imperator. Once Jaibriol is kidnapped, Soz pursues the position of Imperator and all-out war to rescue her husband and brother from the Traders....
Schism
Tor, Dec 2004, 25.95, 464 pp. ISBN: 0765309513 Humanity has colonized thousands of worlds; technology and medicine have made incredible advances; yet war still exists. The Skolian Empire is based on democratic ideals while conversely the Aristo Traders Empire is built on slavery. Hostility seems imminent between these giants. On the planet Lyshriol, seventeen years old Soz has gone behind her father Eldrinson's back to take the preliminary e...

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Skyfall
Tor, Nov 2003, 24.95, 304 pp. ISBN: 0765306387 Twice married and widowed, Roca, heir to the Ruby Dynasty's pharaoh, seeks freedom from the manipulations of her son Kurj. He sees his mother as a tool to use in furthering the empire's goal of eliminating the Skolian Empire enemy, the Aristos. Desperate, in a bid for freedom from her overbearing, manipulative son, Roca flees into space, but ends up stranded on the backwater planet, Skyfall. Loc...
Spherical Harmonic
Tor, Jan 2002, 27.95, 428 pp. ISBN: 031289063X Though both sides claim victory, the interstellar war devastated the Skolians and the Aristo Traders. Pharaoh of the Ruby Dynasty, Dyhianna Selei, obtains a fragile peace with the nefarious Aristo Traders, but both entities know that hostilities will continue anyway. Dyhianna learns first hand that the “cold war” remains hot as she surfaces on a humanoid planet after making a desperate le...
Sunrise Alley
Baen Books, August 2004, 24.00, 320 pages ISBN 0743488407 By 2033, biomech research scientist Samantha Bryton tasted success with the development of "forma" androids, but fled to Northern California to reconsider her values as the wealth and fame she has accrued feels wrong. A badly injured human male washes up onto Sam's beachfront property. She helps this humanoid flotsam as he heals. Turner Pascal explains that renegade scientist Charon con...
The Charmed Sphere
In the first part of this book, Chime, a peasant girl whose family owns an orchard, discovers she has magical powers. Because she has the strongest powers in the land, she must marry Muller, the prince and soon to be king. Although neither want to marry at first, they grow to love one another, but there is a problem. Neither Chime nor Muller would make very good rulers, and their country, Aronsdale, needs good rulers, because the king of a neighboring...
The Last Hawk
While on reconnaissance, Kelric, the imperial heir to the Skolian Empire is caught unaware by enemy fighters. His craft is badly damaged and he barely manages to crash land on an interdicted planet. Kelric has a biomech web in his body, which is also damaged in the crash. The biomech web is a system of bio-optic and bio-electronics threading his body and brain, which allow him to communicate with the computer node in his brain. The node can control ...
The Moon's Shadow
Tor, March 2003, 25.9, 480 pp. ISBN 076304252 On the planet Delos, The Eubians exchange prisoner Prince Eldrin of the Skolian Empire for Jai Rockworth the heir to the Eubian Concord. Although nobody knows it, Jai, who will be the next Emperor, is related to all the high powered rulers in the Skolian Empire. The Skolians and the Eubians after centuries of war are holding to an informal and uneasy truce, one that could explode into war with the l...

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The Phoenix Code
In 2021, humanity is on the brink of combining artificial intelligence with a perfect robotic body that will lead to Homo superior. Some conservative scientists fear the future for mankind, but the Department of Defense believes their superman is the ultimate operative. Robotics expert Megan O'Flannery sees both sides of the issue, but concludes that a hybrid is the best next step. Working for cutting edge company, MindSim, Megan secures the...
The Quantum Rose
The main character, a young woman, comes from a farming background, and is also the governor of Argali Province, which is a "backwater" district on a "backwater" planet. She is engaged to marry Jax Ironbridge, the governor of an adjacent province -- a much richer one. He is very brutal, however, and beats her occasionally. A man comes to this planet -- a human man from a more technologially developed planet -- and he falls in love with her. After a v...


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