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Against A Dark Background
This far future sf thriller is about a lady Mercenary who must recover a weapon of mass destruction for a cult or be targeted for death. This novel has lyrical prose, james bondian action sequences and plot twists worthy of Hitchcock that all leads to a unforgettable climax!...
Bora Horza Gorbuchul is a 'changer' - a human-based being who can change his shape to imitate other humans. Working for the three-legged Idirans, he is sent to retrieve a fugitive computer 'Mind' from a Planet of the Dead. Set against a background of cosmic conflict, Horza and his mercenaries seek the mind, battling against agents of the human 'Culture' and fanatic Idirans, to then face their doom on the proscribed barren world where the mind has hidden....
Look to Windward
One culture tries to impose its will on another culture, with disastrous results....
Use of Weapons
The main character is a superb military general from a planet somewhat like Earth. He flees a major conflict on his planet and becomes a warrior for hire. He is soon recruited by "The Culture" a utopian society of technologically advanced humans. The Culture wish to interfere in more primitive cultures and recruit him to influence the outcome of wars. He is troubled by horrific but unclear memories of his home planet that eventually reveal a more sin...
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