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A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows
This, the darkest of the Dominic Flandry novels, deals with two of Flandry's relationships: with his illegitimate son, and with the second true love of his life. At the same time, the alien spy Aycharaych, working for/with the Merseian enemies of the Terran Empire, is sowing trouble, trying to use the cycles of human history to his advantage. By the time the book is over, Flandry has foiled his plots, but reached the nadir of his personal life....
Conan The Rebel
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Ensign Flandry
In the book, Ensign Flandry is a wet-behind-the-ears recruit. War over galactic dominance between humans and mersians (alligator-like aliens) presses Flandry to go to a distant planet. The Commander recognizes Flandry's skill spying and sends him behind enemy lines to collect valuable information....
For Love and Glory
Tor, March 2003, 24.95, 304 pp. ISBN: 0312874499 In the very distant future, mankind has colonized the stars while the people of Earth have evolved into something quite different. Science and technology has advanced so that people can live several centuries with rejuvenation treatments. Information is sought after and the person who delivers it is rewarded handsomely and regarded as a hero. Lissa of planet Asborg belongs to a powerful house ...

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Harvest of Stars
In the future Earth is under the tyrannical rule of the Avanist Govt. The only ones who can combat is the fireball Company under Anson Guthrie and brave space pilot named Kyra Davis. Kyra must rescue Anson's personality which is downloaded on a computer.Their adventures take them from a Earth to exotic lunar colony and finally to a planet menaced by a dying star. Anderson's speculations of artificial intelligences, biotech and nanotech are first-rate and...
Mother Of Kings
Tor, Sep 2001, 27.95, 444 pp. ISBN: 0312874480 In the tenth century, Gunnhild, daughter of a Norse chieftain, learns her lessons quite well as a child. Her father's concubine teaches her how witchcraft can aid and protect a female from men. The death of her mother teaches her to never yield to male ogres and their demands and commands. Gunnhild vows to never be a weak female dependent on the other sex for safety and comfort. To atta...
Tau Zero
A starship is about to depart for a nearby star with colonists and crew aboard. One of the crew (a female) and the ship's constable form a brief liaison, but both put their duties first. The ship leaves but after some time a technical problem prevents them from decelerating in time to rendezvous with their target planet. The constable becomes the de facto leader of the expedition and maintains a strong belief that they can not only survive but someh...
The Avatar
A new kind of technologically advanced spaceship is discovered that lets people explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy....
The Boat of a Million Years
The Boat of a Million Years is about immortality, and the subject is masterfully handled. Not much happens in the book - although it is not, for the most part, short stories, it does have the feeling of a collection of short stories - but the characters are well-developed, and the events of each immortal's life are described in fascinating depth. Also has one of the best songs about science advancement that I've ever read....
The Corridors of Time
Storm Darroway, a queenly beauty and time-traveller from the earth's far future is trapped in the twentieth century by her enemies. To stand a fighting chance of making it back through a time gate she needs help, and ex-Marine Malcolm Lockridge, falsely accused of murder and now in jail, is the man she has to spring before he can help her. In the Denmark of 1827BC she is regarded as an earth-goddess, and there they must go if she is to recoup her powers....

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The High Crusade
When a backwoods medieval England duchy is the subject of a hostile alien scouting party, the aliens soon find that the primitive English are not to be be taken lightly. The plucky English take the fight to the aliens' own subject planets and find themselves fighting in defense of all mankind. The advanced arts of the aliens are rapidly turned against them by the wiley hero, but he must face weakness of friend, family, and foe alike as he tries to brin...
The Rebel Worlds
Dominic Flandry gets sent to put down a rebellion against the Terran Empire. His investigation reveals that the rebellion is morally justified: an evil governor had engaged in mass murder against innocents. However, Dominic Flandry cannot stand by while the good-intentioned rebels throw the empire into chaos; neither can he allow the governor to bring his vile plans to fruition. To complicate things, Flandry falls in love with the rebel leader's wife...


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