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A Coming Of Age
Timothy Zahn creats a future human society that crash landed on a world that caused the children of their society to develope extrodinary telekentic powers which eventually disappears with the on-set of puberty. It is a world where, in order to retain controll over their youth, education is denied children until they begin to loose these "Teeking" abilities. The pr-teen main character, becomes embroiled in kidnaping,a religious cult, deception and revela...
Angelmass
Believing that their breakaway colonies in the Empyrean have come under the control of aliens known as "Angels", the Pax Comitas sends scientist and newly recruited spy Jereko Costas investigate. With the help of a con artist and thief named Chandris Lalasha, Jereko discovers that the "Angels" aren't the morality controllers that the Comitas and the Empyrean believes them to be. What follows is an adventure involving socioeconomic and political intrigue ...
Blackcollar: The Backlash Mission
Backlash; the "War Drug". It was the code name for the secret formula that changed an ordinary soldiers into super warriors. In the hopes of finding a copy of the formula that could help the Resistance overthrow their alien conquerors, Allen Caine and his comando team are sent into the heart of Ryqril-run territory on Earth, to search Aegis Mountain, an impregnable fortress which even the conquering Ryqril were not able to enter....
Cobra - Cobra 1
This book follows Johnny Moreau on his journey from teen-aged boy on a backwater colony planet to being an all-powerful technology-enhanced warrior, to eventually being an elderly statesman on a new frontier colony. Johnny becomes a COBRA warrior (with enhanced skeletal servo-mechanisms for super strength, and implanted lasers and other weapons, along with computer-controlled reflexes) to fight the alien Trofts, which have taken over two of the border p...

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Cobra Bargain - Cobra 3
A strange discrepancy in monitoring records of the planet Qasama prompts the Cobra Worlds to send a follow-up mission to investigate a mysterious new site which seems to be responsible. The Moreau family sees its newest Cobra, Justin's oldest daughter Jin going on the mission. More than just Aventine's safety lies in the balance. Her personal performance on the mission will determine Corwin's political fate, as well as whether the door for women becom...
Cobra Strike - Cobra 2
Cobra Srike continues the story of Cobra Johnny Moreau and introduces Justin who has followed in his fathers footsteps and become a Cobra fighter. The Trofts, who were once enemies of the Dominion of Man, tell the Cobra Worlds of a potentially dangerous race and ask them to nutralize the threat in exchange for more worlds to colonize. A reconnaisance mission is sent to investigate this threat and is stunned to encounter a paranoid human society. ...
Conquerors' Pride
The first book in the Conquerors' Trilogy, Conquerors' Pride sets up a story with multi-faceted plots. A first contact with an alien race (the Zirrh, or Conquerors) ends in disaster and the son of a wealthy and politically powerful man is captured. The father starts planning a rescue mission, which his other son will lead, and stumbles onto a conspiracy to cover up the biggest secret in the galaxy. An agent of the CommonWealth chases him across the gal...
Dark Force Rising - Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy 2
The plot thickens as Grand Admiral Thrawn looks for another source of much needed warships. Luke, Han and Leia try their best to save the Repubic. However, one of their own senators tries to use the events to rise to power. Thanks to Leia, the mysterious Noghri begin to mistrus the Empire. In the end, Thrawn escapes with a whole fleet of large space ships, but the New Republic has gained new allies without their enemy's knowledge....
Deadman Switch
The only way to travel to Solitaire and it's heavy-metal rich moons is through the "cloud" that surrounds the system, which would take years if not for the Deadman Switch which uses condemned criminals called "zombies" for entry and exit out of the system. Gilead Raca Benedar, a member of the Watchers, discovers that the outboud "zombie" may be innocent of the crime that she was condemned for and tries to save her from being the next sacrifice to the Dea...
Dragon and Soldier
Starscape, Jun 2004, 17.95, 299 pp. ISBN: 0765301253 Teenager Jack Morgan still adjusts to his only known relative Uncle Virge being a computer simulation and his symbiotic relationship with Draycos, who exists as a two-dimensional "tattoo" on his skin or as a three-dimensional dragon. They met enemies attacked Draycos' ship causing it to crash planet side. They agreed to help one another. Jack and Draycos conclude that mercenaries destroyed...

Timothy Zahn list of books

Dragon and Thief
Jack Morgan is a fourteen year-old reformed thief and con-artist who is framed for a theft when transporting Braxton Universis cargo. Hiding from the megacorporation's security force on an obscure planet he witnesses the near total destruction of the advance scouts of the Shontine and K'da refugees. The lone survivor of the entire group is the dragonlike K'da. K'da must bond in their two dimensional tattoo like form with their hosts every six hours ...
Heir to the Empire - Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy 1
A new, brilliant tactician (called Grand Admiral Thrawn) has seized control of the Imperial fleet, and is directing it extremely effectively against the New Republic. As an effort to further the war, Thrawn attempts to control an evil Jedi Master. To do this, he must capture Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo and her unborn twins....
Manta's Gift
Tor, Sep 2002, 24.95, 432 pp. ISBN: 031287829X Jakob Faraday is part of an expedition exploring Jupiter when intelligent animals Qanska apparently attack his Skydiver 7 bathyscaph. Jakob fears his vessel will be crushed, but he fortunately escapes back to the mother ship. Twenty years later, the Five Hundred fund a project involving Matt Raimey, a quadriplegic due to a skiing accident, to be placed inside the womb of a Qanska. When Matt is r...
Specter of the Past
This is the first of two book sequel to the Grand Admiral Thrawn trilogy. The Empire, in a much smaller form, is back and trying to stir up trouble in the New Republic. People are angry about what the Bothans may or may not have done 20 years ago, and the Empire is fanning the flames of resentment to start a civil war. Meanwhile Luke and friends are trying to get everyone to make nice....
Spinneret
The UN (really the US) sets up a colony on a seemingly useless planet (all the useful ones having been taken by alien species). It turns out to have a factory, built by aliens long gone, for producing an extremely strong superconducting cable. This makes the world the center of a multi-sided rivalry between the colony, the UN, the US, various alien races, and liberal groups within the colony....
Star Wars: Survivor's Quest
Del Rey, ISBN: 0345459164 Over fifty years ago Grand Admiral Thrawn destroyed the Outbound Flight containing some Jedi. Now on the planet Nirauan, aliens have found the remains of the Outbound Flight. They want to hand over their find to the New Republic. Knowing the diplomatic value of accepting this “gift” and the internal appreciation of leaving no one behind, leaders of the New Republic send the Skywalkers to Niraua, graveyard to over fift...

Timothy Zahn novels

The Blackcollar
30 years ago, Earth's war with the Ryqril was lost. In a last chance effort to overthrow Earth's alien domination, Allen Caine, an operative in the Resistance, is sent to find and reactivate the elite fighting force known as Blackcollars. ...
The Green and the Gray
Tor, Sept, 27.75, 446 pp. ISBN 076307170 In 1928, extraterrestrials who looked human went through Riker's Island to become citizens of their new home. The Greens were chased off their home world by the Grays in a war that started over a simple misunderstanding. The Greens did not know that the Grays, in order to escape the Others, followed the Greens to earth. For decades neither group knew of the other's existence until a boy from one group a...
The Icarus Hunt
Reluctant smugglers Jordan McKell and his alien partner are given a chance to pick up some legal trade that is good for their cover as down and out traders in a galactic spiral setting, where the dominant economic power is a monstrous alien corporation with a superior technology. But the little job turns out to be something bigger than anyone suspects! Soon everyone wants a piece of the cargo, even though they don't really know what it is. A quick, fun r...
The Last Command - Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy 3
Last book in trilogy. The jedi twins are born. Mara becomes a Jedi. Joruus is defeated and the cloning facility destroyed....
Triplet
Danae is tired of people controlling her life for her--especially her father. So, she decides to visit Triplet--a world that is really three separate worlds, each with its own magic. With a Courier called Ravagin as her guide, she sets off, only to find herself caught in a battle between the demons of Karyx and the humans that once controlled them. Danae and Ravagin must find a way to stop the demons, or Triplet will be doomed....
Vision of the Future
Basically Luke rescues Mara, they discover some very interesting things, about themselves and many other things. Admiral Pellaeon actually meets with a New Republic representative. Han and Lando venture off to the Imperial capital to try to discover the truth about the Bothan issue. Talon and Shada actually find who they are looking for, but perhaps not exactly....

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Warhorse
Humanity thought they were the only technology users in the galaxy, until they encountered the Tampies, the self appointed guardians of all life. Tampies also controlled living spaceships which were better and faster than anything Humanity had; In controlling these "Warhorses" they also controlled human economic and colonization interests. Because of this control, animosity and prejudice grew between the Tampies and Humans, almost to the point of hostili...


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