Nova War: the Shoal Trilogy: Book TwoPaperback Shoal Sequence
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- Publisher: Tor
- Format: Paperback | 450 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 38mm | 420g
- Publication date: 1 July 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1447224108
- ISBN 13: 9781447224105
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 197,749
Found adrift far from Consortium space, pilot Dakota Merrick and Lucas Corso are taken prisoner by the alien Bandati. There, Dakota discovers that humanity's knowledge of the galaxy is frighteningly inaccurate. The Shoal has apparently been fighting a frontier war with a rival species, the Emissaries, for thousands of years. As yet, the latter seem unaware of their FTL technology's full destructive capabilities. But the Bandati now have this information, and they will use it for profit. Dakota realises, to her shock, that the Shoal may therefore hold the Galaxy's best chance for peace. Forging an alliance with Trader, a Shoal-member, she's determined to prevent the Bandati's deadly knowledge from reaching the Emissaries. Yet despite her efforts, a nova war now seems inevitable -- a war that will destroy millions of inhabited worlds.
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Gary Gibson, who has worked as a graphic designer and magazine editor in his home town of Glasgow, began writing at the age of fourteen. He lives in Glasgow and is currently working on the second book continuing the story from Final Days. His previous novels include the Shoal series with Dakota Merrick: Stealing Light, Nova War and Empire of Light.
"Gibson stakes his claim to be considered alongside the leading triumvirate of British hard sf writers . . . "Nova War" is a gripping red and a treat for all fans of intelligent space opera." --"Guardian"