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    Description1. John Ringo has over two million books in print. 2. He has written six "New York Times" best sellers. 3. The first novel in his Posleem War series, "A Hymn Before Battle" has an 81% sell through in mass market from October 2001 to date. "Booklist "called the novel, "practically impossible not to read in one sitting." "Gust Front," the second novel in the series, has equally high sell throughs in both hardcover and mass market. 4. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Rindo brings military characters and their explosive battles to vivid, three-dimensional life. 5. Travis S. Taylor's science background and profound knowledge compliment Ringo's military realism with scientific realism, filling the novel with breakthroughs and theories from the frontiers of today's science, as he did in "The Quantum Connection," praises by "Publishers Weekly" as "dazzling...cutting-edge scientific possibilities...stimulating and satisfying..." 6. Full-color brochure 7. Special kit mailing 8. Booksense mailing 9. Consumer advertising in "Locus," "Kliatt," more 10. Teaser chapter for "Claws That Catch" 11. Trade advertising 12. Special backlist discounts for John Ringo titles The sequel to "Into the Looking Glass." William Weaver, PhD. and SEAL Chief Miller are back and Bill got himself a ship! The former SSBN "Nebraska" has been converted, using mostly garage mechanics and baling wire, into a warp ship ready to go "out there." But as everyone knows, the people who really are going to bear the brunt are the poor Security guys, Force Recon Marines who are kept in the dark and fed manure all day. That is until they land on an alien planet, get partially wiped out and then load back up again. Ranging in topics from the best gun to kill armored space monsters to particle physics to cosmology to health and beauty tips, "Vorpal Blade "is a return to the "good old days" of SF when the science problems were intractable and the beasts were ugly. The monkeys are out in the space lanes and ready to rock. As soon as they get another roll of duct tape.


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    Title
    Vorpal Blade
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Ringo, By (author) Travis S. Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Book
    Number of pages: 570
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416555865
    ISBN 10: 1416555862
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028050, FIC028010, FIC028030
    LC classification: PS3568.I577 V67 2008
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Baen Books
    Imprint name
    Baen Books
    Publication date
    14 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Riverdale
    Author Information
    John Ringo is author of the "New York Times" best-selling Posleen War series which so far includes "A Hymn Before Battle," "Gust Front," "When the Devil Dances," and "Hell's Faire," as well as the connected novels "Cally's War" (with Julie Cochrane), "The Hero" (with Michael Z. Williamson), and "Watch on the Rhine" (with Tom Kratman), and is the hottest new science fiction writer since David Weber. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his novels of high-tech future war. Travis S. Taylor--"Doc" Taylor to his friends--has earned his soubriquet the hard way: He has a doctorate in optical science and engineering, a master's degree in physics, a master's degree in aerospace engineering, a master's degree in astronomy, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Dr. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past sixteen years. He's currently working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space-based beamed energy systems, and next generation space launch concepts. He lives in Harvest, AL with his wife Karen and their daughter.