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- Publisher: Baen Books
- Format: Book | 384 pages
- Dimensions: 108mm x 168mm x 36mm | 222g
- Publication date: 1 May 2006
- Publication City/Country: Riverdale
- ISBN 10: 1416520635
- ISBN 13: 9781416520634
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Sales rank: 445,073
Dr. Neil Anson Clemons was born at the very moment that men first landed on the moon and always strived to become an astronaut - in the meantime becoming one of the world's foremost experts in quantum physics and gravitational theory. Now, he and his team have achieved a breakthrough that can make faster-than-light travel a reality. With the help of attractive and outspoken southern astronaut, USAF Colonel Tabitha Ames, the U.S. government is convinced to fund the Top Secret warp project. Unfortunately, forces with much darker dreams do not hesitate to blow up a space shuttle, attempt to kill Neil and Tabitha, and use the stolen warp technology to start what they expect to be a short and victorious war with the USA. But Dr. Clemons has ideas for using his warp drive technology completely unsuspected by America's enemies, and repelling the all-out attack is only the beginning of a titanic struggle to reach the stars.
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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, all from the University of Alabama in Huntsville; a Master's degree in Astronomy, and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. 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. In his copious spare time, Doc Travis is also a black belt martial artist, a private pilot, a SCUBA diver, has raced mountain bikes, competed in triathlons, and has been the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of several hard rock bands. He currently lives with his wife Karen, two dogs Stevie and Wesker, and his two cats Neko and Kuro, in north Alabama.
"In the tradition of Golden Age SF explodes with inventive action. Even more dazzling is the imaginative playfulness with cutting edge scientific possibilities, there's plenty of stimulating and satisfying speculation." Publishers Weekly"