Von Neumann's War
Mars is the staging ground. Earth is the target. A storm of invasion gathers as the Red Planet pales and Earth scientists - amateurs and professionals alike - race to discover what it portends. Worse news: the horde of self-replicating probes suspected as the cause - implacable and all-consuming in its own right - may be only the tip of a full-scale assault. Ideas - the only useful weapon when facing an adversary an order of magnitude more advanced than you are. But against such an enemy, thought without action is as futile as war-making without a plan. Humanity's hope? The "straddlers": intelligent soldiers who know their science - and fighting scientists who have no scruples about using their smarts to kick some alien butt. Yet even with the right people finally on the job, the hour is late. For Mars glows red again. And the swarm is nearly upon us!
- Book | 400 pages
- 155.7 x 234.95 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
- 08 Aug 2006
- Baen Books
- Riverdale, United States
About John Ringo
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 (New York Times best seller), and Hell's Faire (New York Times best seller), 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 fiction. He had visited 23 countries and attended 14 schools by the time he graduated high school. Travis S. Taylor is the author of Warp Speed and The Quantum Connection for Baen. He has worked on various pro-grams 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. "Doc" Travis is also a black best 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.