Space Battles is the sixth anthology in the Full-Throttle Space Tales series. Edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Space Battles brings to life 17 explosive tales of spaceship battles by established and emerging authors:
"Between The Lines" by Anna Paradox: A utility truck in space comes under attack from a colony ship to which they once gave aid.
"The Thirteens" by Gene Mederos: Soldiers fight against Purists determined to purify a diversified world.
"Like So Much Refuse" by Simon C. Larter: A saboteur is pitted against an experienced admiral and her dedicated crew.
"Jump Point Blockade" by David Lee Summers: Captain Ellison Firebird and the crew of the Legacy find themselves facing a formidable enemy.
"First Contact" by Patrick Hester: Two buddies on a lone patrol ship square off against an unknown enemy.
"Isis" by Dana Bell: A sentient ship helps a spacer rescue human survivors from a horrific alien attack.
"Book of Enoch" by Matthew Cook: Amish space truckers fighting to survive.
"Joystick War" by Jean Johnson: Explorers discover a targeting drone with Artificial Intelligence in a storage bunker.
"Never Look Back" by Grace Bridges: Fascinating questions about the will to live and the will to die.
"The Gammi Experiment" by Sarah Hendrix: A disgraced former officer leads an untrained crew of miners against a powerful enemy.
"Space Battle of The Bands" by CJ Henderson: The crew of the Roosevelt faces off against an enemy using destructive sound waves.
"Battle For Parantwer" by Anthony R. Cardno: A military ship squares off against space pirates.
"With All Due Respect" by Johne Cook: A space marine turned ambassador heads home for trial when his escort encounters deadly aliens.
"Final Defense" by Selene O'Rourke: A lone military vessel on a mission to rescue a stranded civilian up against three giant enemy ships of unknown origin.
"Bait and Switch" by Jaleta Clegg: A cadet brought aboard a warship winds up manning weapons when the ship comes under attack.
"The Hand of God" (A Davi Rhii Story) by Bryan Thomas Schmidt: Military pilots confront pirates attacking shipping lanes.
"Guard Dog" by Mike Resnick and Brad R. Torgersen: A father protecting Earth from threatening invaders finds himself fighting the last person he expected.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is the author of the space opera novels The Worker Prince—which received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Best Science Fiction Releases of 2011—and The Returning, both from the space opera series Saga Of Davi Rhii. He also wrote the collection The North Star Serial, and short stories published in Tales Of The Talisman and the anthologies Of Fur And Fire and Wandering Weeds: Tales Of Rabid Vegetation, amongst others.
A freelance professional editor and proofreader, Schmidt edited books for authors such as Leon C. Metz, David Brown and Ellen C. Maze. He’s also the host of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Twitter (#sffwrtcht), where he interviews people such as Mike Resnick, A.C. Crispin, Kevin J. Anderson and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. He can be found online as @BryanThomasS on Twitter or via his website: www.bryanthomasschmidt.net.
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Space Battles: Full-Throttle Space Tales #6.
Edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.
Published by Flying Pen Press LLC, April 2012, under the imprint Flying Pen Press Science Fiction.
ISBN: 978-0-9845927-5-3. Trade paperback. Cover Price: $16.95
5.5" x 8.5" x 0.555", 0.791lb.
Flying Pen Press catalog number FIC-S-01006.