Sixty-thousand light-years from Earth, the corrupt Terran Confederacy holds the Koprulu sector tightly in its tyrannical grip, controlling every aspect of its citizens' lives. One man dares to stand up to this faceless empire and vows to bring it to its knees: Arcturus Mengsk -- genius propagandist, tactician, and freedom fighter.
A monstrous act of bloody violence sows the seeds of rebellion in Arcturus, but he is not the first Mengsk to rail against such oppression. Before Arcturus grew to manhood, his father, Angus Mengsk, also defied the Confederacy and sought to end its brutal reign.
The destiny of the Mengsk family has long been tied to that of the Confederacy and the Koprulu sector, but as a new empire rises from the ashes of the past and alien invaders threaten the very existence of humanity, what will the future hold for the next generation...?
Snakefish, California, is rich in the currency of post-holocaust America. Gasoline.
Almost leveled by the soviet missiles that annihilated most of the West Coast, Snakefish is in the midst of a reconstruction, financed by a commodity far more valuable than the usual Deathlands jack.
But greed and man's lust for power threaten to shatter the hard won peace and tranquillity of this fledgling community as disparate factions that fight for control of the substance that will give them wealth beyond their wildest dreams.
Ryan Cawdor and his companions emerge from a gateway and step into the path of a smoldering war for power.
President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star System—but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds won’t surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ordered the ex–Syndicate CEOs terminated with extreme prejudice and the system’s citizens punished for their defiance.
Outnumbered and led by junior officers hastily promoted in the wake of the uprising, Midway’s warships are no match for the fleet massing and preparing to strike. But the Syndicate isn’t the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire.
With Drakon’s ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Iceni’s power—leaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray them…
"Рыба вышла из воды, чтобы стать чем-то другим. Человек, выйдя в космос, тоже изменится..." Ну, или как-то так там было, не помню. Суть в том, что ничерта мы не изменились. Мы уже тысячи лет среди звезд, но все так же тащим туда себя самих. Мы научились воевать с новыми противниками, мы поломали себе мозги, набивая пустоту новым типом кораблей, но мы упорно не желаем становиться не-людьми. Нам нравится ошибаться, искоренять инакомыслие и вредных чужих, чувствовать руку товарища и подсчитывать, сколько еще зарядов осталось у соперника. Нам нравится азарт погони и сделки, за которые могут казнить. Ну, если поймают, конечно. Лично я ушла в космос нарочно - чтобы ошибиться. И знаете? У меня отлично получилось.
«Рыба вышла из воды, чтобы стать чем-то другим. Человек, выйдя в космос, тоже изменится…» Ну, или как-то так там было, не помню. Суть в том, что ничерта мы не изменились. Мы уже тысячи лет среди звезд, но все так же тащим туда себя самих. Мы научились воевать с новыми противниками, мы поломали себе мозги, набивая пустоту новым типом кораблей, но мы упорно не желаем становиться не-людьми. Нам нравится ошибаться, искоренять инакомыслие и вредных чужих, чувствовать руку товарища и подсчитывать, сколько еще зарядов осталось у соперника. Нам нравится азарт погони и сделки, за которые могут казнить. Ну, если поймают, конечно. Лично я ушла в космос нарочно — чтобы ошибиться. И знаете? У меня отлично получилось.
Texxt date: 19/08/2011
When a 60-kiloton explosion destroyed the University of Central Florida, and much of the surrounding countryside, the authorities first thought that terrorists had somehow obtained a nuclear weapon. But there was no radiation detected, and, when physicist Dr. William Weaver and Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller were sent to investigate, they found that in the center of the destruction, where the University’s physics department used to be, was an interdimensional gateway to… somewhere. An experiment in subatomic physics had produced a very unexpected effect. Furthermore, other gateways were appearing all over the world-and one of them immediately began disgorging demonic visitors intent on annihilating all life on Earth and replacing it with their own. Other, apparently less hostile, aliens emerged from other gateways, and informed Weaver and Miller that the demonic invaders — the name for them that humans could most easily pronounce was the “Dreen” — were a deadly blight across the galaxy, occupying planet after planet after wiping out all native life. Now it would be Earth’s turn, unless Weaver and Miller could find a way to close the gateways. If they failed, the less belligerent aliens would face the regrettable necessity of annihilating the entire Earth to save their own worlds…
The invasion of Alaska has begun. And the Third World War may not be far behind. In this controversial book, Vaughn Heppner explores the theme of a shattered America facing the onslaught of the new colossus in the East: Greater China.
The time is 2032, and the Chinese are crossing the polar ice and steaming through the Gulf of Alaska. They have conquered oil-rich Siberia and turned Japan into a satellite state. Now a new glacial period has begun, devastating the world’s food supply. China plans to corner the world’s oil market and buy the needed food for their hungry masses.
A weakened America uses old technology against the next generation of military hardware. The invasion unleashes the Hell of battle as two armies turn the snowfields of Alaska red with blood.
INVASION: ALASKA is a thundering techno-thriller of vast scope, written by bestselling author Vaughn Heppner.
From the author who brought you Invasion: Alaska!
A disturbingly realistic vision of war several decades into the future. Invasion: China is as ambitious as it is powerful. Using advanced technologies in military science, the world’s superpowers battle on land, sea, air and space for global supremacy. This controversial tale will keep you sleepless at night as America challenges the new colossus in the East: Greater China and her Pan-Asian allies. Hard-hitting. Vast in scope. And all too possibly real.
Continually freezing weather has devastated the Earth’s food supply, making US soil the most valuable in the world. A shattered, debt-ridden America suffered invasion by half the world and faced tactical nuclear weapons in her heartland. Now she wants revenge.
In the end, nuclear-tipped torpedoes, deadly laser systems and rail guns cannot replace the grunts on the battlefield. Asian snows turn red with blood as the fate of the world hangs in the balance--this is the thundering geopolitical technothriller, Invasion: China.
Season four continues with Ironfall
Book 30 in the Kirov Series
The war continues in 1943, as Japan launches a bold new attack against the Fiji Islands that leads to a decisive battle off Yasawa. In Syria, Erwin Rommel unleashes a classic flanking attack towards Damascus with “Operation Eisenfall,” even as the Allies attack Kesselring in Tunisia with Eisenhower’s “Operation Hammer.”
Then, as the German 11th and 17th Armies slowly grind down the last of Soviet resistance in the Caucasus, tensions reach a breaking point when they meet Volkov’s forces dug in west of Maykop. The Führer has ordered his legions to take and occupy that place, and Ivan Volkov chooses to stand his ground. The war in the east now threatens to spiral out of control, with new fighting erupting on every frontier when General Zhukov opens his Spring offensive in a massive attack towards Kharkov that now threatens to reshape the entire front.
Meanwhile, Elena Fairchild finally learns the fate of the men she sent into the hidden passage beneath St. Michael’s Cave, and makes a discovery that will give her the means to find and retrieve the key lost on the Battleship Rodney. As she plans her mission, Fedorov and Karpov arrange a meeting with Volsky and Gromyko to discuss their new plan to shatter this altered meridian by traveling to 1908.