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Trying to recall a book. Can someone help me out?

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Initial post: Jun 28, 2012 11:01:54 PM PDT
T. Hyden says:
Don't know if I can find this book but I wanted to post it here to see if anyone may have a clue on what I'm thinking about.

I got this book as a paperback back around 1995-1997, and it was a new book around that time period. I remember the front cover had a big giant scifi battle tank thing covering most of the front cover in a city wasteland type setting. Kinda had a blueish/purpleish colored tone to the art and title.

All that I can remember from reading it was the something among the lines of the main character waking up in some destroyed city slums. I also recall something that he stumbled into some sort of graveyard within those slums and finding a gravestone with his name on it.

I don't know the author or title, nor do I remember if it's part of a series or stand alone. Just wanted to see if you guys may know. If not, that's fine. I was 10 or so at the time I was reading it so I may have some information off.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 1:26:31 AM PDT
Micah Gibson says:
Kind of a long shot, but what about this?
The Stars Must Wait (Baen Books)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 2:01:51 AM PDT
2theD says:
"scifi battle tank" instantly reminds me of the Keith Laumer/David Weber Bolo! series. This cover meets your criteria: Bolos II: The Unconquerable (Bk. 2).

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 4:20:58 AM PDT
T. Hyden says:
It was neither of those, but it was very close! Looking at the "Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed" section of those pages, I found it! The book I was thinking of was The Compleat Bolo. Thanks for helping me out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 4:52:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 29, 2012 4:54:21 AM PDT
Micah Gibson says:
Great to hear we got the series right :)

Technically, The Stars Must Wait (Baen Books) is the novelization of the short story "The Night of the Trolls" which makes up part of The Compleat Bolo and tells the story of John Jackson waking up from suspended animation to find the world a desolate wasteland.

In any case, you have a long series ahead of you waiting to be read :) If you prefer ebook versions, most of them are available here:

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 5:54:38 AM PDT
BTW, Baen doesn't sell any of their ebooks on Amazon. You have to go to their website to buy them.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 6:18:41 AM PDT
T. Hyden says:
That's a bunch guys. Never would've thought about getting a ebook copy from the publisher's site. That's very helpful. Looking forward to reading this on my kindle this weekend. Thanks again!

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 6:30:37 AM PDT
I'm a big fan of Baen Books. They were one of the first publishers to really become ebook friendly and remain one of the best. The reason they don't sell their ebooks on Amazon is because they want to keep the prices down. All of their ebooks are DRM-free and are available for download and re-download as often as you want and in any format you want. I still have books in my Baen account that I bought in 2001, for my now-obsolete Gemstar reader. I now have them all available in Kindle format. Also, they have a great free library, as well as free sample chapters and many complete stories from anthologies, including several of Laumer's Bolo stories.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 6:49:27 AM PDT
Baen is a great publisher

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 3:52:04 PM PDT
Kelly says:
A lot of Baen series will have the first FULL BOOK online free.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 5:39:13 PM PDT
The Baen Free Library can be found here:

Also, Baen has released several CD's with many more free titles. There are several websites with download links. You can find them all by Googling "Baen free cd". This is one of best organized lists I've found:
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