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Star-Eater Chronicles 1. A Galaxy Too Far... by [Smirl, Dennis E, Hall, Ian]
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Ian Hall; "I feel there's not enough 'old-fashioned' Science Fiction out there anymore. You know, the likes of Asimov's Foundation, Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Heinlein's Starship Troopers. These classic lines have been taken over by too many dark Dystopias, end-of-the-world doomsday books and zombie apocalypses. When we started the Star-Eater Chronicles, we wanted a hard-hitting fast-paces space series with aliens, invasions and good, old-fashioned heroes. We hope we hit the mark."
Dennis E. Smirl; "I like Space Opera, and to get my teeth into a series featuring rockets and ray guns was right up my alley.We loved both writing the books and the writing/partnership experience. I feel there's no change of voice from Ian's writing to mine, and if we enjoyed doing it, we feel it comes out in the finished product. Belt up tight, this is a wild ride."

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The Star-Eater world....
In ancient days before humans spread their populace to the stars, a company that got too big for its britches would find the Government gently reining it in or roughly shackling it down. And when a company got too big for Government oversight, usually its own weight would cause an implosion; the force of natural expansion and demise. 
When a company gets bigger than its Government, then you have a problem on your hands. The MacCollie Company got bigger than that: they ruled travel to the stars. The development of the L-Space drive--the first practical FTL drive--created a monopoly that allowed access to the stars only to those the MacCollie company felt they could trust.
At first, they trusted only the Government--the Fellowship of Humanity. Slowly, carefully, cautiously, they expanded access to a few independent businesses, and the race to colonize other worlds took shape.
That put Earth's problems in a new light. When you're orbiting Aldebaran three checking for possibilities of Terra-forming, a flood in Bangladesh seems a long, long way away.
Of course, even with the L-Space drive, interstellar space travel was in its infancy. It took twelve years to reach Earth's nearest neighbor, Alpha Centauri. With the advances in drive technology, it took only took four years to reach Lushman 16. It took a mere six months to orbit the planets of Epsilon Eridani. 
Yeah, we humans are good that way; give us a problem, and we'll work it out. 
But let's get distances into perspective... Our galaxy is 200,000 light years in diameter. Flying at Light Speed (LS), to get to the nearest edge would still take us 87,000 years. 
Then Hector Faber (a MacCollie scientist, of course) discovered and developed the H-20 Drive; capable of faster than light speed by quite a bit. As usual, Earth politicians took two years to decide what to call it; the 'H-2O Drive', the Faber Drive, but the pilots were way ahead of them. The invention was Faber's, the process was simply called FTL-VII (Faster Than Light, Version II). Yeah, it didn't make a dent in those Galactic-Edge distances, but it sure sped up travel in the Fellowship Worlds. Thanks to MacCollie, planets were colonized tout suite! 
When MacCollie Scout Benjamin Steele discovered "jump holes", it was the time to head into the unknown en mass. Basically rips in time and space which, like a star, seemed to exhibit long stable periods, they transported FTL material across huge distances in an instant. 
MacCollie jumped at the opportunity like only they could. In a year they manufactured 1000 Survey-Scouts, recruited 1000 pilots, and fired them to every corner of the Milky Way. 
Enter our hero... Seth Gingko.

Product details

  • File Size: 1529 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1522915087
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 23, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019SCS1RO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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