Bolo Strike by William H., Jr. Keith

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"TO THE VICTOR GO THE SPOILS...."And this Victor is fully capable of raking them in, a Bolo Mark XXXIII of the 4th Regiment, Second Brigade, First Confederation Mobile Army Corps, in the vanguard of an all-out Bolo strike against the planet Caern. The enemy is the Aetryx, shadowy, unknown beings who enslave other species with nothing less than the promise of immortality. As a savage, interstellar war begins, Colonel Jon Streicher prepares to lead Victor and the rest of his regiment in that most difficult of tactical evolutions -- a planetary invasion.But D-Day turns into a disaster, and Caern is a deadly trap. Colonel Streicher and his command team find themselves stranded on the target planet, desperately attempting to survive the hellfire chaos of modern warfare, as Bolo faces Bolo-human hybrid in a cataclysmic showdown that will uncover unexpected truths, reveal hidden secrets, and even call into question the loyalty of the Dinochrome Brigade itself.For just what will happen if the Aetryx aren't slavers after all, but literal gods who can make good on their promise of eternal life?The Dinochromes are about to find out.
 

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William H. Keith Jr., William H. Keith Jr. has written over sixty novels dealing with the theme of war. Keith was in the Navy during the Vietnam war as a hospital corpsman, which gave him the personal experience with which to write his novels. Writting under the pseudonym 'H. Jay Riker,' Keith produced the "SEALS: The Warrior Breed" series, a family drama encompassing the history of Navy UDT and the SEALS from World War II to present say. Under the pseudonym 'Ian Douglas,' Keith wrote a military science fiction series which follows the course of U.S. Marines in the future SF legendKeith Laumer was a captain in the U.S. Air Force and later an officer in the Diplomatic Corps, serving all over the world?service which provided Laumer with a solid background both for his fast-moving adventure stories including his Bolo saga which introduced supremely powerful (and highly ethical) futuristic battle tanks and his satirical comedies featuring crafty intergalactic diplomat, Retief.? Rosel George Brown attracted attention during her unfortunately brief writing career with an impressive selection of stories in leading science fiction magazines which combined science fiction and irresistible humor, ranging from the dryly witty to raucous slapstick. Brown was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1959, and her first novel, "Sibyl Sue Blue", included here, was widely and favorably reviewed. Brown died of cancer in 1967 at the age of 41.
 
Published August 28, 2001 by Baen. 352 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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Following Bolo Brigade and Bolo Rising, Keith serves up a military SF adventure with the exciting complexity of a good compute

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Following Bolo Brigade and Bolo Rising, Keith serves up a military SF adventure with the exciting complexity of a good computer war game—and about as much depth.

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