Fireships by David Drake

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The author of the best-selling Igniting the Reaches presents a science-fiction thriller with a militaristic edge, featuring the ruthless Captain Sarah Blythe, who attempts to exact revenge on the Federation.

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David Drake was born on September 24, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa. He attended University of Iowa, where he graduated with a degree in History (with honors) and Latin. He then attended Duke Law School. He was drafted out of law school, served in the army for two years and then returned to school. He worked as an Assistant Town Attorney of Chapel Hill and then part-time as a city bus driver before he became a full-time writer. Drake is considered a master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Hammer's Slammers, military science fiction, was his first published series. His other titles include Northworld series, The Dragon Lord, Starliner, Ranks of Bronze, and Redliners. In recognition of his work, he won a World Fantasy award in 1976. He currently resides in North Carolina.
Published June 1, 1996 by Ace Books. 326 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Third of Drake's far-future space swashbucklers (Through the Breach, 1995, etc.) inspired by the Elizabethan Age of Discovery.

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In the far future, the human inhabitants of Venus are menaced by a tyrannical government on Earth. Much as Elizabethan England was menaced by Spain, in fact, for this novel concludes a trilogy (Igniti

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Unlike in Through the Breach, however, here the action scenes excel, perhaps because Drake forgoes that novel's first-person narration for a tougher third-person approach.

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