The Lost Starship

Ten thousand years ago, a single alien super-ship survived a desperate battle. The vessel’s dying crew set the AI on automatic to defend the smashed rubble of their planet. Legend has it the faithful ship continues to patrol the empty battlefield, obeying its last order throughout the lonely centuries. In the here and now, Earth needs a miracle. Out of the Beyond invade the New Men, stronger, faster and smarter than the old. Their superior warships and advanced technology destroy every fleet sent to stop them. Their spies have infiltrated the government and traitors plague Earth’s military. Captain Maddox of Star Watch Intelligence wonders if the ancient legend could be true. Would such an old starship be able to face the technology of the New Men? On the run from killers, Maddox searches for a group of talented misfits. He seeks Keith Maker, a drunken ex-strikefighter ace, Doctor Dana Rich the clone thief stuck on a prison planet and Lieutenant Valerie Noonan, the only person to have faced the New Men in battle and survived to tell about it. Maddox has to find a place hidden in the Beyond and bring back a ship no one can enter. If he fails, the New Men will replace the old. If he succeeds, humanity might just have a fighting chance…

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3 Comments

  1. techno-mystery, arrogant super race, AI from an ancient civilization, eccentric geniuses … The list could go on. There are elements of Asimov and Van Vogt here, in the careful long term plotting of empires and politics and espionage and mystery of the opposition, and in the depiction of interaction and conversation among widely differing levels of intelligence, both human and artificial. There is just a slight hint of romance. The novel never lets up the pace of either action of development, never gets dull as the situation gradually changes and the adventure goes through new…

  2. A solid offering — combination of a bit of space fleet with some sci-fi special agent goodness thrown in for variety. A solid offering — combination of a bit of space fleet with some sci-fi special agent goodness thrown in for variety. I read this over the course of two days with lots of interruptions from the kids, but I kept coming back to it as I was hooked. The author did a good job developing the main characters for the story and did a solid job building a believable universe for them to play in. While there isn’t a lot of science to tie into the Sci-fi part of the story, there is enough that you…

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