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John Ringo's GHOST (1416520872, $7.99) appears in paperback to tell of a former SEAL team member who is having troubles fitting into civilian life on a liberal college campus. His observation of a coed's kidnaping unleashes a highly trained fury which leads to an involvement in terrorism in this gripping sci fi drama perfect for fans of military fiction. Ringo's UNTO THE BREACH (1416509402, $26.00) continues the saga in a new series: again Michael's looking to kick back from intrigue, espionage and violence--but a visit with the President leads to an unexpected assignment deep into Islamic terrorist strongholds, again on a mission to thwart Armageddon. Joel Rosenberg's PALADINS II: KNIGHT MOVES (074349914X, $25.00) tells of a world ruled by the Pendragon flag, which flies over much of Europe, Asia and the New World, and of magical swords which work in service of good or evil. Add an old force in form of a witch and the undead that are infesting Europe and you have a hard-hitting fantasy packed with action. Cordwainer Smith's WE THE UNDERPEOPLE (1416520953, $15.00) is set in the future and tells of planoforming ships in which the Underpeople, humanlike beings created from animals to do human work, have no rights--and have become more than workers. When Rod joins forces with the cat woman C'Mell, rebellion is sparked. Robert Heinlein's FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD (1416520937, $15.00) is an old classic brought to new life in a new Baen paperback edition. Hugh Farnham is a self-made man who builds a bomb shelter under his house, only to find nuclear war sends him back in time to a world with no sign of other humans. A controversial epic evolves. James P. Hogan's MISSION TO MINERVA (1416520902, $7.99) provides a fine timeslip epic in which Victor Hunt and his colleagues are investigating the strange physics of alternate universes in conjunction with Thurien's alien scientists. Add military action and you have a fast-paced adventure. A.E. Van Vogt's TRANSGALACTIC (1416520899, $15.00) tells of the aftermath of a global war which has ended civilization, leaving 'scientists' to repair and operate their old machines. A brilliant mutant recovers the lost science behind these machines, uncovering in the process the truth about humanity's decline. Margaret Ball's DISAPPEARING ACT (1416520910, $7.99) tells of a woman who borrows a rich stranger's identity--only to find the woman is supposed to be bionically enhanced with abilities and weapons she can't possess. Intrigue and action follow. Mercedes Lackey and Roberta Gellis' ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT (1416520961, $7.99) is for avid fans of fantasy and tells of an aging king and a struggle for a throne. Elfland becomes involved in human endeavors in this thriller. All are excellent picks, especially recommended for library collections strong in science fiction and fantasy lending.
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|Date:||Mar 1, 2007|