A Star-Wheeled Sky

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THE WAYPOINT TO ULTIMATE POWER!

Over a millennium in the past, humans fleeing Earth in slower-than-light vessels discovered the Waywork, an abandoned alien superhighway system that allows instantaneous travel from star to star. The problem: there are a finite number of Waypoint nodes—and the burgeoning population of humans is hemmed in as a result. Furthermore, humanity is divided into contending Starstates. One of the strongest is based on an oligarchy ruling families, but still mostly democratic. The other is a totalitarian nightmare. War seems inevitable.

Now a new Waypoint appears. Might it lead to the long-lost creators of the Waywork? If so, there may be knowledge and technology that will tip the balance in the coming war. 

Three people race to make it to the new Waypoint—and beyondThese include Wyodreth Antagean, the reluctant son of an interstellar shipping magnate, Lady Garsina Oswight, the daring daughter of a royal family, and Zuri Mikton, a disgraced flag officer seeking redemption. They are facing an implacable foe in Golsubril Vex, a merciless, but highly effective, autocrat from the Waywork’s most brutal regime. Vex is determined to control the new Waypoint and whatever revelation or power lies on the other side. 

Now humanity’s fate—to live in freedom or endless dictatorship—depends on just what that revelation might be. And who gets there first.

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About Chaplain's War:

"Torgersen mixes the spiritual aspects of the book with subtlety, integrating questions about God and faith into the story organically. The result is thought provoking questions arising as part of an entertaining story . . . Torgersen [also] doesn't shy away from conflict, violence, or space battles."—Futures Past and Present

"Solid hard SF with the frisson of well thought through action. Much to enjoy!"—Gregory Benford, multiple Nebula award-winning creator of the Galactic Center saga

About Brad R. Torgersen:

"Brad Torgersen can write something technical and complex, yet still give it real emotional depth. He's one of the most talented authors I've ever read."—Larry Correia

"Brad R. Torgersen shows why he's going to be a power in this field for years to come."—Mike Resnick

"Brad Torgersen is a writer who's done a lot and come up the hard way... and the depth of his writing shows it, especially in understanding the nuts and bolts of technology and the souls of those who use it." —L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
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About the author

Brad R. Torgersen is the author of numerous stories, novelettes, and novellas which have appeared in the pages of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Showwebzine, Mike Resnick’s Galaxy’s Edge magazine, and beyond. He’s the 2011 winner of the Analog AnLab Reader’s Choice Award for best novelette, and also won a place in the 26th annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest. For 2012 he was the field’s single triple-nominee for the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Campbell awards. A full-time healthcare computer geek, Torgersen also holds the rank of Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. He lives in Utah with his wife and daughter. He is the author of the novel The Chaplain’s War, from Baen Books as well as the short fiction collections Lights in the Deep and Racers of the Night

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Baen Books
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Published on
Dec 4, 2018
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781625796738
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English
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

About Chaplain's War:
"Solid hard SF with the frisson of well thought through action. Much to enjoy!" - Dr. Gregory Benford multiple Nebula award-winning creator of the Galactic Center saga

About Brad Torgersen:
Brad Torgersen can write something technical and complex, yet still give it real emotional depth. He's one of the most talented authors I've ever read." -Larry Correia, author of the best-selling Monster Hunter series

"Brad R. Torgersen shows why he's going to be a power in this field for years to come."- Mike Resnick, multiple Hugo Award winning author and editor

Brad Torgersen is a writer who's done a lot and come up the hard way... and the depth of his writing shows it, especially in understanding the nuts and bolts of technology and the souls of those who use it." - L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
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