THE STARTER

Galactic Football League

Book 2
Empty Set Entertainment
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THE STARTER is the sequel to THE ROOKIE, a hard-hitting, bone-crunching YA sports/scifi novel described as "Any Given Sunday" meets "The Godfather" meets "Star Wars." It's high-stakes, win-or-die football action in the far future, as aliens and humans fill positions based on physiology and leave their blood, sweat and tears on gridirons across the galaxy. Last season, 19-year-old rookie quarterback Quentin Barnes overcame his racism and unified his team. He led the Ionath Krakens to a lower-tier championship, a championship that earns them promotion into the meat grinder known as "Tier One." Now, he and the Krakens have to compete against the greatest football teams ever assembled and do far more than just survive each game. As he rebuilds the team in his own image, Quentin's quest for a Tier One championship begins in THE STARTER.


Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Science Fiction Space Opera Series:

Mike Lupica

Tim Green

Buzz Bissinger

Joe Haldeman

Orson Scott Card

David Webber

Richard K Morgan

George Lucas

Robert A. Heinlein

Daniel Arenson

Nathan Lowell

Scott Westerfeld

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Sci Fi Saga:

Star Wars

Guardians of the Galaxy

Starship Troopers

Altered Carbon

Mech Warrior

Jurassic Park

Star Trek

Hitchhikers Guide

Aliens

Friday Night Lights

Any Given Sunday

Draft Day

 

Keywords related to the Galactic Football League Young Adult Science Fiction Series: Alien Contact, Supernatural, Humorous Science Fiction, Box Set, Bundle, Series, Omnibus, Epic, Saga, Monsters, Dinosaurs, Sports, Football, Mech, Robots, Battlebots, AI, Future, Futuristic, Space Travel, Krakens, Xenomorph, Galaxy, Galaxies, Star, Stars

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Free Science Fiction Space Opera Adventure

Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather." Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated. Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field."

In the Galactic Football League, wars are no longer fought in space, but on the gridiron. If you like aliens and football then I suspect you're unlikely to find a better combination than than THE ROOKIE.

Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Science Fiction Space Opera Series:

Mike Lupica

Tim Green

Buzz Bissinger

Joe Haldeman

Orson Scott Card

David Webber

Richard K Morgan

George Lucas

Robert A. Heinlein

Daniel Arenson

Nathan Lowell

Scott Westerfeld

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Sci Fi Saga:

Star Wars

Guardians of the Galaxy

Starship Troopers

Altered Carbon

Mech Warrior

Jurassic Park

Star Trek

Hitchhikers Guide

Aliens

Friday Night Lights

Any Given Sunday

Draft Day

 

Keywords related to the Galactic Football League Young Adult Science Fiction Series: Free Space Opera, Free Science Fiction, Free SciFi, Alien Contact, Supernatural, Humorous Science Fiction, Box Set, Bundle, Series, Omnibus, Epic, Saga, Monsters, Dinosaurs, Sports, Football, Mech, Robots, Battlebots, AI, Future, Futuristic, Space Travel, Krakens, Xenomorph, Galaxy, Galaxies, Star, Stars, Space Opera Books, Science Fiction Books, Best SciFi

From the acclaimed author of Infected comes an epic and exhilarating story of humanity’s secret battle against a horrific enemy.

Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.

Standing against this unimaginable threat is a small group, assembled under the strictest secrecy. Their best weapon is hulking former football star Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered by his own struggles with this terrible enemy, who possesses an unexplainable ability to locate the disease’s hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nation’s best hope and a terrifying liability. Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips must somehow forge a connection with him if they’re going to stand a chance against this maddeningly adaptable opponent. Alongside them is Margaret Montoya, a brilliant epidemiologist who fights for a cure even as she reels under the weight of endless horrors.

These three and their team have kept humanity in the game, but that’s not good enough anymore, not when the disease turns contagious, triggering a fast countdown to Armageddon. Meanwhile, other enemies join the battle, and a new threat — one that comes from a most unexpected source — may ultimately prove the most dangerous of all.

Catapulting the reader into a world where humanity’s life span is measured in hours and the president’s finger hovers over the nuclear button, rising star Scott Sigler takes us on a breathtaking, hyper-adrenalized ride filled with terror and jaw-dropping action. Contagious is a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master.


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Publisher
Empty Set Entertainment
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Published on
Sep 10, 2010
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Pages
512
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ISBN
9780983196303
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Mashups
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
Fiction / Science Fiction / Humorous
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Exploration
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Fiction / Sports
Humor / Topic / Sports
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Extreme Sports
Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Football
Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Games
Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / General
Sports & Recreation / Football
Sports & Recreation / General
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
Young Adult Fiction / Humorous / General
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Young Adult Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Extreme Sports
Young Adult Fiction / Sports & Recreation / General
Young Adult Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Winter Sports
Young Adult Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Football
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THE ALL-PRO is the third book in the Galactic Football League series, following on THE ROOKIE and THE STARTER. Seven centuries into the future, aliens and humans compete for the greatest prize in the universe: the Galaxy Bowl trophy. Quarterback Quentin Barnes enters his third season at the helm of the Ionath Krakens. He's re-shaped the team in his image, and the time for excuses is over -- it's win, or be replaced. Quentin's championship quest carries he and his teammates across the galaxy in a brutal twelve-game season fraught with injury and death.But he faces more than just on-field challenges. As he enters a free-agent year, several franchises vie for his services. Will he play for a new team, or will he remain with his beloved Krakens. And then there's the slight distraction that someone, somewhere, is trying to assassinate him - and he doesn't know why.The GFL series is described as "STAR WARS" meets "REMEMBER THE TITANS" meets "THE GODFATHER." Join the Krakens as they fight to take the title and achieve immortality.


Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Science Fiction Space Opera Series:

Mike Lupica

Tim Green

Buzz Bissinger

Joe Haldeman

Orson Scott Card

David Webber

Richard K Morgan

George Lucas

Robert A. Heinlein

Daniel Arenson

Nathan Lowell

Scott Westerfeld

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Sci Fi Saga:

Star Wars

Guardians of the Galaxy

Starship Troopers

Altered Carbon

Mech Warrior

Jurassic Park

Star Trek

Hitchhikers Guide

Aliens

Friday Night Lights

Any Given Sunday

Draft Day

 

Keywords related to the Galactic Football League Young Adult Science Fiction Series: Alien Contact, Supernatural, Humorous Science Fiction, Box Set, Bundle, Series, Omnibus, Epic, Saga, Monsters, Dinosaurs, Sports, Football, Mech, Robots, Battlebots, AI, Future, Futuristic, Space Travel, Krakens, Xenomorph, Galaxy, Galaxies, Star, Stars

Free Science Fiction Space Opera Adventure

Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather." Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated. Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field."

In the Galactic Football League, wars are no longer fought in space, but on the gridiron. If you like aliens and football then I suspect you're unlikely to find a better combination than than THE ROOKIE.

Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Science Fiction Space Opera Series:

Mike Lupica

Tim Green

Buzz Bissinger

Joe Haldeman

Orson Scott Card

David Webber

Richard K Morgan

George Lucas

Robert A. Heinlein

Daniel Arenson

Nathan Lowell

Scott Westerfeld

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Sci Fi Saga:

Star Wars

Guardians of the Galaxy

Starship Troopers

Altered Carbon

Mech Warrior

Jurassic Park

Star Trek

Hitchhikers Guide

Aliens

Friday Night Lights

Any Given Sunday

Draft Day

 

Keywords related to the Galactic Football League Young Adult Science Fiction Series: Free Space Opera, Free Science Fiction, Free SciFi, Alien Contact, Supernatural, Humorous Science Fiction, Box Set, Bundle, Series, Omnibus, Epic, Saga, Monsters, Dinosaurs, Sports, Football, Mech, Robots, Battlebots, AI, Future, Futuristic, Space Travel, Krakens, Xenomorph, Galaxy, Galaxies, Star, Stars, Space Opera Books, Science Fiction Books, Best SciFi

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising comes a gripping sci-fi adventure in which a group of teenagers wake up in a mysterious corridor with no knowledge of who they are or how they got trapped. Their only hope lies with an indomitable young woman who must lead them not only to answers but to survival.
 
“I open my eyes to darkness. Total darkness. I hear my own breathing, but nothing else. I lift my head . . . it thumps against something solid and unmoving. There is a board right in front of my face. No, not a board . . . a lid.”
 
A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief—she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people . . . and no answers.
 
She knows only one thing about herself—her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin—yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they’re to have any chance, she must get them to trust one another.
 
Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there’s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn.

Praise for Alive
 
“Suspenseful . . . [Alive] lives up to its hype, packing plenty of thrills.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Fascinating and intriguing . . . a cross between Lord of the Flies and The Maze Runner and yet . . . so much more.”—Fresh Fiction

“A ripping, claustrophobic thunderbolt of a novel, Scott Sigler’s Alive gives us an unforgettable young hero who must find the inner strength to lead without knowing where she is, who she is, and how bitterly the odds are stacked against her.”—Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising
 
“Sigler has created a wonderful and engrossing character in M. Savage. Strong and smart, but with the naïveté and misgivings of any teenage girl, she’s someone you’ll definitely want on your side when s*** hits the fan, which it most certainly does.”—Veronica Belmont, host of Sword & Laser
 
“A tense, unsettling page-turner of a story—both deeply strange and wildly compelling.”—Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker and Maplecroft
 
“From the first page I was hooked. The puzzle unfolds masterfully, right down to the last page.”—Dr. Phil Plait, author of Bad Astronomy


From the Hardcover edition.
THE MVP is the fourth book in the Galactic Football League series, following on THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER and THE ALL-PRO. Set in a lethal American professional football league seven centuries in the future, THE MVP puts huge humans on the field with four alien races, creating a game that is faster, stronger and deadlier than anything we know today. Star quarterback Quentin Barnes has spent three seasons putting together a hard-hitting, hard-fighting team that combines rookies, rejects, discarded free agents and seasoned veterans from all five species. He has fought against racism and bound his team together through shared sacrifice, blood, tragedy and victory. But this season, Quentin faces the biggest challenge yet - the deadly threat of the mysterious Prawatt, who seized the ship carrying Quentin, and his teammates. As THE MVP begins, the Ionath Krakens face certain death at the hands of this unknown race. The GFL series combines science fiction, crime and blistering sports action to create a non-stop, pulse-pounding adventure that you can't put down until the last second ticks off the clock.

Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Science Fiction Space Opera Series:

Mike Lupica

Tim Green

Buzz Bissinger

Joe Haldeman

Orson Scott Card

David Webber

Richard K Morgan

George Lucas

Robert A. Heinlein

Daniel Arenson

Nathan Lowell

Scott Westerfeld

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Sci Fi Saga:

Star Wars

Guardians of the Galaxy

Starship Troopers

Altered Carbon

Mech Warrior

Jurassic Park

Star Trek

Hitchhikers Guide

Aliens

Friday Night Lights

Any Given Sunday

Draft Day

 

Keywords related to the Galactic Football League Young Adult Science Fiction Series: Alien Contact, Supernatural, Humorous Science Fiction, Box Set, Bundle, Series, Omnibus, Epic, Saga, Monsters, Dinosaurs, Sports, Football, Mech, Robots, Battlebots, AI, Future, Futuristic, Space Travel, Krakens, Xenomorph, Galaxy, Galaxies, Star, Stars

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