Brig of War

Privateers & Gentlemen

Book 3
Walter Jon Williams
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Favian Markham is a rising young American officer in during the War of 1812.  As commander of the small, slow brig Experiment, he must break the British blockade and take his outgunned vessel on a daring raid into the Narrow Seas of England.  On his desperate journey he faces duels, rivalries, ambitious politicians, yardarm-to-yardarm combat, and the deadly beauty of a foreign courtesan.  Yet his greatest battle is not with the enemy, but with his own divided nature . . . 

Brig of War (originally published as The Raider) is one of the historical novels with which Walter Jon Williams began his career.

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About the author

Walter Jon Williams is an award-winning author who has been listed on the best-seller lists of the New York Times and the Times of London.  He is the author of twenty-seven novels and three collections of short fiction. 

His first novel to attract serious public attention was Hardwired (1986), described by Roger Zelazny as "a tough, sleek juggernaut of a story, punctuated by strobe-light movements, coursing to the wail of jets and the twang of steel guitars."  In 2001 he won a Nebula Award for his novelette, “Daddy’s World,” and won again in 2005 for “The Green Leopard Plague.”

 Walter's subject matter has an unusually wide range, and include the glittering surfaces of Hardwired, the opulent tapestries of Aristoi, the bleak future police novel Days of Atonement, and the pensive young Mary Shelley of the novella "Wall, Stone, Craft," which was nominated for a Hugo, Nebula, and a World Fantasy Award.

He has also written for George RR Martin's Wild Cards project.

His latest work is The Fourth Wall, a near-future thriller set in the world of alternate reality gaming.

Walter has also written for comics, the screen, and for television, and has worked in the gaming field.  He was a writer for the alternate reality game Last Call Poker, and has scripted the mega-hit Spore.

 

 

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Publisher
Walter Jon Williams
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Published on
Apr 27, 2015
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Pages
589
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ISBN
9780985454340
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Sea Stories
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Eligible for Family Library

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