The Praxis (Author's Preferred Edition)

Dread Empire's Fall

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Walter Jon Williams
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“Walter Jon Williams has succeeded in creating the perfect contemporary space opera, revved up and ready to take the SF genre by force with all the artistry and panache one could ask for.”

                                                                        --Enigma

“This is a hugely fun ride.  It has empires crashing, civil wars, aliens, humans, scheming clans, plucky young heroes and villains fighting battles in huge starships--- what more can you ask for?”

                                                                        --Alien Online

 “Walter Jon Williams has been compared to writers as diverse as Patrick O’Brian and Jane Austen; both comparisons, bizarrely, make sense.  This is classic space opera, elegantly written and beautifully plotted.”

                                                                        --Guardian

 For millennia the alien Shaa have ruled their empire with a merciless hand.  But soon their rule will end, and their subject species are already beginning to bid for power.  Will their ruthless competition lead to bloody chaos, or a tyranny even worse than that of the Shaa?

Cadet Caroline Sula is a brilliant, beautiful, brittle officer with a deadly secret that could bring her career crashing in ruins.  Lt. Gareth Martinez is a provincial who struggles for recognition by the glittering lords of the empire.  Together they discover that one of the empire’s subject races is planning a murderous conquest that will leave humanity helpless, and soon they’re in a fight against overwhelming odds to save humanity’s last hope from extinction. 

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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.”

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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Additional Information

Publisher
Walter Jon Williams
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Published on
Nov 29, 2015
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9780990550990
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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This content is DRM free.
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