The Sundering (Author's Preferred Edition)

Dread Empire's Fall

Book 2
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

The Empire of the Shaa has collapsed into civil war.  The alien Naxids, striving for dominion, have already won a massive victory, and stand ready to take the capital.

Two star-crossed lovers, the young officers Gareth Martinez and Caroline Sula, have developed a plan to thwart Naxid rule, but first they must overcome the opposition of the entrenched political establishment, as well as their own distrust of one another.  Only then can they enter combat, and try to reunite the sundered empire.   

“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

 

 

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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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Publisher
Walter Jon Williams
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Published on
Dec 8, 2015
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9780997090406
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
Fiction / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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