Independence

Two Democracies: Revolution

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Alasdair C Shaw
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In the aftermath of a battle a ship drifts helplessly in space. Is the strange new warship they were fighting still out there? Will it come back for them? Commander Johnson faces a desperate race to get her destroyer back into action and save her crew. 

"This is an incredible work ... suspense, mystery and intrigue."

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'Independence' is a short story (6000 words) in the Two Democracies universe. The series continues with the novel 'Liberty'.

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About the author

Alasdair studied at the University of Cambridge, leaving with an MA in Natural Sciences and an MSci in Experimental and Theoretical Physics. He went on to earn a PGCE, specialising in Science and Physics, from the University of Bangor. A secondary teacher for over ten years he has plenty of experience communicating scientific ideas.


He grew up in Lancashire, within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Pennines, Lake District and Snowdonia. After stints living in Cambridge, North Wales and the Cotswolds he has lived in Somerset since 2002.

He has been climbing, mountaineering, caving, kayaking and skiing as long as he can remember. Growing up he spent most of his spare time in the hills.
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Publisher
Alasdair C Shaw
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Published on
Apr 2, 2015
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Pages
33
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

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