In a remote corner of this huge civilisation, the inhabitants of two star systems have been at war with each other for decades.
For many, the war has been raging since before they were born.
For most, it will continue long after they die.
Sam Willet is convinced she has what it takes to become a fighter pilot... to hunt down and destroy the enemy in deep space.
Instead she's assigned to Tactical Operations training. It's vital work, but it's still a desk job, far from the front line.
Then, terrible news: Sam's older brother is killed in combat.
Sam is given leave to attend his memorial service, but she's barely boarded the transport when the enemy launches a surprise attack, striking far behind friendly lines to take the entire sector.
Desperately short of pilots, the transport's captain asks Sam to step up.
Now, at last, she has the chance to prove herself.
But will that chance end in death... or glory?
The Secret War: Raiders is a complete, standalone novel. It does not end on a cliffhanger.
Simon now has nine Hal Spacejock novels, three Harriet Walsh novel, four Hal Junior novels, three Robot vs Dragons novels, a space opera and a dozen short stories in print, all of them available from your favourite online book stores.
Several of his works are available in translation, including German editions of Hal 1 and 2, an Italian edition of Hal Junior 1, and French editions of Hal Spacejock and Loss Leader.
More than 800 pages with over 210,000 words of fiction.
Tasty, fire-breathing dragons. Angry sea serpents. Sea battles, land battles, assassins and more.
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(All three novels are also available in audiobook)
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.
Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.
Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.
Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
THE ENDER UNIVERSE
Ender’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind
Ender’s Shadow series
Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight
Children of the Fleet
The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens
The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm /The Hive
A War of Gifts /First Meetings
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A free science fiction short story by Simon Haynes.
Winner of the Aurealis Award, Australia's premier speculative fiction award.