The Officer is an anthology of eleven science fiction short stories by writers from across the globe. It is part of the Newcomer series of scifi anthologies.
The stories are:-
Duty by Alasdair Shaw
Patchworker 2.0 by M Pax
Totaled by Benjamin Douglas
Lucky Star by A R Knight
There Comes a Time by J J Green
Red Fortitude by Eddie R Hicks
Pithos by Mark Gardner
A Step on the Path by Tom Germann
Rituals by Rick Partlow
First Generation by Adrien Walker
The Grape Thieves by Corrie Garrett
We have always fought. War is the furnace that forges new technologies and pushes humanity ever onward. We are the children of a battle that began with fists and sticks, and ended on the brink of atomic Armageddon. Beyond here lies another war, infinite in scope and scale.
But who will fight the wars of tomorrow? Join Elizabeth Bear, Indrapramit Das, Aliette de Bodard, Garth Nix and many, many more in an exploration of the furthest extremes of military science fiction…
War is coming. A horde of merciless aliens poise just beyond the Edge. In a matter of weeks they will devour the worlds.
Racing ahead of the apocalypse, Craze returns to the Backworlds to warn them and plan a defense. Only he can’t go home. Banned from Pardeep Station, he must wage a more urgent battle. His moon is under siege, and his friends are dying.
Bad things come in threes, and the galaxy is no exception. An old enemy returns, attacking moons and defenseless globes, leaving a wake of destruction. Worse than that, they threaten to join forces with the alien horde.
Defeat seems inevitable. Craze may not be able to stop it. Yet home is worth the fight.
Twelve years later, I was a not-so-ruggedly-handsome fighter pilot assigned to the TFR Sydney. Not the Captain, or flight leader, or anything similarly exciting. Nobody special, just one mostly-unmemorable pilot among the many nameless, faceless masses.
I'm Magnet. This is my story.
Magnet: Special Mission
and a bonus story, "Magnet Saves Christmas"!
This novel length collection of Magnet stories is interwoven into the Lacuna universe, taking place between Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi and Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity, but is suitable for reading as a standalone collection.
Parts of the Lacuna universe:
- Magnet: Special Mission
- Magnet: Marauder
- Magnet: Scarecrow
- Magnet Omnibus I (new release!)
The Lacuna series:
- Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi
- Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion
- Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!)
- Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!)
The Backworlds by M. Pax
A man struggles to survive in the harsh world of humanity's outer settlements and prove his father wrong.
Ambassador 1: Seeing Red by Patty Jansen
To look an alien superior in the eye is a deadly offense. To accuse him of a political murder…
Alien Hunters by Daniel Arenson
A scruffy alien pest controller faces an alien threat the likes of which the universe has never seen.
Hard Duty by Mark E. Cooper
Hostile aliens nearly eradicated humanity. Will the next encounter finish the job?
Bypass Gemini by Joseph Lallo
A disgraced racer pilot gets mixed up with a mega-corporation. Now he has to stop them.
Sky Hunter by Chris Reher
Sent to a human outpost to investigate sabotage, a pilot finds more trouble than she bargained for.
The Galapagos Incident by Felix Savage
A genocidal AI attacks the solar system, and a Space Corps agent has one chance of saving a bunch of asteroid squatters she was sent to evict.
First Conquest by David VanDyke
To find a home and keep humanity safe from hostile aliens, Task Force Conquest must fight to seize a new star system.
There Comes a Time
Corporal Elliot, the first Future Soldier, has only one mission: to find out why humanity will be wiped off the face of the Earth. But time is not on her side.
The Last Days of Duane Dayton
Brutal murderer Duane Dayton waits on Death Row for his second and final execution, hoping for a quick end. His new technician has other ideas.
In the deepest cave ever entered by human beings, Collins searches for the body of a lost caver. But there’s something strange about a colleague of the deceased, and the patches on the cave walls she's investigating. Collins must figure out the mystery if he’s to get out alive.
Never in Fear Fly to the Woods
For the first colony on Perseverance to survive, Robert has to overcome his grief and fear.
On a foggy night in an alternate Victorian London, Eleanor, a world-famous inventor, fulfills a decades-old pact. Three friends meet, and the revelation that follows shatters Eleanor’s perspective on humanity and herself.
Under orders from Earth's Global Government, Jas Harrington and the crew of the Galathea arrive at the colony world of Dawn, where the hostile aliens that infest their ship can be rooted out.
Jas soon learns that the aliens are called Shadows, and that there's been a conspiracy of silence surrounding the threat they pose to the galaxy. She also finds there's more to Dawn than meets the eye.
She discovers the horrible truth of what the Shadows do to their victims.
She discovers that Dawn's security has been penetrated.
She discovers what the planet's inhabitants are hiding.
As the Shadows draw near, Jas battles desperately to free the people of Dawn from their dark secrets. If she does not succeed, no one can survive.
Dawn is book three in the fast-paced, action-packed Shadows of the Void space opera serial.
A downed starship ...
A deadly invisible menace ...
When the prospecting starship, Galathea, crash-landed on a remote planet, the crew thought that help would arrive soon. They were wrong.
The first officer's in the brig, and a series of deaths have left CSO Jas Harrington where she least expected to be-in command. That's fine. O rdering people around is her second-best talent.
Unless she can whip the third-class engineer into shape, the ship's going nowhere. And the ship needs it to go somewhere, fast as a lien predators are trying to break in.
When the aliens make their move, only a miracle can prevent Jas and the crew of the Galathea from being stranded forever.
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