THE RIGHT MAN FOR A VERY BAD JOB
The Cutter Stream colonies were at peace. If everybody behaved reasonably, that peace could last a thousand years.
Allen Allenson had known war; it had made him peaceful and reasonable. He was far too experienced to believe the same was true of all his fellow colonists, however, let alone the government of the distant homeworld across the Bight.
War was coming, a war that the colonies had to win if they were ever to be more than prison camps and a dumping ground for incompetent noblemen. The experience that had caused Allenson to hate war made him the only man who could lead the colonial army.
Allenson knew that he wasn't really a general, but he understood his fellow colonists better than any homeworld general could. He would free the Cutter Stream, or he would die trying.
What Allen Allenson would not do, what he would never do, was quit.
About Into the Maelstrom:
"[The authors] neatly adapt real history to a science fiction framework in the second novel of the Citizen trilogy . . . Drake and Lambshead are telling the story of George Washington as a space opera. . . . [I]ngeniously structured retelling."âPublishers Weekly
About Into the Hinterlands:
âDrake and Lambshead combine politics, military expeditions, and deep-space exploration into an intriguing taleâ¦Recommended for all SF collections.â âBooklist
About David Drakeâs RCN series:
â[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.ââPublishers Weekly on the âRCNâ series.
âThe fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!â âPhiladelphia Weekly Press
â[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes alongâ¦character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.â âSFReader.com
About David Drake:
â[P]rose as cold and hard s the metal alloy of a tankâ¦rivals Crane and Remarqueâ¦â â Chicago Sun-Times
âDrake couldnât write a bad action scene at gunpoint.ââ Booklist
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