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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Baen Books
Publication date October 4, 2016
Pages 400
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781476781914
ISBN-10 1476781915
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 7.75 in.
Original list price $9.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A brother and sister just entering their twenties, surviving with grit and courage on a frontier planet—on the eve of galactic revolution! Down with the Empire! David Drake science fiction classic reissued for a young adult audience 14 and up. 

THE FRONTIER: TWENTY-FIFTH CENTURY STYLE

Mark Maxwell is a young man from Quelhagen, a colonial planet nearly as civilized as Earth herself. He's touring the distant fringes of human settlement to complete his education.

Amy Bannock was born on the frontier, but she's been raised with as much gentility and culture as the environment permits.

Yerby Bannock, Amy's brother, is a big, powerful sort who is always cheeful—and most happy when he's clearing a room in a brawl.

Together the three of them are on hand to protect the raw colony of Greenwood from speculators—using the courts when they can and using brute force when that's the only method that works.

Brute force is always Yerby's method of choice, but he's generally willing to listen to Mark and Amy when he figures they have a point.

It’s a story that sweeps from sprawling farms to courtrooms, from rain-sodden transfer points to luxury hotels. Conflict may mean a fistfight, a violent kidnapping, or tanks rolling down the street side by side.

But underneath the squabbles and skirmishes, there's the threat of a revolution which will pit the colonies against their mother world, Earth. If revolution comes, Mark, Amy and Yerby will be in that middle of it too.

And the revolution is coming!

About David Drake:
“[P]rose as cold and hard as the metal alloy of a tank . . . rivals Crane and Remarque…”—Chicago Sun-Times

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780312862459
 
from Tor Books (November 1, 1996)
9780312862459 | details & prices | 300 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Settlers on the planet Greenwood must set aside their differences in order to preserve their way of life as they struggle against politicians and corporations who see their world only in terms of profit
Paperback
Book cover for 9780812590845 Book cover for 9781439132920 Book cover for 9781476781914
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Baen Books (October 4, 2016)
9781476781914 | details & prices | 400 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | List price $9.99
About: A brother and sister just entering their twenties, surviving with grit and courage on a frontier planet—on the eve of galactic revolution!
Reprint edition from Baen Books (August 25, 2009)
9781439132920 | details & prices | 356 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $7.99
About: The corrupt Earth government is sending an army to Greenwood to remove the pioneers who discovered and settled the planet: the potential profits are too great to leave the world to scraggly ne’er-do-wells!
Reprint edition from Tom Doherty Assoc Llc (December 1, 1997)
9780812590845 | details & prices | 4.50 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $5.99
About: Settlers on the planet Greenwood must set aside their differences in order to preserve their way of life as they struggle against politicians and corporations who see their world only in terms of profit

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