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The Resource The cruel stars, John Birmingham

The cruel stars, John Birmingham

Label
The cruel stars
Title
The cruel stars
Statement of responsibility
John Birmingham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The galaxy was once terrorized by the Sturm, a group of "species purists" intent on destroying any human with genetic or cybernetic enhancements. Fashioning themselves as the one true "Human Republic," the Sturm cut a bloody swath across the stars, killing billions before finally being defeated and driven into the far reaches of Dark Space. Centuries of peace bred complacency. Everyone believed the Sturm had died out in the Dark. They were wrong. The enemy has returned and, with a brutal and decisive attack, knocks out almost all of humanity's defenses. Now on the brink of annihilation, humankind's only hope is a few brave souls who survived the initial attack: Commander Lucinda Hardy, thrust into uncertain command of the Royal Armadalen Navy's only surviving warship. Booker3, a soldier of Earth, sentenced to die for treason, whose time on death row is cut short when the Sturm attack his prison compound. Princess Alessia, a young royal of the Montanblanc Corporation, forced to flee when her home planet is overrun and her entire family executed. Sephina L'trel, the leader of an outlaw band who must call on all of her criminal skills to resist the invasion. And, finally, Admiral Frazer McLennan, the infamous hero of the first war with the Sturm hundreds of years ago, who hopes to rout his old foes once and for all--or die trying. These five flawed, reluctant heroes must band together to prevail against a relentless enemy and near-impossible odds. For if they fail, the future itself is doomed." --Amazon.com. The Sturm, a group of "species purists" intent on destroying any human with genetic or cybernetic enhancements, killed billions before being driven into the far reaches of Dark Space. Now the Sturm have returned and, with a brutal and decisive attack, knocks out almost all of humanity's defenses. Commander Lucinda Hardy is thrust into uncertain command of the Royal Armadalen Navy's only surviving warship. Booker3, a soldier of Earth was sentenced to die for treason until the Sturm attack. Princess Alessia of the Montanblanc Corporation is forced to flee when her entire family is executed. Sephina L'trel, leader of an outlaw band, must call on all of her criminal skills to resist the invasion. And Admiral Frazer McLennan, the infamous hero of the first war with the Sturm hundreds of years ago, hopes to rout his old foes once and for all-- or die trying. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • May 06, 2019
  • August 01, 2019
  • June 15, 2019
  • June 14, 2019
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birmingham, John
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.B5136
LC item number
C74 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Cyborgs
  • Space warfare
  • Good and evil
Label
The cruel stars, John Birmingham
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2019007451
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780399593314
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2019007451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1076509878
Label
The cruel stars, John Birmingham
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2019007451
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780399593314
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2019007451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1076509878

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