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Glory Main by Henry O’Neil

GLORY MAIN Author: Henry V. O’Neil Publisher: Harper Voyager Format: Paperback, 320 pages Genre: Military SF Back Cover Blurb “Who has placed me here? By whose order and warrant was this place and time ordained for me?” — Blaise Pascal For decades, mankind has been locked in a war with an alien enemy that resembles the human race so closely they are known as the Sims. Both sides battle for control of habitable planets across the galaxies—often at any cost. Lieutenant Jander Mortas is fresh out of officer training and new to the war zone but eager to prove himself. There’s just one problem: disaster strikes while he’s traveling to his first assignment. He wakes to find himself marooned on a planet that appears deserted, with the only other survivors: a psychoanalyst, a conscientious objector, and a bitter veteran of a brutal slave-scout detachment. As the group struggles to reach safety on a nearby base, Glory Main, they discover a Sim colony—which could mean their salvation, or their demise. Thrown together, they must fight the …

In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

IN THE DARK SPACES Author: Cally Black Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, 2018 Format: Paperback, 320 pages Genre: YA Science Fiction Back Cover Blurb A genre-smashing kidnapping drama about Tamara, who’s faced with an impossible choice when she falls for her captors. Yet this is no ordinary kidnapping. Tamara has been living on a freighter in deep space, and her kidnappers are terrifying Crow people – the only aliens humanity has ever encountered. No-one has ever survived a Crow people attack, until now—and Tamara must use everything she has just to stay alive.  But survival always comes at a price, and there’s no handbook for this hostage crisis. As Tamara comes to know the Crow people’s way of life, and the threats they face from humanity’s exploration into deep space, she realises she has an impossible choice to make. Should she stay as the only human among the Crows, knowing she’ll never see her family again … or inevitably betray her new community if she wants to escape?

Spaceside by Michael Mammay

SPACESIDE Author: Michael Mammay Publisher: Harper Voyager, 2019 Series: The Planetside Trilogy Format: Paperback, 360 pages Genre: Science Fiction | Military SF Back Cover Blurb Following his mission on Cappa, Colonel Carl Butler returns to a mixed reception. To some he is a do-or-die war hero. To the other half of the galaxy he’s a pariah. Forced into retirement, he has resettled on Talca Four where he’s now Deputy VP of Corporate Security, protecting a high-tech military company on the corporate battlefield—at least, that’s what the job description says. Really, he’s just there to impress clients and investors. It’s all relatively low risk—until he’s entrusted with new orders. A breach of a competitor’s computer network has Butler’s superiors feeling every bit as vulnerable. They need Butler to find who did it, how, and why no one’s taken credit for the ingenious attack. As accustomed as Butler is to the reality of war-games—virtual and otherwise—this one screams something louder than a simple hack. Because no sooner does he start digging when his first contact is murdered, …