Extremis

Extremis

A Starfire Novel

Book - 2012
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Steve White, co-author with David Weber of the New York Times best-seller The Shiva Option, joins with Charles E. Gannon to carve another notch in the Starfire adventure saga. A resurrected star navy hero attempts to keep a fragile interstellar alliance together while battling an implacable alien adversary.

Steve White, Vietnam vet, long-time David Weber collaborator and co-author, with Weber, of the New York Times best-seller The Shiva Option, joins with Analog contributor and military SF scholar Charles E. Gannon to carve another notch in the Starfire adventure saga.

An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle, near-immortality, and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy. What's more, they've overcome their one weakness--no faster-than-light travel--and have followed humanity through our star gates and beyond. But humans are the master of adaption, and have got a counterpunch of devastating proportions in reserve. Now a hard-bitten and brilliant admiral must face down renewed alien attack and somehow communicate to the enemy that if he is forced to use his ultimate military option, galactic civilization itself may come to a fiery end.

About Extremis :
"Vivid. . .Battle sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . ."-- Publishers Weekly

About Steve White and David Weber's The Shiva Option :
"[Leaves] the reader both exhilarated and enriched." -- Publishers Weekly

About Steve White:
"White offers fast action and historically informed world-building."-- Publishers Weekly

About Steve White's Forge of the Titans :
". . . recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased . .  ."-- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: Riverdale, N.Y. : Baen Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781451638141
1451638140
Branch Call Number: F WHI NVD
Characteristics: 630 p. : map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gannon, Charles E.

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Sabre3
Jan 05, 2016

I really enjoyed the mix of hard core action, espionage, and the interplay of the factions. The lack of understanding between the humans and allies, and their opponents is brilliant and believable.

theorbys Dec 21, 2013

David Weber style galactic military fiction with lots of fleet battles etc. White strings his sentences together better than Weber, but it's pretty much the same although Weber's main characters are usually more appealing. Lots of fairly wooden characters with aliens who are much more behaviorly rigid than human beings, ie they have rigid caste/religious/instinctual behavior patterns. But it's OK to read if you like the military genre. There will be more coming after this the 6th in the Starfire series and I'll likely read them if the library gets them.

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