Echoes of Glory (Blood on the Stars Book 4)

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A Fight to the End…

The Confederation and the Union have fought each other to a standstill. Battered, exhausted fleets eye each other warily across a border that has been a battlefield for three bloody years. Neither side has the strength to attack, and both wait for reinforcements that will allow them to resume the fight.

On the worlds of the Iron Belt, the heavily industrialized sector near the Confederation’s Core, massive shipyards operate around the clock, producing the great vessels that can end the war. The Union knows it cannot win the economic struggle with its wealthier, more productive enemy, and Sector Nine, its feared spy agency, is not idle. Their focus is not on the front lines, the ravaged border between the two nations, but far off, beyond the Rim, in the strange, militaristic realm know as the Alliance.

Sector Nine’s intrigues are targeted at nothing less than instigating a coup, and bringing to power a regime that favors war against the Confederation, a change in government that will bring the fresh fleets of the Alliance into the war, striking at the Confederation’s unguarded flank.

Once again, Captain Tyler Barron and his battleship Dauntless must go back to the Rim, and on to the Alliance itself to somehow thwart the Union’s plan…and prevent a two-front war the Confederation cannot win.

Blood on the Stars

Book 1: Duel in the Dark
Book 2: Call to Arms
Book 3: Ruins of Empire
Book 4: Echoes of Glory
Book 5: Cauldron of Fire
Book 6: Dauntless
Book 7: The White Fleet (coming soon)



The Evening Star: Venus Observed

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“Much more is observed than Venus in The Evening Star, a smoothly written account of the Magellan spacecraft… Mr. Cooper is able to convey the sense of excitement felt by the engineers and scientists. But the star of the story is definitely Venus.”–New York Times.

“The anger and the arguments, the petty feuds, the politics of science, the grubbing for grants, make fascinating reading.”–Nature.

In size, density, and composition, Venus is almost identical to Earth, yet its nature and history turn out to be as different as close relatives sometimes can be. In The Evening Star Henry S. F. Cooper, Jr., veteran science and space reporter for the New Yorker, tracks the Magellan spacecraft that has been mapping Venus from orbit since August 1990. In eloquent, vivid prose, Cooper introduces us to the engineers who have nursed the spacecraft’s fragile electronics and the scientists who have used the spacecraft’s data to assemble a picture of this strange new world.

An evocative narrative of the people who do science and the challenges that confront them, The Evening Star is an illuminating portrait not only of Venus’s character but of Earth’s as well, and of the place of the two siblings in the family of planets.

“What makes this a particularly gripping story is that the author had extraordinary access to the project scientists. The result is a superb first-hand account of the Magellan scientists grapplingwith the bizarre geology of a world in the grip of a runaway greenhouse effect… Lucid, informative, and entertaining.”–Air & Space.

“A unique perspective on the Magellan program, seen through the eyes of the engineers and scientists working on it.”–Christian Science Monitor.

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