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    • Publication date:04 Nov 2010
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Battlecry: Sten Omnibus 1

By Chris Bunch and Allan Cole

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An omnibus edition of the first three books in this fast-paced military SF series, full of action, adventure and intrigue, from the undisputed masters of military SF.

Vulcan is a factory planet, centuries old, Company run, ugly as sin, and unfeeling as death. Vulcan breeds just two types of native - complacent or tough. Sten is tough.

When his family is killed in a mysterious accident, Sten rebels, harassing the Company from the metal world's endless mazelike warrens. It's a fool's errand, of course - no man can stand against the might of the Company and expect to live. But Sten isn't just any man.

From the corrupt and brutal factories of Vulcan to the plots and intrigues of the Imperial Court, the galaxy is about to come face-to-face with the ultimate warrior. Sten's already learned how to survive - now he wants more; he wants control of his own destiny. And he'll do whatever it takes to get it.

No compromise, no retreat, no surrender. Only Sten.



This omnibus edition contains: STEN, THE WOLF WORLDS and THE COURT OF A THOUSAND SUNS.

Biographical Notes

Chris Bunch was a Vietnam veteran and served as a patrol commander and combat correspondent for Stars and Stripes. He wrote for the underground press, outlaw motorcycle magazines and Rolling Stone. He died in 2005. Allan Cole is a best-selling author, screenwriter and former prize-winning newsman.

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  • ISBN: 9781841494937
  • Publication date: 04 Nov 2010
  • Page count: 800
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