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Galactic Empires: Eight Novels of Deep Space Adventure by [Jansen, Patty, Pax, M., Cooper, Mark E., Arenson, Daniel, Reher, Chris, VanDyke, David, Lallo, Joseph, Savage, Felix R.]
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Eight full-length novels of adventure, war, intrigue and survival in the far reaches of space.

The Backworlds by M. Pax
A man struggles to survive in the harsh world of humanity's outer settlements and prove his father wrong.

Ambassador 1: Seeing Red by Patty Jansen
To look an alien superior in the eye is a deadly offense. To accuse him of a political murder…

Alien Hunters by Daniel Arenson
A scruffy alien pest controller faces an alien threat the likes of which the universe has never seen.

Hard Duty by Mark E. Cooper
Hostile aliens nearly eradicated humanity. Will the next encounter finish the job?

Bypass Gemini by Joseph Lallo
A disgraced racer pilot gets mixed up with a mega-corporation. Now he has to stop them.

Sky Hunter by Chris Reher
Sent to a human outpost to investigate sabotage, a pilot finds more trouble than she bargained for.

The Galapagos Incident by Felix Savage
A genocidal AI attacks the solar system, and a Space Corps agent has one chance of saving a bunch of asteroid squatters she was sent to evict.

First Conquest by David VanDyke
To find a home and keep humanity safe from hostile aliens, Task Force Conquest must fight to seize a new star system.

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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01C4JCZ52
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,140 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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Some interesting stories, some not entirely consistent re physics, but mostly ok.
For a free book, a pleasant surprise overall.
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One of the best groups of books or shorts I have read.

I will now be buying most of the series in this list.
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Not bad, some good authors
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3.0 out of 5 stars 3 winners! 7 June 2016
By Dave Wallace - Published on Amazon.com
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First I will say that I couldn't finish 5 of the 8 books, it may be me or it may be the books or it may be both; however I won't factor books I didn't finish in the rating because for the price, come on it's a bargain for 3 good books.
Now I really liked 3 of them and this galactic spanning stuff is not really my favorite. They are:
Hard Duty by Mark E. Cooper, A meaty, multi view-pointed and multi-layered story, I am a sucker for some first contact too.
Bypass Gemini by Joseph Lallo, A fun space opera romp is a bit more in the category of rogues & pirates, that is also very funny.
First Conquest by David Vandyke, Ship to ship space battles better than I have ever seen done, something that usually bores me.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this sampler, you will like at least one, probably many. 15 June 2016
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An anthology of novellas to help you decide if you want to read subsequent books in the 8 different series and/or other books by these authors. Some are better than others, as one would expect, but all are a pretty good read and all set in interesting universes.. Some have logic and/or believability problems, some are just plain silly, but all are fun. Hard Duty is the standout best: part of the Merkiaari War series and Sky Hunter is not bad either, though you may start to groan "yeah, right" at the end as our heroine outdoes herself heroic self. I have already reviewed these two and the most of others in their individual book forms, so will no repeat myself.

I have not read or reviewed First Conquest (the last in this anthology): it is essentially one long battle in an interesting universe with desperate back-against-the wall humanity up against a much more powerful foe. Fortunately, the commander is very lucky. If you like space battles, this one is for you.

The first story (Ambassador 1) is a great universe, with good characters and fun action, though suspending disbelief about both the human and the alien cultures may prove difficult at times. (It is also odd for the hero to introduce a powerful technology, then spend half the book not using it, just so the plot can go forward without it.) Still a fun read though.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some greats, some duds, typical for such a collection 9 April 2016
By Graeme Ing - Published on Amazon.com
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Ok collection. Some greats like the Galapagos Incident by Felix Savage and Backworlds by Mary Pax, but also some duds in here. Pretty typical for one of these collections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sampler Pack for exploring new or different authors 12 June 2016
By Patrick - Published on Amazon.com
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It is excellent for what it is, a sampler. There is Serious Sci Fi and Silly Sci Fi. It gives the chance to read something I wouldn't normally choose. There was even a book I didn't make past the first chapter. Does that mean knocking off stars? No! That is the point of a set like this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Time and the price is right 31 December 2016
By Jennifer Knight - Published on Amazon.com
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Worth the effort to look though and find a good series. The first and third books were the only ones I could read all the way through. The third book,"Hard Duty" is the best of the bunch in my opinion Mark Cooper is a good writer and I Ended up reading all five of the Merkiaari Wars series and am looking forward to the next book. If the series has a fault it's in the breadth of the story and no one central character. The main characters are well developed and likeable. Cooper writes as well as David Weber without the need for a glossary of characters.