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Weber David + White Steve

Shiva Option

Shiva Option Оценка: 5.0 (1)
Genre: fantasy, space fantasy
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DEFEAT WAS NOT AN OPTION. The war wasn't going well. The mind-numbingly alien Arachnids were an enemy whose like no civilized race had ever confronted. Like some carnivorous cancer, the 'Bugs' had overrun planet after planet . . . and they regarded any competing sentient species as only one more protein source. They couldn't be reasoned with, or even talked to, because no one had the least idea of how to communicate with a telepathic species with no recognizable language . . . and whose response to any communication attempt was a missile salvo. No one knew how large their civilization-if it could be called a 'civilization'-actually was, or how it was organized, but the huge fleets they threw against their opponents suggested that it was enormous. The Grand Alliance of Humans, Orions, Ophiuchi, and Gorm, united in desperate self-defense, have been driven to the wall. Billions of their civilians have been slaughtered. Their most powerful offensive operation has ended in shattering defeat and the deaths of their most experienced and revered military commanders. The edge in technology with which they began the war is eroding out from under them and whatever they do, the Bugs just keep coming. But the warriors of the Grand Alliance know what stands behind them and they will surrender no more civilians to the oncoming juggernaut. They will die first . . . and they will also reactivate General Directive 18, however horrible it may be. Because when the only possible outcomes are victory or racial extermination, only one option is acceptable. The Shiva Option
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  1. David Weber, Steve White Shiva Option
  2. PROLOGUE
  3. CHAPTER ONE: Gathering Stars
  4. CHAPTER TWO: Forging the Sword
  5. CHAPTER THREE: "I am become Death . . ."
  6. CHAPTER FOUR: "Surely that can be right!"
  7. CHAPTER FIVE: "We know its coming."
  8. CHAPTER SIX: April Fool!
  9. CHAPTER SEVEN: To Hold Back Hell
  10. CHAPTER EIGHT: Ride Boldly
  11. CHAPTER NINE: We Do Our Job
  12. CHAPTER TEN: The Vengeance of Clan Prescott
  13. CHAPTER ELEVEN: Chaff in the Furnace
  14. CHAPTER TWELVE: "This is Terran space!"
  15. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: "You Take the High Road . . ."
  16. CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Familiar Space
  17. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: ". . . and Ill take the low road."
  18. CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Keeping Up the Pressure
  19. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: "Well do whatever we must, Admiral."
  20. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Closing the Net
  21. CHAPTER NINETEEN: Operation Orpheus
  22. CHAPTER TWENTY: Return to Pesthouse
  23. CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: Who are those people?
  24. CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: "I suppose we must approve. . . ."
  25. CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: The Last Roadblock
  26. CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: "Some cripple!"
  27. CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: "I feel them still."
  28. CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: "Take them at a run."
  29. CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: "And then there were two."
  30. CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: "We e going back."
  31. CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: Ghosts of Kliean
  32. CHAPTER THIRTY: Unfinished Business
  33. CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: "We e going home."
  34. CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO: Cushion Shot
  35. CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE: Full Circle
  36. CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR: The Vengeance of Kthaarazarthan
  37. EPILOGUE
  38. Glossary


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