Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Galactic Liberation continues

From Hugo Award finalist David VanDyke and million-selling science-fiction legend B.V. Larson comes Book 2 in the epic military space opera adventure saga, Galactic Liberation. Commodore Straker's rebellion grows in strength--but his enemies are growing even faster. Faced with a dozen rebel planets in their territory, the Mutuality finally takes notice of the upstart known as the Liberator, and they gather a vast fleet to crush him.

Preparing for a titanic interstellar battle, it's clear Straker has no chance. His tiny enclave of free planets can't survive the weight of a thousand worlds. His own officers realize this, and some of them begin to turn against him...

In a desperate attempt to halt their inevitable destruction, Straker and his team set out to capture the largest ship ever built. The monstrous vessel is well-defended and contains secrets no one suspects. Unleashing its power might turn the tide of the war--but it may also doom humanity.

BATTLESHIP INDOMITABLE is the second book in the Galactic Liberation series. The series starts with Book 1, STARSHIP LIBERATOR.

From the reviews:
  • This second book picks up shortly after the first one (and is superior to it). While the first book was focused on mechsuit and ground combat, this second entry in the series returns to what VanDyke is extremely talented at: realistic space combat between huge armadas, backed up questions about political and philosophical superiority. Overall the pacing is better than the first, and we get to see more of Straker's naiveté with field command come to the fore - meanwhile the Galactic Liberation continues on in wonderful glory with some pretty impressive weaponry and logical space battles that conform to real-world physics. 
  • Straker and his team are faced with overwhelming odds. To combat this situation his decides to capture the largest ship ever also has a weapon of unimaginable power......not to mention a surprise of its own! I very much recommend this book.
  • BV Larson is one of my favorite authors. Great science fiction read that keeps you entertained with page turning suspense. Keep up the good work.
I thought this one was even better than the first one myself. Good, inventive space opera. Now available from Castalia House in both hardcover and paperback editions.

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Blogger Gifford Pinchot May 24, 2017 12:01 PM  

Just bought it there for my Kindle.
The last sci-fi novel I read was Hyperion years ago, but after just finishing A Throne of Bones I have a lot of confidence in Castalia's authors.

Blogger Gifford Pinchot May 24, 2017 12:05 PM  

@1 the first one in the series that is.

Blogger Matthew May 24, 2017 12:09 PM  

It is significantly better than the first book, which was already good. The battle scenes are comparable to the best of Hammer's Slammers, and the story overall is hopeful, not a pessimistic slog like many of the Slammers stories.

Blogger Joseph Gore Jr. May 24, 2017 12:21 PM  

I purchased the first book in paperback on Amazon, giving it a positive review. I am very interested in this sequel and already have it in my "shopping cart".

Anonymous Grayman May 24, 2017 12:40 PM  

will buy!

Blogger Dan Wolfgang May 24, 2017 1:26 PM  

Any word on the print version of Green Knight's Squire?

Blogger VD May 24, 2017 1:58 PM  


Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents May 24, 2017 2:04 PM  

One of the things that led me here was the issue of pink SF. I had quit reading Analog for reasons. My SF was all used book stores, anything written before 1990. That's OK, I wound up reading Heinlein and van Vogt and others from the 30's through the 60's. But nothing new, because of the excessive, oppressive pinkness.

Hyperspace Demons, the Three Body Problem and Ctrl Alt Revolt are all fiction I read only because of this site. Breaths of clean air.

Maybe I'll buy more hardbacks or softcovers from Castalia specifically to read and then resell into the used bookstore world. There's a distribution channel that is under the radar, ripe for subversion.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker May 24, 2017 4:36 PM  

If Castalia House continues to publish books like the Galactic Liberation series, it will continue to separate me from my money.

Book 1 was ripping good fun. Recommend it highly, especially for young guys. Looking forward to reading Book 2.

Blogger Matthew May 24, 2017 8:46 PM  

Longtime Lurker wrote:If Castalia House continues to publish books like the Galactic Liberation series, it will continue to separate me from my money.

Note that we're also publishing David VanDyke's Plague Wars series. The first three:

Blogger Mr.MantraMan May 24, 2017 9:36 PM  

Will buy

Blogger weka May 25, 2017 4:15 AM  

@10. Matthew, if you are going to tempt us with links, can it be to the site or where we can get epubs?

I'm trying to starve the Bezos: using the Kobo ecosystem instead.

Blogger Gordon May 25, 2017 8:12 AM  

Audio book! Audio book! Audiobook!

Yes, I know we listeners are under 10 percent. But i have purchased every audiobook you have publised.

Blogger Matthew May 25, 2017 9:06 AM  

@12, I linked to Amazon because that is the only place you can get all three formats.

@13, our audiobook department is extremely productive. They just take a long time to record and edit.

Blogger RCE Roorkee May 30, 2017 7:48 AM  

thank you for sharing knowlegable information with us

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