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Distant Thunders (Destroyermen


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Taylor Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Destroyermen series. A gunmaker and forensic ballistic archaeologist, Taylor has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries, and an award-winning member of the National Historical Honor Society and of the United States Field Artillery Association. He has a master's degree in history and has taught that subject at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.


Rebuilding after the ship-shattering climax of 2009's Maelstrom, Capt. Matt Reddy and the crew of the dimensionally misplaced USS Walker continue pushing their Bronze Age allies, the Lemurians, through the Industrial Revolution to take the war to the invading reptilian Grik. Somewhat aided by the paddle-wheel steam frigates of New Britain, Reddy liberates conquered cities to the west and then races to the east in a refloated Walker to re-rescue New British princess Rebecca Anne McDonald. The fun of watching eager aviators take to the air in carved wooden aircraft leavens the nostalgic sense of worlds being left behind and cultures forced by war to undergo unpleasant changes. Anderson raises questions about the morality of chemical warfare, genocide, and summary execution in wartime while holding out the possibility of diplomacy with relentless killers. (June) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

Praise for the Destroyermen series

"Taylor Anderson...[has] steamed to the forefront of alternative history."--E. E. Knight, national bestselling author "A new, genuinely different 'alternate Earth' story."--David Weber, New York Times bestselling author "Gripping and riveting...I look forward to the unfolding of this series and his subsequent work."--S.M. Stirling, New York Times bestselling author "Pick up the Destroyermen series and kick back and enjoy."--SFRevu "Action sci-fi doesn't get significantly better than this."--Booklist "Simply put, this is great stuff."--Fresh Fiction

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