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A Talent for War (Alex Benedict - Book 1)

  • Author
    • Jack McDevitt
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Jack McDevitt's A TALENT FOR WAR takes Alex Benedict into the heart of an alien galaxy in a thrilling interstellar adventure. 'A real writer has entered our ranks, and his name is Jack McDevitt' Michael Bishop, Nebula-winning author

Everyone knows the legend of Christopher Sim. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, he changed
mankind's history forever when he forged a rag-tag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the alien Ashiyyur.

But now, in a forgotten file, Alex Benedict has found a startling piece of information. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud.

If he is to see it through, Alex Benedict will have to follow the dark track of a legend, into the heart of an alien galaxy, where he will confront a truth far stranger than anything he could have imagined...
  • Published: May 23 2013
  • Pages: 416
  • 197 x 134mm
  • ISBN: 9781472203076

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  • Stephen King

    Jack McDevitt is that splendid rarity, a writer who is a storyteller first and a science fiction writer second. In his ability to absolutely rivet the reader, it seems to me that he is the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke
  • Booklist
    A superlative novel ... bridges the gap between literary and commercial SF with rare facility and belongs in every collection
  • Science Fiction Chronicle
    A marvellously constructed novel. If McDevitt never writes another word, his reputation is assured
  • Publisher's Weekly
    Delivers everything it promises with a gigantic wallop
  • Library Journal
    Combines hard science fiction with mystery and adventure in a wild tour of the distant future. Stellar plotting, engaging characters, and a mastery of storytelling (starred review)
  • Michael Bishop, Nebula-winning author

    A real writer has entered our ranks, and his name is Jack McDevitt