Conquer the Stars! Military Science Fiction

Sassinak

By Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon

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When space pirates captured a little girl named Sassinak and murdered her parents, they had no idea they were sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
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Starship Troopers

By Robert A. Heinlein

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Follows the career of Juan Rico from boot camp to the battle zones. In this world of Heinlein's, citizenship must be earned through military service. Winner of the Hugo Award.
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The Cassini Division

By Ken MacLeod

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Ellen May Ngewthu leads her division in valiant effort to overthrow the godlike post-humans who were transformed with high technology centuries ago.

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The City Who Fought

By Anne McCaffrey and S. M. Stirling

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Simeon's broken physical body has been cast aside, leaving his brain to become the sentience of a peaceful space station-- peaceful, that is, until the station is attacked.

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The Forever War

By Joe Haldeman

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Private William Mandella discovers his military service on faster that light ships makes for battles across centuries and difficult personal relationships. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards.

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The Ghost Brigades

By John Scalzi

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"The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms. The universe is a dangerous place for humanity--and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did. Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers--a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared's brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades. At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin's memories slowly surface Jared begins to intuit the reasons for Boutin's betrayal."
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The High Crusade

By Poul Anderson

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Aliens land on the green and pleasant fields of medieval England and get more than they bargained for. The bow may not be mightier than the ray-gun, but English hearts are made of stouter stuff than the invaders from space imagined!
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The Man-Kzin Wars

By Larry Niven

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When the tiger-like race of the Kzinti encounter peaceful humans in an unarmed starship, they mistakenly believe they have found yet more easy prey.

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The Warrior's Apprentice

By Lois McMaster Bujold

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Having flunked the physical and thus washed out of the Barraryan military academy, Miles Vorkosigan grabs a jump-ship to become the leader of a mercenary force.

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Worldwar: In the Balance

By Harry Turtledove

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This is the first part of a four-book alternative history set during World War II. Pearl Harbor was bombed, Panzers rolled through Paris--and then the real enemy lands.
Can the combined forces of all the Earth's armies stop the invading aliens?
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