Conquer the Stars! Military Science Fiction

There may be alien moons rolling high above the battlefield, but the fight for honor and glory are much the same as today in the future worlds of military science fiction. Drill sergeants still bark orders, and raw recruits learn to work as a team to overthrow the tyrannies of an evil empire. And, every so often, a hero rises above the fray to lead the soldiers to victory against overwhelming odds by dint of cleverness and courage.

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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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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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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On Basilisk Station

By David Weber

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Young Commander Harrington's brilliance annoys her superiors who sweep her to the frontier backwater of Basilisk Station. There she finds unexpected opportunity for to display her talents for command. Shades of Horatio Hornblower.

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Midshipman's Hope

By David Feintuch

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When his senior officers are killed, a young midshipman finds himself in charge of a damaged ship and the safety of three hundred colonists.

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Janissaries

By Jerry Pournelle

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Soldiers are rescued from certain death in an African civil war by aliens. They are transported to the planet Tran where they discover the reason for their hosts' merciful intervention.
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First Lensman

By E. E. "Doc" Smith

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Virgil Samms is the first human to be gifted by the Arisians with a lens that gives him telepathic powers. He will need them-- together with the newly-formed Galactic Patrol-- to put paid to the planet-conquering Eddorians.

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Dorsai!

By Gordon R. Dickson

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Donal Graeme, a talented warrior from a planet of professional soldiers, goes out to seek his fortune among the Fourteen Worlds.
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Cross the Stars

By David Drake

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A soldier returns to his wife and family through the length and darkness of space to discover the unforeseen battles that await him. Part of the Hammer's Slammers series.

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Bolo Brigade

By Keith Laumer and William H. Keith, Jr.

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Sentient tanks take on packs of four-armed dinosaurs on a backwater colony planet. First of a series.

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