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Galactic Empires: Eight Novels of Deep Space Adventure by [Jansen, Patty, Pax, M., Cooper, Mark E., Arenson, Daniel, Reher, Chris, VanDyke, David, Lallo, Joseph, Savage, Felix R.]
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Eight full-length novels of adventure, war, intrigue and survival in the far reaches of space.

The Backworlds by M. Pax
A man struggles to survive in the harsh world of humanity's outer settlements and prove his father wrong.

Ambassador 1: Seeing Red by Patty Jansen
To look an alien superior in the eye is a deadly offense. To accuse him of a political murder…

Alien Hunters by Daniel Arenson
A scruffy alien pest controller faces an alien threat the likes of which the universe has never seen.

Hard Duty by Mark E. Cooper
Hostile aliens nearly eradicated humanity. Will the next encounter finish the job?

Bypass Gemini by Joseph Lallo
A disgraced racer pilot gets mixed up with a mega-corporation. Now he has to stop them.

Sky Hunter by Chris Reher
Sent to a human outpost to investigate sabotage, a pilot finds more trouble than she bargained for.

The Galapagos Incident by Felix Savage
A genocidal AI attacks the solar system, and a Space Corps agent has one chance of saving a bunch of asteroid squatters she was sent to evict.

First Conquest by David VanDyke
To find a home and keep humanity safe from hostile aliens, Task Force Conquest must fight to seize a new star system.

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I would have given Patty Jansen's novel, Ambassador 1: Seeing Red, five stars because I enjoyed it so much.
It wouldn't be fair to the other authors to say anything about their contributions because I didn't read more than a few paragraphs of each to see if I liked them, and then skipped them because they didn't appeal to me. (I will purposely refrain from mentioning cups of tea.)
Patty's story was different. I liked the characters and the plot. The world building was creative and interesting. This novel was what I would call social SF, more about people and societies than hardware and technology. There was some conflict and violence, but it was contained, included because of necessity, not just for effect. Most of the story revolves around a young delegate from Earth and his attempts to discover who was responsible for the assassination of the World President. He must unravel misunderstandings between the various alien races and guide negotiations to avoid major conflict and break up of Gamra, the inter-world organization to which they all belong. I liked that all the aliens were human, albeit with distinct differences in appearance and customs; a refreshing change from unlikely monstrous creatures of all kinds. I did get a little confused at times trying to sort out all the different groups and alliances, and the locations of the other worlds were a bit puzzling, but confusion is a common state with me and can't be blamed on the author. I saw in another reviews that many of the novels included in this anthology were incomplete, but I'm happy to say that Ambassador 1 was a whole novel with a beginning, a middle, and an end.
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Useful introduction to current sci-fi. From space drama to Mad Max dystopia. The most impressive being Felix Savage's The Galapagos Incident. A full novelette. It's a detailed construction of space in 2285. The United Nations is a player in space and the protagonist's job is to persuade a community of squatters to vacate an asteroid. David VanDyke created a rather exciting space battle, driven by physics and tactics.
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Thought these were complete novels but are simply teasers for serial ebooks
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keeps my interest up well written highly recommendedjavascript:void(0)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1d4599c) out of 5 stars Warning! This collection which I bought for 99 cents has already caused me to buy 4 new series! April 3 2016
By Printophile - Published on Amazon.com
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I think this may be one of the best collections of SF novels by different authors I've read. I am not finished with it because the first 3 novels sent me back to buy more books in each of those series. The Backworlder book took a bit for me to get into. The novels by Pax and Cooper were immediately engrossing. After I finish reading all of the Cooper series, I'll be back to read. the rest of the collection!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1c9aa08) out of 5 stars Some greats, some duds, typical for such a collection April 9 2016
By Graeme Ing - Published on Amazon.com
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Ok collection. Some greats like the Galapagos Incident by Felix Savage and Backworlds by Mary Pax, but also some duds in here. Pretty typical for one of these collections.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1d9bea0) out of 5 stars If you like teasers and multiple books within books April 19 2016
By Lee Ann M. - Published on Amazon.com
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It isn't horrible, yet, I don't like having to come to the end and find out I need to buy another book to continue on. That to me is a teaser, I dislike teasers.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1c53b88) out of 5 stars Every book is worth reading and the collection is worth purchasing. March 24 2016
By Terry L - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read some of the novels before the collection was available. Every book is worth reading and the collection is worth purchasing. The stories are varied and the writing styles are interesting. I recommend it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1c9a0f0) out of 5 stars Buy this sampler, you will like at least one, probably many. June 14 2016
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An anthology of novellas to help you decide if you want to read subsequent books in the 8 different series and/or other books by these authors. Some are better than others, as one would expect, but all are a pretty good read and all set in interesting universes.. Some have logic and/or believability problems, some are just plain silly, but all are fun. Hard Duty is the standout best: part of the Merkiaari War series and Sky Hunter is not bad either, though you may start to groan "yeah, right" at the end as our heroine outdoes herself heroic self. I have already reviewed these two and the most of others in their individual book forms, so will no repeat myself.

I have not read or reviewed First Conquest (the last in this anthology): it is essentially one long battle in an interesting universe with desperate back-against-the wall humanity up against a much more powerful foe. Fortunately, the commander is very lucky. If you like space battles, this one is for you.

The first story (Ambassador 1) is a great universe, with good characters and fun action, though suspending disbelief about both the human and the alien cultures may prove difficult at times. (It is also odd for the hero to introduce a powerful technology, then spend half the book not using it, just so the plot can go forward without it.) Still a fun read though.