The Tank Lords

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Baen, Aug 1, 1997 - Fiction - 400 pages
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When a planetary government faces destruction, they do the only thing that might save them--they hire Hammer's Slammers, the toughest, meanest bunch of mercs who ever wrecked a world for pay. Known throughout the galaxy for their ferocity, the men of Colonel Hammer's indomitable armored brigade routinely accept impossible missions. Their chances may not be good--but those who oppose them have no chance at all!

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User Review  - scottcholstad - LibraryThing

I have an odd complaint about this book. It had too much action. Yep, I said it. I'd heard about Hammer's Slammers for some time and wanted to pick a book in the series up and read it, so I chose this ... Read full review

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User Review  - SunnySD - LibraryThing

One novella-length and several shorter stories featuring the mercenaries of Hammers Slammers and their tanks. Any glory here has the L shot out of it in short order. War is nasty, brutal, and often involves truncated bodies. Drake pulls no punches, but he certainly spins a readable tale. Read full review


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David Drake was born on September 24, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa. He attended University of Iowa, where he graduated with a degree in History (with honors) and Latin. He then attended Duke Law School. He was drafted out of law school, served in the army for two years and then returned to school. He worked as an Assistant Town Attorney of Chapel Hill and then part-time as a city bus driver before he became a full-time writer. Drake is considered a master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Hammer's Slammers, military science fiction, was his first published series. His other titles include Northworld series, The Dragon Lord, Starliner, Ranks of Bronze, and Redliners. In recognition of his work, he won a World Fantasy award in 1976. He currently resides in North Carolina.

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