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Baen Books, 1992 - Fiction - 320 pages
A new science fiction space epic from the author of Hammer's Slammers. The Empress of Earth, the finest passenger liner in the galaxy, carries 6,000 people through multiple universes to land on raw, often violent worlds--but the crew will have their work cut out for them on this hostile voyage.

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User Review  - Tatoosh - LibraryThing

Starliner by David Drake reads like a collection of short stories and short-shorts strung together to create a novel. Drake begins with series of 3-8 page segments that introduces the main characters ... Read full review

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One of two huge ships that span the galaxy offering both luxury travel and indentured "cattle" class fares, the Empress of Earth is Lieutenant Randall Colville's new posting. As interstellar conflict ... 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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