Out of the Dark

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Macmillan, Sep 28, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages

The launch of a new science fiction adventure series--by the New York Times-best selling author of the Safehold series and the Honor Harrington series

The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability--the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called "sentients"--"humans," they called themselves--were almost as bad as the Shongairi themselves, it seemed reasonable to use the Shongairi to neutralize them before they could become a second threat to galactic peace. And if the Shongairi took a few knocks in the process, all the better.

Now, Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity's cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, more than half the human race has died.

Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize scattered survivors without getting killed. And in the southeastern US, firearms instructor and former Marine Dave Dvorak finds himself at the center of a growing network of resistance--putting his extended family at lethal risk, but what else can you do?

On the face of it, Buchevsky's and Dvorak's chances look bleak, as do prospects for the rest of the surviving human race. But it may well be that Shongairi and the Hegemony alike have underestimated the inhabitants of that strange planet called Earth... in David Weber's Out of the Dark.

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User Review  - MommaTracey - LibraryThing

This book is a true dichotomy. Vastly different ending than ANY of Weber's other books yet full of military jargon and battle strategy like ALL of his other books. I truly enjoyed it...ESPECIALLY the ending! :) Read full review

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User Review  - lyrrael - LibraryThing

This book made me sad. Not because it was a sad book. Okay, well, rather, it is, but not in the cry-me-a-river sort of way. It made me sad because I am a HUGE David Weber fan. I love his Honor ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER I
27
CHAPTER II
31
CHAPTER III
38
CHAPTER IV
43
CHAPTER V
52
CHAPTER VI
58
CHAPTER VII
63
CHAPTER VIII
70
CHAPTER XXII
207
CHAPTER XXIII
213
CHAPTER XXIV
221
CHAPTER XXV
227
CHAPTER XXVI
233
CHAPTER XXVII
240
CHAPTER XXVIII
251
CHAPTER XXIX
257

CHAPTER IX
73
CHAPTER X
80
CHAPTER XI
84
CHAPTER XII
90
CHAPTER XIII
103
CHAPTER XIV
117
CHAPTER XV
124
CHAPTER XVI
133
CHAPTER XVII
155
CHAPTER XVIII
161
CHAPTER XIX
168
CHAPTER XX
179
CHAPTER XXI
202
CHAPTER XXX
267
CHAPTER XXXI
280
CHAPTER XXXII
295
CHAPTER XXXIII
299
CHAPTER XXXIV
310
CHAPTER XXXV
328
CHAPTER XXXVI
332
CHAPTER XXXVII
344
CHAPTER XXXVIII
354
CHAPTER XXXIX
360
EPILOGUE
369
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About the author (2010)

David Weber is a science fiction phenomenon. His popular Honor Harrington and Honorverse novels—including Mission of Honor, At All Costs, and Torch of Freedom—are New York Times bestsellers and can't come out fast enough for his devoted readers. He is also the author of the Safehold series, including Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed and A Mighty Fortress. His other top-selling science fiction novels include the Dahak books and the Multiverse books, written with Linda Evans. He has also created an epic SF adventure series in collaboration with John Ringo, including We Few. His novels have regularly been Main Selections of the Science Fiction Book Club. Weber has a bachelor's degree from Warren Wilson College, and attended graduate school in history at Appalachian State University. He lives in South Carolina.

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