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The Shattered Skies by John Birmingham
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Jan 11, 2022 | ISBN 9781984820556

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Praise for The Shattered Skies

“This is action-packed space opera at its most breathless.”—At Boundary’s Edge
 
The Shattered Skies is brilliant, entertaining, and fast-moving. I’d give this six stars, but that’ll break the meter.”—Interstellar Valley

“Birmingham follows The Cruel Stars with more heart-pounding, breakneck action in the fight for survival between factions with differing views on humanity. Fans of epic, military space opera with lots of last minute reversals will gobble this up.”Publishers Weekly
 
“[The Shattered Skies] is a delightful military space adventure that runs at full tilt.”Booklist
 

Praise for Book One of the Trilogy, The Cruel Stars

“Gripping . . . Birmingham alternates between gut punches and laugh-out-loud humor. . . . Plenty of twists, sharp turns, and fateful encounters will keep readers guessing and turning pages. This jarring, engrossing story of a species-wide fight for survival is recommended for all science fiction readers.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[The Cruel Stars] has everything going for it: interesting characters, immersive world building, a believable backstory, high-stakes conflict, visceral action, and credible villains. . . . This is what military space opera should be.”Booklist

“For readers who loved the frenetic pacing of the first few episodes of Battlestar Galactica or the gritty realism of A Song of Ice and Fire, The Cruel Stars needs to make its way to the top of summer reading lists.”BookPage

“Frenetic action viewed in a black fun-house mirror.”Kirkus Reviews

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