By Sharyn McCrumb

ISBN-10: 0345483022

ISBN-13: 9780345483027

For one fateful weekend, the yearly technology fiction and delusion conference, Rubicon, has all yet taken over a frequently traditional lodge. Now the halls are alive with Trekkies, tech nerds, and delusion players of their Viking finery *all of them desirous to hail their hero, bestselling delusion writer Appin Dungannon: a diminutive despot whose towering ego greater than compensates for his 5' 1" top . . . and whose gleeful disdain for his fawning lovers is legendary.

Hurling insults and furnishings with equivalent abandon, the poor, tiny writer proceeds to alienate ersatz extraterrestrial beings and make-believe warriors at warp pace. yet someplace among the dress contest and the exhibition Dungeons & Dragons online game, Dungannon will get performed in. whereas die-hard enthusiasts of Dungannon's probably unending sword-and-sorcery sequence ask yourself how they'll pass on and hucksters ask yourself how a lot they could get for the lifeless man's autograph, a hapless cop wonders, Who would wish to kill Appin Dungannon? however the actual query, because the harried conference organizers comprehend, is Who wouldn't ?

"I enjoyed BIMBOS OF THE dying solar . . . superbly saw, humorous, well built, even compassionate."

*Robert Silverberg

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The Rebs turned and ran. The Imperials continued to fire. The sight made Kyle sick, and he was just about to order the firing to stop when the last man fell. His body skidded all the way to the durasteel door. Kyle had given up all hope of capturing the facility. He had to focus on salvaging what remained of his first command. Anal there wasn't much to save. The platoon was down to Sergeant Major Hong, twelve effectives, and two walking wounded. A retreat was unrealistic. To backtrack they'd have to pass the weapons slots, and, assuming they made it all the way to the cave in, tons of rock blocked the way.

The launch tube rested on his right shoulder. The trick was to wait, thereby increasing the chance of a hit, but not too long since the SLM needed time to arm itself. That's where old man Danga had gone wrong. Trot was determined to do it right. Vester fired retros, lit his repulsors, and allowed the bow to rise as the ship sank. That blocked his view of the ground but put more metal between him and whatever the groundies chose to send his way. It was a trick that infantry officers frowned on since it exposed the ship's belly to more enemy fire.

But he knew better than to check it. Not with fifteen seconds remaining. Time seemed to slow. Lead filled his stomach and he was unexplainably sleepy. What was the quote? The one carved into the mantel above the fireplace in Cliffside's ceremonial dining room? Something about how cowards die a thousand deaths . . Then, before Kyle could count how many times he had died during the last few hours, the assault boat hit. It bounced once, twice, and stuck. Like the first landings he had attempted, only better.

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