New Novel–First Strike!

30 Sep

The best defense…

A massive alien power looms over humanity, claiming Earth as its territory and humanity as its slaves. They’ve already taken over one colony, yoking hundreds of thousands under their brutal rule. Every tactical exercise, every simulation, every simulation gives humanity zero chance in a defensive campaign.
Earth’s only chance to win the coming war – is by striking first.

Admiral Tobias Sampson has a few dozen cruisers; the Hegemony has a hundred superdreadnoughts alone. Earth controls nine star systems; the Hegemony rules almost a thousand. But attacking isn’t the only surprise humanity has up its sleeve…

Starting a war with an enemy a hundred times stronger is insane. It’s desperate. And it’s Earth’s only hope.

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“It’s honestly brilliant – a space opera tour de force I want to see the next book of."
-Glynn Stewart, author of Starship’s Mage

“A story of alien threats and human resourcefulness that isn’t simply a contest of gadgets and ray guns. Nuttall knows the real ingredients of war are from within: greed, treachery, arrogant disdain, devious double crossing and misdirection. Both human and alien.”
-Mackey Chandler, author of the Family Law and April series

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13 Responses to “New Novel–First Strike!”

  1. GerryD September 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    This book sounds like a fast read! I’ve got it on my Wish List for the next book to buy. Thanks, Chris!

  2. Davcid September 30, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    Well done Chris!

  3. johntae71 October 1, 2014 at 5:33 am #

    It’s probably one of your best books so far.

  4. Shrekgrinch October 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    This one was really good. Are their plans for a sequel?

    • chrishanger October 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

      Not as yet. I have a vague idea. But it will depend on my future plans.

      Chris

      Sent from my iPad

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  5. Dennis The Menace October 13, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    There’s something I noticed in the novel.

    The part where the requirements for a nation to join the Terran Federation stated that as long as that nation forks over 20% of it’s GNP, it can join.

    Uh….did you really mean 20% or more like 2%? The entire tax take of the US federal government is only around 18% or so on average for the last 60 years. The US federal government spends about 23% right now. So, an 20% just for the TF seems to be unsustainable both economically as well as politically.

    Just wondering.

    • chrishanger October 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

      Defending the Earth is expensive I may have meant 20% of the tax revenue instead Chris Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:58:48 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

      • Dennis The Menace October 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

        Yeah, no biggy. You can change it in future editions.

        It’s where it says:

        “The Federation Charter specifically states that any nation can join provided that it meets its membership obligations, specifically the contribution of at least 20% of its GNP to the Federation’s budget. It doesn’t exclude anyone, even alien races. In fact, there are no grounds for refusing Federation membership if the obligations are met.”

      • chrishanger October 14, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

        Cool! I wrote it so I would have a hook for future stories, then overlooked something else. Chris Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:54:55 +0000 To: christopher_g_nuttall@hotmail.com

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