by Robert Buettner
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841497549
Date: 07 August 2008 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The first in Robert Buettner's Orphan trilogy of military SF novels. Now published in the UK as Orbit paperback originals.
"Mankind's first alien contact tears into Earth: projectiles launched from Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, vaporize whole cities. Under siege, humanity gambles on one desperate counterstrike. In a spacecraft scavenged from scraps and armed with twentieth-century weapons, foot soldiers like eighteen-year-old Jason Wander - orphan;s that no one will miss - must dare to embark on man's first interplanetary voyage and invade Ganymede.
They will have one chance to attack, one ship to attack with. Their failure will be our extinction."
[Editor's Note: Check out Ernest Lilley's review from our November 2004 issue.]