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Marines - Military SF in a Dystopian Setting
« on: August 23, 2012, 03:22:54 pm »
Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes.

In the 23rd Century, assault troops go into battle wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal campaign to the next, Erik and his comrades fight an increasingly desperate war over the resource rich colony worlds that have become vital to the economies of Earth's exhausted and despotic Superpowers.

As Erik rises through the ranks he finally finds a home, first with the marines who fight at his side and later among the colonists - men and women who have dared to leave everything behind to build a new society on the frontier, one where the freedoms and rights lost long ago on Earth are preserved.

Amidst the blood and death and sacrifice, Erik begins to wonder. Is he fighting the right war? Who is the real enemy?



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    Re: Marines - Military SF in a Dystopian Setting
    « Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 03:38:55 pm »
    Jay. . . . .

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    Re: Marines - Military SF in a Dystopian Setting
    « Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 10:59:00 pm »
    Here is a sneak peak at the sequel to Marines, Book II of Crimson Worlds - Release date 10/15/2012


    The Cost of Victory
    Crimson Worlds II
    By Jay Allan


    The Third Frontier War is raging, and all across human-occupied space worlds are burning.  Massive fleets struggle for dominance and kilometer-long war ships exchange thermonuclear barrages.

    Battered in the early years of the war, the Western Alliance is resurgent.  The brilliant Admiral Augustus Garret leads the Alliance fleet from victory to victory, taking the war to the very heart of the enemy empires.  And on the ground, Colonel Erik Cain, hero of the Marine Corps, leads his crack troops again into combat, seeking the final battle.

    In the background, the secretive intelligence agencies of the despotic Superpowers plot and scheme, using their own soldiers as pawns in the great game for control of space. 

    But the final battle will be fought in the reddish sands of a backwater world, and the prize will be the staggering secret that has lain hidden in a cave for untold centuries.

    All the Powers struggle for the ultimate victory, but at what cost?



    http://www.crimsonworlds.com/

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    Re: Marines - Military SF in a Dystopian Setting
    « Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 01:55:28 pm »

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    Re: Marines - Military SF in a Dystopian Setting
    « Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 01:22:31 pm »
    One week to the release of Crimson Worlds Book II:  The Cost of Victory.

    Release date: October 15, 2012

    http://www.crimsonworlds.com/costofvictory.asp

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    Re: Marines - Military SF in a Dystopian Setting
    « Reply #5 on: October 18, 2012, 10:22:24 pm »
    Crimson Worlds II:  The Cost of Victory, the sequel to Marines is now available.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00902U0C2/?tag=kbpst-20

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    Re: Marines - Military SF in a Dystopian Setting
    « Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012, 11:05:49 pm »

    I really like your first cover. It looks good.

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    Crimson Worlds Prequel Available
    « Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 12:31:59 pm »
    Tombstone, a prequel to Marines, is now available:



    In the 23rd Century, Earth's Superpowers battle for supremacy in occupied space.

    Darius Jax is a senior officer and hero of the Marine Corps, veteran of countless battles fought throughout occupied space. But once he was a raw private fighting his first battle on a planet so deadly, so hellish, its own occupants called it Tombstone. This is his story, before fame, before glory.

    The fighting on Tombstone is brutal and deadly, and Jax must find his inner strength if he is to survive. As he struggles through an unwinnable war he learns to rely on himself as he never has before, and he begins to understand just what he is and is not fighting for.

    Tombstone is a novella of approximately 24,000 words, the first Crimson Worlds prequel, set in the years just before the Third Frontier War and the events described in Crimson Worlds Book I: Marines.



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    The Crimson Worlds Series:
    Marines (Crimson Worlds I) Available now.
    The Cost of Victory (Crimson Worlds II) Available now.
    A Little Rebellion (Crimson Worlds III) December 2012
    The First Imperium (Crimson Worlds IV) March 2013

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    Re: Marines - Military SF in a Dystopian Setting
    « Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 02:25:30 pm »
    Looks like a great read.
    I shall add this to my TBR.

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    Countdown to Crimson Worlds III
    « Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 06:18:09 pm »
    Four weeks to go until Crimson Worlds III:  A Little Rebellion.  In the meanwhile, I'm posting a sample chapter to my blog each week.  Chapter 1 tonight.

    http://jayallanwrites.blogspot.com/

    « Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 06:25:46 pm by jayallan »

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    Re: Marines - Military SF in a Dystopian Setting
    « Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 07:12:48 pm »
    Congratulations on your new book!  ;D

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    Crimson Worlds I: Marines on sale for 99 cents
    « Reply #11 on: January 11, 2013, 05:13:57 pm »
    Read Marines, the first book in the bestselling Crimson Worlds series for 99 cents until Sunday, January 13.

    http://www.amazon.com/Marines-Crimson-Worlds-ebook/dp/B00902U0C2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1357953196&sr=8-2&keywords=marines+jay+allan

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