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War and Space Trilogy

Steve Challis

Published June 29th 2012
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Kindle Edition
309 pages
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This book brings together in one volume the 3 novellas of the War and Space Trilogy.War and SpaceThis Novella follows on from the Bad Boy Quadrilogy of novels.After 150 years of peace on Earth the unarmed Interstellar Exploration Ship, the HighwayMoreThis book brings together in one volume the 3 novellas of the War and Space Trilogy.War and SpaceThis Novella follows on from the Bad Boy Quadrilogy of novels.After 150 years of peace on Earth the unarmed Interstellar Exploration Ship, the Highway to Heaven is attacked without apparent provocation by unknown aliens with much more advanced technology than the Earthmen.This is a self contained book although many of the Characters were first introduced in the earlier books.It is an attempt to look more logically at War between space faring races and considers the question whether war is even possible without both sides becoming extinct.The Local WarThe very idea of war is politically incorrect, so when the identical tele-empathic 11 year old twins, Nigel & Chance Jones conclude in a school project that malicious aliens are wiping out life in the 30 galaxies of the Local Group, they get zero marks. Their powerful family takes them more seriously, and they travel outside the Local Group in the flagship of Earths interstellar fleet to test the theory.They are unaware of the developing attack on planet B2 in the Andromeda Galaxy. It is up to Captain Brown of the Investigator scientific habitat to save the planet with limited resources.Captain Jack Jones leads the expedition to the home world of the aliens, but Chance Jones doesn’t like the caution of his older relatives and his unauthorized flight gets him marooned on the alien planet and injured by a laser blast. The others believe that Chance is dead, and the little boy has to cope with hostile aliens, omnivorous animals, nocturnal predators and blood suckers.Battle for HomeworldThe Homeworld of the peaceful Idaltus is attacked by overwhelming numbers of computer controlled warships. The Idaltus activate their planetary shield, but are unable to take any effective action against the attacking ships. Every interstellar Idaltu ship that jumps to the Homeworld system is destroyed as soon as it re-enters our universe.The Earth exploration ship, the Highway to Heaven is damaged when it jumps to the system, and unable to jump clear, is forced by the laws of physics to fight its way towards Homeworld.Meanwhile, the crew of the Avenue of Peace, sister ship of the Highway to Heaven has partially decoded an alien computer and jumps to the Homeworld system with a plan to destroy the warships.Later, an allied armada investigates a colony of the aliens. What they discover is unexpected.