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1.  John Ringo has over two million books in print.

2.  He has written six New York Times best sellers.

3.  The first novel in his Posleen War series, A Hymn Before Battle, was praised by Booklist as "practically impossible not to read in one sitting."  Gust Front, the second novel in the series, has an 85% sell through in hardcover and currently has an 82% sell through in mass market.

4.  A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings military characters and their explosive battles to vivid, three-dimensional life.

5.  Travis S. Taylor's science background and profound knowledge complement Ringo's military realism with scientific realism, filling the novel with breakthroughs and theories from the frontier's of today's science, as he did in The Quantum Connection, praises by Publisher's Weekly as "dazzling...cutting-edge scientific possibilities...stimulating and satisfying..."

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12.  Incremental co-op $2.00 per book

13.  Teaser chapter in the mass market of Vorpal Blade

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It's Not Over Til The Skinny Lady Sings . . .

 

            Working off of a piece of intelligence from the alien Hexosehr, the Vorpal Blade is dispatched to investigate rumors of an ancient and powerful civilization that may have been the creators of the “black box” that drives humanity's only space ship. Any remnant technology would be nice but what the Blade finds is much more than they bargained for. Worse, the ship is infested by an alien species of scorpion-like arachnoids that has the potential to wipe out a world. Worst of all, instead of being Astrogator, Captain William Weaver is now the XO and he is not getting along with the new commander. And the new commander does not get along with Weaver, the ship's female savant-linguist or most of the rest of the original crew. And what is that weird noise the ship makes every time it's in hard maneuvers?

 

            Leave it to the oddball geniuses of the Blade to sort it all out. And the Dreen are not going to like the answers.

John Ringo brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a New York Times best-selling series with over one million copies in print. The series contains A Hymn Before Battle, Gust FrontWhen the Devil DancesHell’s Faire, andEye of the Storm. In addition, Ringo has penned the Council War series. Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally best-selling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harmon (GhostKildarChoosers of the SlainUnto the BreachA Deeper Blue, and, with Ryan Sear, Tiger by the Tail). His techno-thriller The Last Centurion was also a national bestseller. A more playful twist on the future is found in novels of the Looking-Glass series: Into the Looking GlassVorpal BladeManxome Foe, and Claws That Catch, the last three in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor. His audience was further enhanced with four collaborations with fellow New York Times best-selling author David Weber: March Upcountry, March to the SeaMarch to the Stars and We Few. There are an additional seven collaborations from the Posleen series: The Hero, written with Michael Z. Williamson, Watch on the RhineYellow Eyes and The Tuloriad, all written with Tom Kratman, and the New York Times best seller Cally’s War and its sequels Sister Time and Honor of the Clan, all with Julie Cochrane. His science-based zombie apocalypse Black Tide Rising series includes Under a Graveyard Sky, To Sail a Darkling Sea, Islands of Rage and Hope and Strands of Sorrow. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.