Image of The Morcai Battalion


Image of The Morcai Battalion

Palmer's jump into the science fiction realm is back! For this reissue of one
of her early releases, the technology's been updated, but the original spirit
of the novel remains. This is a high-octane and gritty space adventure
with a multifaceted universe and intriguing characters.

Intergalactic war may be fast approaching, as the Rojok tyrant Mangus Lo continues his brutal attempt at conquest. After battling the Rojok, officers Dr. Madeline Ruszel, Dr. Strick Hahnson, Captain Holt Stern and their crew must abandon their damaged ship and take refuge on the Holoconcom spaceship Morcai. It is a recipe for trouble as cultures clash. But when treachery leads to capture and torture, these disparate groups just may find a way to work together. (LUNA, Dec., 320 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith