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Sunday, July 5, 2015

TOUR: THE SILVER SHIPS by S. H. Jucha



The Silver Ships by S.H. Jucha: This highly-reviewed new science fiction series transports readers to a universe where earth no longer exists. More than 700 years into the future, the only life-sustaining planet is a faint memory, after succumbing to years of mistreatment and abuse. But human beings have escaped to form two new home worlds with very different cultures. Now, they find themselves facing the threat of a vicious alien species, and have no choice but to join forces in order to survive.

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An explorer-tug captain, Alex Racine detects a damaged alien craft drifting into the system. Recognizing a once in a lifetime opportunity to make first contact, Alex pulls off a daring maneuver to latch on to the derelict. 

Alex discovers the ship was attacked by an unknown craft, the first of its kind ever encountered. The mysterious silver ship's attack was both instant and deadly. 

What enfolds is a story of the descendants of two Earth colony ships, with very different histories, meeting 700 years after their founding and uniting to defend humanity from the silver ships.


REVIEW: THE SILVER SHIPS by S. H. Buchanan

I can't say enough good about this novel! There are certain authors of science fiction who are always-reads. Whenever I open one of their books, immediately I am carried away with the story, as if the story enfolded be. Such authors are Peter F. Hamilton, Simon Morden, Stephen Baxter--and now, S. H. Jucha. To think this is a debut novel! An enrapturing novel of futuristic colonization and exploration, THE SILVER SHIPS is character- and plot- rich, swimming in an absorbing narrative.

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