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Joel Shepherd - Defiance (The Spiral Wars #4) - Part 01
The Spiral Wars Series
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He moved to Perth , Western Australia with his family when he was seven, where he later studied film and television arts at Curtin University. He now lives in Adelaide. He helps his mother in this business and has traveled widely as a result. His first unpublished manuscript was shortlisted for the George Turner Prize in and the manuscript for Crossover was shortlisted in His first novel Crossover was shortlisted for the science fiction division of the Aurealis Awards, that recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers. His first series follows the adventures of Cassandra Kresnov, an artificially created super-soldier who becomes disillusioned with the policies and actions of her country, the League.
Joel Shepherd is the author of the Spiral Wars series, among other books. He took some time away from science-fiction world-building to answer a few questions. Do you think writing as an Australian for a broader English-speaking audience is helpful or hurtful? All the Anglosphere nations have a particularly strong relationship in other forms of entertainment, no one bats an eyelid at Hugh Jackman or Margo Robbie starring in Hollywood movies, I think people care even less about seeing it with authors. Philip K.
Series: The Spiral Wars
He lives in Australia, has a degree in International Relations, and is a keen cyclist and traveler. - This review is written with a GPL 4. The Crew of the Phoenix, with the help of the alien Parren, have found a remaining stronghold of the machine race Drysine.
One thousand years after Earth was destroyed in an unprovoked attack, humanity has emerged victorious from a series of terrible wars to assure its place in the galaxy. Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande and Major Trace Thakur are determined to use neutral territory to broker a peace between humanity's warring factions, away from Fleet's strong arm. But as machinations in Fleet Command send a legendary warrior from Trace's past on a sworn path to kill her, there arises in the territory of an insectoid foe an ancient enemy from the nightmares of Spiral history, bent on Phoenix's destruction…. The UFS Phoenix is on a mission to find a lost data-core that may contain the secret to defeating the alo-deepynine alliance. But the means to find the data-core is hidden deep in tavalai space, in a highest-security vault where the tavalai's manipulative State Department keep all their most treacherous secrets. To recover it, Phoenix must pull off the most daring heist the Spiral has ever seen.