The Dark Wing
By Walter H. Hunt
(Tor Science Fiction, Hardcover, 9780765301130, 480pp.)
Publication Date: December 2001
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The zor is just one of the alien races that humanity encounters when it travels to the stars, and from the very first meeting it has been all-out war. For many years the conflicts have been sporadic, usually ending with an Earth concession and a treaty. But the zor does not respect mankind and has no any intention of honoring the agreements. When the zor decide to mount a surprise attack against human colonies, the normally self-absorbed government of Earth realizes that something must be done before it is too late.
A controversial scholar by the name of Marais is brought in. A nonmilitary man, he has spent his entire life studying the zor and claims to have a plan to deal with them once and for all. With so few options remaining, Marais is put in charge of the battlefleet.
Earth just wants the threat neutralized and would be happy with a stalemate, but Marais has other ideas. He believes himself to be the mythic Dark Wing, destined to exterminate the zor. . . .
Walter H. Hunt lives in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. The Dark Wing is his first novel.
"A fast-paced story that should appeal to fans of space opera and military SF. Reminiscent of Orson Scott Card's military classic Ender's Game."--Library Journal
"Military science fiction ... something like Honor Harrington flavored with Babylon 5."--Kirkus Reviews