Into the Hinterlands

Into the Hinterlands

By David Drake; John Lambshead

Baen Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781451638424, 530pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

#1 in an ALL-NEW military science fiction adventure series from veteran best-seller David Drake.
Creator of Hammer's Slamners and genre-defining author has sold over 4 million books.
#1 in a new series from a military science fiction master with over 3 million books in print. A young hero comes of age in the crucible of war and galactic struggle.
When Allen Allenson, scion of a noble family that has fallen on hard times, gets a mission to roust the power-hungry Terrans from a wild star sector where they re encroaching, he jumps at the chance to show his individual worth, improve his family's fortunes and gather enough lucre to make a good marriage. But the wily Terrans are not so easily persuaded by a young colonial they think of as a rube.
Worse, Riders, the beings who naturally ply the wilderness between the stars, are playing their own deadly political games against the Terrans, against the colonials, and against one young greenhorn commander in particular: naif young Allen, whom they figure they can manipulate to do their bidding. The one thing nobody has counted on is the fact that Allen, while young and inexperienced, and much to his own amazement, happens to be a hero in the making.
About "Into the Hinterlands"
Drake and Lambshead combine politics, military expeditions, and deep-space exploration into an intriguing tale Recommended for all SF collections. "Booklist"
About David Drake's RCN series:
R]ousing old-fashioned space opera. -- "Publishers Weekly" on the RCN series.
The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more "Philadelphia Weekly Press"
S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.
About David Drake:
P]rose as cold and hard's the metal alloy of a tank rivals Crane and Remarque "Chicago Sun-Times"
Drake couldn t write a bad action scene at gunpoint. "Booklist"
Comprehensive Teacher's Guide available.

About the Author
David Drake (born 1945) sold his first story (a fantasy) at age 20. His undergraduate majors at the University of Iowa were history (with honors) and Latin (BA, 1967). He uses his training in both subjects extensively in his fiction.

David entered Duke Law School in 1967 and graduated five years later (JD, 1972). The delay was caused by his being drafted into the US Army. He served in 1970 as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the Blackhorse, in Viet Nam and Cambodia. He has used his legal and particularly his military experiences extensively in his fiction also.

David practiced law for eight years; drove a city bus for one year; and has been a full-time freelance writer since 1981, writing such novels as" Out of the Waters" and "Monsters of the Earth". He reads and travels extensively.

Dr. John Lambshead is senior research scientist in marine biodiversity at the Natural History Museum, London. He is also the Visiting Chair at Southampton University, Oceanography, and Regent's Lecturer, University of California. He also writes military history and designs computer and fantasy games. He is the author of swashbuckling fantasy Lucy's Blade "and coauthor, with best seller David Drake, of science fiction adventure, Into the Hinterlands."