In the 25th century the human species, long exiled from the devastated Earth, sent a fleet of robot probes on voyages of discovery. Their objective was to find another planet suitable for terraforming and eventual human habitation.
Ninety years later, across the empty oceans of space, the Tau Ceti probe reported success.
Now, in the year 2531, a human expedition led by Captain Leonie Strider sets off from Jupiter orbit to claim humanity's first colony world outside the Solar System. But their progress is rudely halted by a hyperspace portal that snatches them millions of parsecs off course -- and into the middle of a galactic conflict . . . in someone else's galaxy. They must decide whether to stay and fight or to try to find their way home.
But first they must survive . . .
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[Strider's Galaxy] discards restraint and lets rip. Unashamedly occupying the pure entertainment end of the spectrum, this is a primary-colors read -- exotic, extravagant, zingy. Pipe-and-slippers science fiction it isn't.
----Stan Nicholls, Time Out
John Grant is the author of some seventy books. His nonfiction has included The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (with John Clute), and a series of books on the misuse and misunderstanding of science, begun with Discarded Science and continued most recently with Denying Science. His fiction has included novels like The World, The Far-Enough Window and The Dragons of Manhattan as well as numerous short stories, some of which have been collected as Take No Prisoners. For his nonfiction work he has received the Hugo (twice), the World Fantasy Award, and a number of other awards and nominations.
His A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, the largest film noir encyclopedia ever published, appeared in October 2013 from Limelight. He is currently working on a YA book provisionally called The Young Person’s Guide to B******t, scheduled for publication by Zest in Fall 2014.