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Generation Ship

A Novel

Michael Mammay

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31 January 2024
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In this riveting, stand-alone novel from Michael Mammay, author of Planetside, the beginning of a new human colony must face tyrannical leaders, revolution, crippling instability, and an unknown alien planet that could easily destroy them all.

In 2108, Colony Ship Voyager departed Earth for the planet of Promissa with 18,000 of the world’s best and brightest on board. 250 years and 27 light years later, an arrival is imminent.

But all is not well.

The probes that they’ve sent ahead to gather the data needed to establish any kind of settlement aren’t responding, and the information they have received has presented more questions than answers. It’s a time when the entire crew should be coming together to solve the problem, but science officer Sheila Jackson can’t get people to listen.

With the finish line in sight, a group of crewmembers want an end to the draconian rules that their forebearers put in place generations before. However, security force officer Mark Rector and his department have different plans. As alliances form and fall, Governor Jared Pantel sees only one way to bring Voyager’s citizens together and secure his own power: a full-scale colonization effort. Yet, he may have underestimated the passion of those working for the other side...

Meanwhile, a harsh alien planet awaits that might have its own ideas about being colonized. A battle for control brews, and victory for one group could mean death for them all. 

Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780063252981
ISBN 10:   0063252988
Pages:   608
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael Mammay is a retired army officer and a graduate of the United States Military Academy. He has a masters degree in military history, and he is a veteran of Desert Storm, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He lives with his family in Georgia.

Reviews for Generation Ship: A Novel

"“Generation Ship is a ferocious story of human desperation, boiling with tension and betrayal.” — Sunyi Dean, author of The Book Eaters “Generation Ship has the brilliant political complexity of The Expanse and the American government, while keeping the fun and excitement of Dark Matter. Thoughtful, well-written, deep, and engaging. Familiar to fans of sci fi and of Mike Mammay's voice while watching him take us in a new direction with his craft and storytelling.” — R.R. Virdi, author of The First Binding ""Michael Mammay's Generation Ship is a masterclass in political science fiction. A political chess match filled with absolute page-turning tension that culminates in an ending which manages to be both bittersweet and hopeful. This was a book that will be stuck in my head for a while."" — K.B. Wagers, author of the NeoG series “Political sci-fi done right! Generation Ship offers a captivating look at an authentic spaceborne civilization aboard a nascent powder keg. Cleverly written, topical, and compelling with a relatable cast of diverse characters, deeply personal stakes, and twisty plot elements that will keep you on your toes.”  — J.S. Dewes, author of the Divide Series “Highly recommended.” — Library Journal (starred review) on The Misfit Soldier “Gas is a snarky, sharp-witted protagonist whose reckless decisions are balanced by bold confidence and luck—and a lively group cast of supporting characters who make up his crew. In a story packed with quippy dialogue and cinematic action, Mammay deftly blends military sci-fi with edge-of-your-seat heist elements.” — Ren Hutchings, author of Under Fortunate Stars, on The Misfit Soldier “The Misfit Soldier is a goddamned delight. Mammay masterfully blends heist and military SF in the schemes of a sergeant—bent on rescue, with a side of smuggling—whose best weapon is his wit, not his power armor. Han Solo meets Halo meets Ocean's Eleven, and more fun than all three.” — K. Eason, author of Nightwatch on the Hinterlands “The Misfit Soldier is an action-packed, engrossing read that has just enough military sci-fi trappings to dress the set, but the far more interesting action is what takes place between the characters on that set as they seek out a place to survive. You don’t have to be a fan of space marines to enjoy this book (though their power armor is pretty cool), and Mammay has shown obvious growth as an author, with this being his most intriguing work yet.” — Lightspeed Magazine “The Misfit Soldier is Starship Troopers meets Saving Private Ryan with a dash of Ocean’s Eleven. A fun, fast-paced Military-SF space adventure. As with all of his books, I highly recommend.” — Zac Topping"

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