John Love Faith

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Moby Dick meets Duel in John Love's debut novel of Space Opera and Military Science Fiction! Faith is the name humanity has given to the unknown, seemingly invincible alien ship that has begun to harass the newly emergent Commonwealth. 300 years earlier, the same ship destroyed the Sakhran Empire, allowing the Commonwealth to expand its sphere of influence. But now Faith has returned! The ship is as devastating as before, and its attacks leave some Commonwealth solar systems in chaos. Eventually it reaches Sakhra, now an important Commonwealth possession, and it seems like history is about to repeat itself. But this time, something is waiting: an Outsider, one of the Commonwealth's ultimate warships. Slender silver ships, full of functionality and crewed by people of unusual abilities, often sociopaths or psychopaths, Outsiders were conceived in back alleys, built and launched in secret, and commissioned without ceremony. One system away from earth, the Outsider ship Charles Manson makes a stand. Commander Foord waits with his crew of miscreants and sociopath, hoping to accomplish what no other human has been able to do — to destroy Faith!

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John Love spent most of his working life in the music industry. He was Managing Director of PPL, the world's largest record industry copyright organization. He also ran Ocean, a large music venue in Hackney, East London. He lives just outside London in north-west Kent with his wife Sandra and cats. Love&s first novel, Faith, was published by Night Shade Books in 2012.

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Hyped as a cross between Moby-Dick and “Duel” (the Richard Matheson story in which an automobile driver is harassed by the driver of a big rig), this debut SF novel delivers the goods. Set in the far-flung future, the story involves a menacing alien spacecraft, called Faith by its victims, that systematically attacks inhabited star systems. Now it’s returning to the Sakhran system, 300 years after an attack that nearly wiped out an entire civilization, and one man, the commander of a human warship, is planning to take on the alien marauder in a battle to the death. The book closely resembles a military thriller—a daring commander tracking an enemy sub across the seas—but Love provides readers with plenty of SF color: aliens whose history seems drawn from ancient Eygptian influences, human warships named after psychopaths and crewed by dysfunctionals like the hero, Commander Foord of the warship Charles Manson, and other fun stuff. Love has a quirky style—a character’s eyes are “as warm and golden as urine”—and it seems virtually impossible to imagine an SF fan who won’t thoroughly enjoy the tale. --David Pitt

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