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Cover & Synopsis: WAR DOGS by Greg Bear

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the upcoming (October 21, 2014) novel War Dogs by Greg Bear.

Here’s the synopsis (a larger version of Lauren Panepinto’s cover design appears below):


The Gurus came in peace, bearing gifts.

They were a highly advanced, interstellar species who brought amazingly useful and sophisticated technology to the human race. There was, of course, a catch. The Gurus warned of a far more malevolent life form, beings who have hounded the Gurus from sun to sun, planet to planet, across the cosmos. Pundits have taken to calling them the Antagonists-or Antags-and they have already established a beachhead on Mars. For all they’ve done for us, the Gurus would now like our help.

Enter Master Sergeant Michael Venn, a veteran Skyrine (a Marine who is specially trained for off-world combat) who is dropped onto the Red Planet with his band of brothers on a mission to take down as many Antags as possible.

But from the moment they’re dropped through the thin Martian atmosphere, their mission goes horribly, terribly wrong. From a group of female special ops Skyrines with secret orders, to mysterious humans who’ve settled on Mars, to the overwhelming and highly-reinforced Antags themselves, Venn and his brothers will face impossible odds just to survive-let alone make it home alive.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Series: War Dogs
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (October 21, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0316072834
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316072830
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1 Comment on Cover & Synopsis: WAR DOGS by Greg Bear

  1. Hunh. I wondered what Bear was up to lately. Cool.

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