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BLITZKRIEG: New BattleTech Short Novels Storms Epub!
On February 14, 2012
Catalyst Game Labs is pleased to launch the start of a new type of BattleTech fiction: The Blitzkrieg. Two all new short novels opening the gates to tackling some of the biggest stories yet to be explored in this fashion.
For more details on what Blitzkrieg is and how it came to past, check out Steve Mohan’s BattleBlog: BLITZKRIEG: What’s It All About?
Ghost Bear’s Lament: Part One (a BattleTech Blitzkrieg Epub)
The Clans: a civilization that worships war. Soldiers altered in body and mind. Men and women bent to the blade. They slash through space, cutting through their enemies like a laser cuts through flesh.
No one can stand against them.
Star Commander Richard Bekker of Clan Ghost Bear is smart, tough, and ruthless—the perfect Clan warrior. Victory is all he has ever known.
That’s about to change.
Because he’s going to face an enemy unlike any he’s ever seen—unlike any ANYONE’S ever seen. And if he is going to triumph, if he’s going to SURVIVE, he will have to reach inside, past his Clan training, and find the part of himself that is human.
Steven Mohan, Jr. has professionally published more a half million words of military science fiction including the BattleTech novel A BONFIRE OF WORLDS. He has sold original fiction to markets as diverse as INTERZONE, POLYPHONY, and PARADOX, as well as several DAW original anthologies. His short stories have won honorable mention in THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION and THE YEAR’S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR and he has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Ghost Bear’s Lament: Part One Epub (Buy From BattleShop)
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Operation: Ice Storm: Part One, The Frost Advances (a BattleTech Blitzkrieg Epub)
It is 3071, and holy Jihad rages in the Inner Sphere. Safe on worlds claimed two decades earlier, Clan Jade Falcon watches its enemies tear themselves apart. But a new threat is bearing down on the Falcons. Clan Ice Hellion, another of Kerensky’s Clans, has traveled the winding Exodus Road to attack its warrior brethren–for while the Clans hunger to conquer the Inner Sphere, they are warriors–and they have little qualm warring amongst themselves for advantage.
Khan Connor Rood of the Ice Hellions knows his Clan is taking a desperate risk. Victory over the Jade Falcons will give the Hellions a place in the Inner Sphere, new worlds to conquer and exploit. It will place them among those rarified Clans who are not trapped in the distant Clan homeworlds. It is a bold plan.
It could easily fail.
For the Jade Falcons have been warned of the Ice Hellions’ approach, and powerful and veteran Jade Falcon BattleMechs are turning to meet them. Can Rood and his Hellions defeat the forewarned Falcons? With Jihad raging in front of them and genocidal wars of reaving consuming the Clan homeworlds behind them, can the Hellions survive?
Read The Frost Advances, Part One of the two-part Operation: ICE STORM saga now, and find out.
Jason Schmetzer is the author of more than 40 published short stories and novellas, as well as four BattleTech sourcebooks and a novel. His work crosses genre and game boundaries, working with both print and electronic publication. He hold an MFA in fiction writing and works during the day as an advertising copywriter. He is also editor of the BattleCorps fiction website.
Operation: Ice Storm: Part One, The Frost Advances Epub (Buy From BattleShop)
Operation: Ice Storm: Part One, The Frost Advances Epub (Buy From DriveThruRPG)
BattleCorps Fiction Makes Its Way to Epub
With well over a million and a half words of fiction published in PDF format at www.battlecorps.com, there’s a massive treasure of action-packed stories to choose from…these are just the opening salvos of making older published fiction available in Epub format for anyone to purchase.
Hector (A BattleTech Epub)
Since their appearance in the Inner Sphere in 3005, the mercenary regiments known as Wolf’s Dragoons have proven themselves the masters of the battlefield, the equal of any regiment of any of the five warring Successor States.
Now under contract to House Marik’s Free Worlds League, the Dragoons have undertaken their most daring mission yet: an attack on House Steiner’s impregnable Hesperus II BattleMech factories. Success on Hesperus will make the Dragoons into living legends… but few enemies have survived House Steiner’s fanatical defenses. The Steiners know how important the ancient BattleMech factories are to their nation—and not even the fearsome reputation of Wolf’s Dragoons will make them blink.
Hector Epub (Buy From BattleShop)
Hector Epub (Buy From DriveThruRPG)
Lion’s Roar (A BattleTech Epub)
Solaris VII is the Game World, a planet of spectacle and intrigue entirely devoted to ferocious gladiatorial combat. Except on Solaris, the gladiators aren’t people—they’re BattleMechs, thirty-foot high, walking engines of war.
David Singh is a down-on-his-luck ’Mech pilot with just enough skill and raw guts to attract all the wrong kind of attention. Singh’s dream is to become a championship fighter in the games. He’s an underdog, but his flamboyant fighting style gives him a solid chance of making the jump. But he’ll have to watch his step.
Because on Solaris the most dangerous contests take place outside the coliseum.
Lion’s Roar Epub (Buy From BattleShop)
Lion’s Roar Epub (Buy From DriveThruRPG)