By David Drake
This Omni-Trade paperback quantity collects the 2 full-length novels, <i >The Sharp finish </i>and <i >Paying the Piper</i>, plus “The Darkness,” a novelette which has no longer seemed in prior Slammers books.
The Hammers are very incorrect and imperfect human beings—but they be aware of their jobs, and so they get these jobs performed, a technique or one other. in the event that your country or your planet is below assault, and also you wish plaster saints to save lots of the day . . . good, plenty of good fortune, and it’s been great knowing you. but when you <i >really </i>want your chestnuts pulled out of the fireplace, lease Colonel Hammer’s troops. They’ll by no means win a good looks contest, or perhaps a comfort rate for “most congenial,” yet they’ll win the war—because they’re the simplest. They’re Hammer’s Slammers.
this can be the 3rd of a 3 quantity set offering for the 1st time the full genre-defining Slammers sequence in uniform Omni-trade paperback volumes, with new introductions by means of significant SF figures and new afterwords by means of David Drake. every one quantity also will comprise a Slammers tale now not gathered in past Slammer’s books.
“Fans of Drake's edgy tales of a mercenary tank regiment in a destiny no longer all that diversified from our current will celebrate [at the book of] the complete sequence in 3 volumes. Drake, a <st1:place ><st1:country-region >Vietnam</st1:country-region></st1:place> vet who served within the Blackhorse Regiment, makes use of prose as chilly and difficult because the steel alloy of a tank to painting the boys and girls of Hammer's Regiment. . . . In his depiction of strive against, Drake competitors Crane and Remarque.”
—<i >Publishers Weekly</i>, reviewing the evening coloration hardcover edition
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