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Combat

A near-future military science fiction novel. This is the followup novel to Minding Tomorrow, set in the same world, and though it is possible to read this as a stand alone novel, it's best if you read Minding Tomorrow first.

Length: 52,000 words (equivalent to about 200 pages)

Release date: April 16th, 2010

Cover art by Stefan Kernjak.

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  • Combat front cover

    Long description:

    Combat is the followup novel set in the same world as Minding Tomorrow. It follows the story of a secret military strike force as it comes to terms with new enemies and new technologies. It also tells the story, set eight years earlier, of a single soldier trying to make a difference in a new West African nation.

    The events of this novel take place concurrently with those in Minding Tomorrow, and shares some characters and technologies. However, it is not a sequel, and can be read either before or after Minding Tomorrow. There are some mysteries in Combat that are answered in Minding Tomorrow, and some mysteries in Minding Tomorrow that are answered in Combat.

    Of course, there are mysteries in both which will be answered in the third and last novel set in the same world.

    This book is free! Creative Commons License

    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License, which means you are free to download it, read it, email it or otherwise share it as long as you:

  • credit me as the author
  • don't make money from it in any way
  • don't modify the text in any way.

    The license only applies to the electronic text version of the novel. If you would like to do more than read or share the text of the novel electronically (derivative works, print publishing, audio versions, film rights and other commercial interests) please email me: luke@juggler.net

    If you'd like me to create other ebook formats, or better yet, if you'd like to help create more ebook formats of this novel (Mobi, Palm, Kindle, Ebookwise, Rocket, Microsoft Reader, Sony Digital Reader, etc), please email me: luke@juggler.net

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    Reader quotes:

    "I'm very impressed, especially with the story as a "technical" achievement. It's like watching a clockwork, with the pieces purposefully fitting together and moving along nicely, and I like the clear writing style.." - Georg

    "I really like the story. There is a great sense of being grounded in reality. " - Brian

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  • Fiction:
  • "Get that rat off my face!"
  • "Minding Tomorrow"
  • "Combat"
  • "Broken Glass"
  • "The Monster Story Conference"

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  • Luke's Creative Podcast
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  • Contact Luke Burrage: luke@lukeburrage.com | +49 (0)170 9688 379 | Mehringdamm 64, 10961 Berlin, Germany

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