Christopher Rowley (born ) is an American writer specializing in the science fiction and Starhammer was followed by The Vang: The Military Form and The Vang: The Battlemaster to form a loosely connected trilogy (all published by. As a last resort, the gentle beings used the Starhammer to smash the Vang spacefleets and homeworld, leaving but few survivors. For a billion years a silvery. Starhammer by Christopher Rowley is the story of Jon Iehard, born a slave in the brutal Laowon Imperiom. The Laowon are a species of.

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Now circumstances forced him to take his sadistic pleasures among the uncouth peasants of Wexel’s hilly outback. May 18, Zach rated it it was ok.

They are more ruthless than us and they had done same things to us as the Nazis did to Jews. We traveled around its gravity center along the lines of the magnetic field. Vang-Military Form is where, at least in my opinion. Each adult alien could operate for about 90 hours.

Why is it s This book is the first in “The Vang” series. Dcd rated it liked it Sep 14, It spent aeons thus, and for a long time the Starhammer itself was encased in solid ice at the bottom of an ocean of ice. All that was left from the war was the Starhammer itself, stationed at the bottom of a rapidly freezing ocean, and a few fragments of the Vang, scattered through a pocket in the starfields. Christopher Thiele rated it it was amazing Jul 22, It increased our chances of survival by twenty percent.

Your mileage may vary, but if you’re like me you’ll mostly resent this book for being just good enough that you didn’t put it down halfway through and move on with your life. The Aliens, however, had a major weakness.


And that was the beginning of the end for the Laowon. Was she destroyed with the rest of the Laowon force when the Starhammer’s defenses were activated, or was she spared?

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There is quite a little character development yet I feel that the MC Jon was chrlstopher very well. He currently lives in upstate New York. In the process he slaughters a number of laowon, something that makes him a hunted man.

To ask other readers questions about Starhammerplease sign up. For its creativity I am grateful that Jones appreciated it and borrowed many ideas for the game series. Buy Starhammer from Amazon. The Batrachians lost world after world, while rapidly improving their military capabilities, but against Vang Military Form they were overmatched.

For a bad case of insomnia, prescribe this book.

Feb 25, John rated it really liked it Shelves: One aspect of this technology allowed them to smash the barriers of space and time and travel elsewhere, perhaps to another universe entirely. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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I was hardly the only writer in the 80s to be doing this, of course, but I was writing for Del Rey, a very successful imprint and their meat and potatoes was adventure SF and here was a chance to have fun with the genre and along the way ask a few questions. They have a harrowing journey across the sands, narrowly escaping slavers and canibalistic tribes several times. You wanted a planet, but you didn’t want the planet’s population. Add t Solid sci-fi grimdark!

The Laowan involve him in a manhunt for someone that they describe as a “murderer”. Jul 03, Azn rated it really liked it. I think what’s actually going on is more like a total abdication of editorial oversight on behalf of the publisher. No negotiation was possible with the Vang overlords, who saw all other life as either a threat or as host. Bankswhose recommendations have rarely led me astray.


He uses his favored position to gain enough power to spearhead a palace coup and make good his escape to the small number of systems where humans are not under direct Laowon domination although they are forced to tolerate a Laowon presence and have “friendly” governments.

They read well as stand-alones so starting with book 2 is no biggie. There were only two real problems with the book, and these were both loose plot threads that were never tied in.

Aug 07, Ian Connel rated it liked it. He curr Christopher Rowley is a prolific writer of both science fiction and fantasy novels. In the s, Rowley switched to the fantasy genre with the success of his first novel for Roc BooksBazil Broketail. It would’ve been one of my favorite books if the ending keep up with the quality of the drama the story carries.

Dec 21, Ann aka Iftcan rated it it was amazing.

Doug rated it liked rwoley Oct 31, Octopi have been shown to outperform rats in maze tests. Now I’m reading some Robert A. High on my re-read for fun list. Leave it to a greedy terrestrial corporation to discover the signal and decide to send one of its own passing vessels to investigate. It’s tough for me to get invested in the plot, no matter how sweet it looks in outline form, when the principal actors are the literary-dramatic equivalent of two-by-fours with faces drawn on them by magic marker.

Women are companions and confidents who often have as much if not more talent than the male leads.