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Series: Fields of Long-forgotten Battles: Bukowski, book 1

Release Date: August 25, 2020

Publisher: Rebis

Pages Count: 344

Price: 34,90

ISBN: 9788381881043

The long-awaited prequel to the best-selling Fields of Long-Forgotten Battles series tells the story of Henryan Darski’s ancestor during the civil war.  Robert Bukowski, the commander of the first colonization expedition which leaves the Solar System in the middle of the 21st century, finds out for himself that road to the stars can be strewn with thorns. Mayflower is headed to the Centurion System, 25.5 light-years away, because astrophysicists have discovered an Earth analog in its ecosphere. The 170-year voyage, however, turns out not to be as peaceful as its organizers assumed. The crew, subjected to various tests, not only have to face unexpected adversities, but also defeat much more dangerous inner demons.  None of the six astronauts suspects that their heroic struggle is just a prelude to a much worse nightmare…



“Robert J. Szmidt shows a truly remarkable imagination, and tells the story with charm and originality. I highly recommend it.”

Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula award winner 


“Easy to Be a God is an exciting beginning to an epic saga of space exploration. Morrisey and his crew of daring, corrupt rogues will hold you breathless as they loot the wrecks of spaceships – until they find the one that could change everything in the Galaxy.”

Nancy Kress, winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards 


“Robert J. Szmidt writes on a vast canvas. His stories are ambitious space opera that will capture your imagination.”

Kevin J. Anderson, co-author of the Dune series, author of The Dark Between the Stars 


“With the right tech, it's easy to be a god. But as Robert J. Szmidt points out in this impressive novel, to be a god for the right reasons, sometimes you have to spend a few years in Hell, first.”

David Weber, founder of Honorverse


“A fast-paced tale of a piratical salvage crew who find more than they expected when they discover an ancient Alien artefact. An engaging story.”

Jack Campbell, author of the best-selling series Lost Fleet