Pub Date 23 Nov 2017
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Stephen Hawking's warning that humanity should never respond to alien
communication has gone unheeded for too long, and now the human led
United Planetary Coalition is faced with a seemingly insurmountable
threat from a brutal and merciless race known as the Jaari. With
mounting casualties and obliterated colonies, the desperate UPC turns to
conscripting prison convicts into active military service, with
promises that these men and women will be turned into the next
generation of super soldiers—the Avatars. This includes disgraced
starship Captain Joaquin Lafontaine, who sees this opportunity as a
means to redeem himself.
However, the program is shrouded in mystery. Joaquin will discover the Avatar program's true nature, and will struggle not only to defeat the Jaari against all odds, but to also retain his humanity—and perhaps his very soul.