Legion of the Damned

Legion of the Damned

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Penguin Putnam
The first novel in William C. Dietz's acclaimed Legion of the Damned series...

There is one final choice for the hopeless—the terminally ill, the condemned criminals, the victims who cannot be saved: becoming cyborg soldiers in the Legion. Their human bodies are destroyed and they are reborn as living weapons. But when aliens attack the Empire, the Legion must choose sides.

Baker & Taylor
In the future, the terminally ill can prolong life by surrendering their consciousness to a cybernetic life form that is then recruited into the notorious Legion of the Damned, an elite fighting unit charged with protecting humanity. Original.

Publisher: New York : Ace Books, [1993]
Edition: Ace edition
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780441480401
0441480403
Branch Call Number: SF Dietz, W 200.1 1993
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 18 cm

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crushem
Aug 18, 2012

an excellent beginning for years of Legion stories set in a space age future that still struggles with powerful enemies, many of which are found within their own governments and alliances.

The interplanetary Confederacy is beset by enemies on all sides some of whom are, were or will become allies in this constanly shifting struggle for power that seems to haunt every sentinent species.

Dietz weaves his stories through book after book and year after year graphically illustrating the slaughter and gore that only advanced technology can manifest.

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