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Rick Partlow

Rick Partlow is that rarest of species, a native Floridian. Born in Tampa, he attended Florida Southern College and graduated with a degree in History and a commission in the US Army as an Infantry officer.
His lifelong love of science fiction began with Have Space Suit---Will Travel and the other Heinlein juveniles and traveled through Clifford Simak, Asimov, Clarke and on to William Gibson, Walter Jon Williams and Peter F Hamilton. And somewhere, submerged in the worlds of others, Rick began to create his own worlds.
He has written 25 books in seven different series, and his short stories have been included in ten different anthologies.
He is currently working on a series for Aethon books, a six-volume military SF saga about a mercenary unit called Wholesale Slaughter. The first two books are out now and the next two should be out this summer. He is also collaborating on a post-apocalyptic/mil-sf/clone series with mercs and mechs called Broken Arrow Mercenary Force with best-selling author Drew Avera.

He currently lives in central Florida with his wife, two children and a willful mutt of a dog. Besides writing and reading science fiction and fantasy, he enjoys outdoor photography, hiking and camping.

A suggested reading order for his Birthright universe books is as follows:

Glory Boy
The Birthright trilogy
The Recon series
Last Flight of the Acheron
The Tales of the Acheron trilogy
The Psi War trilogy

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    • Wholesale Slaughter

    • By: Rick Partlow
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Logan Conner is the son of a king, the heir to the largest of the five star-dominions, and the best mech pilot in the galaxy. His people are plagued by pirates and raiders, surrounded by enemies, and not even his father can fight them all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Space Mech Military Action

    • By Digital Rogue on 05-22-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Revelation Run

    • By: Rick Partlow
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 27
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      5 out of 5 stars 27

    Logan Conner thinks his days pretending to be mercenary captain Jonathan Slaughter are behind him now that the ancient Imperial outpost of Terminus Cut has been uncovered. He’s returned to his duties while his brother, Terrin, leads a team of scientists studying lost technology....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Three in a row!

    • By Willis Burns on 07-19-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Terminus Cut

    • By: Rick Partlow
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Logan Conner has given up the life of a warrior prince to become Jonathan Slaughter, a mercenary captain of a rough-and-ready band of mech-jocks for hire. Already legendary throughout the Periphery, their next job brings them head to head with the Jeuta, militant aliens....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another one

    • By Draeb on 06-19-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Birthright

    • By: Rick Partlow
    • Narrated by: Evan Harris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Caleb Mitchell is a human weapon, engineered into a biologically-enhanced killing machine in the war with the alien Tahni. The war is long over and now he just wants to live a normal life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By AmazonCustomer 1 on 01-20-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Enemy of My Enemy

    • Birthright Series, Book 3
    • By: Rick Partlow
    • Narrated by: Evan Harris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Travelling back from their mission to the Northwest Passage, having closed off that corridor into our part of space to alien invasion, Cal Mitchell and his friends are now faced by a threat closer to home....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Wolf in the Fold

    • Recon, Book 2
    • By: Rick Partlow
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Randall Munroe's past won't stay dead. Born Tyler Callas, the pampered heir of a Corporate Council scion, he fled that life and adapted the new identity of Randall Munroe....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Northwest Passage

    • Birthright Series, Book 2
    • By: Rick Partlow
    • Narrated by: Evan Harris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Former military super-commando Cal Mitchell is enjoying the pastoral life on his remote star colony home of Canaan, having put the fight against the Corporate Council behind him. But his past comes back to haunt him when a hired assassin makes an attempt on his life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • suspension of disbelief

    • By DragonFli_X on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Future Days Anthology: A Collection of Sci-Fi & Fantasy Adventure Short Stories

    • The Days Series, Book 1
    • By: Christopher Nuttall, Rick Partlow, P P Corcoran, and others
    • Narrated by: Lee Goettl
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Join the adventure through dystopian worlds, to outer planets and into a speculative future. Welcome to the Future Days Anthology....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Recon: A War to the Knife

    • By: Rick Partlow
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Desperate to escape his mother's control, Tyler Callas changes his identity to Randall Munroe, a product of the poverty-stricken Underground, and enlists in the Marines....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Duty, Honor, Planet

    • By: Rick Partlow
    • Narrated by: William Mark Woelfle
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Former Marine Jason McKay thinks his first assignment as a military intelligence officer will be a boring waste of time....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story A+ Reader A+ Sound C-

    • By Roger S on 06-26-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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