Star Carrier

15 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,038 ratings

Earth Strike Publisher's Summary

The first book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendence.

There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are near this momentous turning point.

But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space, determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary - by total annihilation if necessary.

To the Sh'daar, the driving technologies of transcendent change are anathema and must be obliterated from the universe - along with those who would employ them. As their great warships destroy everything in their path en route to the Sol system, the human Confederation government falls into dangerous disarray. There is but one hope, and it rests with a rogue Navy Admiral, commander of the kilometer-long star carrier America, as he leads his courageous fighters deep into enemy space towards humankind's greatest conflict - and quite possibly its last.

©2010 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Earth Strike

    • Star Carrier, Book One
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,439
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,297
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,307

    There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are near this momentous turning point. But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space, determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary - by total annihilation if necessary.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Forget the Characters, Just Bring on the Action!

    • By Joshua on 05-29-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Earth Strike

    • Star Carrier, Book 1
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendence. There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are near this momentous turning point. But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space, determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary - by total annihilation if necessary.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 2

    • Center of Gravity: Star Carrier, Book Two

    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 977
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 885
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894

    On the far side of known human space, the Marines are under siege, battling the relentless servant races of the Sh'daar aggressor. With a task force stripped to the bone and the Terran Confederation of States racked by dissent, rogue Admiral Alexander Koenig must make the momentous decision that will seal his fate and the fate of humankind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you enjoyed the 1st installment...

    • By spacecasecake on 02-21-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Centre of Gravity

    • Star Carrier, Book 2
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the evolution of every sentient race, there is a turning point when the species achieves transcendence through technology. The warlike Sh'daar are determined that this monumental milestone will never be achieved by the creatures known as human. On the far side of known human space, the Marines are under siege, battling the relentless servant races of the Sh'daar aggressor.

    Regular price: $18.70

  • Book 3

    • Singularity

    • Star Carrier, Book 3
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675

    There is an unseen power in the universe - a terrible force that was dominating the galaxy tens of thousands of years before the warlike Sh'daar were even aware of the existence of Sol and its planets. As humankind approaches the Singularity, when transcendence will be achieved through technology, contact will be made. In the wake of the near destruction of the solar system, the political powers on Earth seek a separate peace with an inscrutable alien life form that no one has ever seen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The End!? )-: ????????

    • By Professor on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Singularity

    • Star Carrier, Book 3
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The third book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendence There is an unseen power in the universe - a terrible force that was dominating the galaxy tens of thousands of years before the warlike Sh'daar were even aware of the existence of Sol and its planets. As humankind approaches the Singularity, when transcendence will be achieved through technology, contact will be made. In the wake of the near destruction of the solar system, the political powers on Earth seek a separate peace.

    Regular price: $18.70

  • Book 4

    • Deep Space

    • Star Carrier, Book Four
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556

    Humanity had appeared to fend off the Sh'daar assault once and for all, though they never learned why the alien empire was driven to halt Earth's advancement toward technological Singularity. But in this war of worlds, victory is always elusive. And now a new battle begins. After 20 years of peace, not one but two fragile truces are unraveling. Alexander Koenig, the former Navy commander whose heroics forced the Sh'daar into submission, has won a second term as President of the United States of North America. But pursuing his mandate - sovereignty from the centuries-old Earth Confederation - becomes a risky proposition....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent series and book

    • By Anand on 10-24-13

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Deep Space

    • Star Carrier, Book 4
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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    Twenty years after the fragile truce with the Sh'daar, Koenig is now President of the USNA, and Gray is skipper of the CVS America…soon to be promoted to commander of the entire battle group, Koenig's old position, and one which he might not be ready for. The truce with the alien Sh'daar is unravelling as many predicted, and Humankind still knows little about them, or what they are.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 5

    • Dark Matter

    • Star Carrier, Book Five
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488

    The United States of North America is now engaged in a civil war with the Earth Confederation, which wants to yield to the demands of the alien Sh'daar, limit human technology, and become a part of the Sh'daar Galactic Collective. USNA President Koenig believes that surrendering to the Sh'daar will ultimately doom humankind. But when highly advanced, seemingly godlike aliens appear through an artificial wormhole in the Omega Centauri Cluster 16,000 light years from Earth, President Koenig is faced with a tremendous choice.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 5x Same Formula

    • By Kevin der Kinderen on 06-14-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Dark Matter

    • Star Carrier, Book 5
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United States of North America is now engaged in a civil war with the Earth Confederation, which wants to yield to the demands of the alien Sh'daar, limit human technology, and become a part of the Sh'daar Galactic Collective. USNA President Koenig believes that surrendering to the Sh'daar will ultimately doom humankind. But when highly advanced, seemingly godlike aliens appear through an artificial wormhole in the Omega Centauri Cluster 16,000 light years from Earth, President Koenig is faced with a tremendous choice.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 6

    • Deep Time

    • Star Carrier: Book Six
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401

    Once rebels find themselves facing off against the Earth Confederation, the United States of North America is now the dominant force in negotiations with the interstellar Sh'daar Collective. But just as the marines root out the last violent dissenters, an alien ship of unknown origin suddenly flees Earth's orbit. Is it mere coincidence...or a terrifying omen?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No more repeats!

    • By W. M. Barber on 06-08-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Deep Time

    • Star Carrier, Book 6
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The sixth book in this action-packed, New York Times bestselling science fiction series - Star Carrier. The clock is ticking in the struggle for galactic independence. Once rebels fighting all-out civil war with The Earth Confederation, over the demands of the Interstellar Sh'daar Collective, the United States of North America is now the dominant force in negotiations with the Sh'daar. But as the Marines root out the last violent dissenters, an alien ship of unknown origin suddenly flees Earth's orbit.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 7

    • Dark Mind

    • Star Carrier, Book Seven
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    2425. The civil war between the United States of North America and the Pan-European Confederation is over. But before a new era of peace on Earth can begin, humankind must martial its interstellar forces as one fleet to engage in a war against an alien entity in Omega Centauri. Without provocation, it destroyed a Confederation science facility inhabited by 12,000 people, and it must be neutralized before it sets its sights on Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Story!

    • By Dave Thorn on 09-20-17

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 8

    • Bright Light

    • Star Carrier: Book Eight
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Trevor Gray has been stripped of his command of the starship America and is unsure what to do with his life. Having dedicated so much of himself to the service, he knew following the super-AI Konstantin’s advice could have severe consequences. He just never thought he would be out of the fight. Because that’s what Earth is in: a fight against a sinister alien force that is so technologically advanced, there seems little hope. That’s why he had disobeyed his orders in the first place: to figure out a way to stop them. But now he’s beached - just what Konstantin wanted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • makes your head hurt imagining the story but good

    • By Josh on 12-05-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Bright Light

    • Star Carrier, Book 8
    • By: Ian Douglas
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Trevor Gray has been stripped of his command of the starship America and is unsure what to do with his life. Having dedicated so much of himself to the service, he knew following the super-AI Konstantin’s advice could have severe consequences. He just never thought he would be out of the fight. Because that’s what Earth is in: a fight against a sinister alien force so technologically advanced that there seems little hope. That’s why he disobeyed his orders in the first place - to figure out a way to stop them. But now he’s beached.

    Regular price: $14.18