Antares

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 562 ratings

Antares Dawn Publisher's Summary

When the supergiant star Antares exploded in 2512, the human colony on Alta found their pathway to the stars gone, isolating them from the rest of human space for more than a century. Then one day, a powerful warship materialized in the system without warning. Alarmed by the sudden appearance of such behemoth, the commanders of the Altan Space Navy dispatched one of their most powerful ships to investigate. What ASNS Discovery finds when they finally catch the intruder is a battered hulk manned by a dead crew.

That is disturbing news for the Altans. For the dead battleship could easily have defeated the whole of the Altan navy. If it could find Alta, then so could whoever it was that beat it. Something would have to be done.

©1986, 1998 Michael McCollum (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Antares Dawn

    • Antares, Book 1
    • By: Michael McCollum
    • Narrated by: Gavin Hammon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    When the supergiant star Antares exploded in 2512, the human colony on Alta found their pathway to the stars gone, isolating them from the rest of human space for more than a century. Then one day, a powerful warship materialized in the system without warning. Alarmed by the sudden appearance of such behemoth, the commanders of the Altan Space Navy dispatched one of their most powerful ships to investigate. What ASNS Discovery finds when they finally catch the intruder is a battered hulk manned by a dead crew. That is disturbing news for the Altans....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed it, but it was terribly out of date.

    • By Marc Phillips on 07-22-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Antares Passage

    • Antares, Book 2
    • By: Michael McCollum
    • Narrated by: Gavin Hammon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    After more than a century of isolation, the paths between stars are again open and the people of Alta in contact with their sister colony on Sandar. The opening of the foldlines has not been the unmixed blessing the Altans had supposed, however. For the reestablishment of interstellar travel has brought with it news of the Ryall, an alien race whose goal is the extermination of humanity. If they are to avoid defeat at the hands of the aliens, Alta must seek out the military might of Earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good follow up to the first book

    • By Colin on 05-19-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Antares Victory

    • Antares, Book 3
    • By: Michael McCollum
    • Narrated by: Gavin Hammon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    After a century of warfare, humanity finally discovered the Achilles heel of the Ryall, their xenophobic reptilian foe. Spica - Alpha Virginis - is the key star system in enemy space. It is the hub through which all Ryall starships must pass, and if humanity can only capture and hold it, they will strangle the Ryall war machine and end their threat to humankind forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the 3rd book 15 years after the first 2

    • By Colin on 05-19-13

    Regular price: $24.95