Starfire: Extremis (book six)
The New York Times-bestselling Starfire series was created by Dave Weber and Steve White, and quickly gained a loyal fan-base that is comprised of both military-sf fans and gaming grognards (and there is, of course, quite a lot of overlap between those two groups). It is one of the longest-running, and best-loved, space operas still being published. After the most recent, novel (Exodus) there was a sustained pause in the series, largely in order to define and refine the forthcoming content—and during which I was recruited as the newest collaborator.
Originally based on a very popular table-top SF wargame of the same name, Starfire’s emphasis on far-future interstellar fleet actions framed in a hard-sf tradition was a natural fit for me, given my background writing for Traveller in the early Nineties. After David Weber left the series to meet the burgeoning demands of his rapidly expanding career, Steve White’s search for a collaborator ultimately ended upon my doorstep after we’d joked about it for years! The first fruit of that partnership-Extremis (book 6 in the Starfire series) is available for advance order through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and a variety of other book providers.
(Note: some distributors have erroneously labelled the book title as In Extremis. This, as you can see from the cover, is not correct—or to be searched: you might not find the book, then.
Introduction to Starfire The Game
“Starfire is a unique game of starship combat and intergalactic conquest. The original game was written in 1976 by Steve Cole, revised by David Weber in the 1980’s, and again in the 1990’s by Marvin Lamb. Starfire is now on its Sixth Edition with 36 years of materials, novels, and history behind it.” — from the Starfire introduction.
For more, head on over to the Starfire website.