Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space by H. Peter Alesso
As the last star fighter in squadron 111, Midshipman Henry Gallant is on
his way from Jupiter to Mars. With the United Planets' fleet on the
verge of annihilation, he can expect no help as he passes through the
asteroid belt and threatening aliens. With so much uncertainty about the
aliens’ capabilities and intentions, analyzing the captured computer
equipment in Gallant’s possession could prove crucial.
The fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry
Gallant. Unfortunately, it is his abilities that have been much in doubt
during his tour of duty. In an era of genetic engineering, he is the
only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. His
classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that
he will not be up to the demands of the space service. Only bright and
attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for him.
Now as his navigator on the last fighter in squadron 111, her life as
well as a good many others, depends of Henry Gallant.
As a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation, H. Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of computer scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers, workstations and networks. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. and served in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S. and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T. He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author/co-author of six books.
His latest book is Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space.
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