JOIN THE INAUGURAL BALL Behold the Vorpal Blade: humanity's first FTL ship, cobbled together with alien technology and the kind of engineering intuition, grit and ingenuity that only humans can provide. Crewed by the best and brightest . . . warrior nerds. Commanded by smart-mouthing, gun-toting, swashbuckling . . . scientists. Given teeth with a special ops contingent that can simultaneously obliterate alien monstrosities and save extraterrestrial civilizations precisely because they can tell the difference between a fermion and a boson. You love modern SF, but admit it: you've missed the Great Stuff. Well, here it is. Science fiction that totally lives up to its promise. Non-stop action! Cutting edge particle physics! Alien demons! Strange new worlds with even stranger species living upon them! John Ringo, creator of the "Posleen War" series, U.S. Army veteran and multiple New York Times and USA Today best-seller, teams with NASA and DOD consultant "Doc" Travis S. Taylor for the sequel to Ringo's wildly imaginative, hugely popular Into the Looking Glass. Look ye on in contentment and satisfaction, O Heinlein, Clarke and Andre Norton—the latest additions to the Great SF Constellation of Adventure have arrived!