Judgment at Proteus

Quadrail (Volume 5 of 5)

Timothy Zahn

Tor Science Fiction

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The climactic novel of the star-spanning Quadrail space opera

In Timothy Zahn's Judgment at Proteus, the Quadrail that connects the twelve civilizations of our galaxy has been the flashpoint of a battle for dominance fought mostly unnoticed by humankind. But Frank Compton of Earth, aided by the enigmatic woman Bayta, has fought on the front lines, using every bit of his human ingenuity and secret agent skills to outwit the Modhri, a group intelligence that would control the minds of every sentient being it can touch.

Following a trail of deception and death to Proteus Station, Compton has discovered a conspiracy that threatens all life in the galaxy: the Shonkla’raa, an ancient enemy thought to be long dead, is rising again. So serious is the danger that the Modhri, the enemy of his enemy, may now be his friend, as the burgeoning threat of a race of invincible soldiers emerges.

If Compton and Bayta can’t stop them, the Shonkla’raa will decimate all who oppose them, destroying the Quadrail and billions of lives throughout the galaxy.

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The Filiaelian facing me was a bit bigger than most of those of his species, a couple of centimeters taller than I was and about ten kilos heavier. There was a sheen of sweat on his long, horse-like face, and the dark eyes boring out at me had a deadly earnest expression to them.
The expression, and the face, shook briefly as the hand gripping my throat slammed my head and back hard against the display window of my first-class Quadrail compartment.
From my right came a muffled gasp, and my eyes flicked in that direction.

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“One of the first new writers to rivet my attention so thoroughly I almost missed my train. [He] remains one of science fiction’s best practitioners of solid imagining and storytelling.”  —Stanley Schmidt, Analog Magazine

“Tim Zahn is a master of tactics and puts his own edge on complex hard-SF thrillers. Sure to please his legions of Star Wars fans.”  —Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Dune: The Battle of Corrin

“Timothy Zahn’s Judgment at Proteus delivers exactly what his many fans expect: memorable characters, intricate plot, fascinating ideas, and more than a modicum of wit.”  —Mike Resnick, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author

“For those who like shoot ‘em up, blow ‘em up, smash ‘em up, blast ‘em to atoms space opera, Judgment at Proteus. . . can’t be beaten.”  —AmoXcalli

“As always, Zahn delivers an action-filled story with a variety of narrow escapes for Frank, Bayta, and their friends.”  —SFRevu


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Timothy Zahn

TIMOTHY ZAHN is the author of more than forty science fiction novels. He has also written many short stories, as well as Cascade Point, which won the Hugo Award for best novella. His other works include the Dragonback series, of which Dragon and Thief was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and the bestselling Star Wars™ novel, Heir to the Empire. Zahn lives in Oregon.

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Judgment at Proteus
Timothy Zahn

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
April 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765361943
ISBN10: 0765361949
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 528 pages
$7.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
June 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765322135
ISBN10: 0765322137
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 416 pages
$24.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
June 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429987455
ISBN10: 1429987456
384 pages
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