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An Untold Story of Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica (Volume 4)

Steven Harper

Tor Books



A prophecy is fulfilled when Peter Attis is rescued from the Cylons in order to save humanity with "the plague of the tongue." Or so it seems…

While harvesting algae for conversion into food, the beleaguered human/refugee fleet is discovered by a small group of Cylon raiders. A brief battle ends with the destruction of a Cylon heavy raider. A colonial issue escape pod found floating among the debris reveals two survivors inside: Singer Peter Attis . . . and his captor, a Cylon Number Eight.

Soon after Peter's liberation, people begin babbling incoherently and dropping into comas. Unwittingly, Peter has been spreading a highly contagious, nerve-deteriorating Cylon biological weapon -- and he just performed for half the fleet. As Dr. Gaius Baltar begins work on a cure, word starts to spread that a fanatical sect believes that Peter is the religious leader who will save humanity and that this virus is their path to salvation. They are willing to do anything to keep Baltar's vaccine from being distributed.

While the fleet is in chaos, a larger Cylon force appears. A weakened humankind, now threatened on two fronts, may be unable to defend itself…

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Chapter One

A trio of Cylon raiders dipped and swooped through space like silent bats on razor wings. Kara Thrace clenched her toes—the only part of her that wasn't occupied with flying her Viper—and tried to keep her eye on all...

Praise for Unity

“It's all been said before, but I'll say it again: Battlestar Galactica is much, much better than you can possibly imagine.” — on the Battlestar Galactica TV Series

“This story of enemies within is dead serious, and seriously good.” —James Poniewozik, Time Magazine on the Battlestar Galactica TV Series

“Serious and sexy, Battlestar Galactica is the best sci fi on TV.” —CFQ (Cinefantastique) on the Battlestar Galactica TV Series

“Either way, if the Battlestar Galactica books continue to encapsulate the spirit of the series, I will have found another series of books to read.” — on the Battlestar Galactica Books


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Steven Harper

Steven Harper is a two-time Spectrum Award finalist who has published more than a dozen novels, as well as many short stories. He lives in Michigan.

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