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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Giveaway: Lieutenant Henry Gallant by H. Peter Alesso

Published: August 12th, 2014


In an era of genetic engineering, Lieutenant Henry Gallant is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. In spite of his superiors’ concerns that he is not up to the challenge, his unique mental abilities have proven essential to the defense of the United Planets in its fight against the Titan invaders. 

Serving on the first FTL prototype, the Intrepid, on its maiden voyage to Tau-Ceti, Gallant finds a lost human colony on the planet Elysium. Elysium’s leader, Cyrus Wolfe, has allied himself with an ancient Artificial Intelligence which had lain dormant on the planet for millennia, but is now willing to protect the colonists against the Titans. 

Gallant allies himself with Alaina Hepburn, the leader of the democratic opposition. With Alaina’s help, he discovers that the ancient AI has a sinister ulterior motive and he must match his exceptional mind against the complexity of machine intelligence to escape the ultimate trap and prevent the extermination of humanity. 

In Lieutenant Henry Gallant, one man pits the naked human mind against the perspicacity of machine intelligence.

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 Gallant. Now as his navigator on the last fighter in squadron 111, her life as well as a good many others, depends of Henry Gallant.

Book Reviews for Volume 1: 

"The author has created a wonderful piece of work with his first novel in the Henry Gallant Saga. Between Henry Gallant beginning his new life on the United Planets' battle cruiser Repulse and trying to save the world the author has came up with it all. Henry Gallant is an admirable character with many wonderful features such as courage, intelligence, humility, kindness and special powers. ... the odds stacked against him pretty high. But maybe through it all, Kelsey will see the remarkable things about him." Ashley Patts, Teenage Rush

"This story moves along at a swift pace, with interesting character development and plot surprises. The characters are complete and engaging. This could develop into a good series." Rae "Its style and flavor reminded me of The Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell." - JJH 

"Space Opera at its finest. Rousing read, introverted young man against impossible odds, a girl to win or lose, an enemy or is he? Way too much fun...can't wait for the next one." - vrzepka

About the author:
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 seven books.


Cheryl R said...

Just recently saw Guardians of the Galaxy and I fell in love with it! That is my answer! Have not been a huge fan before this.

Kah Cherub said...

I loved Terra Nova (probably because of Dean Geyer), but still... :P

collenga said...

The X Files... your book sounds awesome!

Bella Boo said...

I just got hooked on the new show The 100 I love it, I also loved Prime Evil it was great loved it wish it would have keep going. I just started getting into sci-fi books and shows, so I am still new to it, but after getting into vampires and things I got into it, and am liking it alot, your book looks great

selenityjade said...

My favorite Sci-fi TV show has to be the Stargates, especially Atlantis. ^_^

Natalie said...

I loved Star Trek when it was on.

stacey dempsey said...

Hmm that is a hard choice but I was a huge fan of Star Trek the Next Generation so I guess I would say that. If Supernatural qualifies as sci fi them I would say that

sandybook said...

Well, I guess Avatar, and The Time Traveler's Wife are my favorite. :)

nrobak said...

star trek

Edmond Leung said...

OMG, star trek is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity

nurmawati djuhawan said...

the X files
thx u for hosting ^^

Cyndi F said...

I don't know!! stargate maybe?? I like so many of these type of shows. your book sounds really good, and thank you for the giveaway.

Dish said...

The Outer Limits

Laura Thomas said...

Star Trek!!

James Robb said...


Lori Franklin Hopkins said...

My all time fave is The X-Files. Nothing before or since comes close to it!

paula said...

Dr Who

Skye Rivers said...


suzie said...

My fave would be X Files

Judy Thomas said...

Has to be the original Star Trek ! Love it still :)

Amanda Sakovitz said...

star trek