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W.C. Bauers

W. C. Bauers works in sales and publishing during the day and writes military science fiction and space opera at night. His interests include Taekwondo, military history, playing Space Munchkin (Spy Munchkin is a close second), and drinking caf. He lives in the Rocky Mountains with his wife, three boys, and the best rescue in the world, Bailey.

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Unbreakable: Come for the battles, stay for the history

Unbreakable by W.C. Bauers

Unbreakable is the debut novel from W.C. Bauers and the first book in THE CHRONICLES OF PROMISE PAEN, billed as a blend of hard military sci-fi (in the vein of Starship Troopers) and the Wild West-like sensibilities of the television series Firefly. While the novel does contain those elements, focusing on them alone does a disservice to Bauer’s incorporation of real and imagined military history and his skillful portrayal of the marines who serve the interests of the Republic of Aligned Worlds.

Second Lieutenant Promise Paen (call sign: “Slipstitch”) is one such marine in the employ of the RAW, and the relatively untested leader of the men and women who make up Victor Company. She’s been traveling to different systems, going whenever her guns and grit are needed, following the tradition of generations of her mother’s ... Read More