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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446441275
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Star Wars: Death Troopers




An original tale of horror set in the Star Wars universe -- taking Star Wars fans to places they have never gone before.

In the time immediately following the destruction of the Death Star and the years between the Battle of Yavin and the foundation of the Rebel Base on Hoth, the Empire's grip on the galaxy has become an unyielding fist of retribution. Pressed into action by Emperor Palpatine, Imperial forces have stepped up efforts to hunt down and imprison Rebel sympathizers, shipping them off to newly formed detainment moons via huge prison barges. By necessity these barges are floating chambers of degradation and vice, notoriously unreliable spacecraft staffed by Imperial corrections officers whose cruelty rivals that of the inmates. The Imperial Prison Barge Virtue is hauling its load of prisoners, criminals and murderers, human and non-human, across the galaxy, when it breaks down in deep space. Soon after, the ship's warden discovers a derelict Star Destroyer, seemingly abandoned, and sends a boarding party to scavenge parts to repair the Virtue. Half of them don't come back. The ones that do are infected with a virus so deadly that within hours, it has wiped out ninety-nine percent of the barge's population. But for the handful of survivors -- two brothers, the Virtue's female chief medical officer, and a sadistic captain of the guards, along with a certain rogue smuggler and his Wookiee sidekick - the true horror is just begun. Because those inmates and guards who died of the virus don't stay dead...and when they come back, they're extremely hungry. Against their better judgment, the survivors take refuge aboard the massive creaking emptiness of the Destroyer, only to discover that its original population has not disappeared at all -- and that they've been waiting for them.

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446441275
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
Categories:

About the author

Joe Schreiber

JOE SCHREIBER is the author of Star Wars: Death Troopers, Star Wars: Red Harvest,
Chasing the Dead, and Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick. He was born in Michigan but
spent his formative years in Alaska, Wyoming, and northern California. Until recently, he
had never lived at the same address for longer than a year. He lives in central
Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.

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Praise for Star Wars: Death Troopers

Brilliant . . . This book combines two of my favorite things on earth: the Star Wars universe and the undead

Tommy Wirkola, director of Dead Snow

This is the Star Wars of every horror fan's dreams - gory, funny, and brimming with a blood-spattered cast of swashbucklers and space-zombies

Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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