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RATING: Violence, very strong language, and some sexual content.


MATRIARCH_ZUGAn original six-part series about first contact, where an Earth expedition searching for a lost colony finds humans aren't the top of the food chain, and a disgraced copper and an alien war criminal strike up an unlikely alliance. Read the series in order, because it's one continuous story and the spoilers are massive. You probably won't be able to get a new copy of CROSSING THE LINE, because although it's still technically in print, the publisher isn't making it available, although I've never been able to find out why they did this with just one book out of a series. (You can probably find a used copy, though.) It's available as an e-book, but if that means you'll skip it because you don't like e-books or used copies, you'll just miss too much of the plot to fully understand the rest of the story.

(Mark Zug's frontispiece from the Easton Press collector's first edition of MATRIARCH.)



















city

CITY OF PEARL - #1
Philip K. Dick Award finalist
HarperCollins, March 2004
(Also available in leather-bound
signed first edition from Easton Press.)

cross

CROSSING THE LINE - #2
HarperCollins , November 2004.



WorldBefore

THE WORLD BEFORE - #3
Campbell Award finalist
HarperCollins Eos, October 2005

Matriarchcov

MATRIARCH - #4
Campbell Award finalist
HarperCollins Eos, October 2006.
(Also available in leather-bound signed first edition from Easton Press.)

ALLYcover

ALLY - #5
HarperCollins , March 2007.
Philip K. Dick Award finalist 2007

Judge mm

JUDGE- #6
HarperCollins, April 08
Philip K. Dick Award finalist 2008