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Author: Taylor Anderson

Taylor Anderson is a gun-maker and forensic ballistic archeologist who has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries. He has a Master's Degree in History and teaches at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

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Devil's Due - Destroyermen, #12

Devil's Due
  • Number: 9780451470652
  • Release: 2017-06-13
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: ACE
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The next exciting book in the "genuinely different" (David Weber) New York Times bestselling series about a WWII destroyer mysteriously transported to another world.

Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives, ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between the Lemurians and the vicious Grik.

With his family and allies prisoners of the madman Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides.

Desperate to confront Kurokawa, Captain Reddy is rushing repairs to the Walker, but he fears he's subordinating the war effort for personal reasons—again. Still, Kurokawa can’t be left alone. Sometimes, just because you want to do something doesn’t mean it's wrong....


Blood In the Water - Destroyermen, #11

Blood In the Water
  • Number: 9780451470638
  • Release: 2016-06-14
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC
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Taylor Anderson’s enthralling New York Times bestselling series of alternate history continues as game-changing revelations upend the Grand Alliance in a potentially cataclysmic war.

Ever since the USS Walker came from another world war to defy the terrifying Grik and diabolical Dominion, Matt Reddy and his crew have given their all to protect the oppressed Lemurians. But with the Walker in desperate need of repairs just as the Grik’s First General is poised to strike, Reddy is desperate.

With more enemies than ever before arrayed against them, the crew of the Walker needs new allies. That means combing the lethal wilds of Madagascar to find the Lemurians’ fabled ancestors, as well as the enigmatic dwellers east of the Pass of Fire. But what Reddy’s crew unearths may be more than they can handle—discoveries so shattering they could tilt the balance of the war in either direction. 

But Reddy’s greatest adversary is from his past: a madman named Kurokawa whose single-minded mission of revenge will shake the Alliance to its core and raise the stakes to the most personal and terrifying levels Reddy has ever faced.


Straits of Hell - Destroyermen, #10

Straits of Hell
  • Number: 9780451470621
  • Release: 2016-05-03
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC
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New York Times bestselling author Taylor Anderson’s phenomenal series of alternate history continues as a dangerous scheme throws the hope of honor, trust, and survival into chaos....

Transported to an alternate version of earth where WWII no longer rages, Matt Reddy and the crew of the Asiatic Fleet destroyer USS Walker have been trying to find their place in a strange new world—only to now face a game-changing conspiracy.

Reddy and his crew fight alongside the felinoid Lemurians and Imperial allies to keep the reptilian Grik, a race growing in supremacy, from reconquering the Lemurians’ ancestral home on Madagascar. But exhausted, far from reinforcements, and wildly outnumbered, the odds seem greater than ever before.

As for the fate of the Americas, Don Hernan and the evil Dominion have gathered to annihilate the forces behind the walls of Fort Defiance as a shadowy power with an agenda all its own rises with chilling resolve.

As the war teeters on a knife-edge, a tipping point may have been reached at last—and cold steel and hot-blooded valor will remain the ultimate weapons.


Deadly Shores - Destroyermen, #9

Deadly Shores
  • Number: 9780451465665
  • Release: 2014-05-06
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC
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National bestselling author Taylor Anderson’s explosive WWII alternate-history series continues as a do-or-die battle is waged that risks far more than anyone bargained for.

The long-planned raid on the heart of the Grik Empire has grown more ambitious?and dangerously ill defined. Only Matthew Reddy, commander of the old destroyer USS Walker, seems focused on its original intent.

Many Lemurians see an opportunity to reconquer their sacred homeland, which was stolen long ago, and have no intention of simply striking a blow and then pulling back. Others, Lemurian and human, have their own agendas?which may not be in the best interests of the Alliance. Complicating matters further is Reddy’s suspicion that his task force is being stalked by an unknown power bent on aiding the Grik for reasons of its own.

As the raid begins and chaos reigns, Reddy has no choice but to go all-in, risking everything in a desperate act that results in a sprawling, nightmarish battle on the beaches of ?Grik City,” on the very decks of Walker, and in the labyrinthine passageways of the Celestial Palace itself.

The final cost could be more than Matt Reddy?or the Alliance?can bear.


Storm Surge - Destroyermen, #8

Storm Surge
  • Number: 9780451465139
  • Release: 2013-07-02
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC
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In Taylor Anderson’s acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds an extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II, as Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of USS Walker, cast into that alternate earth, continue to fight the war that rages across the globe.

In the Pacific, as USS Walker is repaired and updated after a previous battle and Reddy is healing from his wounds, planning begins for a bold raid on the very heart of the Grik Empire.

But time is running out for the Alliance army in Indiaa, and the Allied forces in the west must gather in an unprecedented land, air, and sea campaign to destroy the mighty Grik battle fleet and break through to their relief. All other plans go on hold when the attempt proves more difficult?and more heartbreakingly costly?than anyone imagined. 

Meanwhile, the struggle continues on other fronts near and far: in the jungles of Borno in distant Southern Africa and in the Americas, where the allies are finally learning the terrible truth about the twisted Dominion.

The Alliance is on the offensive everywhere, but their enemies have a few surprises, including new weaponry and new tactics...and a stunning geographic advantage that Reddy never suspected.

Until now.


Iron Gray Sea - Destroyermen, #7

Iron Gray Sea
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  • Number: 9780451464545
  • Release: 2012-07-03
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC
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In Taylor Anderson’s acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds an extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II.

Now, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, the crew of USS Walker, and their allies battle an ever-growing host of enemies across the globe in a desperate battle for freedom …

War has engulfed the—other earth. With every hard-won victory and painful defeat, Matt Reddy and the Allies encounter more friends—and even more diabolical enemies. Even, at last, in the arms of the woman he loves, there is little peace for Reddy. The vast sea, and the scope of the conflict, have trapped him too far away to help on either front, but that doesn’t mean he and Walker can rest.

Cutting short his “honeymoon,” Reddy sails off in pursuit of Hidoiame , a rogue Japanese destroyer that is wreaking havoc in Allied seas. Now that Walker is armed with the latest “new” technology, he hopes his battle-tested four-stacker has an even chance in a straight-up fight against the bigger ship—and he means to take her on.

Elsewhere, the long-awaited invasion of Grik “Indiaa” has begun, and the Human-Lemurian Alliance is pushing back against the twisted might of the Dominion. The diplomatic waters seethe with treachery and a final, terrible plot explodes in the Empire of New Britain Isles. Worse, the savage Grik have also mastered “new” technologies and strategies. Their fleet of monstrous ironclads—and an army two years in the making—are finally massing to strike...


Firestorm - Destroyermen

Firestorm
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  • Number: 9780451464170
  • Release: 2011-10-04
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC
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Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese, the "Holy Dominion"-a warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik-is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand.


Rising Tides - Destroyermen

Rising Tides
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  • Number: 9780451463883
  • Release: 2011-02-01
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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  • Publisher: ROC
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In Taylor Anderson's acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds a extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II. Now, as Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the U.S.S. Walker continue their battle for both freedom and survival, the stakes become much more personal...and much more perilous.


Distant Thunders - Destroyermen, Book 4

Distant Thunders
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  • Number: 9780451463333
  • Release: 06/01/2010
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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The fourth thrilling adventure in the Destroyermen series.

After the battle in which the men of the destroyer Walker and their Lemurian allies repelled the savage Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by one Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy-an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before.

With the Walker undergoing repairs, Reddy already has a great deal on his hands. For the Grik will return, and Reddy will need all hands on deck to fight them off when they next attack. But Jenks' uncertain loyalties make Reddy question whether he can trust the man.

As tension between the Allies and the Imperials mount, Reddy will come to realize that his suspicions are not misplaced-and that a greater danger than the Grik is closer than he ever suspected...


Maelstrom - Destroyermen, #3

Maelstrom
  • Number: 9780451462824
  • Release: 2010-04-06
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC
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The alternate history saga of The Destroyermen continues...

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the battleship Walker, are once again at war. Having sided with the peaceful Lemurians against the savage, reptilian Grik, they now find themselves scrambling to prepare for the attack that is sure to come. Meanwhile, the Japanese juggernaut Amagi, also trapped in this strange world, is under Grik control. Soon, they will have amassed a force that no amount of fire-power and technology will be able to stop. Reddy, his crew, his allies, and his loved ones face annihilation. But if there is one thing they have learned about their new world, it is that hope-and help-may just be over the horizon...


Crusade - Destroyermen, #2

Crusade
  • Number: 9780451462572
  • Release: 2009-11-03
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC
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Swept from the World War II Pacific into an alternate world, Lietenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have allied with the peaceful Lemurians in their struggle against the warlike, reptilian Grik. But the greatest threat is yet to come. For the massive Japanese battleship that Walker was fleeing back in the Pacific also came through the rift, and it?s in the hands of the Grik.


Into the Storm - Destroyermen, #1

Into the Storm
  • Number: 9780451462374
  • Release: 2009-01-01
  • Author: Taylor Anderson
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC
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Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the US Walker a Great War-era destroyer finds itself retreating from pursuing Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, desperately leads the Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover only to emerge into an alternate world. A world where two species have evolved: the cat-like Lemurians and the reptilian Griks and they are at war.

With its power and weaponry, the Walker's very existence could alter the balance of power. And for Reddy and his crew, who have the means to turn a primitive war into a genocidal Armageddon, one thing becomes clear. They must determine whose side they're on. Because whichever species they choose is the winner.


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