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by Tom Kratman
Publisher: Baen Books

"Caliphate is Mark Steyn's America Alone with body count."—John Ringo

"Slavery is a part of Islam . . . Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam." —Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, author of the religious textbook At-Tawhid ("Monotheism") and senior Saudi cleric.

Demography is destiny. In the 22nd century European deathbed demographics have turned the continent over to the more fertile Moslems. Atheism in Europe has been exterminated. Homosexuals are hanged, stoned or crucified. Such Christians as remain are relegated to dhimmitude, a form of second class citizenship. They are denied arms, denied civil rights, denied a voice, and specially taxed via the Koranic yizya. Their sons are taken as conscripted soldiers while their daughters are subject to the depredations of the continent's new masters.

In that world, Petra, a German girl sold into prostitution as a slave at the age of nine to pay her family's yizya, dreams of escape. Unlike most girls of the day, Petra can read. And in her only real possession, her grandmother's diary, a diary detailing the fall of European civilization, Petra has learned of a magic place across the sea: America.

But it will take more than magic to free Petra and Europe from their bonds; it will take guns, superior technology, and a reborn spirit of freedom.

About the author

In 1974, at age seventeen, Tom Kratman became a political refugee and defector from the PRM (People's Republic of Massachusetts) by virtue of joining the Regular Army. He stayed a Regular Army infantryman most of his adult life, returning to Massachusetts as an unofficial dissident while attending Boston College after his first hitch. Back in the Army, he managed to do just about everything there was to do, at one time or another. After the Gulf War, and with the bottom dropping completely out of the anti-communism market, Tom decided to become a lawyer. Every now and again, when the frustrations of legal life and having to deal with other lawyers got to be too much, Tom would rejoin the Army (or a somewhat similar group, say) for fun and frolic in other climes. His family, muttering darkly, put up with this for years. He no longer practices law, instead writing full time for Baen. His novels for Baen include A State of Disobedience, A Desert Called Peace and its sequel Carnifex, as well as two collaborations with John Ringo, Watch on the Rhine and Yellow Eyes.


Praise for Carnifex:

"[Kratman's] audience. . . will enjoy it for it's realistic action sequences, strong characterizations and thoughts on the philosophy of war."-Publishers Weekly

Praise for A State of Disobedience:

"Probably the most realistic depiction of a second American Revolution ever written."-John Ringo

"Tom Kratman makes a strong case in this gripping futuristic political military thriller for when is it acceptable to go beyond civil disobedience to outright revolt against the government."-The Midwest Book Review

". . . it's easy to get sucked into the story and want to cheer for the good guys."-SFRevu.com

Praise for Watch on the Rhine:

"Ringo and Kratman pull no punches in this audacious and deliberately shocking effort. . . Readers. . . will be rewarded with an exciting view from 'the other side of the hill."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for Yellow Eyes:

"In this breathless page-turner, the latest in the Posleen military SF series from Ringo and Kratman Latin America falls to the reptilian alien invaders without much struggle, except for Panama. There, members of the U.S. military enlist local forces and desperately resist. . . the battle tactics are worked out in satisfying detail.-Publishers Weekly

"The usual many good action scenes are on hand, along with. . . intelligent lectures on military science and the expected charming superwaepon, here the old heavy cruiser Des Moines ,fitted with a number of advanced systems, including an Al named Daisy. The series already has a number of fun books in it. This is another."-Roland Green, Booklist

Published 4/1/2008
SKU: 1416555455
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1. Lindsay on 5/1/2014, said:

Barking insane
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2. Yazlina on 12/26/2013, said:

I actually completed reading hoping to get calibre out of this man. It's such a waste, good writer very bad intention, hilariously demented guy. Pitiful. Will read more of his works though, good source of motivation for me to write for check and balance.
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3. Douglas on 3/28/2013, said:

Great story, little rough in places and sometimes the story line seemed as if things weren't explained or things were left out but overall a very enjoyable read.
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4. Todd on 3/5/2013, said:

Good premise !!!
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5. John on 12/21/2011, said:

A bit of "alarmism" can be healthy, and may even serve to help prevent a dire future from actually coming to pass.
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6. Rick on 12/2/2010, said:

Great read!! Tom Kratman is the real thing. I have read the entire El Cid series...and can't wait for the next one to come out.
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7. A. J. on 7/6/2009, said:

Very suspenseful and gripping. YOur attention is held the whole time. The work is very alarmist, however. It reminds me of many a book written during the cold war that featured a future in which Russian Communism triumphed. It never came to pass. I'm also reminded of those books in the 80's that featured a world in which The Japanese took over using corporate prowess. Every era has these. Earlier still, you have ones where the Germans took over the world a la wwii. If you go even further back, you'll find a work by Jack London in which the Chinese took over and subjugated all of western civilization forcing the latter to commit genocide using biological weapons and colonizing the Chinese territory. It was written before 1915 and was set around 1974 or so. They're interesting works but never to be taken seriously. This is Science FICTION, people.
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8. Timothy on 9/19/2008, said:

"Ripped from the headlines" doesn't really do this book justice, but that's all I've got after staying up past dawn to finish it.
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9. Gustav on 7/28/2008, said:

I have to say I can´t for my life understand what drives a talented writer to write this.
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10. Mark on 4/17/2008, said:

An entertaining read.. And a cautionary warning of what may still happen..
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