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A Game of Battleships
A Game of Battleships

A Game of Battleships

Chronicles of Isambard Smith


320 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $15.95)

Publication Date: December 2013

ISBN 9781905802777

Rights: US & CA

Myrmidon Books (Dec 2013)

Price: $12.95


Attention Blackadder, Python, and Red Dwarf fans: Isambard Smith and his loyal and noble friend, the psychopathic alien headhunter, Suruk, are back in a fourth laugh-out-loud installmentIn the 25th century the future of the galaxy rests on a knife-edge. The actions of one man could save the British Space Empire or leave Earth at the mercy of deadly legions of ant-people. That one man is Captain Isambard Smith, and Earth is in a lot of trouble. After blowing up a top-secret enemy base, Space Captain Smith and his crew deserve a rest. But their holiday ends when forces unknown destroy the robot convoy they were meant to be guarding. Smith finds himself in hot pursuit of a mysterious vessel that can pass through dimensions, incurring the wrath of the dreaded Grand Witchfinder of New Eden—which would be much easier to deal with if his pilot wasn't cowering under the dashboard and his spaceship wasn't infested with man-eating toads. Meanwhile, the Empire is gathering its allies to form a united front against alien tyranny. Unfortunately, the delicate negotiations have been entrusted to Major Wainscott, a man who knows no fear and very little about diplomacy or trousers. Once again, Captain Smith must summon all his courage to unite humanity behind the Empire. His quest will take him on a journey to face his greatest fears: from the depths of space, through hell itself—and even to France.


"An ironic sense of British rectitude nicely contrasts with the satire of 1940s space opera."  —Publishers Weekly on Space Captain Smith

"Although part of a series, this outing stands on its own. . . . aliens and strange societies build a pleasantly old-fashioned space opera atmosphere."  —Publishers Weekly on God Emperor Didcot

Author Biography

Toby Frost is the author of the Chronicles of Isambard Smith series.