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Publication Order of Quantrill Books

Publication Order of Kyle Corbett/Aerospace Systems Books

The Ransom of Black Stealth One (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nemesis Mission (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Butcher Bird (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Man-Kzin Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Soft Targets (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anasazi (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pulling Through (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chaos in Lagrangia (With: Mack Reynolds) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lagrangists (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eternity (With: Mack Reynolds) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Sweet Home 2010 A. D. (With: Mack Reynolds) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Time (With: Mack Reynolds) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trojan Orbit (With: Mack Reynolds) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deathwish World (With: Mack Reynolds) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood of Eagles (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chernobyl Syndrome (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Lifters (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spooker (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flying To Pieces (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skins Of Dead Men (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loose Cannon (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rackham Files (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gyp Artist (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Up to Charlie Hardin (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Publication Order of Dan Ing Non-Fiction Books

Mutual Assured Survival (With: Jerry Pournelle) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Future of Flight (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Analog Annual(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of All Possible Worlds(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Combat(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Combat, Vol. 2(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victory(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victory: On the Attack(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Dean Charles Ing is best-selling American author of techno thriller and science fiction novels. He was born on June 17th, 1931 in Austin Texas. Ing went to Fresno State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1965, graduated from San Jose State University in 1970 with a master’s degree and in 1974 a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. The author is a former United States Airforce aerospace engineer and a university professor.

He made his debut in techno-thriller writing in 1977, and following the death of the prolific sci-fi author Mack Reynolds in 1983, Ing was requested to finish some of Reynolds uncompleted manuscripts. Most of the author’s fiction involved vivid practical descriptions of methods and techniques which would will crucial to an individual or group survival. They include instructions for the manufacture of tools, avoidance of injuries and diseases, recovery of stuck vehicles and many others.

Systemic Shock

Systemic Shock is the first novel in Quantrill series by Dean Ing. It is a thriller novel that takes place in the near future. After the collapse of Soviet Union, India and China joins forces and launches one devastating nuclear attack on America, and in the lawlessness regime that follows, one man learns the hard way that the person likely to survive is the one that learns to kill. The first novel in the series is a fantastic read; it is about a boy who is swept us in World War III and its immediate aftermath. If you love post apocalyptic themed novels, you will love this book.

There is a decent amount of action, both between countries which is abstracted and between Quantrill and his enemies which is personal. The author handles the world war three themes in such a logical manner even though the book was written in 1981 and portraying the war to have taken place in mid 90’s. Wild Country In the third series installment, we meet the human weapon, Ted Quantrill, a commando, a soldier and a hit man working for the United States government. However, a person can grow tired of continual killing and change the course of his killing life, and this is precisely what Ted has done.

He has turned back in the past, and in the rugged wilderness of Southwest, he intends on starting a new life with the woman he plans to marry. However the deeds of yesterday won’t let him leave a peaceful life and to live a peaceful life and also to preserve his life, he will have to kill again, and his target is a good friend, a friend who is deadly as he is. The third and the final novel in the Quantrill trilogy is an interesting read narrating the breakup of America and the balkanization of the United States. It is a good series conclusion.

We meet Quantrill having quit his killing career, he has now transformed, and he doesn’t want to kill again. However, once an assassin always a killer and the more he resists killing, the more he is hunted by his adversaries. Dean Ing has indeed done an excellent job by creating characters who are well rounded. The main character, Ted Quantrill is wonderful, smart, and quite engaged he is a skilled assassin and always gets his job done. He is a unique character, and despite being an assassin, he wants to start his own family, something which is very rare with most of the hit man in the modern world. Like in most hit man narratives, Ted wants to quit his hit man career working for the government and start his own life and bury the past behind. But to do this, he will have to challenge his self; an adversary trained to kill without showing any mercy.

Soft Targets

In Soft Target, the United States thought that it was safe from the terrible acts of terrorism scouring the nations of the world. The government thought that it was safe and that the violence outside could never cross their borders, and that the Oceans and God would spare them. But unfortunately, jets cannot be stopped by the vast lands occupied by water bodies, and the southern and the northern border of the United States are wide open to any threat. And even though that could be some security on the west and the east coast, in the heartland of America there none, and America does not like security measures. Hakim Arif, the ring leader of Fat’ah an Islamic militant group, understands well how vulnerable the United States is and he intends to demonstrate that to the whole world. He will wage war on the innocent American in a way that no one will ever forget and that is if anyone will survive what awaits the country and the Americans will like him even less.

Pulling Through Written at the climax of the cold war, Pulling Through is a short survival narrative with 146 of how to instruction manual. The novel is not only a classic for the period in which it was written, but also it is an essential resource that speaks more of the era when it was written. In the novel, the main characters construct a KFM Meter, something like a Home Made Fallout Meter and in the instruction manual section of the book, the author gives not only detailed instructions but the blueprints of constructing one.

The author also details how to make a bicycle battery charger and some other interesting, cool stuff. This is a pleasant and an ideal for anyone preparing for the doomsday or anyone interested in having a backup in case of power outage or ice storm. The characters are well crafted, and each is a specialist in his/her field. For instance, we have Harve Rackham who is a race car driver and a bounty hunter. He has changed his California home into a survival ground, and he intends to pull through. Then there is Shar McKay, his little sister and she hopes for her husband and children to pull through the doomsday.

Ernest McKay is an engineer who possesses the knowledge and the skills to save his family, and with his help, they all pull through. Kate Gallo is a forgery, run away and a street survivor. She is troublesome, but when the real trouble comes down, she always pulls through.

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