She could have been the campaign manager for her brother's election like her father, the Prime Minister, wanted. She could have been the empty headed debutante her mother wanted. Instead, fresh out of college, Kris Longknife joined the Navy. Now she's associated with marines and rescuing a kidnapped little girl. She's delivered food to starving people on a rain-soaked planet. And just now, the skipper came on the bridge and announced they're going to war with Earth. Now what does she do?More info →
Ruthie Longknife is seven-months-old and enjoying her very first Christmas in the arms of Kris Longknife. She's got a sparkling tree to taste, a lot of presents under the tree, oh, and because she's a Longknife, uninvited guests for the Christmas goose. This is a short story of 6,800 words and says a lot about Longknife holiday family dynamics, including grumpy old Grampa Al. A must read for those of you who enjoy Kris's world.More info →
They're mean, they're tough, they're highly trained and the whole platoon hope the sergeant can find someone to surrender them to.
All humanity on a hundred and fifty planets has gone to war. Some see it as a chance to make a killing in the market. Others know that the killing will be counted in billions of human lives. Mary and Mattim on one side of the battle line. Ray and Rita on the other. All looking for a way out that will let them live. If they can find it for themselves, they just might find it for all humanity.More info →
Princess Kris Longknife is Viceroy for the Royal US government to the aliens of Alwa. She commands a fleet and an industrial base, and the humans manning the ships and working the factories would like some vacation time. They'd also like a stake in the Alwa they are defending. So Kris finds herself approaching natives for land. Her Native American heritage balks at the thought of her trading a few beads for land, so she will handle these negotiations herself.More info →
Hurray, Peace is here! Hurray! And half the fleet is back in mothball. The other half is left to face the Drug Lords, Pirates, and Slavers out on the rim of space. And one Marine is having a particularly bad month. He's been captured by the slavers not once but twice, but the real problem is that both times, he woke up chained to the same attractive lady. And he's starting to like it.More info →
Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife has precise orders: seek out, engage, and destroy pirates, slavers, and drug lords operating beyond the rim of human space-without interfering in Peterwald family affairs. But when slavers kidnap a twelve-year-old girl, Kris's mission becomes personal. And if destroying the pirate compound flattens some Peterwald interests-well, to hell with politics.More info →