The Great Martian War: Counterattack!

Following the disastrous defeats of 1910, the Americans have fallen back to the line of the Mississippi River. This is the last natural barrier between the Martian invaders and the utterly vital—and vulnerable—cities of the east. To lose the Mississippi Line could well be to lose the war. The Martian commanders know this, as do Theodore Roosevelt and his Chief of Staff, Leonard Wood. Both sides mass all of their forces for the titanic clash that will come in the summer of 1912. Everyone has a part to play. Frank Dolfen leads his cavalry on risky scouting missions into enemy territory, Rebecca Harding raises a unit of women sharpshooters to defend Memphis, and Andrew Comstock rushes to complete the army’s newest weapons. But even a war between worlds cannot avoid politics. There is serious disagreement among the Martians about the proper path to victory. And 1912 is an election year in America. Millions of people have been driven from their homes and Roosevelt knows that to win in November it is not enough to just hold the line. They must counterattack! This is the third book in the first trilogy of The Great Martian War.

2 comments on “The Great Martian War: Counterattack!

  1. Michael Kingsley

    I recently bought this book on Amazon, and it should be delivered soon. Note that this appears to be eligible for the Darrell Award.

    The Darrell Awards recognize achievements in speculative fiction, fantasy, and horror that either have a plot element that takes place in the Mid-South (area in and around Memphis, Tennessee), or are written by a Mid-South author. The area of eligibility for the Darrell Award is broadly west Tennessee, north Mississippi, and east Arkansas. The Darrell Awards are presented every year at MidSouthCon ( for the categories of Best Novel, Best Novella, and Best Short Story.

    More information on the Darrell Awards can be can be found at or by contacting Tim Gatewood at darrellawards AT gmail DOT com

    • scott Post author

      Michael, Thanks very much for the information! The third book of my Great Martian War series does indeed appear to qualify for a Darrell Award. Major action takes place around Little Rock and Memphis. I believe I will nominate myself. 🙂


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