The Misfit Soldier

by Michael Mammay

On Sale: 02/22/2022

The Misfit Soldier

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The Misfit Soldier

by Michael Mammay

On Sale: 02/22/2022


About the Book

Ocean’s Eleven meets John Scalzi in this funny, action-filled, stand-alone sci-fi adventure from the author of Planetside, in which a small team of misfit soldiers takes on a mission that could change the entire galaxy.

Sergeant Gastovsky—Gas to everyone but his superior officers—never wanted to be a soldier. Far from it. But when a con goes wrong and he needs a place to lay low for a while, he finds himself wearing the power armor of the augmented infantry.

After three years on a six-year contract, Gas has found his groove running low-level cons and various illegal activities that make him good money on the side. He’s the guy who can get you what you need. But he’s always had his eye out for a big score—the one that might set him up for life after the military.

When one of his soldiers is left behind after a seemingly pointless battle, Gas sees his chance. He assembles a team of misfit soldiers that would push the term “ragtag” to its limits for a big con that leads them on a daring behind-the-lines mission, pitting him not only against enemy soldiers but against the top brass of his own organization. 

If he pulls this off, not only will he save his squadmate, he might just become the legend he’s always considered himself. He might also change the way the entire galaxy looks at this war. But for any of that to happen, he has to live through this insane plan.

And charm rarely stops bullets.

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Critical Praise

"Gas is a snarky, sharp-witted protagonist whose reckless decisions are balanced by bold confidence and luck — and a lively group cast of supporting characters who make up his crew. In a story packed with quippy dialogue and cinematic action, Mammay deftly blends military sci-fi with edge-of-your-seat heist elements." - Ren Hutchings, author of UNDER FORTUNATE STARS

"THE MISFIT SOLDIER is Starship Troopers meets Saving Private Ryan with a dash of Ocean’s Eleven. A fun, fast-paced Military-SF space adventure. As with all of his books, I highly recommend." - Zac Topping

"Highly recommended for readers who like their heroes cynical, their mystery twisted, and their sf thought-provoking.”  - Library Journal (starred review) on Colonyside

“This was a brisk, entertaining novel. [...] I was reminded a bit of some of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War novels.” - SFFWorld on Planetside

“A tough, authentic-feeling story that starts out fast and accelerates from there.” - Jack Campbell, author of Ascendant on Planetside

“Not just for military SF fans—although military SF fans will love it—Planetside is an amazing debut novel, and I’m looking forward to what Mammay writes next.”  - >anya Huff, author of the Confederation and Peacekeeper series

Planetside is a smart and fast-paced blend of mystery and boots-in-the-dirt military SF that reads like a high-speed collision between Courage Under Fire and Heart of Darkness.”  - Marko Kloos, bestselling author of the Frontline series


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062981004
  • ISBN 10: 0062981005
  • Imprint: Harper Voyager
  • On Sale: 02/22/2022
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Military
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera

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