Battlecruiser Alamo

It is the mid-22nd Century. Humanity has endured centuries of strife and conflict, culminating in the secession of the interplanetary colonies from the tyranny of the United Nations to form a new alliance, the Triplanetary Confederation, dedicated to the ideals of peace and freedom that have vanished from Old Earth, stubbornly defending their independence from enemies within and without. The Battlecruiser Alamo and her crew are at the vanguard of the new frontier, exploring unknown space and fighting the enemies of the Confederation in space, land and air, facing hopeless odds and triumphing over them.

The Battlecruiser Alamo series is one of the largest fictional science-fiction universes committed to print, more than two million words spread across twenty-eight novels in the main series, two single-novel spinoffs and an extended three-book spin off, Strike Commander. A military science-fiction series of the old school, with a focus on action-adventure among strange new worlds; an ongoing series with extended story arcs, though with most books in the series standing alone. (Naturally it is recommended to start with the first book, though there are two ‘alternate’ entry points, ‘Not One Step Back’ and ‘Aces High’, both of which open up new story arcs.)

Over the course of the series, the Alamo and her crew fought in campaigns across the galaxy, broken up into several story arcs. The first four books essentially stand alone, introducing the setting and the characters, as well as the first major adversary of the books. Books five through twelve form the ‘Cabal War’ story arc, seeing the Alamo face a sinister threat from unexplored space that threatens the very heart of the Confederation. Books thirteen through twenty-two encompass the ‘Xandari War’ storyline, another extended sojourn into unknown space, striking at an enemy that threatens all of humanity. Finally, books twenty-three through twenty-eight bring the ‘Extragalactic Arc’, sending Alamo on its greatest adventure yet, where survival alone is victory!

List of Books

Battlecruiser Alamo: Price of Admiralty
Battlecruiser Alamo: Fermi’s War
Battlecruiser Alamo: Victory or Death
Battlecruiser Alamo: Tip of the Spear
Battlecruiser Alamo: Not One Step Back
Battlecruiser Alamo: Battle of Hercules
Battlecruiser Alamo: Sacred Honor
Battlecruiser Alamo: Stars in the Sand
Battlecruiser Alamo: First Duty
Battlecruiser Alamo: Ghost Ship
Battlecruiser Alamo: Take and Hold
Battlecruiser Alamo: Traitor’s Duty
Battlecruiser Alamo: Aces High
Battlecruiser Alamo: Not In My Name
Battlecruiser Alamo: Cage of Gold
Battlecruiser Alamo: Malware Blues
Battlecruiser Alamo: Triple-Edged Sword
Battlecruiser Alamo: Forbidden Seas
Battlecruiser Alamo: Final Testament
Battlecruiser Alamo: Operation Damocles
Battlecruiser Alamo: Pyrrhic Victory
Battlecruiser Alamo: Final Orbit
Battlecruiser Alamo: Into the Maelstrom
Battlecruiser Alamo: Vault of Eternity
Battlecruiser Alamo: Spell of the Stars
Battlecruiser Alamo: Shadows in the Sky
Battlecruiser Alamo: Secrets of the Sphere
Battlecruiser Alamo: Cries in the Dark
Battlecruiser Alamo: Depth Charge
Battlecruiser Alamo: Tales From The Vault


  1. Started with, Not One Step Back. No going back to book one, Really enjoy this story line and can Spitfire Station can not wait till Spitfire Station comes out.

    1. Glad you are enjoying the series! Hope to have Spitfire Station out sometime in May/June...

  2. Really looking forward to the next book, I just completed The Battle of Hercules and the rest of the series over the last couple of weeks and have to admit that this is up there with Sten as being one of my favourite space operas, really great work and keep it up.

  3. Have read all 19 books so far. Love the series. Highly developed characters, great action and really fantastic stories. Always waiting with great anticipation for next book in series. Keep up the great writing!

  4. over the last couple of weeks I have read all 23 books and must say "Good Job" When will the next book in the series be available?

    1. Somewhere around March 5th, I think. Glad you've enjoyed the books!

  5. Just finished Shadows in the Sky and I had so much fun reading it. Cant wait to find out more about the Dyson sphere. I wish there was a diagram or something to illustrate exactly how things are oriented in there, but I know that's not really your style. Great job with the book though, I have no idea how you're able to pump out such entertaining stories so quickly.

  6. Just finished all the Alamo books very good books and they have kept me wanting more. Keep up the good work

  7. Just got caught up with the latest book and can't wait for the next one especially now that Maggie is back in the picture.

  8. Currently binge-reading through the series and frustrated as heck - slowly the stories start repeating themselves, just the places and times and characters change. I guess until book 18 the series was very well written, great fighting scenes and well thought out characters and environments made for some gripping and emotional reading. After that it just wasn't the same anymore, almost as if the author was just going through the motion, losing himself in endless dialogues and repetitive scenarios. The heroes, or better called "the perpetual morons", learn absolutely nothing in years of fighting, the battlecruiser is an antiquated, many-times patched-up wreck and all the fantastic innovations we learn and read about along the journeys are just for the adversaries... nobody ever considers picking up some of the superior technology from the [dead] enemy or the disabled spaceships and incorporate them for the benefit of 'Alamo' - a vessel, which comes with its own fabricators to build practically anything [out of thin air]... mmhhh?

    With book 26 we now also diverge from SciFi into Fantasy, revisiting bloodthirsty savages and warmongering humans again and again... despite taking place in a surrounding that could so nicely do for some true hardcore SciFi adventure. But no, can't do... same old, same old boooooring and predictable stories!

    Example? Yep, so predictable that out of pure frustration I practically threw the bookreader across the room: (from book 27, first page) ...“Never mind that for a moment. How bad is the damage to your ship?”
     “Total write-off,” Mortimer replied....
     “Communications?” Orlova pressed. “Have you any way of contacting Alamo?”

    Now, you got three guesses what the answer will be... Ready? Got it? Here we go...

     “All knocked out,” Clarke replied.

    For once I hoped for a different scenario and a unique start into another (better?) adventure, but it was not to be.

    I'm just upset to have spent the money on the complete series, otherwise I'd have tossed it all out six books back. Even more upset, since I can pretty much envision what awaits me with the "Starcruiser Polaris" series, which I purchased as well... go figure.

  9. Is the Alamo series complete? I just purchased Polaris but was hoping for more Alamo as well

  10. Great series - I am at 27 3/4 finished. I am hoping this becomes a television series - shades of J. Mike - I can see Bruce Boxleiter back in harness

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