Battleship (Movie Tie-In Edition) by Peter David

By Peter David

YOU SANK the inaccurate BATTLESHIP

During a regimen naval drill at Pearl Harbor, American forces become aware of a boat of unknown origins that's crashed within the Pacific Ocean. Lieutenant Alex Hopper, an officer aboard the USS John Paul Jones, is ordered to enquire the ominous-looking vessel--which seems to be a part of an armada of ships which are superior and speedier than any in the world. And that's whilst the Navy's radar is going down. Ambushed through a starving enemy they can't see, a small U.S. fleet makes their final stand at the open ocean, armed with little greater than their instincts, to guard their lives--and the area as we all know it.

The respectable novel of the blockbuster film!
Based at the screenplay by way of Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber

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Pausing, Joe Schilling straightened his wrinkled, old-fashioned necktie, smoothed his vest. ” “Perhaps,” the red-headed girl said in a soft, shy voice. ” “Good grief no,” Schilling said. He turned around and said to Pete, “My day’s ruined. ” In chagrin, he walked back to Pete. ” Pete asked. ” Clearly, she could not believe it. ” Pete said, “Mr. Schilling here does not sell pops. Mr. ” He smiled at the girl. It was hard, with the Hynes Gland operation, to assess a person’s age, but it seemed to him that the red-headed girl was quite young, perhaps no more than nineteen.

It would have been nice to sit out here under the stars, so late at night, and chat a little. It would be as if they were still married … damn The Game, she thought, and its spins. Damn luck itself, bad luck; that’s all we seem to have, anymore. We’re a marked race. , Mrs. ” “Mrs. Gaines,” she grated. , Mrs. ” How many people, she wondered, are alive on the face of Earth at this moment? One million? Two million? How many groups, playing The Game? Surely no more than a few hundred thousand. And every time there was a fatal accident, the population decreased irretrievably by one more.

I’m glad for them. But—” She roamed about the apartment, her arms folded. “It depresses me,” Pete said. He put a tea kettle of water on the range in the kitchen. “Thank you,” the tea kettle—its Rushmore Effect—piped. Freya said, “We could have a relationship outside of The Game, you realize. ” He felt a camaraderie with Clem Gaines; it overcame his feelings—temporarily, anyhow—for her. And in any case he was curious about his future wife; sooner or later he would roll a three. 2 Pete Garden was awakened the next morning by a sound so wonderfully impossible that he jumped from the bed and stood rigid, listening.

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