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Moscoe, Mike

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1947-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Summer Hopes – Winter Dreams" for Analog in March 1991, but who has since concentrated mainly on series, sometimes as by Mike Shepherd, beginning with the Lost Millennium sequence comprising First Dawn (1996) Second Fire (1997) and Lost Days (1998), whose protagonists arrive via Time Travel in prehistoric Europe, where they attempt to change their own desolate Near Future world by teaching goddess worshippers how to fight back against a nomadic enemy. Time Paradoxes proliferate, no more confusingly than usual in most complex tales with Changewar implications. Moscoe's next sequences – the Longknife Family tales, beginning with The First Casualty (1999), and the succeeding series, the Longknife Family: Kris Longknife tales beginning with Kris Longknife: Mutineer (2004), all the latter as by Mike Shepherd – also seems tangled at times, in this case because the Space Opera galaxy that provides the overall setting is never described with much clarity, and a very large cast of characters engages in Military SF manoeuvres that sometimes seem opaque on the page. But the action is exhilarating, and there are hints that the sequence may burst out of its template bonds. [JC]

Michael Moscoe

born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 2 August 1947

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Lost Millennium

  • First Dawn (New York: Ace Books, 1996) [Lost Millennium: pb/Joe Danisi]
  • Second Fire (New York: Ace Books, 1997) [Lost Millennium: pb/Joe Danisi]
  • Lost Days (New York: Ace Books, 1998) [Lost Millennium: pb/Joe Danisi]

Longknife Family

  • The First Casualty (New York: Ace Books, 1999) [Longknife Family: pb/Duane O Myers]
  • The Price of Peace (New York: Ace Books, 2000) [Longknife Family: pb/Duane O Myers]
  • They Also Serve (New York: Ace Books, 2001) [Longknife Family: pb/Michael Herring]
  • To Do or Die (New York: Ace Books, 2014) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Enemy Unknown (no place given: KL and MM Books, 2017) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: pb/]
  • Enemy in Sight (no place given: KL and MM Books, 2017) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: pb/]

Longknife Family: Kris Longknife

  • Kris Longknife: Mutineer (New York: Ace Books, 2004) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Deserter (New York: Ace Books, 2004) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Defiant (New York: Ace Books, 2005) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Resolute (New York: Ace Books, 2006) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Audacious (New York: Ace Books, 2007) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Intrepid (New York: Ace Books, 2008) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Undaunted (New York: Ace Books, 2009) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Redoubtable (New York: Ace Books, 2010) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Daring (New York: Ace Books, 2011) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Furious (New York: Ace Books, 2011) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Defender (New York: Ace Books, 2013) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Tenacious (New York: Ace Books, 2014) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Unrelenting (New York: Ace Books, 2015) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Kris Longknife: Bold (New York: Ace Books, 2016) as by Mike Shepherd [Longknife Family: Kris Longknife: pb/Scott Grimando]

Vicky Peterwald

  • Target (New York: Ace Books, 2014) as Mike Shepherd [Vicky Peterwald: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Survivor (New York: Ace Books, 2015) as Mike Shepherd [Vicky Peterwald: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Rebel (New York: Ace Books, 2016) as Mike Shepherd [Vicky Peterwald: pb/Scott Grimando]
  • Dominator (no place given: KL and MM Books, 2018) as Mike Shepherd [Vicky Peterwald: pb/]
  • Implacable (no place given: KL and MM Books, 2019) as Mike Shepherd [Vicky Peterwald: pb/Kitty Niclaian]

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