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The Legacy of the Aldenata is the fictional universe of John Ringo's military science fiction series. The central premise is that in 2001 humanity receives greetings from a highly advanced, peaceable Galactic Federation. However, all is not well, for a species of aggressive aliens known as the Posleen are attacking the Galactics. Since the Galactics are almost entirely unable to fight, they are appealing to the proven military abilities of humanity for aid. The deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. ... John Ringo is an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Military science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction where interstellar or interplanetary conflict and its armed solution (war) make up the backdrop of the story. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aliens in the plural may refer to more than one of several types of aliens, such as extraterrestrial beings or those foreign to a place The Aliens was the name of Roky Ericksons backing band Aliens is a 1986 film starring Sigourney Weaver and the sequel to Alien Aliens... Posleen are a fictional alien race, created by the Sci-Fi author John Ringo for his Legacy of the Aldenata series of books. ...


However, things are rarely as simple as they seem, and humanity soon discovers that the Galactics are no friends at all. There are plots within plots, some going back to the dawn of humanity and beyond: plots that endanger the very survival of humanity.


The first four novels cover the Posleen War in which the Posleen invade Earth. Another novel, Cally's War, takes up the story a few decades later; The Hero is set nearly a thousand years later. Watch on the Rhine takes place immediately after Gust Front and extends until March 2008. Earth, also known as the Earth, Terra, and (mostly in the 19th century) Tellus, is the third planet outward from the Sun. ...


A role-playing game based on the d20 system and the Legacy of the Aldenata universe will be published in the near future. An early version of this game is available on the free CD-ROM included in the first hardcover edition of Hell's Faire. A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game where players assume the roles of fictional characters via role-playing. ... The d20 System logo The d20 System is a system of game mechanics for role-playing games published in 2000 by Wizards of the Coast and based on the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) book is bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth or heavy paper) and a stitched spine. ...

There are several major races in the universe of the Legacy of the Aldenata.

Darhel 
Foxlike in appearance, they are the lawyers and bankers of the Galactic Federation and effectively control it, skimming wealth from the labor of others. Although vegetarian, they have razor-sharp teeth. There is evidence of genetic tampering in their past. Physically incapable of violence, lest they lapse into a coma-like state known as lintetai.
Indowy 
Short and stocky with green fur, they are the engineers and technicians of the Galactic Federation. Due to the nature of their technology, they must individually craft each item, and cannot mass-produce their extraordinary wares. They live in enormous hives in massively overcrowded sweatshop-planets and are effectively enslaved by the Darhel.
Tchpth 
Crablike in appearance, they are philosophers and scientists.
Himmit 
Resembling a sort of symmetrical frog, they are extremely secretive and capable of camoflauge to the point that they can effectively "disappear." Their stealth technology is the finest in the universe.
Posleen 
Resembling reptilian centaurs, they are rapacious conquorers who strip whole planets the way locusts strip a field. They have been genetically engineered to be resistant to all known toxins, to have an incredibly short maturity time, and to have skills programmed into their DNA. Only a small percentage are truly intelligent, while the rest are semi-morons telepathically bonded to an intelligent master, or God King.
Tslek 
The "Blobs," they resemble giant amoebas, although they must have a more complex internal structure. They are a relatively late addition, appearing only in The Hero.
Aldenata 
A mysterious elder race, they created Galactic society and then vanished without a trace, apparently having transcended the need for material bodies. It is speculated that they were responsible for modifying the Darhel and the Posleen, and may have tampered with all the races in the galaxy.

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Books

  1. A Hymn Before Battle (2000) (online at baen.com)
  2. Gust Front (2001) (online at baen.com)
  3. When the Devil Dances (2002) (online at baen.com)
  4. Hell's Faire (2003) (online at baen.com)
  5. Cally's War (2004, with Julie Cochrane) (online at baen.com)
  6. The Hero (2004, with Michael Z. Williamson) (online at baen.com)
  7. Watch on the Rhine (August 2005, with Tom Kratman)

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The Legacy of the Aldenata is the fictional universe of John Ringo's military science fiction series.
A role-playing game based on the d20 system and the Legacy of the Aldenata universe will be published in the near future.
There are several major races in the universe of the Legacy of the Aldenata.
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The Legacy of the Aldenata is the fictional universe of John Ringo's military science fiction series.
A role-playing game based on the d20 system and the Legacy of the Aldenata universe will be published in the near future.
There are several major races in the universe of the Legacy of the Aldenata.
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