Spaceside (#2)

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A military legend is caught in the web between alien intrigue and human subterfuge…

Following his mission on Cappa, Colonel Carl Butler returns to a mixed reception. To some he is a do-or-die war hero. To the other half of the galaxy he’s a pariah. Forced into retirement, he has resettled on Talca Four where he’s now Deputy VP of Corporate Security, protecting a high-tech military company on the corporate battlefield—at least, that’s what the job description says. Really, he’s just there to impress clients and investors. It’s all relatively low risk—until he’s entrusted with new orders. A breach of a competitor’s computer network has Butler’s superiors feeling every bit as vulnerable. They need Butler to find who did it, how, and why no one’s taken credit for the ingenious attack.

As accustomed as Butler is to the reality of wargames—virtual and otherwise—this one screams something louder than a simple hack. Because no sooner does he start digging when his first contact is murdered, the death somehow kept secret from the media. As a prime suspect, he can’t shake the sensation he’s being watched…or finally succumbing to the stress of his past. Paranoid delusion or dangerous reality, Butler might be onto something much deeper than anyone imagined. But that’s where Butler thrives.

If he hasn’t signed his own death warrant.


“Highly recommended for military sf lovers, who will savor his perspective and probably want to buy the man a drink.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“In SPACESIDE, Mammay addresses some heavy issues with both nuance and empathy.”

Lightspeed Magazine

“[SPACESIDE] is another wonderfully addictive, fast-moving book from Michael Mammay. Corporate intrigue, interplanetary politics and military action are blended into a cohesive whole that is both satisfying and great fun.”

SF Crowsnest

“SPACESIDE is a worthy sequel to PLANETSIDE and Mammay once again successfully delivered another highly entertaining page-turner. The cleverly mixed mystery and military sci-fi element made this relatively small book packed with a strong impact, and I highly recommend it to readers who are looking for a fast-paced mystery/sci-fi read.”

Novel Notions

“[SPACESIDE IS] a highly engaging military sci-fi that’s super easy to recommend because of its concise writing, dry humor, and exciting action.”

The Obsessive Bookseller

“Mammay does an outstanding job crafting together a clever and addictive narrative that does a spectacular job following on from the author’s amazing debut, PLANETSIDE.”

The Unseen Library

“SPACESIDE is a book that I’ve been looking forward to for a year […] I hope to see much more from the mind of this author.”

Reading Reality

“SPACESIDE is tightly written, with no fillers or fluff.”


“Mammay has delivered another pulse-pounding installment to the Planetside series.”

The Unseen Library

“Mammay’s storytelling ability in SPACESIDE is top notch. Pure fiction from beginning to end that flowed perfectly.”

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Awards & Accolades


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