Dave Bara

Dave Bara grew up as a fan of the Gemini and Apollo space programs and dreamed of being an astronaut one day. Since that time he has restricted his journeys into space to the written word. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Find Dave on his website or follow him on Twitter @dbarawriterguy.

Bibliography

  • Lightship Chronicles
    Impulse (#1)
    Dave Bara
  • Lightship Chronicles
    Starbound (#2)
    Dave Bara
  • Lightship Chronicles
    Defiant (#3)
    Dave Bara
     

Reviews

Lightship Chronicles

Impulse (#1)
“This energetic mélange of tried-and-true elements—futuristic jargon, military and romantic tactics, and multiple levels of skullduggery—easily grabs the reader’s attention; more impressive is that Bara’s story holds that attention all the way to the end.”

Publishers Weekly

“A fun and engaging story […] IMPULSE is a winner for me.”

SFFWorld

“IMPULSE is fun, fast, and proper science fiction. Where the stakes are big, and things matter because the characters matter. I enjoyed the hell out of this. Impulse should be an impulse buy.”

Simon Green, NYT bestselling author of the Nightside Series

““If you liked Star Trek Into Darkness, you’ll like Dave Bara’s IMPULSE.”

Jack Campbell, NYT bestselling author of The Lost Fleet series

"Totally convincing space navy—check! Perfectly realized characters complete with depth and heroism—check! Plus, a fascinating story with an Ahab of a captain determined to complete his mission, and a fledgling lieutenant who comes into his own in the midst of interstellar conflict. Oh yeah: exploding spaceships—double check!"

Tony Daniel, national bestselling author of Guardian of Night

Starbound (#2)
“In STARBOUND, Bara manages to ramp up the depth and complexity of his world while retaining that sense of excitement, suspense, and adventure [...] STARBOUND confirms what we suspected when Impulse hit the shelves: Bara has created one of the most thought-provoking visions of the far, far future we’ve seen lately, taking the best elements of military sci-fi, space opera, and good old-fashioned adventure stories, and fashioning them into something both familiar and unique.”

Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“STARBOUND ultimately presents a deep, complex and engaging universe, but it never forgets to have some old fashioned fun once in a while [...] solidly entertaining and an engaging read. Space opera fans should most definitely give this one a look.”

Starburst Magazine

Defiant (#3)
“This series has been a solid space opera in the vein of some of the genre’s classics, such as Clarke and Heinlein.”

The Verge

“Bara continues to spin a complex and well-constructed military SF series that stands proudly alongside well-decorated examples of the subgenre.”

Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog