The Nellus Academy Incident
|The Nellus Academy Incident|
|Pages|| 186 (print)|
Catalyst Game Labs
|First published|| 29 July 2012 - 15 December 2013 (PDF)|
04 March 2018 (print)
|MSRP||11,90 (print edition)|
|Era||Civil War era|
|Timeline||16-27 October 3067|
The Nellus Academy Incident is a novel by author Jennifer Brozek and her debut publication in the BattleTech universe. Initially published between 29 July 2012 and 15 December 2013 in altogether 25 parts as a BattleCorps serial, the book was also published as a single Ebook volume outside of BattleCorps on 26 January 2014, and as a print edition on 4 March 2018.
From the Back CoverEdit
|“|| The battlefields of the 31st century are ruled by the BattleMech; twelve-meter-tall, 100-ton bipedal engines of pure destruction. Piloted by MechWarriors, commanded by neo-feudal officers, owned by national governments and bands of mercenaries, these 'Mechs make every other ground combat vehicle obsolete.
This is the warfare of fusion-powered giants.
This is BattleTech.
THRUST INTO BATTLE TODAY...
Allegra Greene is no stranger to the military; her father is a general, after all. But when she enters the Nellus Military Academy, she find far more than she expected. She finds a group of friends that will keep her going, challenging training, and instructors that push her to the edge and beyond.
Unfortunately, that's not all she finds, and soon the endemic politics and warfare of the Inner Sphere reach the Nellus Academy. And when their spaceship is hijacked and crashlands on a remote moon, Allegra and her friends find themselves in a life-or-death struggle just to survive!
A news item on the INN section of the BattleCorps site ("New Author, New Story") announced it as a serial aimed at a somewhat younger audience than the usual adult-fiction content, with the protagonist being a student instead of a "50-year-old infantry sergeant". However, the level of violence and suffering throughout the serial is arguably quite high; many of the protagonists die over the course of the story.
BattleCorps changed their format midway through the publication of this serial. As a result, the first five parts have roughly twice the pagecount of the subsequent parts although the word count for all parts remains similar.
- published on 29 July 2012
|“||Young Allegra Greene begins a new term at the Nellus Academy on Nestor in the Free Worlds League. Her father, a FWLM hero, has been reassigned. What will she find there?||”|
- published on 3 August 2012
|“||As Allegra meets her classmates, she discovers they have more layers than she might have suspected.||”|
- published on 10 August 2012
|“||Having discovered some of her classmates'--and new friends'--talents at the academy, Allegra now prepares to visit them at home.||”|
- published on 17 August 2012
|“||As Allegra and her friends prepare for their off-planet mission, they can't help feel both excited and scared. What will they find outside Nestor's atmosphere?||”|
- published on 24 August 2012
|“||Everything Allegra has been learning, doing and practicing since she arrived at Nellus has been leading up to this: a mission off-planet. What will they find?||”|
- published on 14 November 2012
|“||When the cadets experience their first hyperspace jump, will anyone succumb to Transit Disorientation Syndrome?||”|
- published on 18 November 2012
|“||While under guard, the cadets must hatch a desperate plan to overpower the hijackers.||”|
- published on 25 November 2012
|“||If the cadets are to regain control of their DropShip, they must put their plan into action. Will all of them survive?||”|
- published on 02 December 2012
|“||The cadets' struggle against the hijackers rages on, and the General must make his own bid for freedom.||”|
- published on 09 December 2012
|“||In the final part of Book 2, the Nellus Academy cadets will need to apply everything they have learned if they are to save themselves and the General.||”|
- published on 27 January 2013
|“||The ruined DropShip has crash-landed, and the General is seriously injured. The cadets' only hope of survival is to find the hijacker and get word to the jump point.||”|
- published on 04 February 2013
|“||In Part 2 of Book 3, the Nellus Academy cadets must track down the hijacker, who appears to have fled the DropShip…||”|
- published on 10 February 2013
|“||In part 3, the cadets cope with loss while planning their next move. Their prisoner, however, has other plans.||”|
- published on 17 February 2013
|“||Running low on supplies, the cadets discover the reality of their situation and must decide on a risky course of action.||”|
- published on 25 March 2013
|“||Read the exciting conclusion to Book 3 now!||”|
- published on 06 June 2013
|“||Book Four of the Nellus Academy Incident begins here! In Part 1, the cadets must deal with their recent losses and muster up the courage to do what must be done.||”|
- published on 13 June 2013
|“||The Nellus Academy cadets reorder their priorities. Is surviving still one of them?||”|
- published on 20 June 2013
|“||In Part 3, the cadets are ready to undertake a dangerous mission, but will Aster's diversion be enough to keep them alive?||”|
- published on 27 June 2013
|“||In Part 4, the mission is a go. This is what the cadets have trained for, but this time all of the bullets are real.||”|
- published on 08 July 2013
|“||Things are finally starting to look up, but will the cadets' luck hold out long enough to escape? Find out in the exciting conclusion to Book 4 of the Nellus Academy Incident!||”|
- published on 10 November 2013x
|“||The final act of The Nellus Academy Incident is here! In Part 1 of Book 5, the cadets need to keep their wits about them if they're going to find a way out of the base alive.||”|
- published on 17 November 2013
|“||In part 2, the cadets must escape the mercenary base. Can they gain control of the 'Mech before it's too late?||”|
- published on 24 November 2013
|“||The Nellus Academy Incident comes down to the final few chapters! In Part 3, the cavalry arrives, but the cadets have no means of identifying themselves as friendlies.||”|
- published on 01 December 2013
|“||In the penultimate chapter of the Nellus Academy Incident, the cadets must fight for their lives to escape. But can Cadet Allegra overcome the shadow of the past?||”|
- published on 15 December 2013
|“||Will the Nellus Academy cadets make it out alive? Find out in the final chapter of the Nellus Academy Incident!||”|