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#Redirect [[The Starter: Galactic Football League Volume 2]]
|title      = The Starter
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|cover      = StarterCover3.gif
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|publisher  = [[Dark Øverlord Media]]
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|published  = August 2010
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|pages      = 463
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|isbn      = 978-0615365428
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|podcasted  = Feb 2011
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|podiobooks = http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-starter
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'''''The Starter''''' is a [[Wikipedia: Thriller (genre)|thriller]] / [[Wikipedia: Science fiction|science fiction]] [[Wikipedia: novel|novel]] by [[Wikipedia:United States|American]] author [[Scott Sigler]].  The second book in the Galactic Football League series, ''The Starter'' follows ''[[The Rookie]]'' and then continues with ''[[The All-Pro]]'' and ''[[The MVP]]''.
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==Synopsis==
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Last season, 19-year-old rookie quarterback [[Quentin Barnes]] overcame his racism and unified his team. Now, he and the [[Ionath Krakens]] have to compete against the greatest football teams ever assembled and do far more than just survive each game. As he rebuilds the team in his own image, [[Quentin Barnes|Quentin]] truly begins his life-long quest for a Tier One Championship.
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This story set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future combines the intense gridiron action of [[Wikipedia: The Blind Side (film)|"The Blind Side"]] with the space opera style of [[Wikipedia: Star Wars|"Star Wars"]] and the criminal underworld of [[Wikipedia: The Godfather|"The Godfather."]]
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==Main Characters==
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!style="border-right: #fff solid 1px;"|Name
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|'''[[Quentin Barnes]]'''
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|Quarterback for the [[Ionath Krakens]]
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|'''[[Donald Pine]]'''
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|Quarterback for the [[Ionath Krakens]] Quarterback
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|'''[[Gredok the Splithead]]'''
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|Owner of the [[Ionath Krakens]]
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|'''[[Hokor the Hook-Chest]]'''
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|Head Coach of the [[Ionath Krakens]]
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==Promotional Efforts==
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===Characters Named for Fans===
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As with recent previous works, this novel contains the names of fans appearing as some of the characters.  The luckiest of the fans will also have their character die a horrific and untimely and death.  The following link references a table dedicated to tracking these fan-named characters with indicators of which characters become victims.
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*[http://siglerpedia.scottsigler.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Fan_Characters:_The_Starter Starter Fan Name List]
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===Logo Contest===
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The [[FDO]] implored [[Junkies]] from far and wide were to use their illustration skills (or tap their friends who had skills) to create the [[Galactic_Football_League#TIER_1|Tier One]] Team Logos for ''The Starter''. The contest was announced on [http://www.scottsigler.com/logos scottsigler.com] with the request being to create logos for 18 of the 22 [[Galactic_Football_League#TIER_1|Tier One]] teams.  Each winning entry would be rewarded with a $50USD prize.  After intense deliberations between the [[FDO]] and [[A Kovacs]], these winners were announced:
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*Casey Alden: [[Chillich Spider Bears]]
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*Adrian Bogart "Punchy": [[Yall Criminals]]
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*Ben Clifford "The Supreme Narutard" : [[Sala Intrigue]], [[Coranadillana Cloudkillers]], [[Hittoni Hullwalkers]], [[Lu Juggernauts]]
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*Seth Hanisek "w_nightshade" : [[Vik Vanguard]]
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*Steve Henry: [[Alimum Armada]], [[Jang Atom Smashers]]
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*Len Peralta: [[Isis Ice Storm]]
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*Scott E. Pond "ScottEPond": [[Shorah Warlords]], [[To Pirates]], [[New Rodina Astronauts]], [[Themala Dreadnaughts ]]
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*Larry Purcell: [[Bartel Water Bugs]]
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*James  Schmill "Puke": [[D'Kow War Dogs]], [[Bord Brigands]]
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*A. P. Stephens: [[Jupiter Jacks]]
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== Release Schedule ==
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===Print===
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|- style="background: #ccc;"
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!style="border-right: #fff solid 1px;"|Cover Art
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!style="border-right: #fff solid 1px;"|Edition
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!style="border-right: #fff solid 1px;"|Country
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!style="border-right: #fff solid 1px;"|Release Date
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!style="border-right: #fff solid 1px;"|ISBN
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|[[Image:TheStarterTempCover.gif|center|thumb|75px]]
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|1st Ed. Hardcover (Dark Øverlord Media)
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|United States
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|August 2010
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|978-0615365428
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|[[Image:TheStarter_PB.jpg|center|thumb|100px]]
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|1st Ed. Paperback(Dark Øverlord Media)
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|United States
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|August 2012
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|978-1938120107
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=== Episode Downloads ===
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To promote the release of his self-published novel entitled ''The Starter'', [[Scott Sigler|Sigler]] has released the podcasted audio episodes below.
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!style="border-right: #fff solid 1px;"|Download Link
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|February 20, 2011
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|Episode 1
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/01_THE_STARTER_Episode_1.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|February 25, 2011
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|Episode 2
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/02_THE_STARTER_Episode_2.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|February 27, 2011
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|Episode 3
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/03_THE_STARTER_Episode_3.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|March 6, 2011
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|Episode 4
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/04_THE_STARTER_Episode_4.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|March 13, 2011
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|Episode 5
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/05_THE_STARTER_Episode_5.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|March 20, 2011
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|Episode 6
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/06_THE_STARTER_Episode_6.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|March 27, 2011
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|Episode 7
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/07_THE_STARTER_Episode_7.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|April 3, 2011
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|Episode 8
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/08_THE_STARTER_Episode_8.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|April 10, 2011
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|Episode 9
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/09_THE_STARTER_Episode_9.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|April 17, 2011
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|Episode 10
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/10_THE_STARTER_Episode_10.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|April 24, 2011
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|Episode 11
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/11_THE_STARTER_Episode_11.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|May 1, 2011
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|Episode 12
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/12_THE_STARTER_Episode_12.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|May 8, 2011
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|Episode 13
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/13_THE_STARTER_Episode_13.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|May 15, 2011
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|Episode 14
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/14_THE_STARTER_Episode_14.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|May 22, 2011
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|Episode 15
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/15_THE_STARTER_Episode_15.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|May 29, 2011
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|Episode 16
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/16_THE_STARTER_Episode_16.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|June 5, 2011
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|Episode 17
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|[http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/17_THE_STARTER_Episode_17.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|June 12, 2011
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|Episode 18
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/18_THE_STARTER_Episode_18.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|June 19, 2011
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|Episode 19
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/19_THE_STARTER_Episode_19.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|June 26, 2011
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|Episode 20
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/20_THE_STARTER_Episode_20.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|July 3, 2011
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|Episode 21
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/21_THE_STARTER_Episode_21.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|July 10, 2011
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|Episode 22
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/22_THE_STARTER_Episode_22.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|July 17, 2011
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|Episode 23
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/23_THE_STARTER_Episode_23.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|July 24, 2011
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|Episode 24
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/24_THE_STARTER_Episode_24.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|July 31, 2011
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|Episode 25
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/25_THE_STARTER_Episode_25.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|August 7, 2011
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|Episode 26
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/26_THE_STARTER_Episode_26.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|August 14, 2011
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|Episode 27
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/27_THE_STARTER_Episode_27.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|August 21, 2011
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|Episode 28
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/28_THE_STARTER_Episode_28.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|August 28, 2011
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|Episode 29
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/29_THE_STARTER_Episode_29.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|September 4, 2011
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|Episode 30
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/30_THE_STARTER_Episode_30.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|September 11, 2011
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|Episode 31
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/31_THE_STARTER_Episode_31.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|September 18, 2011
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|Episode 32
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/32_THE_STARTER_Episode_32.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|September 24, 2011
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|Episode 33
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/33_THE_STARTER_Episode_33.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|October 2, 2011
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|Episode 34
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/34_THE_STARTER_Episode_34.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #eee;"
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|October 9, 2011
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|Episode 35
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/35_THE_STARTER_Episode_35.mp3 Download]
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|- style="background: #fff;"
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|October 16, 2011
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|Episode 36
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|[http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/media/scottsigler/36_THE_STARTER_Episode_36.mp3 Download]
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==Related Stories==
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There are three other installments that share the realm of ''Galactic Football League'' universe:
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::*'''[[Title Fight]]'''- Story that combines [[Wikipedia: Science fiction|science fiction]] elements with [[Wikipedia: Mixed_martial_arts|mixed martial arts (MMA)]] fighting.  Set in ''The Rookie'' universe.
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::*'''[[The Crypt]]'''- Story follows the exploits of the mythological intergalactic warship named the ''P.U.V. James Keeling''.
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::*'''[[The Reporter]]'''- Transitional story that takes place between [[The Starter]] and The All Pro, centered around [[Yolanda Davenport]], a sports writer. This novella is written by [[Mur Lafferty]] and [[Scott Sigler]].
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==See Also==
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*[[The Rookie: Galactic Football League Volume 1]]
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*[[The All-Pro: Galactic Football League Volume 3]]
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*[[The MVP: Galactic Football League Volume 4]]
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*[[Krakens Jersey Fan Gallery]]
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*[[Alien Races]]
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.scottsigler.com/logos Blog post] announcing of The Starter Logo Contest
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*[http://www.scottsigler.com/node/3870 Blog post] announcing winner of The Starter Logo Contest
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{{Novels}}
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[[Category:The Rookie]]
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[[Category:The Starter]]
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[[Category:The All-Pro]]
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[[Category:The MVP]]
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[[Category:The Galactic Football League Universe]]
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[[Category:Novels]]
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[[Category:Podcasting]]
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