Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers

Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force. The first novel was published in 1998. In 2025, the Internet and its virtual reality network have to be policed by the Net Force to prevent cyber-terrorists from sabotaging it. They are assisted by the Net Force Explorers, a young people's auxiliary for computer experts who have completed a rigorous training program. [1][2][3]

Characters edit

The explorers include Maj (Madeline) Green, David Gray, Matt Hunter, Mark Gridley, Leif Anderson, Andy Moore, Megan O'Malley, Catie, and Charlie Davis, and are led by former Marine commander Captain James Winters. The young people solve cyber-crimes and defeat international terrorists while creating virtual worlds and playing high-tech computer games.[2]

Novels edit

While Clancy and Pieczenik are credited as the creators of the series, they didn't write any of the books. Their names would be the ones you saw on the cover, but the co-authors name's in the cover's fine print. Some frequent authors were Diane Duane, Bill McCay, and Mel Odom. [4][5] [6]

# Title Author
1 Virtual Vandals Diane Duane
2 The Deadliest Game Diane Duane
3 One is the Loneliest Number Diane Duane
4 The Ultimate Escape Mark Cerashi
5 The Great Race Bill McCay
6 End Game Diane Duane
7 Cyberspy Bill McCay
8 Shadow of Honor Mel Odom
9 Private Lives Bill McCay
10 Safe House Diane Duane
11 Gameprey Mel Odom
12 Duel Identity Bill McCay
13 Deathworld Diane Duane
14 High Wire Mel Odom
15 Cold Case Bill McCay
16 Runaways Diane Duane
17 Cloak and Dagger John Helfers and Russel Davis
18 Death Match a.k.a. Own Goal Diane Duane

References edit

  1. ^ Calkins, Janet (September 9, 2000). "Series lure teen-agers into books". The News-Press – via
  2. ^ a b Leslie, Roger (March 15, 1999). "Virtual Vandals/The Deadliest Game". Booklist. Vol. 95, no. 14. p. 1325.
  3. ^ "Children's Book Review: Virtual Vandals by Tom Clancy". Publishers Weekly. Vol. 246, no. 7. February 1, 1999. p. 109.
  4. ^ Vago, Mike; Cruickshank, Noah; et al. (August 14, 2013). "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain: 7 fiction authors whose careers were extended by ghostwriters". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  5. ^ "Books |". Archived from the original on May 26, 2011.
  6. ^ Chester, Rodney (February 1, 2003). "The NAME game". The Courier Mail. Brisbane, Australia. p. M07.

See also edit

NetForce (film)