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Southern Cross

Jack McKinney

Cover artist

David Schleinkofer

Publication information

Del Rey

Release date

June 12, 1987





Preceded by

The Masters' Gambit

Followed by

Metal Fire

Southern Cross is a novel written by Jack McKinney, and released on June 12, 1987. The novel takes place twenty years after the events of the The First Robotech War and features a new cast of characters as they face the evil Robotech Masters. The book was first published by Del Rey.


Publisher's SummaryEdit

It is twenty years after the invasion of the Zentraedi was beaten off. Now the Robotech Masters of the Zentraedi have returned to Earth to finish the job. And only young Dana Sterling -- half-human, half-Zentraedi -- can save the Earth.. or destroy it.



  • One of the more unusual additions by author Jack McKinney was the inclusion of Doctor Lazlo Zand, a scientist that took great interest to Dana Sterling since she was a child. He considered her being born half-human, half-Zentraedi to be highly unusual, and throughout the novel, he is quoted speaking about her and her behavior.

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