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Carol Van Natta is an independent author of science fiction and fantasy, including OVERLOAD FLUX, MINDER RISING, ZERO FLUX, PICO'S CRUSH, and JUMPER'S HOPE, the first five books in the Central Galactic Concordance space opera series; IN GRAVES BELOW (Magic, NM), a paranormal romance; and HOORAY FOR HOLOPTICON, a retro science fiction comedy. She shares her Fort Collins, CO home with a sometime mad scientist and various cats. Any violations of the laws of physics in her books is the fault of the cats, not the mad scientist. Be the first to find out about new releases by signing up for her newsletter at


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Last Ship Off Polaris-G

A desperate bid for freedom in deadly deep space! A bureaucrat and an interstellar trader must overcome treachery and their broken past to save the last inhabitants of a dying planet. Frontier planet Polaris-G is failing because of a suspiciously-timed blight. Caught behind a military blockade, independent trader Gavril finds his interstellar ship commandeered in a desperate escape plan. He tells himself he’s staying because he must, not because he’s worried about Anitra, the woman he left behind—who still lives on Pol-G. Supply depot manager Anitra’s crazy plan to launch a mothballed freighter can work, if she can talk Gavril into helping. And if they can escape a city about to explode. Their precious cargo? 4,000 stranded colonists.


Overload Flux - EXCERPT - Book 1 of a Space Opera - Adventure - Romance Series

Read the first two chapters of OVERLOAD FLUX to begin the ride of a lifetime in the action-packed Central Galactic Concordance space opera series.

The only vaccine for a deadly galaxy-wide pandemic is missing… and the only ones who may be able to find it are a powerful talent on the verge of a meltdown, and a security specialist hiding her extraordinary skills in a menial job. Brilliant investigator Luka Foxe’s hidden mental talents are out of control, meaning he must rely on an enigmatic woman who has secrets of her own. The last thing Mairwen Morganthur wants is to be plunged into a murky case involving sabotage, treachery, and the secret military division that would love to discover she's still alive.

With everything in their universe at stake, can they learn to trust one another?