As a fun of stories about unexpected new facts, these tales are just what I wanted.
Tautly paced action and skillfully written, this short story left me wanting more.
A wonderful collection put together by an immensely talented author! Escape to worlds that are both like and yet unlike our own. Great world building, pulse pounding action and believable characters, it has it all!
I love a good space battle and this author did not disappoint. And so many twists and turns you almost need a road map to finish this engrossing read.
This is one great space series. I read all four of the books in a matter of one weekend. Hope more is to come...
For Alasdair Shaw's Independence, fasten your seatbelts...assuming they're still there and you can still scarf up enough of the remaining oxygen to power your muscles.
Love stories about emerging AI!
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Security Lieutenant Dave is looking forward to some simple cases and patching things up with his wife. His handling of a terrorist attack has gained him acclaim and some new friends in high places, but he is still closely involved with Arancha Station's mob boss.
When the space station manager is killed in a new and worrying way, Dave realises that he's got possibly the biggest case of his career. Unfortunately, as soon as his new superior arrives with reinforcements, he is relegated to monitoring data and assigned a rookie partner to babysit.
Dave needs to find something that will crack the case open before the killer can strike again.
From a young couple struggling to look after their baby to a new captain's reluctance to take command of her ship, and from a sun-addled stranger's appearance in town to the emergence of a sentient AI, the twelve tales presented here explore the central theme of an arrival by someone or something new.
There's even an alien puppy.
The stories are:
Tithe by Griffin Carmichael
Exodus by Alec Hutson
First Bonding by Tom Germann
Ice Dreamer by J J Green
The Nanny by Cindy Carroll
Right Hand by Jonathan C Gillespie
What Make is Your Cat? by Richard Crawford
Kaxian Duty by Cherise Kelley
Lessons Learned by J Naomi Ay
The Humra by Laura Greenwood
The Hawk of Destiny’s Fist by James S Aaron
Repulse by Alasdair Shaw
In the aftermath of a battle a ship drifts helplessly in space. Is the strange new warship they were fighting still out there? Will it come back for them? Commander Johnson faces a desperate race to get her destroyer back into action and save her crew.
"If you liked Alien, you'll love Independence."
"This is an incredible work ... suspense, mystery and intrigue."
"Loved every word of it."
"There's more action and intrigue packed into this story than there is in many full length novels."
"Shaw's world is engaging and clearly has depth, even from this brief encounter."
This bonus edition, exclusive to instaFreebie, contains the P-file of one of the main characters and a few other little goodies.