In the Nation, no one is innocent - not even the children born behind bars. Millie 942B has spent her entire life locked away with her criminal parents and countless other inmates. She believes in the Nation, in its strict laws and harsh punishments.
But when Millie is released on her eighteenth birthday, she finds things are nothing as she was taught. People vanish, never to be seen again. Lies cover every word. Trust is as fragile as ice.
And then there is Reed. Born and raised outside the Prison walls, his dreams and thoughts cause Millie to doubt everything she has ever believed.
What is truly worth fighting for? If she pushes too hard, she could lose her freedom. If she stays silent, she could lose herself. The clock is ticking, and Millie must find the truth before it is too late.
It is the distant future and one man, Jonas Valent, is letting his life slip by. He is employed by Freeground station as a port traffic controller, a job he took after completing a tour in the military. His only real joy in life is his participation in true-to-life military simulations with a cadre of friends who come together regularly to defeat challenges made to test the brightest military cadets and officers alike. These restricted scenarios stand as an addictive preoccupation that is so enticing that they ignore the potential repercussions of breaking in to participate.
When someone betrays their identities to the Freeground Fleet Admiralty, Jonas and his friends are faced with a far greater challenge: to venture out into the more populated regions of the galaxy to acquire technology and knowledge. They are tasked with laying the groundwork for the Freeground Nation in their efforts to reconnect with the rest of humanity, and to secure the armaments they might need to defend themselves from encroaching enemies.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins is a collected trilogy that chronicles the early adventures of an ambitious crew. Their leader, Jonas Valent, has the least to lose and everything to gain as he tells the tale of his first tour as Captain of a ship tasked with making allies and discovering new technologies for the good of his people. This simple mission becomes more complicated as the crew ventures further into the settled fringes of the galaxy.
This trilogy spawned the best selling Spinward Fringe eBook series. This is where it all began, when one man was challenged to aspire for more than an idle life.
A Space Opera Adventure enjoyed across the globe by all ages.
It begins in the 22nd century. A space probe discovers a massive amount of gold on Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede. Recent discoveries provide a means to get there in 96 hours. A United States company monopolizes the Ganymede operation. At the same time, Earth is in trouble. The oceans have died. The U.S. Government needs to keep the gold flowing but there is a problem.
Pirates have been hijacking gold shipments. Space Guard puts Captain Sheridan Fitzgerald in charge of the investigation. During her gumshoe work, she reacquaints herself with her old lover, Ezekiel. Ezekiel skippers one of the gold-transporter ships. Sheridan heads an attempt to capture the space pirates but she is not happy about the plan.
Admiral Black decides to use Ezekiel, his co-pilot, Jake and his ship as bait to catch the pirates. The pirate leader is Henry Howard, a renowned astronaut-hero turned criminal. When things go wrong, Sheridan sets out to locate Ezekiel and Jake, who have vanished in a newly discovered phenomena that sends them back in time to an altered reality.
While in our time, Ezekiel, Sheridan and Jake aspire to alter the future. Ezekiel, being a surfer, is particularly driven to prevent the oceans’ demise. They fear that intruding with the past, may jeopardize their existence. As a compromise, they limit their contribution to the contents of this text.
Did they make it back or was it all an illusion? Will Ezekiel find the key to unlock the mystery? Will it save Sheridan from Henry Howard’s wrath and bring Sheridan back to Ezekiel? Will Ezekiel’s new plan save Earth?