Pirates of Nebula Seven — Episode 1

Captain Starlight may just be the greatest pirate in the galaxy, or possibly the worst. It’s a divisive issue, with Starlight on one side, and everyone else in the known universe on the other. This short story is for fans of RICK & MORTY, HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE and TERRY PRATCHETT. The ongoing series follows the ludicrous adventures of the egotistical Captain Starlight and his bizarre crew of space pirates: fierce warrior-queen Varrax, cowardly mental health counsellor Alan, the overly emotional robot X-359, the insane plant woman Booglox, and their mistreated cabin boy Billy. “Captain Starlight’s Log. Star Date: April 10th My loyal crew and I are visiting my old haunt Nebula Cove, floating near the outskirts of Nebula Seven, for some much needed rest and recuperation. My twelve-year-old cousin Billy is starting to settle into his new role as Cabin Boy, although he’s still shaken from the, ah, incident the other week. He’d been sent on a tethered spacewalk to clean the windows, all suited up in a spacesuit for the first time, but unfortunately we forgot about him and blasted off at lightspeed with Billy still in tow. We dragged him for several billion miles at unimaginable velocity, unable to hear his screams, before the tether cable eventually snapped and he was left spinning alone in interstellar space, lightyears away from any form of civilisation, with a very finite amount of oxygen in his suit. It took several hours before we noticed our oversight, and by the time we returned, Billy was down to his last breath of recycled oxygen. Still, all’s well that ends well, and his night terrors are becoming less frequent. I am firmly of the belief that these sorts of escapades are good for the boy and will build his character. We’ll make a man of him yet! I’m sure he’ll now enjoy a few days’ leave at Nebula Cove, as will we all, and I in particular am looking forward to a few games of high stakes poker!”

Meet C. Grezo & Rupert Knowles

C. Grezo and Rupert Knowles are a pair of bearded geeks who like dogs, sci fi and comedy. They wrote the hit Audible sitcom Sheltered and the movie How to Stop Being a Loser, but the Pirates of Nebula Seven series of novelettes is their true passion. Hope you enjoy!

Atom and the Universe

Astronomy-themed sci-fi picture book for kids – FREE on kindle from 11/12 to 11/14! When the star that shiny little carbon particle Atom calls home goes supernova, he is launched on a journey to the edge of outer space where he meets the Universe itself and learns important lessons on the circle of life at a cosmic level.

Meet Kory James

Kory James is an engineer-musician-writer from San Diego, California, who is fascinated by the stars and everything beneath them. By day, he roams the world’s farthest reaches, bringing Internet to communities left behind in the digital age. By night, he is a dreamer of tales and tunes, of which some – such as this story – demand themselves into the real world. You can meander his portfolio of medium-spanning works at www.worldofkoryjames.com.

The 13th Vote

On a distant world, in a not-too-distant future, Alyn Frederick Jr. arrives home from college and is shocked by his father’s murder. Alyn hasn’t a clue as to who killed him or why, but even more puzzling, finds himself as the main suspect. A forlorn detective, employing a rapidly developing A.I., partners with an idealistic journalist to find answers. They uncover a grand conspiracy, orchestrated by a powerful politician, who aims to radically transform society, but must trigger an interplanetary civil war to do it. Alyn must discover a dark truth about his family’s legacy if he is to clear his name and prevent the genocide. And the key to it all, is his grandfather’s wristwatch. 


Meet Brendan Gavin

Brendan is a book-lover, curator of ideas and a keen observer of our human condition, who has combined these with his passion for vintage time pieces, and finally wrote the book he was always wanted to read.

Noctilucents 1: Martian Blood

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When the Prometheus exploded, everything changed. The ship was meant to retrieve a team of colonists from Mars. Instead, it ushered in a decade of chaos and left the colonists stranded.

For all sixteen years of his life, Tom has known nothing but the red dirt of Mars and the cramped research base he calls home. That and stories of Earth, a silent blue dot in his sky. As the base’s resources dwindle and tensions between the surviving colonists run high, Tom makes a promise to himself: he’ll get to Earth or die trying.

Sophia Kasparov, daughter of the AI expert behind the Prometheus, triggers a global media frenzy when she accidentally reveals her father’s plans to launch a rescue mission to Mars. Support for the controversial mission is hard to come by, especially when it’s opposed by the ruthless anti-spaceflight eco-fundamentalist Cita Stone. As Sophia struggles to navigate the political chaos surrounding the mission, she uncovers a fifteen-year-old mystery that could change everything – the truth about the Prometheus disaster – and discovers that her father will risk everything for his plans, even her.

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The Titan Sky

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A company is poised to gain global power. Three civilian volunteers compete for the job of making the trip to a distant planet where they will claim mining rights for a rare and precious material. As they train for the dangerous mission, internal and outside forces seek to gain access to them. Some want to steal the cutting-edge technology, others to corrupt candidates and sabotage the mission. Competitors race to launch their own ships, but only McKinnon Ventures has Dex, a mining robot driven by extraordinary artificial intelligence created by a haughty technology prodigy. The selected volunteer will earn millions and the everlasting fame, but won’t get the chance to enjoy either prize. The mission calls for only Dex to return. For the human, it’s a one-way trip. To succeed, they must work together, as neither can complete the mission on their own.The outcome could change the global balance of power, and impact billions of lives. Everything depends on what occurs under The Titan Sky.