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Caelum Lex: Trials of the Dionysian by Hayley Greenhalgh and Jenn Bane

Leta Adler is a young, well-bred Vescentian doctor who suddenly gets plucked off of her home planet by the unregistered criminal rustbucket, the Dionysian. The rustbucket she finds herself on belongs to the notorious weapons-dealing, smuggling and recklessly mad mercenary , Fiearius Soliveré and his younger brother, acclaimed engineering genius and unappreciated mechanic, Cyrus, both exiles from their home planet . . .

A complete series.
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Pay Me, Bug! by Christopher Wright

Never Bet Against Your Captain

Grif Vindh, captain of the Fool’s Errand, just pulled off the job of a lifetime: against all odds, he and his crew smuggled a rare drug out of one of the most secret and secure facilities the Empire of the Radiant Throne has to offer. It was every smuggler’s dream—the “Big Score”—and they find themselves filthy rich as a result. . . .

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Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth

Merchant traders, pirates... and space elf princes.

Reese Eddings has enough to do just keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to pay food for herself and her micro-crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to say “NO!” And then to remember that she sort of promised to . . .

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Summer Crash (Zerralon 1.1) by J.A. Marlow

Summer comes to a crashing end…

Summer comes to a crashing end . . .  Ten-year-old Kevin Taggert prefers to stay home with his video games, but his parents insist he join a summer sports program. Exactly on the day the Vordac raid Earth. With his little sister depending on him for protection, Kevin must find the strength and wisdom to keep them both safe. Before they . . .

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Shadow serial by Novagirl93

Vai Ma’amaloa is 17 years old, and his father has just accepted the position of Chief Science Officer aboard the G.E.V. Shadow, a retrofitted warship tasked with exploring the unknown reaches of the galaxy. Now, Vai will have to come to terms with leaving his old life behind. As he forges new relationships aboard the Shadow, and tries to . . .

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The Undeniable Labyrinth by A. A. Roi

Book 1 of The Promethead

A post-apocalyptic space opera. . . .

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PAY ME, BUG!

A great space opera fix

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Sep 28, 2011: Space smugglers, blackmail, a vendetta, dysfunctional sibling rivalry, an alien artifact of unknown powers, a theocratic dictatorship run by telepaths – lots of fun ingredients for an entertaining online read. There’s some light humour, mainly based on the eccentricities of characters, but it isn’t so silly that it becomes ridiculous. The hero has flair, but is not so cool that he doesn’t fall on his face once in awhile. It’s primarily an adventure story, and the plot has some depth. Enough supporting details of technology and culture are presented so [more . . .]

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PAY ME, BUG!

Stainless Steel Centipede

By Stable, author of The Archive Of Unusual Events

Jul 7, 2016: I started reading this purely because of Jim’s nice review of the sequel, and it’s great fun. Slightly reminds me of the Stainless Steel Rat rat series – crime capers in space in other words. The writing is smooth and the plot flows well too, very easy to binge read!

The only minor dis-satisfaction I have is with the macguffin at the end – I’m trying to say this in a non-spoiler way but feel free to ignore this last section [more . . .]

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