My latest essay on Medium, laying out what makes Disney's Andor a Star Wars story for adults:
To celebrate today's launch of my new space opera novel REDSHIFT RUNNERS: PARALLAX, I prepared this essay for Medium--Braving the Infinite: The Pilots of Science Fiction.
I'm very happy to announce the release of my space opera novel REDSHIFT RUNNERS: PARALLAX from Aethon Books! This is the first of a trilogy, and the beginning of my RUNNERS universe. The back blurb:
There is fortune to be made across the stars. If it doesn't kill him first.
When Deadeye, a hotshot space jockey, is captured by pirates, he decides to join the motley group called the Redshift Runners. Maybe they can help him get rich.
These Runners aren’t typical interstellar bandits, however. They risk their lives delivering food and supplies to starving colonies in the outer rim.
Deadeye gains the favor of their captain, Talon, a driven woman whose schemes will lead them to the ancient boundary separating the colonies from mythical Earth—and guarded by Parallax, a mysterious effect that renders the area unnavigable.
Yet the cost of traveling the stars exacts a heavy toll. Due to the mental link with their ships, jockeys gradually lose their memories…and Deadeye risks forgetting everything to satisfy Talon’s ambitions.
PARALLAX is available from Amazon in ebook, print, and audio.