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Synopsis

There are rebels among the stars...

Meet eleven protagonists battling to save themselves and the ones they love. Human, cyborg, clone, or alien, they'll find themselves pitted against intergalactic crime bosses, interstellar mercenaries, a quantum-wave-riding collective mind, and the universe itself. Along the way, there’s plenty of action, adventure, humor, and even some romance.

Written by the freshest voices in science fiction, these stories are short, but they’ll light your imagination like a solar flare.

Strap yourself in and join the rebellion! Download this collection today.


About the Star Rebels Stories:

A Tale of Two Ships by Audrey Faye
A KarmaCorp Story
Two ships crash into an unimportant digger rock. The first carries a newborn baby. The second will rewrite her destiny.

Carl Sagan’s Hunt for Intelligent Life in the Universe by C. Gockel
An Archangel Project Story
Sometimes intelligent life is right in front of your whiskers.

Blood Ties by Christine Pope
A Gaian Consortium Story
On the outlaw world of Iradia, Miala Fels and her computer hacker father discover that taking the wrong commission can have unexpected consequences.

Passage Out by Anthea Sharp
A Victoria Eternal Story
Street rat Diana Smythe has long since given up her hopes of escaping Earth, but that doesn’t mean she can’t watch the ships fly in and out of the spaceport and dream…

Arcturus 5 by D.L. Dunbar
A Twenty Sectors Story
Xella went to Arcturus 5 to mediate a simple trade dispute between the Mol and the Dark, but now she’s not sure she’ll get out alive.

Treason’s Course by L.J. Cohen
A Halcyone Space Story
In the midst of Earth's first off-planet war, a soldier is given a covert assignment and must decide if treason lies in carrying out her orders or disobeying them.

Falling by Pippa DaCosta
A Girl From Above Story
Trapped in a scrappers rig with a woman he’s been hired to kill, Caleb Shepperd is beginning to wonder if this job could be his last.

Starfall Station by Lindsay Buroker
A Fallen Empire Story
After the empire falls, cyborg soldier Leonidas Adler must avoid the Alliance operatives who want him for secrets only he knows, but that’s easier said than done. Worse, his past threatens those he’s traveling with, including Alisa, the freighter captain he has come to care about.

Luminescence by Patty Jansen
An ISF-Allion World Story
Hadie learns the price of being an artificial human when her partner has an accident and becomes unresponsive.

Glome by James Wells
A Great Symmetry Story
Humanity’s first interstellar colony ship has arrived at its destination, only to find an inhospitable death trap of a planet. Crew member Amanda Bowen wishes that was the biggest problem she faced.

Unfinished by Kendra C. Highley
An Unstrung Story
In a world where genetically-engineered humans serve as slave labor to “real humans,” two prototype children, designed to be the most superior models ever created, look to each other to find a way to escape their fate. They may discover that being “artificial” doesn't mean they can't love.
 

 

 

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    Best read for a long time.

    If you want a book that holds excitement, adventure, pain, love, fear, science fiction, human, and not-so-human, friends grasping for life in all kinds of places and situations, then I would strongly recommend you read this one! Finishing this book has left me with the feeling that my very best friends have moved on to better lives and have left me behind. I loved it.

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    You'll be hooked!

    Most unusually, I found myself intrigued by every single story in this collection and keen to read further in the series they belong to - something which only happens to me very rarely, alas! All the authors featured in this collection have a deft touch with characterisation and efficient, effective world building. You'll find yourself quickly coming to care for their protagonists, even if this is the first time you've encountered them. There were a few typos throughout the collection but none egregious enough to make reading onwards difficult. The only reason I haven't rated this anthology five stars is because (most disappointingly) although it's available via Kobo, a lot of the follow-up stories only appear to be sold in Kindle format, at least at present. I'd never load the Kindle app to my smartphone (its requirements for access to personal information & phone features that bypass your privacy settings are truly disturbing), and reformatting Kindle items to be compatible with other e-reader setups is difficult, so I guess I'll just have to wait and hope that one day the authors may expand their sales markets a bit further...? Sigh!

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