Mutiny at Vesta (2) (Shieldrunner Pirates)

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Author: Stearns, R. E.

Brand: Gallery / Saga Press

Number Of Pages: 480

Release Date: 16-10-2018

Details: Product Description Adda and Iridian have survived the murderous AI that tried to kill them in Barbary Station...but now they'll need all of their ingenuity to escape the evil megacorporation that wants to own them, in this second space adventure in the Shieldrunner Pirates trilogy. Adda Karpe and Iridian Nassir have escaped the murderous AI that was trapping them on Barbary Station, and earned themselves a place on Captain Sloane’s fabled pirate crew. And now that they’ve arrived at Vesta, Sloane’s home base, they can finally start making a living stealing from well-off megacorporations. Unfortunately, the political situation has deteriorated in Captain Sloane’s absence. Adda and Iridian find themselves trapped in a contract with Oxia Corp., one of the very megacorporations they'd hoped to prey on, forced to rob and intimidate targets they'd never have chosen on their own. If they're ever going to have the independent life together that they've always wanted, they'll have to free themselves from Oxia Corp. first. Meanwhile, the inhuman allies who followed Adda and Iridian from Barbary Station have plans of their own, which may be more dangerous than the humans involved could imagine. It will take not one but five heists, and every bit of ingenuity Adda and Iridian have to escape from Oxia and find the life they’ve always dreamed of…if they can survive. Review “An exhilarating mashup of Golden-Age widescreen and zeitgeist cool. Totally unexpected. More please!” -- Internationally bestselling author Stephen Baxter, on BARBARY STATION "This book is good fun. I really enjoyed this, and I bet you will, too." -- Ann Leckie, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Ancillary Justice, on BARBARY STATION "Grabs you in chapter one and doesn't let go. This book is for everyone who ever wanted to be a space pirate." -- Mur Lafferty, Award-winning author of Six Wakes, on BARBARY STATION "A super cool novel. It mixes unpredictable mysteries, a murderous AI, space battles, an awesome and fashionable Pirate Leader in Captain Sloane as well as a healthy dose of romance and found families...a blend of Die Hard and the Illuminae Files."   - Kirkus Reviews, on BARBARY STATION "Strong characters and fast-paced action define this debut SF thriller." - Library Journal on BARBARY STATION About the Author R.E. Stearns is the author of  Barbary Station and Mutiny at Vesta. She wrote her first story on an Apple IIe computer and still kind of misses green text on a black screen. She went on to annoy all of her teachers by reading books while they lectured. Eventually she read and wrote enough to earn a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Central Florida. She is hoping for an honorary doctorate. When not writing or working, R.E. Stearns reads, plays PC games, and references internet memes in meatspace. She lives near Orlando, Florida, with her husband, a computer engineer, and a cat. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Mutiny at Vesta CHAPTER 1 Time integrated through digital intermediary: 1 hour 53 minutes Adda Karpe disconnected her mind from the ship around her and sat beside Iridian Nassir on the surface currently serving as a floor. The ghostly intermediary figure connecting Adda and the ship’s AI vanished. Iridian wrapped her golden-brown arm around Adda’s waist without interrupting her story. “So I thought, ‘Pel’s dying around here somewhere, and what do I need two kidneys for anyway?’ and grabbed the bastard. This is what I got for it.” Iridian raised one side of her shirt to her armpit. A tapered line of recently regrown flesh marred a tattoo of a flap of skin pulled up to reveal a skull and crossed rib bones drawn over realistic viscera beneath it. The other people in the Casey Mire Mire’s main cabin, a man just out of his teens with the same pale complexion as Adda’s, and a darker man with a beard like a stylized leaf, laughed and swore, respectively. “Wish I c

EAN: 9781481476904

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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