This collection of 12 short stories is based on the adventures of the starcruiser Galaxy and its valiant crew, including:
"Discount Dinner" - A desperate financial situation forces the crew to purchase food with unforeseen side effects.
"Double-Rowed Smile" - The newly installed, and not so gently used, auto-navigation system threatens to tear the Galaxy apart mid-warp.
"Drone Wars" - An army of murderous drones attack the Tioran Federation, killing anyone that gets in their way.
"Hot Lava" - The Galaxy is stranded on a planet embroiled in a massive tectonic reconfiguration.
"Drone Wars II" - Jonn's side project to create an artificial pet takes on a life of its own.
"Arms Deal" - Steve's attempt to purchase a new rifle from an unscrupulous vendor unwittingly unleashes a hungry beast bent on devouring everyone aboard the Galaxy.
"Stimugen" - Hitch's encounter with artificial stimulants nearly destroys her relationship with the crew-and her own sanity.
"Distant Discovery" - The crew is hired to investigate a distant, unresponsive government space station, but their simple mission reveals a powerful enemy force that wants to keep the station's secrets all to itself.
"Damage Control" - A new training program that disables the Galaxy makes the stalwart ship a tempting target for ruthless salvagers.
"Distant Discovery II" - Technology uncovered at a secret government space station threatens to unleash a massive black hole in the heavily populated heart of the Tioran Federation.
"Derelict Disaster" - A mission to salvage valuable technology from the wreck of a devastated pirate carrier turns sour as the derelict ship reaches out from the grave to trap and eliminate the starcruiser Galaxy.
"Deceptive Cargo" - A powerful force sent by a familiar foe is unleashed aboard the Galaxy with only one mission - to eliminate the entire crew by any means necessary.
©2013 Rod Spurgeon (P)2013 Rod Spurgeon