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To be published soon: a series of three novellas featuring agents Jonathan Bartell and Gaby Larsen.

Realistic science fiction mixed with mystery and a touch of whodunnit.

Set in the real solar system, the three novellas explore the difficulties in maintaining healthy environments for people in space and the many, many ways in which people can sabotage them.

When micro-organisms were discovered on Mars, Jonathan was one of the flood of students who went to study exo-biology. Students who are now all flipping burgers because the micro-organisms weren’t very interesting and no one was willing to fund enough research into the them to absorb all the new graduates.

Jonathan wants a job in space. Any job. Quarantine Officer at the Orbital Space Station is a start, right?

Gaby Larsen is a doctor in the tiny hospital at the Orbital Launch Station.

Jonathan is new and blunders into things that he would be better to keep out of.

Gaby has seen these things and knows for sure that the truth is better hidden.

This is the main premise of three novellas in this world. Each will be an independent story that follows the previous but that does not require that you read them in order.

The first novella should be done shortly.

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Ambassador 4: Coming Home cover reveal

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Ambassador 4: Coming Home

Delegate Cory Wilson has returned to gamra headquarters from deep space with a rather unwelcome guest: Captain Kando Luczon of the mammoth Aghyrian ship that has returned after mysteriously vanishing 50,000 years ago. On board the ship only 400 years have passed, in which they have visited another galaxy. But the captain isn’t willing to share what they found there or why they decided to come back. In fact, the captain does his utmost best to live up to his infamous historical reputation as an utter arsehole, having lived through four hundred years to cultivate his arseholery.

Cory had hoped that by isolating the captain from his ship, mostly still in stasis mode, he could start a conversation, but Kando Luczon isn’t interested in a conversation. He views the modern version of his home world Asto as inferior, its inhabitants the Coldi as nothing but a placeholder race and all other races as savages.

Meanwhile the ship is showing signs of waking up, ancient satellites in orbit in the space junk clouds around Asto and Ceren sputter into life, and Asto’s Chief Coordinator and Cory’s friend Ezhya Palayi makes it clear that if pushed, Asto’s formidable military fleet will take defensive action.

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