Helton Strom is just a guy between contracts when he runs afoul of both planetary officialdom
and space pirates. He is left with nothing but the clothes on his back,
and not even a citizenship to his name. Is the ancient, broken-down
military-surplus starship and the young lady living aboard it the key to
a bright future, or will his repairs and new mercenary friends awaken
the demons lurking in the ship’s murky and lethal past?
THE STARS CAME BACK: BACK FROM THE DEAD is part space-western, the
story of folks just trying stay alive, seeking work to earn money for
repairs to get to the next job, with no shortage of action and adventure
along the way. It is military sci-fi, featuring a company of
mercenaries, spaceship combat, mortar and rifle combat, spear-and-shield
battle, and post-traumatic stress disorder. And it is a philosophical
investigation, pondering everything from the lessons of Achilles to how
one stops a bar fight with earplugs.
BACK FROM THE DEAD is the prose rewrite of the first half of the screenplay-format version of the original THE STARS CAME BACK. Today and tomorrow we are making it available for only $1.99 for anyone who previously purchased the screenplay-format version but would like to read the prose version as well. It is available in both EPUB and Kindle formats. 235 pages, DRM-free.
Beginning Wednesday, it will be available for $4.99 from Amazon.