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Cover for the space opera novel, Indravati

Looking for great space opera with an optimistic view of humanity’s future? You might like this. Imagine venturing out into space aboard an enormous Indus class freighter, striving to aid colony worlds a thousand light years from home. It’s not a perfect society but at least they’re trying to make it so. Bad things still happen and good people must step up to make things right … even a few jerks as well.

In the first few pages their world is turned upside down.

339 pages of alien awesomeness. INDRAVATI will take you on a thrilling ride to distant worlds on a quest to apprehend a killer and prevent an interstellar war.

This is not a novel of hard science. My background is in fine and graphic arts, therefore, I write soft science and focus on the characters. Subjects are researched where an air of authenticity would be desirable. In this novel for example, research was conducted on relativistic contraction and chemoattractants. Otherwise, it’s all about the characters. Some join the crew as friends and fall away, others become closer.

All in all, a great ride.

   A fatal accident leaves Gideon Serrano to assume command of the freighter, Indravati. When questions arise surrounding the accident, Serrano embarks on an unsanctioned search for answers which takes them deep into reaches of space where human presence is unwanted and unwelcome, throwing his career away for answers that may be impossible to obtain. Struggling with doubts of his own readiness to command, he must also deal with a first mate who may have ideas of mutiny.

Dylan Miller is a young greenhorn who too often finds himself on a damage control team, sweating inside a musty pressure suit, hoping death is not breathing over his shoulder. He's been lucky, so far. Others call him a hero. Can he live up to their expectations and not make a mistake which might doom them all?

As a wary peace unravels along an alien border, fleets of warships gather on both sides. Caught in the middle, the crew of the Indravati struggles to find the relation between recent events and the one man who may be behind it all, a saboteur and murderer. Gideon Serrano must face his own blinding obsession to find this man, and try not to make a decision which might unknowingly plunge the human race into an alien war.

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Coming this Summer:
A science fiction adventure of the starship Indravati

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INDRAVATI is available in paperback and Kindle.

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May 12, 2017
Opting to skip the Pensacola Comic Con this summer in order to give the next novel an extended pre-order campaign.

September 16, 2016
Thanks to Mike Calta, Galvin, Spanish, Carmin, Robb, and guest Ralphie May for the incredibly nice comments about the book on the Mike Calta Show.
Tampa, FL 102.5 The Bone

July 19, 2016
A few typos slipped through the cracks. These have been corrected, along with the page display issue some people pointed out. This is probably why the paperback wasn't released at the same time. More work coming soon.

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Updated: June 04 2017