Outpost By W. Michael Gear

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ISBN: 9780756413392


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New York Times–bestselling author: An “intriguing and inventive” sci-fi thriller series set on an alien planet—where corporate threats and dangerous creatures run amok (C. J. Cherryh, Hugo Award-winning author)

“Fans of epic space opera . . . will happily lose themselves in Donovan’s orbit.” —Booklist

Donovan is a world of remarkable wealth that comes at a high price.

When Supervisor Kalico Aguila’s ship arrives, she discovers a failing colony, its government overthrown, the few remaining colonists gone wild. Donovan could make her career—or kill her.

Planetside, Talina Perez is one of three rulers of the Port Authority colony—the only law in the one remaining town. With the Corporate ship demanding answers about the things she’s done, Perez could lose everything, including her life.

For Dan Wirth, Donovan is a last chance. A psychopath with a death sentence looming over his head, he will make a desperate play for power. No matter who he has to corrupt, murder, or destroy.

Captain Max Taggart is the Corporation’s enforcer. But is it too late to seize control of Donovan?

Then a ghost ship, the Freelander, appears in orbit. Missing for two years, she arrives with a crew dead of old age, and reeks of a bizarre death-cult ritual that deters any ship from attempting a return journey. But maybe it’s worth the risk, for a brutal killer is stalking all of them as Donovan plays its own complex and deadly game.

Book Details

Format: eBook
Price: 8.99 USD / 13.99 CAD
Published: 2018-02-20
ISBN: 9780756413392
Page Count: 432

Praise for Outpost:

“What a ride!  Excitement, adventure, and intrigue, all told in W. Michael Gear's vivid, compulsively readable prose. A terrific new science-fiction series; Gear hits a home run right out of the park and all the way to Capella.”
—Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night
“A marginal colony on a living world—where human life and human will are tested to the limits. An intriguing and inventive new work from Michael Gear, first of a trilogy. Recommended!”
—C. J. Cherryh, Hugo Award-winning author of Downbelow Station

“W. Michael Gear creates a fun and colorful setting on a planet full of interesting fauna and cunning, deadly animals.”
RT Reviews

“Gear kicks off a new sf series by weaving a number of compelling characters into the narrative, including bold heroine Talina Perez and Donovan itself, a planet teeming with danger and delights in turn.... Fans of epic space opera, like Rachel Bach’s Fortune’s Pawn (2013), will happily lose themselves in Donovan’s orbit.”

“A thrilling tale of high stakes survival on an alien planet.”
—Dread Central