Excerpt from "Migration isn't Stealing," now on sale.
"The light comet-frigate Rio Bravo emerged from a subatomic fusion plume and slowed to a sub-light crawl. A distant sun's light reflected off the ship's pitch-black skin, a circle of orange made hazy by suspended fields of dust in the near depth of field. Without warning, the ship receded into the fugue of black stars. Only the irregular shape of whip antennae, sensory spines, and fuel-bulbs interrupted the faraway vistas of galactic clusters. The comet-frigate was a dagger in the side of the stellar darkness, driving deep into fathoms of eternity's night...."
World of Pirates, now on sale from Amazon, contains "Migration isn't Stealing," and other tales of piracy in different time periods, and different worlds.
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