Fringe Runner (Fringe Series) (Volume 1)

The first in a new space opera series!

After the colonization of Mars and Europa, it took us fewer than five generations to reach beyond our solar system and discover new planets capable of supporting human life. Too far away to be governed under Earth law, the Collective was formed. Several hundred years later, the Collective has expanded to a thriving system of six inhabited worlds, but power struggles are common, and a seemingly inevitable interplanetary war looms on the horizon. It’s nearly impossible for the working class to make ends meet.

Aramis Reyne is one of the working class. An old space captain hounded by arthritis and old war memories, he struggles to make enough credits to feed his crew and keep his ship flying by running mail and supplies to the farthest, most dangerous reaches of the Collective known as the fringe. When he’s offered a no-questions-asked contract to pick up a package, he jumps at the opportunity. But, he quickly learns that he should’ve asked questions…and that there are far worse things in the Collective than being broke.

Fringe Runner is a new addition to the great space opera tradition, destined to join the ranks of Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

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  1. Lethally exciting Straight up sci-fi of the space opera variety. In many ways this read like a Syfy TV series, very episodic with flashes of high octane adventure. There is a bigger political conspiracy running in the background. Sorry romance lovers, no hearts and flowers, just itches getting occasionally scratched in fade-to-black detail. Rachel Aukes offers her typical fast-paced, lethal story-telling style. Thrilling action and creative world-building, with more than lip-service paid to the outer space…

  2. Full of intrigue…..very entertaining As a first time reader of Rachel Aukes, I have to say I am impressed. I brought Fringe Runner on a whim because it’s premise sounded interesting and I must say it went beyond my expectations. Fringe Runner is more than a bunch of characters going from world to world delivering cargo and the reader quickly enters a universe that has an under-current of intrigue. I don’t want to give way too much of the plot, suffice to say, Rachel Aukes has created some great characters – think a little bit…

  3. Solid Read! Extremely Enjoyable! I’ve read several of Rachel Aukes’ novels and when she started teasing Fringe Runner, the first novella in a longer story, I was pretty excited. She’s a brilliant writer with the ability to convey a story that keeps you glued to it. And Fringe Runner did not disappoint in any way. 

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