As I think I mentioned before, I’ve started work on the 6th book in the Sliding Void series for you fans of old-school space opera and high adventure hijinks.
It’s called ‘Voyage of the Void-Lost‘ and as I’m now 20,000 words in, I have just dropped the work-in-progress into my happy Patreons’ mitts.
These novels are usually between 80 and 100k long, so there will be three or four more drops similar to this one before the book is ready for its August 2021 publication date by Green Nebula.
Patreons can now download this first portion as an e-book over at https://www.patreon.com/stephenhunt – do remember this wordage flexes mightily before the fat alien sings.
Here’s the official blurb:
The Sliding Void series continues from the bestselling author of The Court of the Air.
When Captain Lana Fiveworlds seizes on a contract to fly a rough-and-ready bunch of grave robbers between the worlds of long-extinct civilisations, she’s expecting a nice easy ride for her misfit crew on board the starship Gravity Rose.
I mean, those unlucky perished alien species died of climate change, atomic wars, comet strikes, plagues, and mass solar flare ejections thousands, if not millions of years ago. So, what the heck can go wrong?
Plunder a few failed planets for priceless abandoned antiques and lost technologies and make out like a damned interstellar bandit!
Sadly, the karma of the universe has other ideas – and easy, it surely ain’t.
When their troubles slowly mount, Lana, Calder, Zeno, and the other crew members battle for far more than their lives. The ultimate cost could be more than the captain – or her dear friends and family – can bear.