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 an inevitable interplanetary war looms on the horizon.
"The best science fiction I've read in a long while." ~ Michael Griffiths, SF Reader
An old space captain hounded by arthritis and war memories, Aramis Reyne 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.
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ISBN: 978-0989901864 | May 2016 | 270 pages
Word of a new Uprising has been spreading, but getting recruits to sign up is proving to be a challenge. The Collective Unified Forces has put the colonies in a chokehold, restricting all actions and resources. Cut off from supplies and potential recruits, Captain Aramis Reyne and his two fellow captains devise a reckless plan for freeing the fringe stations and pulling the colonies free from the Collective. With enemies coming at them from every angle, they soon realize that no one, not even the fringe, wants them to succeed.
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ISBN: 978-0-9899018-7-1 | October 2016 | 200 pages
There is no turning back from war now. The Fringe Liberation Campaign has sparked protests and rebellions across the Collective. Can the fringe unite into a single front before the Collective Unified Forces send everything they’ve got to destroy the Campaign and kill every last torrent?
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ISBN: 978-0-9899018-8-8 | December 22 2017 | 200 pages
"Fringe Runner is epic fun with great characters, action, and suspense. Rachel Aukes is the next big name in the Space Opera genre!"
~ Nicholas Sansbury Smith, best-selling author of the Extinction Cycle series
"A perfect read for fans of the fantasy and sci-fi genres."
~ Ethan Gregory, One Guy's Guide to Good Reads
"I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes action-filled space operas and stories about fighting against the ruling government."
~ Audiobook Reviewer
Short STories in the Fringe Series
"The Teardrop that became a Torrent," in the Galactic Frontiers anthology. Critch's origin story in the Fringe canon. The captain of the Honorless was once known as the infamous Marshal Drake Fender. Experience the pivotal day that led Drake to Aramis Reyne and the torrent Uprising. Buy Galactic Frontiers on Kindle.