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.
The first novel in a new space adventure series!
Aramis Reyne is one of the working class. An old space captain hounded by arthritis and 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.
ISBN: 978-0989901864 | May 2016 | 270 pages
"Fringe Runner is epic fun with great characters, action, and suspense. Rachel Aukes is the next big name in the Space Opera genre!"
"A perfect read for fans of the fantasy and sci-fi genres."
Book 2 in the Fringe Series
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.
ISBN: 978-0-9899018-7-1 | October 2016 | 200 pages
Book 3 in the Fringe Series
Coming in Summer 2017
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.