Here’s one I have read a couple of times, and I got hooked on the entire series, and it is a really long science fiction epic. If you like “hard” science fiction, I would recommend grabbing it now!
Origins (Spinward Fringe) by Randolph Lalonde is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 138 customer reviews. You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/kFvADr into your computer’s web browser.
Category: Science Fiction
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
It is the distant future and one man, Jonas Valent, is letting his life slip by. He is employed by Freeground station as a port traffic controller, a job he took after completing a tour in the military. His only real joy in life is his participation in true-to-life military simulations with a cadre of friends who come together regularly to defeat challenges made to test the brightest military cadets and officers alike. These restricted scenarios stand as an addictive preoccupation that is so enticing that they ignore the potential repercussions of breaking in to participate.
When someone betrays their identities to the Freeground Fleet Admiralty, Jonas and his friends are faced with a far greater challenge: to venture out into the more populated regions of the galaxy to acquire technology and knowledge. They are tasked with laying the groundwork for the Freeground Nation in their efforts to reconnect with the rest of humanity, and to secure the armaments they might need to defend themselves from encroaching enemies.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins is a collected trilogy that chronicles the early adventures of an ambitious crew. Their leader, Jonas Valent, has the least to lose and everything to gain as he tells the tale of his first tour as Captain of a ship tasked with making allies and discovering new technologies for the good of his people. This simple mission becomes more complicated as the crew ventures further into the settled fringes of the galaxy.
This trilogy spawned the best selling Spinward Fringe eBook series. This is where it all began, when one man was challenged to aspire for more than an idle life.
A Space Opera Adventure enjoyed across the globe by all ages.
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