Beltrunner

· EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
4.0
30 reviews
Ebook
294
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About this ebook

From the best traditions of hard science-fiction.

As an independent beltrunner mining asteroids in the frontier of space, Collier South is a dying breed. Scrounging and cutting corners to work cheap, Collier isn’t a stranger to lean times and make-do repairs; in fact his onboard computer hasn’t had outside maintenance in years and its beginning to show its personal quirks.

When Collier finds an asteroid that shows promise, he thinks he’s bought himself some time. But his claim is stolen out from under him by his vindictive ex-lover and her shiny new corporate ship. Powerless against the omnipotent mining corporations, Collier has always been too stubborn to give-up without a fight. Broke and desperate, Collier has one last chance to land a strike. If he doesn’t come back with ore, he’ll end up destitute and trading his own biologicals for his next meal.

What he discovers in the farthest reaches of the belt has the power to change his life and the fate of the entire system forever. That is, if Collier and his onboard computer can keep his discovery out of corporate hands.

4.0
30 reviews
kent smith-windsor
February 26, 2020
Very good more optimistic than many distopian sci Fi books.
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If you like your science fiction set in space, and you use to watch the MacGyver series, you will like this story. I certainly enjoyed it. Still not convinced? Then add a side kick that is a computer with and unexpected surprise.
Third-party review
An entertaining read, fast paced and full of heart that takes the usual space miner concept and ups the ante ten fold to make it fresh and original.

About the author

Sean O’Brien is an educator and writer from Southern California. He is married and has two children along with an ever-growing number of animals. He was named Educator of the Year by the California League of High Schools and has been a head varsity football coach, television broadcaster, and Gilbert and Sullivan singer (though not a good one).

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