The first novel in a new space adventure series!
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.
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.
Rachel Aukes is the author of 100 Days in Deadland, which made Suspense Magazine’s Best of the Year list. She is also a Wattpad Star, her stories having over three million reads. When not writing, she can be found flying old airplanes across the Midwest countryside. Her latest release is Fringe Runner, a space opera about a ragtag crew of postal service runners who find themselves forced to make an impossible delivery… one that just may cause an interplanetary war.
"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