Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins
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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.
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signed on for a few months,” Captain Wheeler said dismissively. “I’m glad they’re better musicians than crew. We didn’t even know what to do with them at first. They jumped ship as soon as they had enough credits to buy an old beat up wreck that would hold together long enough to get them to a few gigs along the tradeway. Looks like you’re getting a few fans of your own, though.” “I had no idea holographic combat recordings could leak so easily.” “Well, the Stellarnet thrives on anything
leading down into an octagonal control section where all the systems could be monitored on control panels and through holograms. “Other times something comes up that I’ve never even heard of before.” “That’s what we’re here for. We’re senior staff. If you haven’t seen something, chances are we have. If not, well, we can just figure it out together.” “True, but that’s taking some getting used to.” “I can imagine.” I looked around and realized that we were right in the middle of four
cockpit.” “You can also make fifth on the kill leader board while doing it. Not the best, but then, we can’t all have the reflexes of an android that can look three seconds into the future,” Minh said as he pretended he was back at the controls of a starfighter, firing at some unseen ship. A thought occurred to me and I couldn’t help but grin. I put down my bowl and slapped the chopsticks on the counter. “Oh, well, sounds like you’re a necessary asset!” “But my restaurant!” “I’m sure