From the Author
Having spent most of my career writing comics and prose fiction in the licensed universes of Star Wars, Mass Effect,
and Iron Man
, the new Overdraft
series represents my first prose journey into one of my own science fiction worlds. And so, naturally, Overdraft: The Orion Offensive
has a lot of the elements that I really enjoy writing. It's space-trading space opera with a military SF bent -- and quite a bit of humor.
The sandbox is a lot of fun to play in. There's no instantaneous communication in
the "Whirliverse," so commerce is very much more like it was during the
time of the East India Company, which was my inspiration. And there's a
size limit to interstellar transportation, which literally changes the
shape of once-familiar starships: everything's modular. It's stellar
travel in the Age of Rail!
It's all the backdrop for a fun and frenetic race, as Jamie Sturm desperately tries to earn back the money to save his expedition -- and his own skin -- one interstellar sales trip at a time.
About the Author
John Jackson Miller
is the New York Times
bestselling author of Star Wars: Kenobi, Star Wars: Knight Errant, Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - The Collected Stories
, and fifteen Star Wars graphic novels, as well as Overdraft: The Orion Offensive
. A comics industry historian and analyst, he has written for franchises including Conan, Iron Man, Indiana Jones, Mass Effect,
and The Simpsons
. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and far too many comic books.