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Eric Michael Craig is a Science Fiction author living in the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico. It has been said that Eric writes "intelligent science fiction" where the characters and story come first, and a believable science foundation provides the backdrop to the action. Before he retired from the corporate world, Eric was the Director of Research for a private consulting laboratory where he learned how to explain science in ways that could be understood even by those who weren't technically oriented.
When not writing, Eric plays guitar and bass and occasionally dabbles in art of various forms.
He also owns way too many dogs, and as a result, is often involved in heroic battles with mountains of dog hair.
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Ethan Walker likes his life as a freighter captain. It’s easy work with no need for anything heroic. That is, until a run to the Starlight Colony on the far edge of Coalition Space, ends with a shocking discovery.
Everyone in the Colony has disappeared.
The shipping company orders him to leave immediately and get his cargo back safely, but when he reports the situation to FleetCom, they tell him to stay off the planet and wait for them to get there. Unfortunately, that gives his passengers a chance to make a desperate play for answers about the fate of the colony.
He’s left with no choice but to attempt a dangerous rescue, even knowing that to defy orders will cost him everything.
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Falsely accused of destroying an Institute science vessel, Captain Ethan Walker discovers the attack might be covering something far more sinister. The assassination of one of the Coalition’s most beloved citizens.
Chancellor Chei Lu.
The Commonwealth of Pirates has rules against killing a political icon. Racing to prove his innocence, Ethan must uncover the truth before the Council of Captains demands he pay for his actions.
Fighting to clear his name of murder, Captain Walker and his crew, head to a lawless freeport on the edge of rival pirate territory, only to discover the chancellor may not be dead. With no other option, they must attempt the impossible, and rescue Chancellor Lu.
If they fail, Walker will lose his position in the only group that can give him protection against the Coalition.
But, if they succeed, it will catapult the Commonwealth into a civil war.
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After almost losing his Shipmaster’s licenses, Captain Ethan Walker takes on three new crewmembers and the first job that will get him back into space. En route, he realizes that the supplies and passengers they’re carrying make his ship a prime target for pirates.
Things get worse when they make a one hundred light-year detour to pick up an archaeologist who is supposed to tell them their actual destination, only to find that someone has kidnapped her.
While waiting for new instructions from the person who hired them, Walker receives a warning from FleetCom that Captain Kendrick Jetaar will stop at nothing to capture their cargo.
Captain Walker must somehow evade the ruthless pirate lord to keep his crew from becoming casualties in a war he didn’t know existed. With what they’re carrying, he has no option but to complete the run, regardless of the danger.
Fortunately, the load pays exceptionally well, if he can survive long enough to collect.
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A routine exploration mission explodes into chaos and throws Commander Jephora Cochrane and the crew of the prospector ship Jakob Waltz into a crisis that tests his experience to the limit.
After a puzzling message from FleetCom warns him of an impending interplanetary war, Cochrane isn’t sure who he can trust. Yet somehow, regardless of their hidden agendas, he must push his crew to new levels to save their ship.
Together, they discover - something, buried at the edge of the solar system, that will alter the course of history. A secret, that changes everything.
But only if he can keep them alive until the truth gets out.
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After Captain Ethan Walker captures a seat on the Commonwealth’s Council of Captains, he needs allies. He soon discovers what it means to have enemies on both sides of the law. Digging into an ancient alien archive, he and his crew make repairs and upgrades to the Olympus Dawn. Unfortunately, there’s only so much they can do on their own.
Walker sets out to recruit a scientist with the extraordinary gifts necessary to access the ancient technology. When he attracts unwanted attention, he ends up having to rescue a whole community of genetically augmented humans from the attacks of Red Wall fanatics.
To help them escape, Captain Walker and his crew must push their ship beyond all rational possibility of hope as they fight to survive.
In the end he will discover the exact cost of having friends, even as he realizes that there are forces in the Coalition infinitely more ruthless than anything he has faced before.
Captain Ethan Walker is learning to accept the reality of his new life as a fugitive renegade. When an unexpected message arrives at their NuProvidence base, it plunges the crew of the Olympus Dawn into a dangerous showdown with a mysterious government group known only as The Management.
The merciless leader of this secret agency will stop at absolutely nothing to shut down Ethan and his followers. She’s willing to step well outside the law… even going as far as abducting innocent people to achieve her goals.
After The Management kidnaps their loved ones, she threatens Walker with an ultimatum: If you ever want to see your families again, you will surrender your ship and crew. Left with no choice, Captain Walker knows their only hope is to risk the impossible to rescue them. Alone, they must break into Dziban, the most dangerous prison in all of known space.
And then, somehow, get back out.
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Captain Ethan Walker wants to be back in space, instead he’s trapped in an endless bureaucratic battle to get his two interstellar freighters hauling cargo. Driven by frustration, he jumps at the chance to take on an epic run that will send his ships a thousand light years beyond the edge of Coalition Space. Hired by a mysterious corporation and its supernaturally beautiful agent, he soon realizes that no one in his world is remotely as they seem.
When a violent terrorist faction targets Walker and his crew before they begin loading their cargo, he uncovers a hidden reality where everything he thought he understood about human civilization is no longer true.
A secret war looms on the horizon and nothing he counted on can be trusted. Not even his own perceptions.
Far beyond the possibility of rescue, a mind-altering turn of events leaves Ethan fighting to save his crew and ships. His only hope of survival lies in trusting his instincts.
And the genetically engineered passengers asleep in his cargo hold.
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Captain Ethan Walker takes what should be an easy run to Watchtower Station in orbit above the inhabited heavy-world of Dawn. A delay in unloading their cargo forces them to layover for several days, and the station’s science director offers them the chance to visit the surface to observe the indigenous culture firsthand.
When a mistake leaves the human outpost on the surface exposed, a hunting party of superhuman Ut’aran natives capture Walker and his crew and haul them off into the impenetrable jungle.
With the power to their life supporting exosuits dying, they must fight to survive against twice the gravity of earth while the three newest members of his crew attempt an impossible rescue mission.
Unfortunately, to escape they have to take on a cargo that puts them so far outside the law that if the Coalition catches them, the best they can hope for is death by hanging.
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Recovering from a telepathic accident that altered his brain, Captain Ethan Walker takes time off, but his vacation in paradise rapidly becomes a real-life nightmare. When a former enemy tells him another colony is missing, Walker and his crew find their only opportunity to learn more is an alliance with a pirate captain who once tried to kill them.
Hoping to uncover information about the destruction of the second Coalition colony, they make a risky deal with Captain Jetaar for use of one of his stealth ships. Unfortunately, when they arrive at the Tamilis system in a pirate cruiser, they must evade two FleetCom Multicruisers and the ominous Tahrat Shan Che to find their answers.
Only after they return to Jetaar’s base, does Ethan realize the actual cost of discovering the truth. His arrangement with the Pirate Lord has only one way out, and Walker and his crew must risk everything to keep from giving him what may be the ultimate weapon.
Access to the technologies of an ancient Tacra Un Archive.
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Six months ago Jephora Cochrane was Commander of an ice prospecting mission, now he’s governor of the newest colony in the solar system. A colony that’s become the front line in a war for the future of the Human Union.
Struggling to understand the technology left behind by the ancient Shan Takhu, Cochrane and the residents of Gateway Colony must first defeat the warships of a merciless cybernetic entity known as Odysseus. It will stop at nothing to control the power of the alien structure they’ve discovered, including destroying it.
With no choices left, they have to keep Odysseus from burying the key to the future of humanity back into the ice from which it came.
When all of civilization hangs in the balance, only a handful have the strength to protect it.
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Book Three of the Shan Takhu Legacy.
After crash-landing on the frozen surface of L-4 Prime, Jephora Cochrane and the crew of the Jakob Waltz fight to survive while they unravel an alien secret that will change the path of Humanity’s future.
An attempted rescue mission brings civil war in its wake, and catches him between an emerging authoritarian regime and Chancellor Roja‘s resistance forces. Running out of options, Cochrane must leverage the limited resources he has in a desperate play to keep his crew safe and to protect humankind from certain self-destruction.
Thrust into the center of the crisis, they may hold the keys to avoiding the inevitable battle that seems destined to shred civilization.
If they can stay alive long enough.
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Book Two of the Shan Takhu Legacy.
Beyond Neptune, a routine ice prospecting mission explodes into chaos and throws Commander Jephora Cochrane and his crew into a crisis that will test their experience to the limit.
After crash-landing on the surface of an icy asteroid, the crew of the Jakob Waltz discovers an ancient artifact that may hold the key to stopping a battle that seems destined to shred civilization.
An attempted rescue brings civil war to the edge of the Solar System and catches Commander Cochrane between an emerging authoritarian regime and a desperate fleet of resistance forces.
Understanding the power of the ancient Shan Takhu technology may be the only hope for the future of humanity, but first Cochrane must defeat the warships that will stop at nothing to control the power of the alien structure they’ve discovered.
Will eleven unlikely heroes have the strength to change the destiny of humanity and keep the exploding war from burying the Legacy of the Shan Takhu back into the ice from which it came?
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