Some days are just made for space travel. Why not Tuesday? I’m still dreaming of the cosmos, thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson, and all the possibilities that lie beyond. For all we know, this could be non-fiction.
Broken Glass (Glass Complex) by John Hindmarsh. Amazon for $3.99. Broken Glass is the first book in the Glass Complex trilogy and was released in May, 2011.
Steg de Coeur, his family murdered to further an armed takeover of Homeworld by the House of Aluta, flees to space just ahead of corporate mercenaries and warrants issued for his arrest for treason against the Empire. Adventures follow as his ability to link with computers develops, in emulation of the Acolytes who attend the mysterious Glass Complex of Homeworld. Steg purchases a commission in the Imperial Fleet where he aids in the capture of an alien space ship preying on Imperial shipping lanes. He is court-martialled on false charges and marooned on Hellfire, a desert planet controlled by the House of Aluta. Steg takes over the computer-based mining equipment and creates havoc, eventually escaping with Milnaret of Fain, a pleasure companion. Duels, deaths, enlistment in Imperial Special Forces, and exploration of ancient portals drives the tension. The pace is rapid with well developed and solid characters and a compelling storyline.