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Friday, September 2, 2050

The Outlaw Galaxy Universe


Dive into the Outlaw Galaxy universe, a setting of spectacular space fantasy adventure, brimming with aliens and strange worlds and thrilling space battles. Suitable for readers of all ages, or as I like to put it, "For the young and young at heart."

Find out about the Outlaw Galaxy books.

Read free Outlaw Galaxy short stories.

Read about Bill Smith, creator of the Outlaw Galaxy series, and check out his bibliography of published books.

Thursday, September 1, 2050

Outlaw Galaxy Books

There are always new Outlaw Galaxy books coming out. Here are some currently available:


 Outlaw Galaxy: Little Wind and Other Tales
(Outlaw Galaxy 4) Short story collection. Five short stories of magic, wonder and adventure among the stars and distant worlds of Outlaw Galaxy. Free at most retailers. 

Find out more or check out the book at Smashwords, PayhipAmazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble Nook, or the Apple iBooks store. 


About 15,000 words or 45 paperback pages, reading time: about one hour. 


Stories in this collection are:

* "Little Wind." Charrogarn has been told he is the Pyarrun Senn, destined to save his world from the Ghat'han invaders and preserve his peoples' most sacred traditions. And it all feels like a lie.
* "Here. Alone." There's nothing better than spending the day watching the starships coming in to land at the starport, imagining what their stories might be....
* "One Man's Trash." No matter how desperately you need a new starship, don't trust your co-pilot to pick it out....
* "We've Come A Long Way." A tavern on a StarStation, a well-deserved rest after a long journey across the stars ... and a moment of reflection amidst a bar fight.
* "Echoes." A father and son share a very special memory of the past.




Outlaw Galaxy: Hunter's Truth and Other Tales
(Outlaw Galaxy 3) Short story collection. Five short stories filled with the adventure and wonder of the Outlaw Galaxy universe. 99 cents at most retailers.

Read a sample or check out the book at Smashwords, PayhipAmazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble Nook or the Apple iBooks store. 


About 18,500 words or 53 pages, reading time: one hour.


Stories in this collection are: 

* "Hunter's Truth." There's more to being a bounty hunter than capturing a target. 
* "Just Names and Dates." A young woman gets a history lesson that she'll never forget. 
* "A Glorious Enterprise." A fleet of colony ships sets out to tame a planet full of riches. 
* "Three Simple Questions." Whatever happened to Diamond Black Joe after Outlaw Galaxy 1: Trip and the Space Pirates? 
* "Hopes, Dreams, Fears." Trip thinks back to the adventures of Outlaw Galaxy 1: Trip and the Space Pirates


Outlaw Galaxy: Fugitive Among the Stars
(Outlaw Galaxy 2) Stand-alone novel. 

Trip and his friend Johnnie O. visit Johnnie's cousins for a simple vacation riding anti-grav scooters in the trails and woods of Karrison's wilderness. However, their plans are interrupted when an out-of-control freighter crashes near their campsite and they rescue its badly injured pilot, Bosh Tippen. The boys find themselves pursued by gunmen looking to capture Bosh and return him to vicious gangster Croll Weixx!

Read a sample or check out the book at Smashwords, Payhip, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble Nook or the Apple iBooks store.

Novel, about 72,500 words or 207 pages, reading time: five hours. $2.99 at most retailers.



Outlaw Galaxy: Trip and the Space Pirates
(Outlaw Galaxy 1) Stand-alone novel. (Outlaw Galaxy 1, stand-alone novel) 


Benjamin "Trip" Trippany lives with his Uncle Craz in the busy port city of Pennick's Crossing, working in his Uncle's starship repair bay while dreaming of someday having his own ship and adventuring among the stars. A chance encounter and chase through the bustling city delivers him into the clutches of Diamond Black Joe, the infamous space pirate. Forced to join the pirate gang, Trip learns that they plan to attack and capture a Sh'nar cargo ship fleet, where his best friend Jinx works. Forced to choose between his own safety and saving his best friend, Trip is plunged into a rousing space adventure filled with deep space battles, shipboard blaster shoot-outs with pirates and a desperate struggle to save the Sh'nar from Diamond Black Joe's pirate gang.

Find out more or check out the book at Smashwords, PayhipAmazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble Nook or the Apple iBooks store.


About 73,000 words or 210 pages, reading time: 5 hours. $2.99 at most retailers.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Outlaw Galaxy 3: Hunter's Truth and Other Tales is LIVE!

So excited, just wanted to share that Outlaw Galaxy 3: Hunter's Truth and Other Tales is now live as an ebook. It is a collection of five Outlaw Galaxy short stories, about 18,000 words (would equal about 65 pages in a traditional paperback, reading time is about one hour). Just 99 cents!!



Check out the book at Smashwords (where you can read 30% for free), Amazon, Barnes & Noble NookKobo, Apple iTunes and many other retailers.

For those not familiar with Smashwords, it is the world's leading distributor of independent ebooks and offers downloads in all major formats -- mobi for Kindle, Epub, PDF, so you can read on any device in any format. DRM-free, so you can make backup copies as needed and available worldwide with no geographic restrictions. (Amazon normally charges a surcharge for readers outside the major markets.)


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Telling the Truth is a Dangerous Thing

We live in a time of outrage and atrocity, where our leaders mock the very notion of decency and compassion towards our fellow man. We live in an era where our leader is a man who described a known child sex predator as a "great guy."

An evil man who has expressed indifference at the suffering he and his policies are directly inflicting on children who have done nothing wrong.

These are merely the most recent of his manifold offenses against decency and the law.

Trump is torturing and traumatizing children. There is simply no other way to describe it.

And those who support him are complicit and responsible by empowering him.

Millions of his followers profess to say that life is sacred. Unless, of course, it is the life of an innocent child from a foreign land. Or the child of a poor person. Many of those who speak so much about their faith and moral purpose in being "pro life" express profound indifference to the suffering of those "sacred" lives once the child is born, particularly if born, through no fault of its own, into a family in poverty.

They profess to respect every child's life and yet could not care less how much millions of children suffer so long as their taxes are cut and the flag is waived and the President professes to honor freedom and God, no matter how much his actual actions demonstrate that he is man only of falsehoods, not faith.

The Bible in numerous places counsels believers to show compassion and kindness to foreigners, the weak, the powerless. And yet Trump's supporters, Bible in hand and quick to quote verses that are convenient to them, turn their backs on the suffering of these strangers.

I hope they realize how hypocritical they are before it is too late and they face their final reckoning where Jesus turns his back and says to them, "You never knew me."

Political cartoonist Michael DeAdder raised a firestorm of controversy when he drew a cartoon that simply illustrated the truth of Donald Trump's depravity and cynicism and cruelty. He got fired.

 

He simply told the truth.

Telling the truth is and always will be God's work.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Setting the Record Straight

So, let's get Donald Trump's record straight:

Adam Schiff is a "big liar"

Journalists are the "enemy of the American People."

Democrats who didn't clap enough at the State of the Union address are "traitors."

He said that "Second Ammendment People" should step up to prevent a lawfully elected candidate from taking office should she win the election.

Nazis at Charlottesville who murdered a young woman are "very fine people."

Trump demands personal loyalty from his Justice Department officials in violation of the law.

The FBI, CIA and NSA are purportedly corrupt agencies conspiring against him.

These are not just words. Donald Trump is engaging in dangerous propaganda.

He is encouraging radical, fringe elements of society to strike out. He is a danger to civil society and the rule of law. He undermines the fabric of our civil society and our form of government on a regular basis.

Donald Trump is a disgrace to the Presidency. And those who enable him to continue in this farce without taking action should be ashamed of themselves.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

As we settle down with our families and take a moment to be thankful for all of the gifts we have been graced with this holiday season, it's good to take a moment to consider the priorities of the people in our lives.

For example:

(Courtesy of Kaivan Shroff)

This year, Trump has spent $91,655,424 of American taxpayer money on golf trips. For that money, Meals on Wheels could've fed 33,117 seniors FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. For that money, after school programs could've fed 635,936 poor kids FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. Trump First. America Last.

God bless us, everyone.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Seth Meyers Pierces Trump's Vainglorious Hideously Expensive, Utterly Ineffective Wall

So many things I'd like to say about the ongoing dumpster-fire-trainwreck in Washington ... but Seth Meyers really puts it a lot more eloquently than I ever could about what exactly how dumb and how much of a waste of money Trump's wall is:




Okay, here's the problem: Mr. Trump, have you learned nothing from Pacific Rim?

1) You're building the wall in the wrong place. Kaiju attack from the sea.

2) Walls don't stop Kaiju, they just make them angry.

Seriously, you're going to need a bigger wall. A MUCH bigger wall.

THE NARROW WORLD from Brent Bonacorso on Vimeo.


If link is bad, this is the short film The Narrow World by Brent Bonacorso, a couple of current links:

The Narrow World on Vimeo
The Narrow World on YouTube

Or, instead of wasting 8 billion ... no 12 billion ... no, 20 billion dollars building a wall that will be ineffective and that MEXICO IS NOT GOING TO PAY FOR, maybe you could show a little leadership and use that money to do something useful.

Maybe you could invest that money and help our neighbors to the south build vibrant economies with good wages, stable governments that respect human rights and provide a proper safety net, so that the people of Latin America feel that their homelands are nations of opportunity as well.

People don't want to leave the homelands and their friends and families. They do so out of desperation. They look at our ideals, the words we say, the inscriptions on the Statue of Liberty, and they have hope.

They think those words actually MEAN SOMETHING.

If we worked with our neighbors to the south, we could build a trading bloc that is the envy of the world ... not free trade, but fair trade. Working together for mutual benefit. Creating vibrant economies where America can export its goods for a decent profit, providing jobs to our people ... and helping the peoples of other lands create the lives they have always dreamed about.

You COULD do that, Mr. President. You could be a leader. You could set a grand example.

You could make the world a better place instead of wrapping yourself in patriotism and the flag and preaching fear and anger.

Of course, that would require hard work. It would require hard negotiations and working together, driving a good bargain where both parties benefit.

Maybe you know somebody who knows how to do something like that? Instead of, you know, making up imaginary terrorist attacks and calling anyone who dares to point out your failings an enemy of the American people.