My name may not be on the cover or on the Amazon site, but I am indeed a contributor to the new anthology Lost Signals of the Terran Empire, assembled by Chuck Gannon. It’s a set of stories set in the universe of his Caine Riordan series, about the clashes between humans and several alien races.
It’s my first venture into writing a story in someone else’s universe, and it wasn’t easy. But in the end, it was a great challenge, and it was a lot of fun. My story, “Blaming Caine,” follows my current obsession: What happens to the people in the background, those who aren’t the great heroes who are at the front of most stories. Yejide is a student at the University of Mars whose parents died when their spaceship exploded. The intended victim was Caine Riordin, the protagonist of Chuck’s series, but in Yejide’s world, Riordin is not important — she wants to know why her parents died, and who killed them.
There are a lot of good authors represented in this book, including Chuck, Alex Schvartsman, Lawrence M. Schoen, Tom Doyle, and loads of others. These are fun, traditional sci-fi space adventure tales, so if that’s what you’re into, it’s a great fix; the book is now available at the usual sources.