Overdraft: The Orion Offensive

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After an egotistical stock trader for one of the twenty-second century’s biggest corporations gets greedy and loses his employer a fortune, he has two options: go to jail or make the money back before anyone notices. Unfortunately, the only place such profits can be found is the galactic frontier, a region so dangerous it’ll take an uneasy alliance with a crew of rugged mercenaries to keep him alive and in the black.

You’d have to be insane to trade with the violent denizens of the Orion Arm, but with just one hundred days to recoup $100 billion, Jamie Sturm is feeling a little crazy. Standing between Jamie and a variety of agonizing deaths is Surge Team Sigma, the squad of power-armored mercenaries tasked with protecting him. Their last job ended in disaster thanks to Jamie’s scheming, and, led by the implacable Bridget Yang, the team is determined to keep the hapless Jamie alive long enough to fix their reputation. That is, assuming they can ignore their own growing desire to flush the annoying tagalong out of the nearest airlock.

A space opera fueled by today’s financial bravado, Overdraft: The Orion Offensive strikes a thrilling balance between desperate firefights and trenchant dark humor.

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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 author of the national best-selling novel, Star Wars: Knight Errant, Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - The Collected Stories, and the upcoming Star Wars: Kenobi. His comics work includes ten Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels, as well as writing for Iron Man, Mass Effect, The Simpsons, and Indiana Jones. Author of several books about comic-book history, he also runs the research website, The Comics Chronicles.

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