Retread Shop--an Alien-controlled galactic bazaar of unimaginable wealth, rigid caste systems, violent battles and ancient cutthroat rivalries. Young Billy McGuire, its only human and an orphan, is unwanted, scorned, and forced to steal for his living. But now he has a patron, a mysterious Alien trader and a new ambition--to become the Shop's first human Merchant no matter what the odds! On that path to becoming a merchant Billy finds a friend in the panda bear Melisay, a mentor in the plant-anemone Zilkie, a master trader in the matriarch Ding do-wort, some mobile plants that have secrets they might share, and a whale-like creature who runs a Trading Guild that is multi-species and which may just accept him as a Trading student. If, that is, Billy can survive the guild's Pathway of Challenges! If he can survive starships blowing up, laser attacks, battles with deadly robots, and messianic Aliens! And if he can survive the Alien killers of his parents.
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T. Jackson King (Tom) is a professional archaeologist and journalist. He writes hard science fiction, anthropological scifi, dark fantasy/horror and contemporary fantasy/magic realism--and he never took a college creative writing class nor bowed and scraped to a literary opinion-maker. That said, Tom has long loved a good story. He works at sharing his best efforts in imaginative stories with reader worldwide. And for those who like to know where an author grew up or has lived as an adult, the answer is Lots Of Places! Some of them include Garden Grove, Calif.; Belmont, Calif.; Medford, Oregon; New Orleans, LA; Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; Nashville, TN; Knoxville, TN; Silver City, New Mexico; Show Low, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Pinetop, AZ; Huntsville, Alabama; Tucson, AZ; Cortez, Colorado; Safford, AZ; and Riverside, Calif.From the Inside Flap:
This 88,000 word combat sci-fi tale tells the story of Billy McGuire, a young man orphaned on an Alien-run galactic Trade station where the rivalries are intense, bloody and unforgiving. But this young Human does not give up. He will prevail. And the killer of his parents will pay for that deed. This action-adventure story tells of a time in the future when Humans are The New Kids On The Block in an alien-run galaxy. More "lone Human versus Aliens in galactic combat" stories are in my Galactic Avatar, Stellar Assassin and Star Vigilante novels.
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