Freehauler Alcione – the series

Freehauler Alcione - 3d model in progress
Freehauler Alcione – 3d model in progress

It is the far future.

The mile-long starship Alcione, part freighter, part privateer, travels between the galaxies of the human diaspora, a sovereign ship-state ruled over by a ruthless triumvirate, living off scraps of stolen technology and miraculous artifacts.

Thrown into this community of starfaring nomads, mechaneering golden girl Freedai and geek alien Zeku, urban feral Mute, Madvert fighter Kam and explorer Marcen, and billionaire scion Reid, find themselves challenged by the dangerous life of a zone-spanning starships and the byzantine machinations of their officers.

This page provides a basic outline of the Freehauler Alcione series. Inevitably it’s still pretty sparse; so far I’m still at the stage of writing the various stories, especially the first.  The idea being that these will be interlinked novels featuring common characters as part of an epic storytelling arc.  I was originally going to write it as a series of novellas, like Hugh Howey’s Wool which was released in installments on Amazon com.  An alternative is to release fewer works but have each a complete novel.

So far the intended novels include:

  • Up the Well
  • Mechacross
  • (title to be decided)
  • (title to be decided, military scifi)
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Voyage of the Alcione

with more to be added