An Aurora Rhapsody Short Story


Humanity may have colonized much of the galaxy, but space remains as dangerous as ever, and so do the people inhabiting it.

When Alexis Solovy—space explorer, freelance scout, recalcitrant wanderer—lands the contract of a lifetime, the race is on to claim the prize. Now she must not only outrun but outsmart her rivals to uncover the secrets of an ancient, mysterious pulsar. For deep in the void, far beyond the reach of civilization, wealth and renown matter little absent the ultimate reward: survival.

Set five years before STARSHINE: Aurora Rising Book One (Aurora Rhapsody #1), Venatoris takes a younger, wilder, rough-around-the-edges Alexis Solovy and Kennedy Rossi on an unforgettable adventure across the stars.

When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph
or fall to ruin?

Aurora Rhapsody is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill of discovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into the unknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love and loss, of fear and heroism. It's the story of a woman who sought the stars and found more than anyone imagined possible.


Venatoris was originally published in Beyond the Stars: A Planet Too Far, edited by Patrice Fitzgerald and Ellen Campbell. Cover art background is courtesy of HammerHead70.

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