When pirates commandeer Javier's starship, they give him a choice: corpse, slave, or volunteer. Javier chooses to survive as well as keep his honor and his sanity intact. However, when things get rough, will he save the pirates from someone even worse?
"Good Short Story"
Javier sometimes enjoys being a pirate, but he never forgets they made him a slave. Trapped in a forgotten mine field left over from an ancient war, he must work with the people he hates to survive. Even if it means saving them as well. When they find an unbelievable treasure at the center of the mine field, all bets are off.
"Good Stories But Not Long Enough!!"
He was sent to Earth by The Collective as a protector of the humans. Then he found his Holy Mission. The bodies will be piled high before he's finished, but he's certain mankind will be grateful for being saved.
Javier is still a slave, still paying off a life debt to Zakhar Sokolov and his pirate crew. Then Wilhelmina returns, asking for his help. Now, Javier must rescue his worst enemy, the ship's Dragoon, Djamila Sykora. Will Javier's honor or his hatred rule, when he has the chance to get his revenge as well his freedom?
Suvi survived for thousands of years, waiting for humans to return. The salvager Doyle works hard to make a buck, with a healthy fear of sentient robots. Can they overcome their distrust and fears? Is the galaxy ready for them to unleash the future?
Henri sets out across space to find the perfect wood for his violins. However, star travel takes time, as humanity still digs itself out of the Great Darkness. On his quest, he gets help both from his shipmates and his muse, the unreachable lady of his dreams. Until his visions lead him to Suvi, the last genie in the last bottle, and they forever alter the course of human civilization.