Wil Litang, first mate of the tramp freighter Lost Star, reluctantly accepts the job of acting captain, replacing the dying Captain Miccall. Unknown to him, the Lost Star has a mysterious and dangerous past. A past that has caught up with it. Haunted by this deadly past and driven by economic necessity, Litang and the crew of the Lost Star must venture far from their comfortable orbit -- out into the lawless asteroid drifts of the Nine Star Nebula.
The Bright Black Sea is not your typical space opera. While it has space battles, it's not military SF. And while it's a tale of mystery and danger, star empires are not falling and the fate of the galaxy is not hanging in the balance. Rather, The Bright Black Sea is a lighthearted adventure novel, filled with well rounded characters. Set in set in a small nebula of nine stars, hundreds of planets and lawless asteroid belts, it takes classic space opera motifs – space pirates, sentient robots, and rockets – and incorporates them into a rich, long episodic adventure. For worlds of wonder, good companions, humor, mystery, danger, and romance, join Captain Wil Litang and the crew of the Lost Star as they sail the black and bright space of Nine Star Nebula in this first volume of the Lost Star Stories.
The adventures and misadventures of Wil Litang continue in volume two of the Lost Star Stories – The Lost Star's Sea. The Lost Star's Sea takes the planetary romance, the type of story made famous by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and, like The Bright Black Sea, fondly reinvents the classic story of a stranger stranded in a strange land for the 21st century. The shipwrecked Wil Litang finds himself castaway amongst the floating islands of the Archipelago of the Tenth Star, the fabled Lost Star. He must survive the many dangers these islands have to offer – including an old enemy, dragons, storms, pirates, bandits, and fierce natives – with the help of new friends and more than a bit of luck.