Author: Laura Montgomery

MANX PRIZE

MANX PRIZE

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Charlotte Fisher lives under colliding skies. It’s the second half of the twenty-first century, and mankind has reached Earth orbit but not much farther. Orbital debris is a by-product of the industrial activity, and it’s dangerous both to everyone up there and the bottom lines of the corporations offering a prize to get rid of it. Charlotte heads up a team chasing the Manx Prize for the first successful, controlled de-orbit of a dead satellite. To win, she and her team must out-think and out-engineer a cheating competitor, dodge a collusive regulator, and understand the temptations offered by a large and powerful seastead. The sky’s not the limit. It’s the challenge. Lots of space law, real and imaginary, in this one. More info →
SLEEPING DUTY

SLEEPING DUTY

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Gilead Tan and Andrea Fielding survived their stint in the military, got married, signed up to emigrate to a terraformed colony world, and went into cold sleep for the journey from Earth. While they slept, the starship got lost and settled for a different world, a wild world. Three centuries after the founding of a colony on the uncharted planet, Gilead awakens to find humanity slipped back to medieval tech and a feudal structure. Worse, the king who wants Gilead awake won’t let Gilead awaken his wife. There is no space law in this book. More info →
OUT OF THE DELL

OUT OF THE DELL

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Just Released. On the planet Nwwwlf, in the lost colony of First Landing, the original settlers carved out one sylvan valley, a lone outpost where humans flourish. But their bright hopes and best intentions devolved over centuries into a rude replica of medieval feudalism. Gilead Tan, who had been held captive for centuries in his sleeping cell, survived treachery and pain to free a small group of sleepers. But he and his friends now face the perils of life outside First Landing’s sanctuary–without their powered armor, their tools and technology, or anything else they need save for a few chickens. Gilead must establish a safehold for his crew, but the alien environment does not welcome them and petty bickering threatens their meager resources. He hopes that a trace of smoke – spotted above a distant ridge – beckons them to a better place. It doesn't. More info →
THE SKY SUSPENDED

THE SKY SUSPENDED

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A novel of asteroids past, crowds, lawyers and a starship. It is the 22nd century and a generation has passed since asteroid scares led to the creation and launch of a single interstellar starship. Calvin Tondini is a new attorney with the government, and has no intention of watching from the sidelines as the starship's return and its discovery of an Earth-like planet sets the bureaucratic response in motion. Can someone who has no business in the matter unearth the secrets that will allow the rest of humanity to reach the stars? This one has space law (some real, some not), space lawyers, and space policy. More info →
FAR FLUNG

FAR FLUNG

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In the very near future a seastead offers consumers a choice in governing systems. Navy Capt. Adam Tenney’s daughter takes that offer, but what can he do for her when pirates threaten the seastead, the U.S. refuses to recognize it, and he is trapped in a desk job on land? A novelette. More info →