Wandering Star: A Reunification Novel
Steven Anderson, author
When Ted Holloman graduated from the Academy he expected his first deployment with the Reunification Commission to be filled with the excitement and adventure he’d dreamed of since childhood. In Wandering Star, he finds that excitement risks death, adventure hides heartache, and that there is a cold truth inside the old Dulcinean proverb that your destiny is determined by who you invite into your bed. Ted wanted to prove himself a dependable young RuComm scientist supporting the mission to bring the worlds of Earth’s shattered interstellar Union back together. The first planet fall on Dulcinea made him question his idealism. People there wanted to kill each other, and a stray geologist caught in the middle was fair game. The ship’s linguist, Hannah Weldon, understood how he felt. She’d completed one hop already and was willing to help Ted heal. She also wanted to teach him how regulations could be ignored, especially rules forbidding romantic entanglements. Things would have be easier for her if Ted hadn’t brought Alice back from the battlefield with him. When Hannah goes missing in the Warrens on Bodens Gate, Ted must choose whether to leave RuComm behind forever to rescue her, or follow Alice’s advice and abandon her to the sprawling slum where anything can be had for a price, and the first words of revolution are being whispered in the back alleys.