Science Fiction space opera volcano eruption divorce

Obsidianite

By Kat Otis
Aug 10, 2019 · 8,184 words · 30 minutes

Lava from Kilauea on Hawaii flows into the ocean. I shot this picture in October 2017. More on my website volcanoes.de.

Photo by Marc Szeglat via Unsplash.

From the author: It's just Janessa's (bad) luck when she finds herself in a race against her ex-husband to salvage some profit out of the failed colony world of New Galilee. Of course, things can always get worse...


The moment the Bonadventure emerged from FTL, Janessa began calling up system reports.

It wasn't that she didn't trust her newest pilot – Darion was better than her last three pilots combined. But Darion was also still young and didn't have much experience with interstellar travel.Anyone with half an understanding of calculus could throw together coordinates for a basic FTL jump; the difficult part was making the dozens of ship-specific adjustments required to make the jump without damaging...

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