"Author Stephan Besik has crafted a well-themed and cohesive collection with plenty of twists, surprises, and classic science fiction atmospheres...", K.C. Finn, readersfavorite.com.
-The Old Man has wrinkles and sorrows from a long life, but none of them will stop him from living longer and venturing into outer space.
- A nuclear war leaves the Northern Hemisphere in chaos in Long Shot. American leadership wants the Russian who started it to pay. There’s a small problem- only the Navy has the reach to complete the mission after so much of the U.S. and the world has been destroyed. Can the ships and planes of the fleet get the job done?
- The people of a colony starship are out looking for answers in Damage Report. Intelligence has a lot going against it in the universe. Technology puts ever more power in the hands of individuals, no matter what species they are. The wisdom needed to survive comes at a price, and there may be few who can survive the cost.
- In Lightship, humanity has yet to colonize the Moon. The logistics are just too expensive. Then a young engineer has an idea for a plasma-powered spacecraft that uses sunlight to make more efficient use of inexpensive fuels. Can he start a new space race?
"Lightship is an enthralling collection of stories that gives you a lot to ponder about humans as a species.", Pikasho Deka, readersfavorite.com