The Outback Stars
by Sandra McDonald
Edited by James D. Macdonald
Cover Artist: Donato Giancola
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765316431
Date: 17 April 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book Description: Lieutenant Jodenny Scott is a hero. She has the medals and the scars to prove it. Shes cooling her heels on Kookaburra, recovering from injuries sustained during the fiery loss of her last ship, the Yangtze, and she's bored, so bored, in fact, that she takes a berth on the next ship out. Thats a mistake. The Aral Sea isn't anyones idea of a get-well tour. Jodenny's handed a division full of misfits, incompetents, and criminals. She's a squared-away officer. She thinks she can handle it all. She's wrong. Aral Sea isn't a happy ship. And it's about to get a lot unhappier. As Aral Sea enters the Alcheringa the alien-constructed space warp that allows giant settler-ships to travel between worlds, away from all help or hope, Jodenny comes face to face with something powerful enough to dwarf even the unknown force that destroyed her last ship and left her with missing memories and bloody nightmares. Lieutenant Jodenny Scott is about to be introduced to love.
(Source: Tor Books)