Shafter: A Science Fiction Adventure

Shafter: A Science Fiction Adventure

by Margaret McGaffey Fisk


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Trina dreams of escaping the colony of Ceric and joining the spacer guilds, but it's just that: a dream.

Reality is a fight for survival in the abandoned subway tunnels beneath First City.

Her father may be a polit, the wealthiest of the surface people, but she's been raised by a shafter mother, taught to steal by a friend, and mastered weapons all on her own.

Her mother clings to the idea that her polit father will rescue them from this life. Trina knows better.

Then, while thieving on the surface, she catches the attention of her grandfather. Her life is about to change, but the price of starting over may be higher than she's willing to pay.


"Trina's life revolves around protecting her family and as a Shafter, the lowest of Ceric society, her choices are limited to what she can steal. However, a chance at a new life aboard a colony-bound ship teaches her a new way of life and the price of unquestioned loyalty in this exciting tale, rich with cultural world building and science fiction adventure. This is a story you'll love, with a tale you won't want to see end!"

-Lazette Gifford, author of Glory (Near Future Urban Fantasy)

"While the heroine yearns for another world, you'll crave any universe, any tale, created by this exciting new speculative fiction author. In Shafter, McGaffey Fisk delivers an inter-planetary colony system and populates it with complex and sympathetic characters. Travel from the tunnels of Ceric to the stars beyond with a master thief and her master storyteller."

-Valerie Comer, author of Majai's Fury

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631390012
Publisher: TTO Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Series: Seeds Among the Stars , #1
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Margaret McGaffey Fisk is a storyteller whose tales often cross genres and worlds to bring the events and characters to life. She currently writes romance, science fiction, and fantasy but will go wherever the story takes her.

In a different time, you'd find her before a bonfire or with a mug of ale and a lute spinning tales for all who are in earshot. Now, though, you can read her explorations of loyalty, love, and cultural conflict wherever you might be.

Her website is:

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