After defeating the pirates infesting 16 Cygni, Sydney Chambers sets out on her career as Military Attaché ... which, under Confederate law, makes her the highest-ranking official in the system. Her first priority is the repair of her ship the Cahan Morrigan, of course, which is handled in the main by Arega Heavy Industries (AHI), Cygni's local spacedock. While in dock Sydney officiates at the wedding of Chloe O'Shaughnassey and Krista Sperry, both of whom she had rescued from pirates. She then expends effort to persuade her parents and her brother to relocate to the 16 Cygni system, for their own good and that of Cygni. Cygni has applied for full membership in the Confederacy, but it is a time at which the future of the Confederacy itself is in doubt. Governmental rot is quite apparent to those in the know, such as Sydney, and she wants her loved ones close in case things fall apart. Meanwhile, the rot in the Confederate government catches up with Sydney and finds Congress replacing her as Military Attaché, which replacement she doesn't mind at all ...except that her replacement is a clownish-looking fop from Frontier Fleet, an organization at the core of Confederate governmental rot ...
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About the Author
B. T. Jaybush is the pen name of Brian and Timothy Jaybush, a father and son team specializing in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Paranormal worlds.
- Winners: 2008 Zirdland.com Novel Writing Contest (“Relics”)
- Finalists: 2010 Santa Fe Screenplay Contest
(“Outpost Station,” the screenplay version of “Sydney Chambers: Captain”)
On the web at: www.BTJaybush.com
Brian Jaybush cut his teeth by reading Asimov's I, Robot at age 10 and progressing insatiably from there. He has been writing all his life, starting as a journalist in junior high school and continuing with legal and technical writing and a 30 year career in the telecommunications industry. BA History, 1975; Juris Doctor, 1978.
Timothy Jaybush also began reading and writing science fiction at an early age, leading to an uncanny ability to construct unexpected and entertaining story lines. In addition to working full-time, Tim graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Philosophy.