Voyage Trekkers Novella - Gambit of Chance
By Craig Michael Curtis
The worst crew in the galaxy now has their very own eBook!
Captain Jack T. Sunstrike is in command of the Galactic Union starship Remarkable, one of the oldest and most outdated ships still in service. He and his crew of misfits and castoffs are never given important assignments by their superiors, and this mission to the distant Poriasis Star System is no different. But once there, Capt. Sunstrike and his crew quickly find themselves embroiled in a highly-charged political conflict between two rival colonies. Along with his first officer, Commander Powell, and his science officer Dr. Rena, Sunstrike devises a desperate plan to save the people of Porias-Luna 26 from losing their homeworld forever ... or perhaps even worse. The crew of the Remarkable race against the clock to beat the encroaching usurpers at their own game, and prove once and for all that the GSV Remarkable is still capable of heroics.
I'll admit that I might be a little biased here... I am a HUGE fan of the web series, Voyage Trekkers. If you haven't seen it, you are missing out on one of the funniest sci-fi comedies on the net. Luckily, author Craig Michael Curtis brings the show's same fantastic sense of humor to the virtual page. In addition to seeing our favorite characters return for yet another outrageous adventure, Curtis introduces us to new characters and crew members that are every bit as entertaining. He also manages to make the story completely accessible for those who aren't familiar with the web series. There are several scenes that not only made me laugh out loud as I read them -- but still had me laughing days later as they kept replaying in my head. If you're looking for a fun read with memorable characters and plenty of laughs, then I highly recommend that you place your bets on Voyage Trekkers: Gambit of Chance.
--RJ Lanning, SFNetcast.com