NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has discovered thousands of new planets.
Visiting, much less settling, those worlds will provide innumerable challenges.
The men and women who make the journey will be those who don't fear the odds.
They'll be Kepler's Cowboys.
Saddle up and take an unforgettable journey to distant star systems. Meet new life forms—some
willing to be your friend and others who will see you as the invader. Fight for justice in a lawless frontier.
Go on a quest for a few dollars more. David Lee Summers, author of the popular Clockwork Legion novels, and
Steve B. Howell, head of the Space Sciences and Astrobiology Division at NASA Ames Research Center, have edited
this exciting, fun, and rollicking anthology of fourteen stories and five poems by such authors as Patrick
Thomas, Jaleta Clegg, Anthony R. Cardno, L.J. Bonham, and many more!
Table of Contents
- Introduction by Steve B. Howell and David Lee Summers
- Step Right Up by Louise Webster
- Pele's Gift by Gene Mederos
- Over the Ridge by Terrie Leigh Relf
- Chasing May by Anthony R. Cardno
- Aperture Shudder by Jesse Bosh
- Voyage to the Water World by Livia Finucci
- The Silent Giants by Simon Bleaken
- Calamari Rodeo by David Lee Summers
- Tears for Terra by J.A. Campbell and Rebecca McFarland
- Kismet Kate by Neal Wilgus
- Carbon Copies by David L. Drake
- Assembler by Doug Williams
- Twin Suns of the Mushroom Kingdom by Jaleta Clegg
- Point of View by Lauren McBride
- A Very Public Hanging by L.J. Bonham
- The Outlaw from Aran by Vaughn Wright
- The Misery of Gold by Steve B. Howell
- Backstabbers and Sidewinders by Patrick Thomas
- Forsaken by the God-Star by Gary W. Davis
- About the Authors