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milehigh65

Not looking for a specific story, just looking for new ones to read. You know the general story line, Man finds a wrecked spaceship, gets it operational, protects the earth, founds a federation and frees the galaxy....or anything along those lines. I've read many here on SOL so bonus points if its somewhere new(to me).

Thanks in advance,
MileHigh65

Replies:   milehigh65  Gauthier
sandpiper

Go over to Beyond the Far Horizon and check out Bruce Bretthauer's "Families" series.

madnige

Some of E.E.'Doc'Smith's books are on Project Gutenberg - very dated, but true spaceopera.

Whilst on BtFH also check Gina's 'The Mission'

Artie (long gone now) had one in Time of Arrival (unfinished but ~500k), parts also on The Wayback Machine

You should find something on Web Fiction Guide

Replies:   Wheezer
Veritas
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Accidental Commander by TonyG - Fantastic, but unfortunately incomplete.

Talosian Chronicles series by Sir Winston - You probably will have to search on The Wayback Machine, seeing as he is now selling the newest versions under the name Ben Winston. In fact, if you can find them, he had a lot of different stories in this vein, before pulling them.

The Dipsomaniac Inventor by Howard Faxon - He has a few other decent sci-fi stories.

Finders Keepers by Shakes Peer2B

Island Mine by Refusenik - I keep hoping a sequel will follow, based in space

First Contact & Roadblock by Mocha1120 - Again, unfortunately abandoned

Progenitor saga by Medico

The Destroyers series by Monbade

Replies:   docholladay  sunseeker
docholladay

@Veritas

Talosian Chronicles series by Sir Winston - You probably will have to search on The Wayback Machine, seeing as he is now selling the newest versions under the name Ben Winston. In fact, if you can find them, he had a lot of different stories in this vein, before pulling them.


A lot of his stories can be found at the following link: http://www.asstr.org/files/Authors/Apache/My%20Favorites/Web/Sir%20Winston/

I am not sure how long they will remain but it looks like Apache hasn't updated his listings in some time now.

pigs41

The Family Volentin stories by Fick Suck are well worth a read even if they don't quite reach your exact specification.

See http://storiesonline.net/library/universe.php?id=362

Replies:   milehigh65
milehigh65

@milehigh65

Thank you all for your suggestions. I'll have new stories to read for some time to come!

MH

milehigh65

@pigs41

Not worried at all about specifics. That was just a generalization. "Family Volentin" looks interesting and is certainly rated highly by its audience. Thanks for the suggestion.

MH

Gauthier

@milehigh65

finds a wrecked spaceship, gets it operational,


like this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyfu8pv5nws

smask

FTL by Timm
Tandra by John Wales
Greenies/A Perfect World by Al Steiner

FJ

Subjugation series by FEL is a great read if you are into Space Opera/Sci-fi.

You can find it here:
http://www.weavespinner.net/worlds_of_fel.htm

His other stories are great too, by the way.

You might also want to give Tarayla / The Tarayla Patrol a look - if you can find it. Unfortunately it has been taken down from SOL, but it can be found as an e-book several places (I bought it off of itunes a way back).

Wheezer

@madnige

Thanks for that link. I'm a few chapters into book two of Caelum Lex. Fans of Firefly should like this one. It's also illustrated. I guess this would be called a graphic novel.

sunseeker

@Veritas

There was a story similar to Sir Winstons Talosian Chronicles but it was a group of kids that got the ship after a boating accident and were taken aboard by the AI. Was an excellent read but I can't remember the title. I seem to remember a space station called Ghost Station. Anyone know the story?

Replies:   Veritas
Veritas
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@sunseeker

The Chronicles of Atlantis series by Siath, aka Michael McClain. He and Sir (Ben) Winston founded Blue Space Publications and are selling their work through them.

Replies:   sunseeker
milehigh65

I've read that one too. It was a very good read.

sunseeker

@Veritas

thanks very much!

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