Science Fiction

Join us as we explore the universe with the Universal Star League (USL). You’ll find tales here from both Debbie Mumford (for a general adult audience) and Deb Logan (for younger readers). We hope you enjoy the journey!

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General Adult Space Opera:

VOYAGES INTO THE BLACKVoyages
by Debbie Mumford

Audience:
General Adult | Space Opera | Collection

The vast reaches of interstellar space are a black and lonely void. The ships that venture into that void are filled with intrepid souls who understand that they are on their own. No one will rescue them because no one will be able to reach them in time. They must be bold, courageous, and resourceful enough to discover their own solutions. The officers and crew of the Universal Star League are just such individuals. These are their stories.

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THE WARBIRDS OF ABSAROKA“Warbirds“
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Space Opera | General Audience | Short Story

Brenna Standing Bear has been given an impossible task by her dying grandfather: convince Absaroka’s Planetary Council to build a fleet to defend against the Bug-Eyes. The problem? The council believes the Bug-Eyes were defeated sixty-eight years ago. Why should they expend precious resources to defend against a non-existent threat?

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AWAKENING THE WARRIOR
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Space Opera | General Audience | Short Story

Warbird Pilot Caleb Leaping Trout is in trouble. He reported for duty with a staggering hangover. Unfortunately the expected readiness exercises turned into something much deadlier, and he wasn’t ready. Now, he must face the consequences in this moving sequel to The Warbirds of Absaroka.

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INCIDENT ON THE ODYSSEY
by Debbie Mumford
Audience: Space Opera | General Audience | Short Story

The Odyssey is a research vessel tasked with exploring the universe for the Universal Star League. When horrific deaths begin occurring on her vessel, Captain Caren Fielding and her crew must discover the cause and come up with a defense. Will the scientists aboard the Odyssey be able to save the ship? The Odyssey is alone in deep space … nothing is certain.

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THE QUEEN’S CAPTIVEQueen's Captive
(Universal Star League 4)
by Debbie Mumford

Audience:
General Adult | Space Opera | Short Story

Zara barely remembers what it is to be human. Captured by humanity’s alien enemy at the tender age of four and raised by Bug-Eye scientists as a research specimen, everything Zara knows has been filtered through her captors. Everything except the information on an electronic device (a remnant of her lost colony) that her keepers allowed her to play with in order to comfort the terrified child. But Zara is no longer a child, and she’s about to have her first encounter with another human. Will she recognize her own, or will she continue to do as her captors command?

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THE LOST COLONYUSL5-Lost Colony
(Universal Star League 5)
by Debbie Mumford
Audience:
General Adult | Space Opera | Short Story

Lt. Nick Adams has been tasked with discovering the mysterious Zara’s identity, as well as the location of her native colony. Zara, a Bug-Eye captive since early childhood, believes her homeworld to have been destroyed, but has no idea of its name or location in space. To a preschool child, it was simply “home.” Will Lt. Adams be able to ferret out the information and give Zara the gift of a name and identity? Recognized as the most able analyst the USL academy has ever trained, Nick knows that if he can’t accomplish the task, no one can.

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Middle Grade Science Fiction:

CINNAMON CHOU: SPACE STATION DETECTIVECinnamon Chou: SSD
by Deb Logan
Audience: Science Fiction | Juvenile | Short Story

Growing up on a space station when your mom is the commander and your dad is head of security is the best … except when your best friend in the whole universe is moving back to his home planet and you might never see him again. But Cinnamon Chou is determined to be a professional detective, just like her dad, so when that best friend’s pet Inarian goes missing just before his family is scheduled to leave, Cinnamon is on the case!

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CINNAMON CHOU: THE CASE OF THE GLITTERING HOARD
by Deb Logan

Audience:
Science Fiction | Juvenile | Short Story

Cinnamon Chou, Space Station Zeta’s favorite kid detective, is back with another adventure! This time she’s helping her father, SS Zeta’s head of security and top notch detective, investigate the theft of several small, glittering items from various shops in the market sector. Will Cinnamon and Dad be able to solve the case? You bet they will… and you won’t believe who the culprit turns out to be!

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CINNAMON CHOU: THE CASE OF THE RECREATIONAL THIEF Cinnamon-Thief
by Deb Logan

Audience:
Science Fiction | Juvenile | Short Story

Cinnamon Chou, Space Station Zeta’s favorite kid detective, is back with another adventure, but this time, the circumstances are personal. Cinnamon and her best friend Sammy are fighting, and the cause of their troubles? Their pets! Shiny objects are disappearing from the recreational area, and Cinnamon’s pet dragon, Raphael, is the main suspect. Can she withstand the loss of Sammy’s friendship while proving Raphael’s innocence? Cinnamon can’t afford to lose both her best friends at the same time!

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