Space Tramps is the fifth anthology in the Full-Throttle Space Tales series. Edited by Jennifer Brozek, Space Tramps is the collection of 16 stories about tramps and vagabonds in outer space. Tales woven by the spacefaring lost:
“Odd Jobs” by Nathan Crowder: Roscoe does the jobs that need doing and finds salvation.
“Backup” by Ivan Ewert: A clone is rejected by its original and becomes a prisoner of poverty.
“Ina’s Day” by Andrew S. Fuller: Ina has never known the freedom of an unscheduled day.
“Locator Beacons” by David Lee Summers: A clever trap for a notorious Privateer Captain.
“Oh Give Me Land, Lots of Land, Under Starry Skies Above” by Shannon Page and Mark J. Ferrari: A real estate agent becomes a refugee and then a prisoner.
“Mass” by Rick Silva: In a ship where mass is king, scavenger Diamyo Chen is ready to give it.
“Running in Wonderland” by Nayad A. Monroe: Former symbiote host, Jocera, flees her past.
“In a Dangerous Wild” by Kay T. Holt: Scavenger Sevgi finds the haul of a lifetime.
“The Frigate Lieutenant’s Woman” by Erik Scott de Bie: Can Smith’s loneliness be assuaged by an unexpected passenger?
“Riding Westbound” by Tyler Hayes: A storyteller tell a story that upsets a criminal overlord.
“Finding Freedom” by Dylan Birtolo: Lost by choice, Bronya remains in the underbelly of the spaceship.
“Travellin’ Show” by Danielle Ackley-McPhail: Gypsies travel the black as they once travelled the roads.
“Indoctrination” by Warren Schultz: Rajani is a child of war with an opportunity to better herself.
“The Hunt for Liberty Jones” by Brandie Tarvin: Only one person, Undertaker Dodge, knows who Liberty Jones is.
“Toll Booth” by Matthew Marovich: Remora Grisham must fight to survive against an evil plot.
“What a Mother Will Do” by Ryan Macklin: Will two refugees kill untold numbers in cryo-chambers in order to survive?
Jennifer Brozek is a multi-talented, award-winning author, editor, and media tie-in writer. She is the author of the Never Let Me Sleep, and The Last Days of Salton Academy, both of which were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. Her BattleTech tie-in novel, The Nellus Academy Incident, won a Scribe Award. Her editing work has netted her Bram Stoker Award, British Fantasy Award, and Hugo Award nominations. She won the Australian Shadows Award for the Grants Pass anthology. Jennifer’s short form work has appeared in Apex Publications, Uncanny Magazine, and in anthologies set in the worlds of Valdemar, Shadowrun, V-Wars, Masters of Orion, and Predator. Jennifer is also the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions.
Jennifer has been a freelance author and editor for over ten years after leaving her high paying tech job, and she’s never been happier. She keeps a tight schedule on her writing and editing projects and somehow manages to find time to volunteer for several professional writing organizations such as SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW. She shares her husband, Jeff, with several cats and often uses him as a sounding board for her story ideas. Visit Jennifer’s worlds at jenniferbrozek.com.