Beacon Saga Serial

A Series by Jonathan C. Gillespie

Beacon (Part I)
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Series: Beacon Saga Serial, I. Price: Free! Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
They call it the Shroud, and Beacon is the only star that survived its wrath. At this endpoint of existence, humanity lingers on alongside every living species. Layers of orbiting ships can provide you everything—except children. So when Mally and Tersias conceive, they are instant celebrities, lavished with accolades and gifts. But their act will carry a high cost. Part I of the Beacon Saga.
Beacon - Part II
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Series: Beacon Saga Serial, II. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
What should be wondrous news has rocked the fleet, sparking suspicion and acts of desperation. Against a backdrop of escalating tension in the orbital layers, Mally contends with the growing jealousy of a barren people, while Tersias helps Shiplord Nastron assemble a special crew—from some of Beacon’s most infamous aliens. \
Beacon - Part III
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Series: Beacon Saga Serial, III. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,760. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The parasite ship and its crew have dodged the Shroud, and done what so many others died attempting: they have left Beacon’s orbit. But jubilation will turn to sudden disaster. A new star will give up its titanic wonders, but not without a high price. And the crew will either forge a bond…or never return home.
Beacon - Part IV
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Series: Beacon Saga Serial, IV. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,020. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
What should have been a triumphant homecoming becomes utter chaos. Abandoned by their friends, and assaulted by unknown forces, the scouts must play a dangerous cat and mouse game through Beacon’s mysterious third layer. They will uncover many secrets. But the most shocking will be what’s happened in orbit while they’ve been gone.
Beacon - Part V
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Series: Beacon Saga Serial, V. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Peace slips away as mankind and its allied aliens mobilize their navies. Separated and questioned, Mally confronts the growing power of a militant shiplord, while Thrat and Rurek endure interrogation. Luckily, there are other forces at work in the fleet, and the scouts are not alone. Help will come from the least expected of places. But a different revelation will change Beacon forever.
Beacon - Part VI
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Series: Beacon Saga Serial, VI. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,260. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Calls to action come as a vast Nomad flotilla assembles in Beacon's upper layers. Caught in the middle of intrigue and interstellar conflict, Mally and Tersias try to protect Faith and each other even as their lives fall apart. Alliances will shatter. New powers will rise. And before it is over, a single voice will promise what seems so lost: a chance.
Beacon - Part VII
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Series: Beacon Saga Serial, VII. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,040. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
PART VII OF THE BEACON SAGA. Alliances collapse. War rages. But a child’s secret could overshadow it all. Mally, Tersias and Nastron take a ship helmed by a dangerous pilot to a secret meeting, Thrat suspects a growing plot, and an incredible theory comes to light. A serial installment of seventeen thousand words. Remember to try Part I at no charge (where available).