Space Junk by Glenn Melenhorst
Approx. 50,160 words.
Published on July 11, 2011.
When Ethan Edwards stowed away on a cruise liner bound for the tropics, he had no idea that the journey would take him into deepest space and that he and his Schnauzer Astro would have to think on their feet to outsmart an alien civilisation.
Space Junk is a fun adventure full of twists, turns and alien experimentation that pits an unlikely trio against a plundering race of galactic scavengers.