Shafter: A Science Fiction Adventure

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Dreams of escaping the colony of Ceric become reality when Trina is discovered by her wealthy grandfather, but will the price be too high to pay? More

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About Margaret McGaffey Fisk

Margaret McGaffey Fisk is a storyteller whose tales often cross genres and worlds to bring the events and characters to life. She currently writes romance, science fiction, and fantasy but will go wherever the story takes her.

A daughter of diplomats, her early years were filled with many cultures, both very much alive and long turned to dust, and people who both pondered the great thoughts and were grand pranksters. Whether from wild adventures into the desert to climb sand mountains, poking around little known archeological sites, or visiting bazaars and inner cities, she came out of that time with a love of culture and an all too sharp awareness of culture clash.

She currently lives in a Nevada desertscape with her husband, and a rotating collection of cats and sons. When not exercising her creative muscles, she has been known to tame the relatives of beasts in the wild--feral cats. In a different time, you'd find her before a bonfire or with a mug of ale and a lute spinning tales for all who are in earshot. Now, though, you can read her explorations of loyalty, love, and conflict wherever you might be.

Please visit to see a full list of her available titles. While you're there, wander around the room to learn more about Margaret and what she thinks you might find interesting. You can always drop her a line through the contact form or leave a comment on her blog. She'd love to hear from you.

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About the Series: Seeds Among the Stars
The human race has long outgrown Earth, creating colonies with diverse cultures as well as ship-bred communities. The series starts on the colony of Ceric with a young thief living in the abandoned subway shafts beneath First City who longs to become a spacer though a shafter like her has little hope of achieving the dream. Her personality puts her in situations no other shafter would end up in, but it also opens possibilities that should be out of reach.

As the series continues, you'll meet a wide variety of people from many cultures who must learn to work together if they're going to succeed in the Spacer Guild and elsewhere.

This is a clean and wholesome adventure series for readers of all ages who are looking for determined and honorable characters trying to find their way through a complicated world without losing their core strength.

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John Whelan reviewed on March 11, 2016

It's been a while since I read any Science Fiction, and this one is quite long. The story is well told with well sketched characters and well worth reading.

I generally don't give five stars so four means read it especially taken together with the other review.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Becky Burkheart reviewed on Jan. 8, 2014
(no rating)
Another amazing story by Ms Fisk. I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. It's not just a "science fiction", but a human story with drama and political twists, about seeking acceptance and love and the chance to stand on your own feet. The cultural is well done, very different in many ways from our own, but not so different in others. I loved the relationships, how they grew and developed but above all -- it's simply a good story.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)

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