This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental.
To my family for their continued love and support
Especially to Bob, the love of my life
Welcome to the Outer Rim, the frontier of space. As wild and crazy as the American West in the 1800's, the Rim is the home of stout-hearted individuals. Pioneers eager to make their fortunes. Nonconformists who want to be left alone. Escapees from the establishment or from the law. People who reinvent themselves with new names and life histories. From uninhabited planets to primitive settlements to established colonies, the Rim is the place of fantasies and dreams.