Cary Caffrey


I grew up reading vintage science fiction from the 60’s and 70’s, loving the works of Harry Harrison and Joe Haldeman, Ursula Le Guin, Andre Norton and, of course, Douglas Adams. I still think The Forever War may very well be the best Science Fiction novel ever written (discuss...!).

I love music, I love comic books and historic non-fiction, but science-fiction is my passion. As a kid--and to this day--I was a Trekkie long before there was ever a debate between Trekkies vs. Trekkers. I suppose, technically, I’m a Trekker. I think I’m still a ‘rational’ fan. I mean, hey, yes, I own a classic gold uniform, and, okay, a hand phaser, but when someone stole my communicator out of the car I never got around to replacing it.

As a reader, and then as a writer, I always dreamed of writing good, old-fashioned space adventures--except in mine, it wasn’t Kirk who was beating up the bad guys. In mine it was the Girl who got her man (so to speak). I always knew the stories I would write would be the ones where strong women would crush the wills of men who would stand against them, which is probably why I’ve always been such a Joss Whedon fan.

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Merchantman (The Girls from Alcyone)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
MERCHANTMAN (a short story) Sigrid Novak embarks on an all or nothing mission to secure vital supplies for the girls' homeworld of New Alcyone. But with a price on her head the size of a planet, and pursued across the galaxy by the Council for Trade and Finance, finding a willing trading partner proves a more complicated problem than Sigrid thought. Fortunately, there are always the Merchantmen.

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