Pearl Kelly is author of the science fiction short stories Crashtown and The Awake Crew (both set in the same future universe). She grew up in Vienna and now lives in Oxford, UK where she enjoys gardening, martial arts and science news.
The Crashtowners can't wait to disassemble Titus' robot friend and use it for spare parts. Escaping the boot-strapped town made out of crashed space ship parts to the uncharted wilderness, Titus and Bad'bot eventually become tangled up in a secret rebellion against the sponsors of the newly terraformed planet, and the search for freedom and friendship creates unlikely heroes.
Awake Crewman Tintorrel Sigh suffers serious cabin fever during the harsh twenty-one year crossing to Gamma2. The only relief is his invitation to a sanity games team, which require him to steal a robot from their cryo-hybernating passengers. When the theft is pinned on his much-admired team leader, Tintorrel must decide how far he will go to reinstate the games, which have become prohibited.