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Welcome to Outcast Station

Summer 2017

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The Accidental Plague by Jeanne Adams

Outcast Station, where careers go to die…

No posting in occupied space is worse than Outcast Station, but for BVax Scientist Ravinisha Trentham, any posting is better than washing dishes.  A double-doctorate in xenobiology and plague medicine, Ravi is the top in her graduating class, but no one will hire her because she’s from McKeon’s World.  Humanity hasn’t forgiven the McKeonites for deadly bombings on Earth long before Ravi was born.  Outcast is her last best hope to jumpstart her career.

Unfortunately, someone is willing to resort to murder to keep the prejudice alive.  The thing the murderers forget is that BVax Scientists are the only thing standing between life and death from a space-borne plague.  When a deadly, stationwide illness breaks out, only Ravi can save the personnel on Outcast Station.  As she races to find a cure, Ravi must also fight for her life, because if the murderer succeeds, everyone on the station will die.

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The New Badge by Nancy Northcott

He Used to Be a Rising Star. Now He’s Headed for Ruin.

Crossing someone who’s well connected has derailed Federated Colonies Deputy Marshal Hank Tremaine’s career. His new post is Paradise Station, which is better known as Outcast Station, the place careers go to die.

Still, even the armpit of the galaxy is escapable.  Hank vows to keep his head down, do a good job, and get himself out of here and back on track. Unfortunately, his first assignment is a murder investigation in the planet’s outback. Faced with a culture he doesn’t know, an interfering aristocrat, and shortage of clues, can he solve the crime? Or will he fail and give his hostile boss a chance to torpedo his hopes?