Orion: Suresh Adventure by J. Thomas Beaton
A charming sci-fi adventure novella from up and coming author – J.Thomas Beaton. Captain John Kruiger finds himself and his crew stranded on a new planet with a meteorite-damaged ship. A friendly approach into the city doesn’t work. Instead John finds himself fighting not only for his own life, but that of the slaves as well. Being captured and made to play a dangerous game, John begins to realize the truth of what nefarious dealings the people are actually up to.
A fast-moving, exciting read in the line of Stargate and Star Trek, this story has some great ideas and lots of potential for more books to grow out of. It would be lovely to see this story expanded and added to, as one becomes attached to the characters, and curious as to what they will get up to next.