The SolGrid Rebellion, Book Six of the Jack Commer, Supreme Commander science fiction series, will be published by Double Dragon Publishing. The first four books in the series are already published in eBook and paperback format. Book Five, The Wounded Frontier, is due out in February 2018, with Book Six to follow sometime after.
When the solar system adopts the buggy SolGrid telepathic network designed by former Space Force officer Patrick James, Jack Commer’s charming but impudent son Jonathan James instigates a rebellion against what he considers brainwashing. His followers includes his lover Suzette Borman, a hard-bitten nightclub owner who’s been rejuvenated to look nineteen; Patrick’s girlfriend Jackie Vespertine, emissary to aliens in the Iota Persei system; Pat’s SolGrid partner Sanders Hirte, a former bar bouncer; and Jonathan James’ dog Trotter, bonded to him years ago in Alpha Centauri as warrior brother.
Smitten with the voluptuous Suzette and finally admitting that his dysfunctional SolGrid is paralyzing Sol culture, Pat accepts a place in the Rebellion. But he’s stunned when Jonathan James storms an orbiting museum and not only steals Typhoon II, Jack Commer’s ancient 2030’s spaceship, but also kidnaps Z’B, Emperor of the Martians. As Jack pursues Jonathan James he begins to understand that his son’s pirate crew is staging an armed rebellion against Sol.
A seventh and possibly final Jack Commer novel was inadvertently called for by something Jack’s wife Amav says at the end of Book Six. Book Seven has no title and is unashamed vaporware at this point, but dozens of interesting concepts keep hitting me and are being assembled into some sort of structure. And for some reason the Large Magellanic Cloud has captured my imagination for Book Seven.
copyright 2017 by Michael D. Smith