Under Fortunate Stars
Solaris, May 9, 2023 - Fiction - 480 pages
A modern, progressive homage to classic space opera stories, with flawed heroes and time travel
Two Ships. One Chance To Save The Future.
Fleeing the final days of the generations-long war with the alien Felen, smuggler Jereth Keeven’s freighter the Jonah breaks down in a strange rift in deep space, with little chance of rescue—until they encounter the research vessel Gallion, which claims to be from 152 years in the future.
The Gallion’s chief engineer Uma Ozakka has always been fascinated with the past, especially the tale of the Fortunate Five, who ended the war with the Felen. When the Gallion rescues a run-down junk freighter, Ozakka is shocked to recognize the Five's legendary ship—and the Five's famed leader, Eldric Leesongronski, among the crew.
But nothing else about Leesongronski and his crewmates seems to match up with the historical record. With their ships running out of power in the rift, more than the lives of both crews may be at stake...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Shrike58 - LibraryThing
Considering that this is a first novel, it's a perfectly acceptable slice of modern space opera. Basically, it's a "Beach Read." If there is one thing that I thought was notable, it's that Hutchings, in the context of a time-loop story, uses flashback interludes very effectively. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - capewood - LibraryThing
2022 book #45. 2022. A deep space research ship gets caught in a subspace rift with a fabled ship from the past, the ship and crew that negotiated the end to a war with an alien race some 150 years before. Somehow they have to get free to save history. Good yarn if a little slow. Read full review