Godspeed by the late Charles Sheffield is his standalone science fiction space opera novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.
This was originally published in 1993 by Tor. The story is a coming-of-age adventure set in the far future where humanity has colonized the stars and there are space pirates. Offered DRM-free, available worldwide through the month of May.
Free throughout May as Phoenix Pick Press’ selected Free Book of the Month directly @ the publisher’s special promotional page (DRM-free ePub/Mobibundle available worldwide; set the suggested price in the cart to $0.00 before checking out)
The publisher also offers a promotional tie-in discounted sale bundle of their reprint titles by the same author, for just $12.99 for 1 short story collection + 3 novels in the Jupiter young adult space adventure series, in addition to the freebie.
Jay Hara is an ordinary young man growing up on the isolated planet of Erin. But Jay dreams of adventure and escapades and the legend of the lost “Godspeed“ drive which allowed humans to travel at faster-than-light speeds.
His life changes when he joins up with the seedy spacer Paddy Enderton and Captain Daniel Shaker. Captain Shaker is a charming but ruthless adventurer who inspires both fear and admiration in equal measure, and he and his questionable crew are joined by Jay as they race to find the legendary drive Jay Hara used to dream about.
Godspeed is a true coming-of-age tale told in the classic tradition of R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island. A modern day pirate story, set among the stars.