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Ad Astra

(2016)
(The first book in the Adventures of the Starship Satori series)
A novel by

 
 
Dan Wynn wanted to explore space more than life itself, but a tragic accident left him too injured for NASA's space program. Second chances don't come along every day, so when an old friend offered him one, he grabbed on with both hands. The next thing Dan knew, he was on the moon, piloting humanity's first starship while fighting his way through one peril after another.

Little did Dan know that simple offer was anything but, and would lead him to the stars far beyond our own.

The risks are great. But if life knocked you down, what would you gamble to have one more shot at your dreams?

Excerpt:
"Dan - ad astra!"

Dan heard the order. Ad astra. To the stars. It was a toast the two of them had shared back in college, when they first stepped onto the roads which would lead them into space. It had been John's idea to use the toast as a code word now.

Dan didn't even take a deep breath before executing the order. He'd practiced this with Majel enough times in the simulator - not the part about having a gunman in the bridge, but if that order was ever given, it would be a true crisis.

He checked the screen again. Visual range in only fifteen seconds. No time for anything else. He rapidly initiated the program, said a quick prayer, and pressed the Enter button on his keyboard.

Immediately, the ship began to shudder.

This book is a heavily revised second edition of the original volume. The story length has been increased by about 60%, adding enormously more background to the characters and deepening of the personality of the world and crew. If you've already read the first edition, you won't need to read this version to catch up - but fans of the series are sure to enjoy this expanded and improved "Author's Preferred Edition"!

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Kevin McLaughlin's Ad Astra

Paperback Editions

October 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Ad Astra
Author(s): Kevin McLaughlin
ISBN: 1-72667-511-4 / 978-1-72667-511-6
Publisher: Independently Published
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October 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Ad Astra: Volume 1 (Adventures of the Starship Satori)
Author(s): Kevin McLaughlin
ISBN: 1-979283-52-4 / 978-1-979283-52-6
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ad Astra: Adventures of the Starship Satori Book 1
Author(s): Kevin O Mclaughlin
ISBN: 1-5373-2772-0 / 978-1-5373-2772-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ad Astra (Adventures of the Starship Satori Book 1)
Author(s): Kevin McLaughlin
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