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Frame of Reference: The Novella

(The third book in the Oltion Library of Short Stories series)
A Novella by

The Starchild has been flying blind for generations, accelerating ever faster through intellerstellar space after an accident rendered its ramscoop drive impossible to shut down. One person, a genetic throwback who more resembles the people who built the starship than its current occupants, thinks she can fix the damage and bring the ship under control again, but she must fight entrenched bureaucracy and a hostile overlord to succeed. In the process she learns that nothing is quite what it seems, and the very nature of truth depends upon your frame of reference.

"Frame of Reference: the Novella" is the short version of the story that Jerry later expanded into a novel. It's the third of what will ultimately become the complete (okay, nearly complete) works of Jerry Oltion available online. Jerry has been publishing science fiction stories and novels since 1982 and has over 150 of them for Bard Design to reformat to digital form, so it'll take a while. Come back every now and then to see what new ones have been posted.

Jerry has had his short stories published in most of the major science fiction venues and has had several successful novels, including four highly acclaimed Star Trek books. He has become the most published author in the history of Analog magazine. His stories have won the Nebula award, the Endeavor award, the Seiun award, and have been nominated multiple times for the Hugo award. His stories are often humorous, with likeable characters using intelligence and competence (as opposed to force and violence) to solve their problems. His style harks back to the golden age of science fiction, yet with a modern sensibility and relevance. Even his earliest works hold up well today - and on into the future.

For a complete listing of Jerry's canon, and for a glimpse into his other life as an amateur astronomer, visit Jerry's website at

Genre: Science Fiction

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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Frame of Reference: the Novella: The Oltion Library of Short Stories Volume 3
Author(s): Jerry Oltion
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