A Southern Ocean Saga
Science Fiction meets Climate Fiction in this high seas adventure!
Fishing in the near future takes more than a net!
Rickets is a PAC-Man, his patrol and attack craft the first line of defense against encroaching vessels. Moss is a Fisheries Observer, tasked with seeing that companies follow the rules set for target species. Together they play a part in ensuring the waters are not fished to extinction.
But as fisheries elsewhere are wiped out, New Zealand waters start to look more attractive until every ship protects itself with PAC boats, missiles that skim the surface, and kamikaze drones equipped with explosives.
Only there is a bigger shadow on the horizon, one that deflects all radar, is lethally armed, and takes what it wants!
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Pirates Come Down was longlisted for the Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel.
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Three stories from the deep sea: Something unusual hauled up in the fishing net (and it is not happy), an alien visitor inhabits a large sea bird to share the view, and activists (or some might argue, terrorists) use the latest technology to fight for animals that aren’t able to defend themselves …
If you like these, stay tuned for Pirates Come Down, a full-length novel set in the fisheries of the future. Science fiction meets climate fiction in a high seas adventure. Release date: February 22, 2022.
These stories and fifteen others can also be found in Journey to the Stars: Science fiction stories from the bottom of the ocean to the depths of space.
Stories inspired by the high seas
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