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Downstation Blues

A Science-Fiction Novella

Nix is young pickpocket and thief working the Downstation markets and corridors of Earth Orbit Station–Prime. For someone who’s Unregistered like he is, it’s one of the only ways he has to get by. But when everything suddenly gets spun out, and the hard-driven agents of EOS-Sec come calling, Nix is forced to make some tough choices about what he believes in, and who he really cares about, before he get sent on the short walk and long drop.

52 Pages

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Robert Roth

Robert Roth (he/him) is a working-class queer nerd and author helping to overthrow the capitalist patriarchy one wry comment at a time. In addition to writing stories and novels, he’s written hundreds of magazine and news articles, dozens of published film and video scripts, and a four-act play.

He enjoys writing and reading science-fiction, and counts authors such as N.K. Jemisin, Ann Leckie, Neal Stephenson, Rebecca Roanhorse, and G. Willow Wilson among some of his favorites. As a queer author, he likes to write about worlds where people like him, his friends, and those he cares about live and love just like everyone else does.

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