This month, in the Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers Anthology, I’m sharing some character history – the very beginning of how Kris gets started in the Navy. I chose the form of a short story and called it Boot Recruit, because that is what all beginning Navy are called, regardless of where they come from.
In this short story, we see a different side of Kris – the young college graduate who experiences a pivotal moment and decides what she wants to do with her life. We see her parents and the privilege she comes from; the very beginning of the woman we now know to be Commander Kris Longknife.
Enjoy the story! I’d love to hear your comments. I will get the rights back in 2020, so I will be posting it for individual sale then. Until then, here is the Amazon link:
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Many readers have been inquiring about the order of the Kris Longknife books. I understand that it’s not easy to start a series in the beginning, so here is the list. Over 20 years ago, I started with ACE Science Fiction through Penguin Press. In 2017, I created my own publishing house, KL & MM Books. For those books listed with an astrics (*) those are newer and published by me. They are available through all major retailers – online and in print.
Here is the order of the Kris Longknife books: Mutineer Deserter Defiant Resolute Audacious Intrepid Undaunted Redoubtable Daring Furious Defender Tenacious Unrelenting Bold * Emissary *Admiral *Commanding *Indomitable *Stalwart (coming out Dec 2019)
Sandy Santiago – Kris’s Replacement on Greenfeld when she went off to the Iteeche alien world *Kris Longknife’s Relief *Kris Longknife’s Replacement *Kris Longknife’s Successor
Jump Universe (History on where Kris got her grit and desire to be in the Navy – basically the history of her grandparents) First Casualty Price of Peace They Also Serve To Do or Die * Enemy Unknown (Rita Longknife) * Enemy in Sight (Rita Longknife)
Lost Millennium (This was my first trilogy beyond the short stories, that I wrote in the 90s. The prequel was found and published a couple of years ago. I now own the rights, so they are also published under KL & MM.) *Lost Dawns – prequel * First Dawn * Second Fire * Lost Days
Short Story Collections: (These were the first few short stories that got me published and nominated for a Nebula. The first three have personal narrations about the short stories.) A Day’s Work on the Moon The Job Interview Strange Redemption of Sister MaryAnn * Kris Longknife’s Maid Goes on Strike and Other Short Stories
Kris Longknife Short Stories Training Daze Welcome Home/ Go Away Bloodhound Assassin (Part of Vicky’s Story) * Ruth Longknife’s First Christmas * Among the Kicking Birds * Kris Longknife’s Bad Day * Kris Longknife’s Maid Goes on Strike