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Barbary Station
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Two engineers hijack a spaceship to join some space pirates—only to discover the pirates are hiding from a malevolent AI. Now they have to outwit the AI if they want to join the pirate crew—and survive long enough to enjoy it.
Adda and Iridian are newly minted engineers, but aren't able to find any work in a solar system ruined by economic collapse after an interplanetary war. Desperate for employment, they hijack a colony ship and plan to join a famed pirate crew living in luxury at Barbary Station, an abandoned shipbreaking station in deep space.

But when they arrive there, nothing is as expected. The pirates aren't living in luxury—they're hiding in a makeshift base welded onto the station's exterior hull. The artificial intelligence controlling the station's security system has gone mad, trying to kill all station residents and shooting down any ship that attempts to leave—so there's no way out.

Adda and Iridian have one chance to earn a place on the pirate crew: destroy the artificial intelligence. The last engineer who went up against the AI met an untimely end, and the pirates are taking bets on how the newcomers will die. But Adda and Iridian plan to beat the odds.

There's a glorious future in piracy...if only they can survive long enough.
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R. E. Stearns. (2017). Barbary Station. Gallery / Saga Press.

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R. E. Stearns. 2017. Barbary Station. Gallery / Saga Press.

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Two engineers hijack a spaceship to join some space pirates—only to discover the pirates are hiding from a malevolent AI. Now they have to outwit the AI if they want to join the pirate crew—and survive long enough to enjoy it.
Adda and Iridian are newly minted engineers, but aren't able to find any work in a solar system ruined by economic collapse after an interplanetary war. Desperate for employment, they hijack a colony ship and plan to join a famed pirate crew living in luxury at Barbary Station, an abandoned shipbreaking station in deep space.

But when they arrive there, nothing is as expected. The pirates aren't living in luxury—they're hiding in a makeshift base welded onto the station's exterior hull. The artificial intelligence controlling the station's security system has gone mad, trying to kill all station residents and shooting down any ship that attempts to leave—so there's no way out.

Adda and Iridian have one chance to...
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Two engineers hijack a spaceship to join some space pirates—only to discover the pirates are hiding from a malevolent AI. Now they have to outwit the AI if they want to join the pirate crew—and survive long enough to enjoy it.
Adda and Iridian are newly minted engineers, but aren't able to find any work in a solar system ruined by economic collapse after an interplanetary war. Desperate for employment, they hijack a colony ship and plan to join a famed pirate crew living in luxury at Barbary Station, an abandoned shipbreaking station in deep space.

But when they arrive there, nothing is as expected. The pirates aren't living in luxury—they're hiding in a makeshift base welded onto the station's exterior hull. The artificial intelligence controlling the station's security system has gone mad, trying to kill all station residents and shooting down any ship that attempts to leave—so there's no way out.

Adda and Iridian have one chance to earn a place on the pirate crew: destroy the artificial intelligence. The last engineer who went up against the AI met an untimely end, and the pirates are taking bets on how the newcomers will die. But Adda and Iridian plan to beat the odds.

There's a glorious future in piracy...if only they can survive long enough.
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        September 25, 2017
        Stearns’s competent but uninspired debut, set in the near future of our solar system, follows Adda and Iridian, lovers just out of college who hijack a spaceship in order to deliver it to a pirate captain and, hopefully, win a place on the crew, which is more appealing to them than corporate drudgery. Unusually, Stearns has managed to produce a setting in which space piracy makes both reasonable economic and logistical sense; however, the focus of the novel is more on the artificial intelligence that has trapped the pirates on the space station they intended to take over as a base. The AI shoots down most traffic, both incoming and outgoing, but Adda is a software engineer, and her skills are the key to the group’s escape attempts. The novel’s prose is clunky, but the relationship between Adda and Iridian is believable and sweet, and well-worn tropes such as the rogue AI and a future controlled by evil corporations are deployed with some originality.

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        When two young engineers hijack a ship to go join a pirate crew stationed in deep space, they find themselves trapped by a murderous artificial intelligence. Adda and her girlfriend, Iridian, are young, in love, and ready to start a beautiful life of piracy together. Their solar system is still recovering from a nasty interplanetary war, and the economy is run by insidious megacorporations. Their options are to take soul-sucking jobs that are legal but would keep them apart or join a group of pirates. Lucky for them, Adda's brother, Pel, is already a member of one such crew, working for Captain Sloane. Pel urges Adda and Iridian to join him and the crew on Barbary Station, and between Adda's knack for the AIs that run ships and Iridian's engineering prowess, they manage to hijack a ship to take them there. But when they board the station, they find the pirates barely surviving. As it turns out, the pirates are being held hostage by the station's killer security AI. When Adda confronts Pel, he admits that he was hoping that Adda could use her AI expertise to rescue them. Now that she and Iridian are trapped, too, she has no choice but to try. Fans of harder SF will appreciate Stearns' attention to detail, but sometimes all that specificity is overwhelming. Still, there is solid buildup to Adda's intense confrontation with the rogue AI, with which she interacts by literally plugging herself into the station's network via neural implants. Adda shares the narrative with Iridian, and while Adda studies the AI in a virtual space, Iridian's chapters deliver the physical action and adventure you'd want from a space pirate story. Who doesn't love space pirates?

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