Here's another pair of Frigate Victory stories:
Captain Ayers and the Waconda “War”
: There’s trouble on the colony world Waconda as the time grows near to vote on the seat of government. Captain Jason Ayers and the Victory have to keep the peace. Is there more that Ayers can do or say to make the mission a success?
First published in “Space Westerns,” March 16, 2008.
The Best Candidate
: A former commander asks Captain Ayers for advice. He’s running for colonial governor, and several local power brokers are asking him for favors. Ayers does a little research; will his unusual approach help his friend solve his problems?
First published in “Golden Visions,” October/November/December 2010.