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Stearns, R E

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1983-    ) US author whose Shieldrunner Pirates sequence begins with Barbary Station (2017), a Space Opera set in a distant Near Future where Earth has suffered defeat in an interplanetary war. Escaping this desolate world, the protagonists, long-time partners who are Black and lesbian (see Race in SF; Sex), travel by Starship in Suspended Animation to a Space Habitat named Vesta, which is dominated by a murderous rogue AI, which must be defeated. It is. But in Mutiny at Vesta (2018), the two discover that their habitat has been purchased by a giant corporation; their escape and eventual triumph occupies a final volume, Gravity of a Distant Sun (2020). [JC]

R E Stearns

born 1983



Shieldrunner Pirates

  • Barbary Station (New York: Simon and Schuster/Saga, 2017) [Shieldrunner Pirates: hb/Martin Deschambeault]
  • Mutiny at Vesta (New York: Simon and Schuster/Saga, 2018) [Shieldrunner Pirates: hb/Martin Deschambeault]
  • Gravity of a Distant Sun (New York: Simon and Schuster/Saga, 2020) [Shieldrunner Pirates: pb/Martin Deschambeault]


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