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Wildcatter

By Dave Duncan

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An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.

As long as there is money to be made, there will be Wildcatters.

Throughout human history wildcatters, the first great explorers and prospectors to lay claim to newly discovered lands, have marched to the beat of a different drummer-motivated by a deep yearning to be the first to walk on uncharted land and benefit from treasures yet to be discovered.

In the future, wildcatters in space will travel to exoplanets, located in The Big Nothing, to search for new chemicals which, when transformed into pharmaceuticals, will bring untold wealth and fame to the individuals and corporations that stake their claim for exclusive exploitation rights.

Such is the quest of the crew of the independent starship Golden Hind, whose mission is to travel a year and a half to "Cacafuego", beat the larger corporations to the exoplanet's resources, and strike it rich for themselves.

But will a yellow warning flag, planted above the planet, stop them? Or will the Golden Hind's prospector foray to the planet's surface, possibly to never return alive?

Biographical Notes

Dave Duncan (1933 - )
Although a Canadian citizen, Dave Duncan was born in Scotland in 1933. He received his diploma from Dundee High School and got his college education at the University of Saint Andrews. He moved to Canada in 1955, where he still lives with his wife. He has had dozens of fantasy and science fiction novels published, among them A Rose-Red City, Magic Casement and The Reaver Road, as well as a highly praised historical novel, Daughter of Troy, published under the pseudonym Sarah B. Franklin. He also published the "Longdirk" series of novels, Demon Sword, Demon Knight and Demon Rider, under the name Ken Hood.

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  • ISBN: 9781473206540
  • Publication date: 30 Oct 2014
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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