Rob Boffard was born in Johannesburg in 1984. He grew up reading encyclopedias for fun (he was that kind of kid). He quickly became obsessed with science fiction, action movies and speaking very loudly to anybody who would listen. While studying journalism at Rhodes University in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, he was an active rap artist, and became one of the presenters on the longest-running rap radio show in Africa. In the past five or six years, he has written for The Guardian, Wired Magazine, Huck Magazine, the BBC, and io9.
Rob now splits his time between Vancouver, London and Johannesburg. He still loves action movies and science-fiction, as demonstrated in his writing. Publishers Weekly notes in part about Adrift, " Boffard sets his tale in a 22nd century recently scarred by a devastating interplanetary war, using the uncertainties left by the eventual truce to introduce surprising plot twists that will leave readers doubting their assumptions about the characters and their motives. Although his passengers are amateurs up against a superior adversary, he gives them an appealing scrappiness that makes their survival seem less unlikely than it should. This action-packed adventure is made for summer vacation reading." Outer Earth is the omnibus edition of the space thriller trilogy originally released as Tracer, Zero-G, and Impact -- a perfect cross-genre title for the Galaxy.
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"An edge-of-the-seat epic of survival and adventure in deep space." - Gareth L. Powell, BSFA Award-Winning author
Sigma Station. The ultimate luxury hotel, in the far reaches of space.
For one small group, a tour of the Horsehead Nebula is meant to be a short but stunning highlight in the trip of a lifetime.
But when a mysterious ship destroys Sigma Station and everyone on it, suddenly their tourist shuttle is stranded.
They have no weapons. No food. No water. No one back home knows they're alive.
And the mysterious ship is hunting them.
Welcome to Outer Earth: a vivid, dangerous world where every day is a desperate struggle for survival. Who said in space no one can hear you scream?
Outer Earth is a huge space station orbiting the ruins of our planet. Dirty, overcrowded and inescapable, it's humanity's last refuge . . . and possibly its final resting place.
For there are dark forces at work on the station: forces that seek to unleash chaos. If they succeed, there will be nowhere left to run.
This omnibus edition contains all three of Rob Boffard's adrenaline-fuelled Outer Earth novels: Tracer, Zero-G, and Impact.