My friend Cedar Sanderson has just published a new science fiction novel. 'Tanager's Fledglings' is the first in a new series.
The blurb reads:
When the starship's captain died midway through a run with a cargo of exotic animals, the owner gave first mate Jem one chance, and one choice. The chance: if he successfully runs the trade route solo, he'll become the new captain. If he fails, he'll lose the only home he's ever known.
And the choice? He's now raising an old earth animal called a basset hound. Between station officials, housebreaking, pirates, and drool, Jem's got his hands full!
I've enjoyed Cedar's books for years, particularly her 'Pixie for Hire' trilogy (which I highly recommend). I'm looking forward to reading this new novel, and its sequels. She writes goooooood. (Yes, I know that's not grammatical. So?)