I’m working through revisions for ‘Side Hustle Tango’ the second book in the Grand Human Empire (You can pre-order book one, now. You totally should!) series, and figured I’d kick off this year with a fun little sneak peek.
As Rudy attached the umbilical, Skip asked, You know what the worst part of being installed in a starship is?
Rudy reached up and pressed a button that activated the bilge pump system that would flush the ship’s waste tanks into the space station’s main waste system. Humans pooping inside you?
There was a pause, long enough to be noticeable to beings who process things in milliseconds, Ok the second worst thing?
Rudy rolled down the ramp, sending it a signal to line up under the main data and power trunk connection. What? He rolled to the wall, fetching the thick trunk cable.
You all get to go off and do things and I just sit here.
Rudy’s head spun a full circle, I am connecting umbilicals to you to suck human poop out, and recharge your reactor. It’s not as glamorous as you think.
Where the Space Rogues series gives us banter between aliens dealing with Wil, I wanted The Grand Human Empire to be more human-centric. There might be aliens, but right now it’s humans and their droids.