ABLE Series

The ABLE SERIES, by Ed Charlton, are sci-fi stories published on Kindle only.

Jim Able works in outer space. Although he has returned to duty after a disastrous encounter on a previous assignment, he is determined to enjoy his work. His boss may be on his case, but he still manages to drink a little too much, to eat dubious food, and to smell the alien flora.

In the first episode, ABLE, Jim is sent to Turcanis Major V to solve a mystery but with strict instructions not to start a war. Will he find the alien calling himself “Edward of Turcania”? Will he discover who has qualified for the First Contact fee? Will he accidentally foment a revolution?

With the help of a local female scientist, Madhar Nect, Jim investigates the religious minority of TMV’s main moon. He calls on all his patience, determination, and improvisation to finally secure an interview with a Regdenir. And then the trouble starts…

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The story continues in the second episode, SOPHA.

Jim is the guest of Sopha, the Regdenir and finds himself drawn to the ceremonies and beliefs of this religious minority. He receives benefit from one of their rituals in regard to his troubled past.

When the deception concerning a forthcoming TV show and the revelation of Jim as the first alien to visit the TMV system are revealed, his relationship with Sopha is soured. Jim’s imprisonment and Madhar Nect’s military backed rescue stand to disrupt the whole of TMV-II’s society.

Sopha escapes and Jim returns to Earth. Jim soon learns that the Regdenir has armed himself with sophisticated weaponry. Should Jim return to TMV-II? Even if he does, can he prevent the war he may have precipitated?

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The story continues in episode three: TMV.
Available July 2017