Ace of Corpses
by Lawrence M. Schoen
To appease an alien senate, a newbie courier accepts what should be an easy gig: retrieving a misplaced corpse from a mausoleum world.
But the deceased is a planetary king, he’s not really dead, and he doesn’t want to go home!
Angela “Gel” Colson is not your typical Human teenager. She’s left her adopted father and siblings behind, scrounged enough cash to purchase a derelict spaceship, and started her own courier business taking jobs no one else wants.
All that may be true, but it’s not the real story. Gel only appears to be Human. She’s actually a mutant variant from a race of teleporting aliens who have hidden in plain sight for millennia. They don’t believe she can keep their secret. If she doesn’t convince them otherwise, they’ll resolve the problem by putting her to death!
Can she run her company, stay out of trouble, and not reveal her powers to outsiders?
Category: Science Fiction – Adventure