Author Archives: Scott Jucha

“Conclave” Released

“Conclave,” the twentieth and final novel in the Silver Ships series, is now available on Amazon U.S. in ebook and print versions. Other Amazon stores will be delayed one to two days. Expect the audiobook in July.

Summary: The time is opportune for Alex Racine. Omnian efforts and sacrifices culminate in a singular opportunity. With good fortune, Alex will bring together the diverse races.

Alex visits the human colonies of New Terra, Haraken, Omnia, and Méridien to solicit their attendance.

Unknowingly, he sails into a deadly encounter.

“Q-Gates” Released

“Q-Gates,” the nineteenth novel in the Silver Ships series, is now available on Amazon U.S. in ebook and print versions. Other Amazon stores will be delayed two to three days. Expect the audiobook in March or April.

Summary: Omnian Co-leader Alex Racine’s mysterious dreams make him fear for events in alliance space. The dreams herald multiple calamities, such as the loss of the Transit Tripper. The freighter carried an alien drone and was sent to Mickey to examine.

The Colony has escalated its tactics against the Resistance. The alliance defenders have suffered setbacks. Mickey must find a way to defeat the Colony’s new energy weapons.

“Elvians” Released

“Elvians,” the eighteenth novel in the Silver Ships series, is now available on Amazon U.S. The print version will be delayed two to three days. Expect the audiobook in late December or early January.

Summary: Alex Racine’s fleet draws a first-contact conflict. The Omnian fleet sails from alliance space in an effort to interdict an alien ship that arrives at the Worlds of Lights, the Ollassa system.

Alex’s fleet arrives too late to prevent the Ollassa from attempting to oust the interlopers. The ill-equipped Ollassa attack the harvesting machines, and alien fighters destroy every Ollassa ship.

“Talus” Released

"Talus" on Amazon

“Talus,” the seventeenth novel in the Silver Ships series, is now available on Amazon U.S. The print version will be delayed two to three days.

Summary: Talus is under siege. Massive battleships, each ferrying an envoy from a federacy race, surround the Talusian home world.

The Talusian president, Sargut, sends an urgent plea for help. His message requests the assistance of the Omnian fleet.

The city-ship, Our People, and two Trident commands make preparations to sail for Talus to relieve the beleaguered Talusians.

“Earthers” Released

Earthers, A Silver Ships Novel

“Earthers,” the sixteenth novel in the Silver Ships series, is now available on Amazon. The print version will be delayed four to five days. I’m waiting for the book’s final cover.

Summary: Omnians, Earthers, and alliance members are fighting the Colony, the horde of sentient insectoids that threaten alliance space.

It’s Omnian superior technology that gives a temporary advantage to the peaceful alliance members who lead the fight to retake their planets.

Unfortunately, for those races fighting to halt the Colony’s expansion, the insectoids aren’t willing to retreat. They fight back with even deadlier tactics that take the lives of the unwary.

Note to Audiobook Fans

There have been a few challenges to continuing the audiobook series for the Silver Ships.

The first issue was that Grover Gardner accepted a full-time senior producer position with Blackstone Audio. He can no longer continue to read the series.

However, I’ve found a narrator who I believe rivals Grover’s style. Her name is Susanna Burney. She has finished the work on the “SADEs” audiobook and will complete the series. I truly enjoy her voice.

The second challenge was that ACX, the back end to Audible, had a “glitch,” as I was informed by support. It took me twelve days to find someone to correct the error so that I could begin the upload of the completed audio files. To be fair, the continuing effects of the pandemic on businesses has forced the ACX support team to work from home.

You’d think that would be the end of it but no. Amazon, ACX, and Audible, like all businesses, are suffering the ramifications of the pandemic. Today, I was told by support that the processing time for the “SADEs” audiobook files to be available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes will take approximately thirty days.

I’ll keep you informed. Stay safe out there!