For Solar Rangers Walker and Jenner, a simple prisoner transport duty aboard the Stellar Fortune develops into a dangerous situation when the ship is hijacked, but their situation worsens as a diabolical plot unfolds which could change the political landscape of the entire Solar System forever, with deadly consequences for all on board.
The Chronicles are set within the Dystopian Science Fiction universe of the 23rd Century, where the inner planets of the Solar System are colonised and the asteroid belt beyond Mars plays host to countless small outposts – not all of whom welcome the dominance Mars secured over Earth after the bitter war for independence.
It is an era where rocket ships ply the space lanes between worlds and vast computer mainframes interconnect over the vast expanse between colonies to form SOLnet. The authorities struggle to bring order to a diversity of chaos, while the cartels, mercenaries and Brotherhood of Pirates ply their trades irrespective of the Solar Council’s laws.
Digital personalities work alongside their flesh and blood counterparts to provide a wide diversity to the Solar System. Body augmentation – in true cyberpunk style – enhances the skills and abilities of some, whilst genetic manipulation and experimentation crafts whole new diverse creatures to help tame hostile environments.
Diplomacy is the watchword of the inner worlds, whilst a good laser pistol and fast fists would serve better out within the more salubrious venues of the belt.
Welcome to the future of the 23rd Century.
Don’t lose too heavily in the Venusian pleasure domes, and go easy on the Mercurian Ale.
The first of the smaller ‘Tales’, Hijacked was originally written to provide more background to the setting of the main, much larger titles. As things have developed, it has become the first of a new line of adventures with many more ‘Chronicles’ planned, each aimed at adding more colour and characters to the setting of the 23rd Century.
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