R.E. Stearns is the author of Barbary Station. She wrote her first story on an Apple IIe computer and still kind of misses green text on a black screen. She went on to annoy all of her teachers by reading books while they lectured. Eventually she read and wrote enough to earn a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Central Florida. She is hoping for an honorary doctorate. When not writing or working, R.E. Stearns reads, plays PC games, and references Internet memes in meatspace. She lives near Orlando, Florida with her husband, a computer engineer, and a cat.
Strong characters and fast-paced action define this debut SF thriller. * Library Journal on BARBARY STATION * A super cool novel. It mixes unpredictable mysteries, a murderous AI, space battles, an awesome and fashionable Pirate Leader in Captain Sloane as well as a healthy dose of romance and found families...a blend of Die Hard and the Illuminae Files. * Kirkus Reviews, on BARBARY STATION * Grabs you in chapter one and doesn't let go. This book is for everyone who ever wanted to be a space pirate. -- Mur Lafferty, Award-winning author of Six Wakes, on BARBARY STATION This book is good fun. I really enjoyed this, and I bet you will, too. -- Ann Leckie, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Ancillary Justice, on BARBARY STATION An exhilarating mashup of Golden-Age widescreen and zeitgeist cool. Totally unexpected. More please! -- Internationally bestselling author Stephen Baxter, on BARBARY STATION