A thrilling interstellar adventure by Scott Warren
About Vick's Vultures
In the far future, alien technology captured by the Union Earth Privateers has fueled Earth’s tenuous expansion from a single planet to a handful of systems across the Orion Spur.
Victoria Marin, captain of the U.E. Condor, and her crew of Vultures have been running dry for months. In danger of losing her command and her credibility if she can’t locate fresh salvage, she locks onto the distress signal of an alien ship in hopes of valuable cargo. What she finds instead is First Prince Tavram, the heir apparent to one of the largest empires in known space. Tavram’s ship has been crippled after narrowly escaping an ambush and his would-be assassin is coming to finish the job.
The Vultures launch a high risk mission to rescue the prince and recover every last scrap of xenotech they can before the hunter catches up to his prey. But there are more dangers than notorious interstellar assassins when it comes to ferrying alien princes across the stars, and Victoria must contend with dangerous alliances, old grudges, and even her own government if she means to bring her crew home alive. Whether she succeeds or fails, the consequences of her choices will affect the path of all humanity.
Scott Warren’s story puts us right in the middle of the danger, in a galaxy-spanning crisis that can only be solved by a no-nonsense hero like Victoria “Vick” Marin. Enjoy the ride!
Robert E Waters
Author of the Devil Dancers Military SF series
I was on board with Captain Victoria Marin and her multinational, multi-ethnic, multi personality type, mismatched crew from the first moment. Scott Warren gives us an uncommon premise, humans as technological inferiors to most of the galaxy, and follows the plausible consequences of that premise: from our race’s particularly human adaptation to that situation–becoming pirates and scavengers of technology while flying under the radar of the major civilizations–to the cultural and character traits that come to the surface in that event. It all comes together with a richly-imagined universe, three-dimensional characters, and a fast-moving plot to give the reader a novel that is as interesting to the lover of hard science fiction as it is exciting to the lover of adventure. Vicks Vultures is a scientifically creditable, swashbucklingly exciting tale from a talented emerging author. Read it . . . while I wait for his next book.
H. Paul Honsinger
Author of the Man of War Military SF Series
Vick’s Vultures shines a light on the dirtier side of space. The crew of the Condor will pull you into this gritty space opera and open the doors to a new sci-fi universe.
Creator of Salvagers comic book series
A uniquely fun twist to the genre, Vick’s Vultures will both surprise and engross the reader as they follow this very different image of humanity’s role in a very crowded galaxy. Scott Warren is a most welcome addition to the Space Opera genre and community, and I’m looking forward to reading more from this talented new author and this universe in particular.
Author of the Odyssey One Military Science Fiction series
Vick's Vultures in the Media
Science Fiction Spotlight Radio
Military Science Fiction Author H. Paul Honsinger interviews Scott Warren about his upcoming sci-fi adventure, Vick’s Vultures.
About the Author
Scott Warren got his start in writing while living in Washington during the summer of 2014 when he entered the world of speculative fiction by writing Sorcerous Crimes Division, followed shortly by Vick’s Vultures.
Mr. Warren blends aspects of classic military fantasy and science fiction with a modern, streamlined writing style to twist tired tropes into fresh ideas. He believes in injecting a healthy dose of adventure into the true-to-life grit and grime that marks the past decade of science fiction, while still embracing the ideas that made science fiction appeal to so many readers.
As a UAV Pilot, and former submariner, Scott draws on his military and aviation experiences to bring authenticity to his writing while keeping it accessible to all readers. Scott is also an artist, contributing his skills to board games, role playing games, and his own personal aerial photography galleries.