Pets in Space Anthology

Pets in Space was selected by LibraryJournal.com as one of the 
“Best Books of 2016” in “E-Originals Fiction.”

 

StarDog by Laurie A. Green
(A Pets in Space novelette and a story in The Inherited Stars Universe)

 

Navigator Taro Shall has a mission no one wants – find a way to eradicate snakes on a starship. He never expects to find the answer to his problem in a charming street vendor named Adini. His already unusual mission becomes more complicated when he suddenly acquires an adorable StarDog that soon sweeps him and Adini into the maw of a brewing insurrection.
 
Even an alien needs a pet…
 
Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?
 
New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Best selling authors have eight original, never-released stories and one expanded story giving readers nine amazing adventures that will capture your imagination and help a worthy charity. Come join us as we take you on nine amazing adventures that will change the way you look at your pet!
 
10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

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More About StarDog
 
They had me at Pets + Space! I’d been musing on the idea of a ship mascot for a future novel with Captain Dava Jordan as one of the central characters when the opportunity arose to participate in the Pets in Spaceanthology. The plot soon took shape not only as a conflicted romance between a ship navigator and a spaceport vendor, but also as an origin story of how a mysterious captain and the cutest little dog/cat/weasel/mongoose in the galaxy first met. 
 
For readers of my full-length novel, Inherit the Stars, I promise a couple of eye-opening surprises. For those not familiar with my work, I hope StarDog will be the perfect companion to introduce you to the Inherited Stars universe.
 
Special Dedication

“The Authors of Pets in Space would like to make a special dedication of this book to our friend and cover model Vikkas Bhardwaj, in memory of his beloved dog Simba, who passed away while we were collaborating on this anthology. Vikkas had shared many wonderful photos and stories of Simba with us and his other followers on social media, and described “discovering the love” of pet ownership with Simba. He viewed his canine companion as “the most loyal and most compassionate…” of dogs.

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