Five colony ships fall into a pocket universe.
Five dimensional planes, rent by a cosmic fissure.
Five thousand year pass.
Five hundred settled worlds.
Pirates. Judges. Weird physics. Desperate refugees. Struggling colonists.Missing persons and a mystery ship. A quest for human origins in a pocket universe.
THE RULE OF FIVE: YEAR ONE contains the first twelve episodes of the serial space opera that's changing the way stories are told.
Don Sakers was launched the same month as Sputnik One, so it was perhaps inevitable that he should become a science fiction writer. A Navy brat by birth, he spent his childhood in such far-off lands as Japan, Scotland, Hawaii, and California. In California, rather like a latter-day Mowgli, he was raised by dogs.
As a writer and editor, he has explored the thoughts of sapient trees (The Leaves of October), brought ghosts to life (Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three, Baen 1989), and beaten the "Cold Equations" scenario ("The Cold Solution," Analog 7/91, voted best short story of the year.)
Sakers is a member of the CoastLine SF Writers Group. He has taught sf-writing through Howard Community ... (more)