By Robert Appleton
Revised "Charlie Runs jewelry round the Earth", 2009
Charlie Thorpe-Campbell is the best RAM-runner the realm has ever seen--and he is aware it. at the verge of retirement from the game, he's protecting his identify as champion of the yearly orbital race one ultimate time whilst he's all of sudden hurtling away into deep space.
Charlie's unscheduled voyage via a wormhole ends with a crash-landing on a most original planet, with ratings of spacecraft from all corners of the universe in orbit. looking aid, he heads towards what seems to be civilization, ignorant of the horrors looking ahead to him there...
Once contained in the nice, orb-covered urban, Charlie is thrust into intergalactic pageant by means of a bloodthirsty alien race. whilst he discovers he can use his distinctive talents to avoid wasting not just himself, however the complete galaxy, will he stand up to the challenge--or run from it?
Previously released as Charlie Runs jewelry round the Earth, newly revised via the author.
*EPIC Award Finalist 2011 - top technological know-how Fiction
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