W. Michael Gear is the author or co-author with his beloved wife, Kathleen O'Neal Gear, of fifty-seven published novels. He is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author whose work has been translated into 29 languages and has over 17 million copies in print world wide. Both and anthropologist and archaeologist, he brings extraordinary depth and complexity to his characters and settings. Gear lives on a back country buffalo ranch in Wyoming where he raises outstanding bison, indulges in his passion for large-caliber rifles, and pets his two shelties: Jake and Shannon. Michael can be found at gear-gear.com.
Praise for Outpost
"What a ride! Excitement, adventure, and intrigue, all told in W. Michael Gear's vivid, compulsively readable prose. A terrific new science-fiction series; Gear hits a home run right out of the park and all the way to Capella." --Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night "A marginal colony on a living world--where human life and human will are tested to the limits. An intriguing and inventive new work from Michael Gear, first of a trilogy. Recommended!" --C. J. Cherryh, Hugo Award-winning author of Downbelow Station "W. Michael Gear creates a fun and colorful setting on a planet full of interesting fauna and cunning, deadly animals." --RT Reviews "Gear kicks off a new sf series by weaving a number of compelling characters into the narrative, including bold heroine Talina Perez and Donovan itself, a planet teeming with danger and delights in turn.... Fans of epic space opera, like Rachel Bach's Fortune's Pawn (2013), will happily lose themselves in Donovan's orbit." --Booklist "A thrilling tale of high stakes survival on an alien planet." --Dread Central