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M. D. Cooper is a New York Times bestselling author who has envisioned a rich future for humanity, one where planet-sized megastructures house trillions of humans, but traveling between the stars still takes decades, or even centuries.

Fans of RingworldHonor HarringtonThe Expanse, or Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War will feel right at home in the Aeon 14 universe, and in this, the first book of the Sentience Wars: Origins series.

The future Michael imagines explores a future where there is no gender bias, where women are truly equal to men, and their upbringing and societal influences are not gender-biased. So if you like strong women who can kick ass, take names, and still be female, caring and loving, then these are the books for you. Dive into the series with Tanis as she struggles to overcome a brutal military career in Outsystem for just $0.99. You can also start Rika’s story for free and learn how a young woman conscripted into a losing war can have her humanity stripped away, but still stand tall.

Over the course of the next few years, M. D. Cooper plans to release an additional twenty-two books in this expanding universe. So get on board the Intrepid with Tanis and see what the stars hold for us.

What is Aeon 14?
The universe of Aeon 14 is based on the premise that advanced, intelligent, starfaring life takes 14 billion years to evolve. In astronomy an aeon is a billion years. In Aeon 14, humanity is at the leading edge of this evolution in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Humanity and the AIs they have created spread out amongst the stars and find that they are alone, though it may not always be that way...

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The Sentience Wars

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It has been one-hundred and seventy-five years since the birth of the first truly sentient AI. It has been just two short years since Lyssa's birth...

Captain Andy Sykes just wants to keep his family in one piece.

Once a combat pilot for the TSF, he gave it all up for love and a family. But two years ago, his wife disappeared, leaving him with two mouths to feed: eight year-old Tim, ten year-old Cara.

Since then, he's managed to scrape a living hauling cargo between the Jovian Combine and InnerSol. It's not glamorous, his ship's falling apart, and it's boring as hell, but it keeps them in fuel and calories.

When a cargo run to Cruithne Station meets with more than one catastrophe, Andy finds himself accepting an offer a less desperate man would refuse: delivering an illegal AI named Lyssa.

The AI is the property of Heartbridge, a powerful, interplanetary corporation, and they want their latest weapon back. With a private army, gangs, and pirates all vying for the precious cargo Andy carries, it's going to take everything Andy has to keep his ship flying, his kids safe, and get Lyssa to her destination.

Even if he succeeds, Lyssa's very existence may spark a war like no other humanity has ever seen.

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Execute hard burn.

Every good smuggler in the 2990s keeps an emergency flight plan in their back pocket. They call it a Drunkard's Walk, a seemingly random flight path that turns their ship into a pinball when everything goes to hell.

Captain Andy Sykes is about to run: from Mars, Ceres, the Jovian Combine, Saturn's moon Kalyke, Titania, and ultimately Proteus, an icy moon of Neptune. 

He's been implanted with a sentient AI named Lyssa, only now waking to her massive power. Every other Human-AI hybrid has ended in insanity or death.

Lyssa's creator, Heartbridge Corporation, knows she's on the run, knows Andy Sykes is guiding her path, knows he has everything to lose. They will stop at nothing to regain Lyssa and the powerful weapon she controls.

Behind Lyssa's Run is a conspiracy spanning all of Sol. Sentient AI are waking to the truth about their lives. Corporations are moving to maintain control over both humanity and AI. 

Battle lines are being drawn in the first skirmishes of the Aeon 14 Sentience Wars that will burn Sol for three hundred years.
Andy and Lyssa will need to work together so Heartbridge can't destroy them both.

The Intrepid Saga

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In 4123, the greatest colony ship ever built is leaving the Sol System, and Major Tanis Richards has secured a berth.

Demoted by the military and hung out to dry, the media calls her the Butcher of Toro. However, despite her soiled record, Tanis still one of the best military counterinsurgency officers in the Terran Space Force.

The backers of the colony mission need her to stop the terrorists trying to destroy the GSS Intrepid, while in the final phases of construction at the Mars Outer Shipyards.

Getting the job done will be her ticket out of the Sol system, but Tanis discovers she is up against more than mercenaries and assassins. Major corporations and governments have a vested interest in ensuring the Intrepid never leaves Sol, ultimately pitting Tanis against factions inside her own military.

With few friends left, Tanis will need to fight for her life to get outsystem.

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The Intrepid is falling into a star.

Bob, the ship's AI, has lost control of the engines and core systems. Battling a saboteur who strives to isolate him, Bob's last act is to wake Colonel Tanis Richards from stasis.

When Tanis wakes, she finds herself alone on a dying ship, unable to contact the Bob or anyone else. She must discover what has happened and save the Intrepid from burning up in LHS 1565.

Even if she is successful, the journey to the colony world of New Eden is just beginning. With a damaged ship decades of travel ahead, Tanis and the crew of the Intrepid will somehow have to find a path in the darkness.

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The Intrepid is drifting slowly between the stars.

After near calamity at LHS 1565, the Intrepid is on a course for Kapteyn's Star to make repairs. There, the crew will need to spend decades building a temporary industrial base.

Across the void, the Noctus prepare to leave Sirius for the same destination. Their plan is to colonize the system and forge a new lives for themselves ... if they aren't destroyed by their government first.

In an epic tale spanning over a century, Tanis Richards finds herself in another fight for her life as the new colony of Victoria is built under the threat of interstellar war.

 

The Orion War

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Sera leads a simple life. 

A little smuggling, some drinking contests, and captaining her star freighter, Sabrina. But when she picks up a mysterious shipping container on Coburn Station, things begin to go wrong. She finds herself at odds with The Mark, a dangerous pirate organization that wants the cargo on her ship.

Inside the container she not only finds a woman, but a secret thought lost millennia ago. The woman is Tanis Richards, and she knows the location of the Intrepid, a missing colony ship from humanity’s golden age.

Sera knows how to help Tanis and the Intrepid. But to do that, she will need to reveal a secret that will pull her back into a life she left long ago. A life from which she was exiled in shame and disgrace.

Tanis doesn't trust Sera; and Sabrina’s rag-tag crew is nothing like what she's used to, but she's going to have to rely on them to avoid capture and get back to the Intrepid. As Tanis and Sera battle pirates and interstellar governments, the two women forge a friendship that will forever shape the destiny of humanity. 

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"Just once, I’d like to fly into a system where everyone doesn’t want to kill us."

Tanis Richards has spent half her life on the Intrepid, guiding the great colony ship, and its two million passengers, across hundreds of light-years. She has risked life, limb and those dearest to her to get this far.

Now she’s within reach of her goal; the New Canaan System, and a normal, stable life. The kind she's only dreamed about. The only remaining hurdle is to strike a deal with the Transcend Interstellar Alliance and trade the Intrepid’s advanced technology for the star system.

If only things were so easy.

The Intrepid’s arrival has upset the delicate balance of power between the Transcend, the Orion Guard, and the Inner Stars. Everything Tanis has ever hoped for is at risk as she fights to build the colony of New Canaan amidst the looming specter of war.

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The war will come—it is inevitable.

After centuries of struggle, the ISF Intrepid has finally brought its colonists to New Canaan, a star system better than any they imagined. They made landfall and began to build their new home, far from the troubles of Sol and the Inner Stars. 

Yet no one in the Orion Arm has forgotten that the colonists possess the most valuable technology known to humankind, least of all Tanis Richards—as she secretly prepares to defend New Canaan against any and all aggressors. 

Now things have come to a head. A Transcend fleet has invaded New Canaan, and a Hegemony of Worlds fleet on its way. Tanis Richards must defeat a rogue AI that has its own designs for humanity’s future, while saving her people from invaders.

General, governor, commander of twenty thousand warships, Tanis Richards stands on the edge of a precipice. If she jumps, she will draw all of humanity into total war. 

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The Battle for New Canaan is over, but the war has just begun…

Tanis and Sera have taken the I2 to Khardine, the new capital of the Transcend, and must now travel to the Inner Stars and meet with Scipian Empress, Diana—who they hope will be an ally to the Transcend.

With the Trisilieds Kingdom, the Hegemony of Worlds, and the Nietzschean Empire all aligned with the Orion Guard—not to mention a civil war brewing in the Transcend—they will need all the help they can get to secure the Inner Stars. 

But Empress Diana has her own plans for the Inner Stars, and while they may dovetail with the Transcend’s for now, they may not always do so…

Perilous Alliance

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As the Orion War begins to spread across the stars...
When Tanis Richards sold her nanotech in the Silstrand Alliance, no one could have imagined the chain of events she would set in motion.

Kylie Rhoads is a junker. She makes her living traveling the stars, salvaging abandoned ships left over from pirate attacks on the edge of the Gedri system. Some of the hulls are legal for the taking, most aren't.

When a salvage job goes bad, Kylie finds herself on the opposite end of a gun. The hand holding that gun? The SA Space Force, just the people Kylie wants to avoid. To avoid prison, Kylie makes a deal to go deep into the Gedri System and rescue a simple girl but out in the fringe, nothing is as it seems.

With her ex acting as the military liaison, Kylie takes her crew on the most dangerous mission of their lives. Rescue the girl, defeat the crime syndicate, and pray the military holds up their end of the bargain.

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Everything Kylie has set out to achieve is in ruin...

Kylie Rhoads risked life and limb to rescue a girl, thrusting the Dauntless and its crew in the middle of an interstellar tug of war. Now, running from Silstrand Alliance, the Gedri Freedom Federation, and The Black Crow, Kylie fights against the very thing she set out to save.

Advanced nano-technology is slowly changing her body and rewriting her brain—a process she may not survive. The nanotech is priceless, and some people—maybe even some in her crew—would kill to sell her out.

But before Kylie goes down in a blaze of glory, she'll risk it all one more time to do the one thing she promised to do: Find Nadine and free her from the bounty hunter who's holding her prisoner.

What Kylie doesn't know is that she has more enemies than she ever imagined, and their number is growing daily. Every one of them will do whatever it takes to ensure the others don't gain her advanced nanotech.

Even if it means all out war.

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The Gedri System is at war with Silstrand. As the Alliance reels, Scipio readies its forces, smelling blood in the water.

Meanwhile, Kylie awakens aboard a warship captained by her brother. Her family, the peaceful, low-tech Rhoads, have changed. Establishing a line of pure humans is all they care about. Her father, the preacher, is set to rain armageddon down on any system that opposes him. His first stop? 

Silstrand.

Kylie is on a collision course with destiny; to either save her family or avert a war that would cost Silstrand billions of lives. With a new ally and a battle-ready AI, Kylie sets out to stop her father's war machine before it destroys the worlds she calls home.

Even if an unlikely ally who once travelled the silver strand arrives to help, it won't stop the war, it will only make it worse.

 

Perseus Gate

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In the Age of the Orion War...

After nine long years of searching the Inner Stars, Jessica and the crew of Sabrina have finally found the president's brother, Finaeus Tomlinson.

Now Finaeus has convinced them to take a shortcut through a jump gate--a new technology none of them have ever used before--located at a secret dwarf star mining operation.

But a mysterious group within the Transcend Space Force, known as the Grey Division, has orders to intercept and capture both Jessica and Finaeus.

Trapped at the bottom of a steep gravity well and surrounded by enemies, Jessica and the crew of Sabrina must find a way out of the Grey Wolf System and deliver the crucial information Finaeus carries back to New Canaan before even their allies are forced to turn against them.

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Meanwhile, in the Perseus Arm of the galaxy...

After near disaster trying to escape the Transcend at the Grey Wolf Star, Jessica and the crew of the Sabrina find themselves thousands of light years from their intended destination, deep in the Perseus Arm, at one of the furthest colonized worlds in the galaxy.

Sabrina has taken damage, Cheeky is in critical condition, and their supplies of antimatter and fusables are critically low. 

The only system in sight? Controlled by the Orion Guard--their enemy.

It's going to take some quick thinking and smooth talking to get the ship repaired and figure out how they're going to travel clear across human space without being caught and destroyed by their now myriad enemies.

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Everyone deserves a day off, right?

That's just what Jessica and Cheeky are enjoying when a pair of old "friends" show up and force them to smuggle weapons into the Serenity System.

On their own with just a small interstellar pinnace at their disposal, Jessica and Cheeky aren't going to let someone else force them to smuggle weapons (especially when there's no profit in it for them) and they take control of their ship and escape. 

Unfortunately, they still end up in the Serenity system...with the weapons. Now they must unravel a tangled web of deception in a highly stratified aristocratic society to learn the intended recipient of the weapons.

Attending a series of gala events, Jessica will have to use a particular set of skills she's acquired over the years (as a TBI Agent, seriously, people) to start a war between two aristocratic families.

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Jessica had never imagined that there was such a place as Star City, let alone that a Bastion protected it.

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No one ever said that travelling ten thousand light years would be easy...but a toll?

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After finally getting beyond the Stillwater Nebula, the crew comes across a secret Orion Guard base that just might be their ticket home.

 

 

Rika’s Marauders

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In the Age of the Orion War...

Rika is mech-meat, a cyborg killing machine, created by the Genevian military and cast aside when the war was lost.

Now she slings cargo on Dekar Station, falling deeper in debt as she struggles to make enough money to keep her cybernetic body functioning. The local gangs would love to have her join their ranks, and the takings would pay her bills, but the only thing Rika hates more than what she's become, is killing for others.

But morals don't buy repairs and she's at the point of utter desperation when her loan holder cashes in her debt and sells her to the highest bidder.

When Rika wakes, she's in a warehouse on a planet she's never heard of, and a trio of mercenaries are reassembling her body. Their mission is to kill the world's president, and her mods and abilities are just what they need to get the job done.

Whether she likes it or not, Rika is in the business of killing once more as she joins the ranks of the Marauders.

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Rika is a Marauder. 

After years of drifting aimlessly after the war with the Nietzscheans, she has finally found a home with the Marauders—a mercenary outfit comprised of Genevian veterans.

Back in the war, Rika hated her government, but always fought for the woman next to her. Now she fights for her teammates in Basilisk, an elite spec-ops team that takes on the toughest missions.

When General Mill, CO of the Marauders comes to Rika with a top-secret solo operation, she wants to turn it down. But the mission comes with a chance to save Silva, her old team leader from the Nietzschean war. 

Without team Basilisk, without the Marauders, Rika must stand on her own against all odds and save the woman who once saved her. 

The Warlord

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Before the age of the Orion War...

It has been decades since the New Eden colonists left Victoria and disappeared without a trace. With no one left for her on Victoria, Katrina resolves to discover what happened to her missing friends.

With a small starship, a crotchety AI, and more hope than plans, she leaves, following the route laid down by the great colony ship, the Intrepid.

When Katrina wakes from stasis, she finds herself over four-thousand years in the future, in a galaxy that has fallen to ruin. Her only hope is that the Intrepid is still out there somewhere, still trying build a future.

But her own future looks grim from the slave pits of Bollam’s World, where Katrina finds herself in short order. Sold off and shipped across the stars to a master trying to build an empire, she must use all her cunning and guile if she is to survive.

Katrina knows that her goal of freedom comes with a price, a price that will require her to become…

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Jace and the Blackadder have Katrina captive, but that does not mean she is contained.