Author Profile: R.E. Stearns, #QueerInSpace day 4

 Book cover of Barbary Station. The title at the top is in bold yellow text. Overtop of the title, the eponymous station drifts against a background of stars. Start with the biggest relatively clean shipbreaking harbor on Earth, compress it like it's in the crew area of a cruise ship, and put that in a ring-shaped space station. That was Waypoint Station, its name before the war. Run it for decades, abandon it, shoot missiles designed in the 2460s at it, and blow up or scare off all the humans who knew how to maintain it, and you’ve got Barbary Station. In the lower left corner of the image, a small (by comparison) spaceship approaches the station.

R. E. Stearns


Queer sci-fi/spec fic works

Sheildrunner Pirates series
Barbary Station (f/f space pirates! rogue AI! shenanigans!)
Mutiny at Vesta (the sequel that came out October 2018!)

Bio (Stolen from her website)

R. E. Stearns wrote her first story on an Apple IIe computer and still kind of misses green text on a black screen. She went on to annoy all of her teachers by reading books while they lectured. Eventually she read and wrote enough to earn a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Central Florida. She is hoping for an honorary doctorate.

When not writing or working, R. E. Stearns reads, plays PC games, and references internet memes in meatspace. She recently moved to Denver, Colorado, USA with her husband/computer engineer and a cat.


We’ve got two giveaways for R. E. Stearns, one that is open only to folks in the U.S. and one that is open only to folks outside the U.S.! Both giveaways will run from 12:00AM PST Tuesday December 4th to 11:59PM PST Wednesday December 5th.

U.S. Giveaway
Stearns is giving away signed copies of her first two books, Barbary Station and Mutiny at Vesta. You can enter through the Rafflecopter here!

Non-U.S. Giveaway
She’s also giving away an e-book set of her Shieldrunner Pirates series (both Barbary Station and Mutiny at Vesta). You can enter through the Rafflecopter here!

Where to find her on social media







Author: SeeOwlRead

They/She. I’m a queer reviewer and librarian.

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