Tales of the Hornet

This is a swashbuckling SF action series set in a battle-torn, rather low tech chaotic time period after the fall of centralized government in the middle of a Galactic War. It features the piratical raider The Hornet, a heavily armor starship piloted by a former military commander Sark and his crew who have turned into privateers.

The Hornet is a rather unique ship in that it has a massive battering ram similar to a spinning drill on its nose. This ship is designed for brute force ramming of other ships, which destroys them by rupturing their hulls and decompressing the interiors. The crew of the Hornet then raids and loots the dead ships.

This was originally a shared universe with my brother, Anthony Fortenberry. His stories include “The Last Flight of the Merciless Bitch.”