The Baralian Problem
by GB Hopper
Within two centuries of the development of faster-than-light travel, humanity has expanded across the galaxy, colonizing scores of new worlds. But in this boundless new cosmos, mankind has given up individual freedoms in service to the all-powerful Regent Allocen Athanasi.
After years of subjugation under Regency rule, a small band of rebels on the desolate mining planet of Banat Baral is plotting a revolution. When a high-ranking Regency official shows up on their bleak, forsaken world the rebels seize the opportunity to make a stand. Led by the impetuous Kailani Sewick and an outcast blind cleric, the outgunned Baralians face long odds in their fight for freedom.
All they need is a miracle to even their chances.