The Lost, Book 3 of The Maauro Chronicles
A scientific expedition has disappeared in trackless space, and only the ‘Lost
Planet’ agency has a shot at finding them and rescuing the grandson of Shasti
Rainhell, secret ruler of Olympia. And so it is that star-pilot Wrik Trigardt and his
female android partner Maauro, set off for uncharted stars while enemies known
and unknown bar their path.
Wrik and the ancient artificial intelligence ‘Maauro’ have formed the Lost Planet
Agency which is commissioned by Shasti Rainhell, greatest creation of the
genetic engineers of Olympia, to find her grandson, missing with an expedition
seeking the fabled Lost Colony of the first humans to leave the Sol System. But the
Confederacy is wracked by enemies within and without and many would just as
soon see the lost remain so. Wrik’s spaceship, Stardust, lifts for uncharted stars
and unknown perils.
The third book in Edward McKeown’s The Maauro Chronicles, and set in the
same universe as the Robert Fenaday/Shasti Rainhell stories, THE LOST continues
Maauro and Wrik’s ongoing adventures as they discover secrets others dare not
EDWARD MCKEOWN is a writer and editor specializing in science fiction and
fantasy with occasional forays into literary and nonfiction. Ed escaped from NY,
but his old hometown supplies much of the background to his humorous “Lair
of the Lesbian Love Goddess” shorts, as his new hometown in Charlotte, North
Carolina does for his “Knight Templar” fantasy series. He enjoys a wide variety
of interests from ballroom dance to the martial arts. He has also edited five
Sha’Daa anthologies of wry tales of the apocalypse and a wide variety of short
stories. Find him on Facebook and at edwardmckeown.weebly.com.