B is for…
Bounty hunters– What do Corwin Menivie and Westley Tavera disagree on? The usefulness of bounty hunters! Corwin’s dislike has a more professional motivation: they interfere with official IEC business. West’s approval stems from more personal, rather, well, intimate reasons. But maybe that was just one particular bounty hunter…
In the law enforcement and legal structure of the Empire, bounty hunters have a bit more legitimacy than Corwin gives them credit for. Space, we’re given to understand, is really, really big, and there simply aren’t enough imperial and local officers to track down every criminal. When a warrant is first issued for someone’s arrest, the hunt is usually handled by law enforcement, but if they can’t be found quickly the warrant is opened to licensed bounty hunters, who have more flexibility to follow trails across the stars.
Today’s Peripheral Passphrase Letter is: T
Welcome to the countdown to Peripheral People! Every day until our release date (May 11, 2015), we’ll be giving you a glimpse into our universe, the Ylendrian Empire. And every post will include a new letter in our scavenger hunt/word jumble contest. Catch the new letter each day, unscramble the words, and start submitting your contest entries on May 10, 2015 to be entered in a random drawing for the Ridiculously Cool(er) Ylendrian Prize Pack, which includes all of these prizes:
One (1) Slipstream Laboratories lunch cooler- a lovely powder blue insulated bag, proudly emblazoned with the Slipstream Laboratories corporate philosophy: Ethical Dilemmas Are Only a Problem If You Have Ethics
One (1) e-book of your choice from our backlist
One (1) $10 (US or equivalent currency) gift certificate to one of the following bookstores: Riptide Publishing, Amazon.com (or .country for non-US residents), or Barnes & Noble.com (Winner’s choice)
One (1) signed, full-wrap cover print of the cover art for Peripheral People, by the amazing Simone
Contest submissions open May 10, 2015 through May 24, 2015. Winner to be announced May 25, 2015. Contest open to US and non-US residents. Shipping for physical items will be paid by the authors; any duties or taxes due upon delivery are the responsibility of the prize winner. Winner will be notified via email, as well as announced on this blog and various social media outlets. Eligible entries must contain the correctly descrambled phrase, contact name, and valid email address. Winner will be chosen via random number generator.