The 3rd book of the Backworlds series is out!


In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendents to survive in a harsh universe.

To secure his future, Craze must propel his world into a more prosperous era. Only days away from the grand opening of his new and improved tavern, he is confronted by a loony Backworlder intent on mucking up his plans. Gaunt and trembling, she claims her spaceship is possessed. She also has a connection to the underworld that shakes loose the dark past of one of Craze’s closest friends. It all threatens to end Craze’s prosperity before it begins.

Meanwhile off world, Captain Talos works desperately to outwit the mercenary Jixes and lure them away from his and Craze’s budding prospects. The mind-control weapon Talos uses against them is wearing thin, and his next move may be his last.

Will Craze and Talos’s efforts bring about a grand new age of boom or damn them to forever struggle in the dust?

Paperback Available from:

Amazon / AmazonUK / OtherOutlets

Ebook Available from:

Amazon / AmazonUK / KOBO / BN / Smashwords / OtherOutlets

iTunes, Sony, and other links will be coming.


M. Pax is author of the sci-fi series, The Backworlds, and the new adult urban fantasy Hetty Locklear series. A Browncoat and SG fan, she’s also slightly obsessed with Jane Austen. In the summers she docents as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory where the other astronomers now believe she has the most extensive collection of moon photos in existence. No fear, there will be more next summer. She lives in stunning Central Oregon with the Husband Unit and two lovely, spoiled cats.

 You can find Mary at the following places: Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads



  1. Congrats Mary! I have her books on my TBR list, hope this one does well.

  2. Mary is everywhere today! Go Mary!

    Hi Clare :)

  3. I 'bought' (it was free) the first book in the series and can't wait to read it!

  4. It's very curious to know, what other people think about future. I hope this one does good.

  5. Thank you Clare! You're awesome and should be immortal :D I hope you have a beautiful Monday.

  6. Yay for Mary! I'm so excited for her. This series is so much fun!


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