Fulcrum of Odysseus

Shan Takhu Legacy: Book Two

Marooned on the edge of the Solar System.

After crash-landing on the frozen surface of L-4 Prime, Jephora Cochrane and the crew of the Jakob Waltz fight to survive while they unravel an alien secret that will change the path of Humanity’s future.

An attempted rescue mission brings civil war in its wake, and catches him between an emerging authoritarian regime and Chancellor Roja‘s resistance forces. Running out of options, Cochrane must leverage the limited resources he has in a desperate play to keep his crew safe and to protect humankind from certain self-destruction.

Thrust into the center of the crisis, they may hold the keys to avoiding the inevitable battle that seems destined to shred civilization.

If they can stay alive long enough.

Read Fulcrum of Odysseus and discover how a little power in the right hands can redefine the destiny of the Solar System.


$3.99 Kindle / $13.95 Paperback



“Eric Michael Craig cranks up the excitement and intrigue with Fulcrum of Odysseus.” – Daphne Thompson, SF Enthusiast


“If you enjoyed the hard science, intrigue, and interstellar action of Star Trek and felt that Skynet wasn’t far-reaching or threatening enough, then Fulcrum of Odysseus is definitely for you!” – Leland Lydecker, Author: Necrotic City


“… a trip that any science fiction aficionado dreams about. I like stories about first contact, if well narrated, and you can bet this is one. – Keyla Damear, Author


“Great characters put into very exciting and rapidly evolving situations make this book stand out. It has all the hallmarks of a great sci-fi adventure, and really, I wonder why the television rights to this series haven’t yet been bought.” – Geoff Habiger, Artemesia Publishing

Author Comments


When I sat down to write this story I actually knew where it would end up before I started (I am a serious plotter for those who know the term), but the characters seemed to jump out and take on a life of their own. I enjoyed playing with them as I worked them through the situations that I knew they had to overcome. I think the sarcastic attitude of Saf was one of the most enjoyable things I have written in years.


There are a few new characters in this book, and the focus tends to be on a broader cultural aspect than Legacy of Pandora. I really loved the feel of the people that populate Tsiolkovskiy Freeport East and the Slango Patois that they speak.


In this story I tried once again to emulate one of the classic authors of SF. In this case, I was shooting for Robert Heinlein along the lines of his novels, Friday or the Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I have received a lot of feedback from readers who say I got pretty close.


Let me know if you think I hit the mark by leaving me a comment.


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