The stars were closed to Max Jones. To get into space you either needed connections, a membership in the Guild, or a whole lot more money than Max, the son of a widowed, poor mother, was ever going to have. What Max does have going for him are his uncle’s prized astrogation manuals – book on star navigation that Max literally commits to memory word for word, equation for equation. But Max, stowing away on an intergalactic flight, is unwittingly flying toward disaster as the spaceship lands on an unknown planet in  an unknown century. When the pilot dies and his charts and tables are destroyed, Max is fighting for survival. Cover art by Pauline Jones.