Cygnus Rising - Book One of the Cygnus Space Opera series
Humanity Returns to Space
Based in the Free Trader Universe


From space they came, to space they returned, better than before. The human transplants of the Cygnus system were determined to find other life, even return to earth as they explored the known galaxy. Humanity would not be denied.


From the ashes of their past, Cygnus was rising.


And they had the company of the intelligent creatures they created centuries past, who evolved and became equals. They were all the people of Cygnus VII.


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Cygnus Expanding - Book Two of the Cygnus Space Opera series
Humanity Returns to Space
Based in the Free Trader Universe

From space they came, to space they returned...


With the information that the Cygnus-12 brought back from Concordia, the Space Exploration Service plans a more robust series of jumps toward Earth. A return to Concordia is questioned, then a jump to the next human-colonized planet.


Commander Daksha and Captain Rand return to take the crew farther than they've ever gone before while Cain establishes a military presence on board that will change their ability to respond to threats like they faced on their first foray into deep space.


Follow the continuing adventures of Cain and the people of Cygnus VII as they expand their reach into the galaxy. Cygnus Expanding - Available exclusively on Amazon!


Cygnus Arrives - Book Three of the Cygnus Space Opera series


Snarky Hillcats and the Cygnus Marines on a harrowing mission to earth…what could go wrong?
What do others have to say about the Cygnus Space Opera?

“Most authors can't make an animal character believable. This one does. Craig Martelle has a great imagination and can put it down on paper for you to enjoy also, just like the great writers of the golden age. His writing is very reminiscent of their work.” Amazon five-star reviewer

“…you will see the flavor of Sci-fi, Fantasy, and with enough sarcasm and humor to keep you highly entertained!”

“A character driven book, but with a stable plot as well.”

“I enjoyed reading it very much. There is a lot of humor as well as action. I look forward to the next book in the series.”


From space they came to space they returned, different, driven. Humanity would not be denied.


The crew takes the Cygnus-12 deeper into the universe, hopping from one colonized planet to the next on their way to Earth. The stark reality of what they find keeps them fighting for their lives and the survival of all humankind.


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