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Bill Smith's books have sold nearly half a million copies. Bill now writes and publishes the Outlaw Galaxy series of swashbuckling space adventure books:

In the distant future...

It is a time of legends and myths, of technology and magic,
of epic struggles and journeys to the stars...

A time when great heroes confront the forces of darkness...

A time when adventure beckons across the Billion Worlds of Outlaw Galaxy!

Outlaw Galaxy Books

Check out the complete library of Outlaw Galaxy books.

Outlaw Galaxy 3: Hunter's Truth and Other Tales

Five short stories filled with the adventure and wonder of the Outlaw Galaxy universe:

* "Hunter's Truth." There's more to being a bounty hunter than capturing a target.
* "Just Names and Dates." A young woman gets a history lesson that she'll never forget.
* "A Glorious Enterprise." A fleet of colony ships sets out to tame a planet full of riches.
* "Three Simple Questions." Whatever happened to Diamond Black Joe after Outlaw Galaxy 1: Trip and the Space Pirates?
* "Hopes, Dreams, Fears." Trip thinks back to the adventures of Outlaw Galaxy 1: Trip and the Space Pirates.

Short story collection, 18,500 words, about 60 pages, reading time: one hour.

Just 99 cents! Read a sample or order the book at: Smashwords (all formats), Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo or buy direct from the author.

Outlaw Galaxy 2: Fugitive Among the Stars

Trip and his friends are planning a simple vacation in the wilderness of Karrison when they are caught in a life and death battle against the hired guns of gangster Croll Weixx!

Novel, 72,500 words, 241 pages, reading time: five hours.

Just $2.99. Read a sample or order the book at: Smashwords (all formats), Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo or buy direct from the author.

Outlaw Galaxy 1: Trip and the Space Pirates

Trip dreams of someday traveling to the stars...but he never imagined that he'd be kidnapped and forced to join Diamond Black Joe's pirate gang!

Novel, 69,000 words, 230 pages, reading time: about four and a half hours.

Just $2.99. Read a sample or order the book at: Smashwords (all formats), Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo or buy direct from the author.

See the complete library of Outlaw Galaxy books.

Outlaw Galaxy Short Stories

Get a sampling of the Outlaw Galaxy universe with these short stories. Read for free -- if you enjoy them, feel free to throw a donation into the Tip Jar:

Echoes. A father and son share a very special memory of the past. (1,750 words, 6 pages, reading time: 5 minutes).

Little Wind. You're destined to be a legendary warrior, the inheritor of your people's most sacred traditions...and it all feels like a lie. (5,300 words, 18 pages, reading time: 20 minutes)

Here. Alone. There's nothing better than spending the day watching the starships coming in to land at the starport, imagining what their stories might be.... (2,300 words, 8 pages, reading time: 5 minutes.)

One Man's Trash. No matter how desperately you need a new starship, don't trust your co-pilot to pick it out.... (4,500 words, 15 pages, 15 minutes)

Read more Outlaw Galaxy short stories.


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Contact Bill Smith

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Bill Smith Books
PO Box 124
Malone, NY 12953

Author's Note

Bill Smith is proud to be an independent author and publisher. Rather than depending on a large publishing company, I do it all myself. It's more work, but it's also a lot more rewarding. Being indie gives me the freedom to write the stories I want to write and the ability to share them with readers around the world.

As a small, independent author, every single reader and every single sale really matters. Thank you for your support!

If you like my stories, please tell your friends and have them look up the Outlaw Galaxy series at, their favorite ebook retailer, or at my sites, and

Outlaw Galaxy ebooks are published DRM Free (No Digital Rights Management). That means you can make backup copies, change formats and read these ebooks on any of your devices. I believe that DRM only harms honest customers while slowing pirates hardly a bit (if at all).

I believe that being DRM-free is more important than the risk of "piracy." I've found that most readers are honest, decent folks who understand the importance of supporting and paying the authors they like. Readers know that authors need to be paid so they can write more stories for readers to enjoy -- authors have families to feed, too.

I also understand the importance of word-of-mouth -- I discovered most of my favorite authors through libraries or by borrowing copies of books from friends -- so I offer substantial samples of Outlaw Galaxy books at all ebook vendors and at my websites, and

You can also show your support by making a contribution to the Tip Jar.

The Tip Jar

If you enjoyed the stories on this site or got a copy of one of my books from a friend, please consider buying an Outlaw Galaxy book or two.

You can also throw a donation into the Tip Jar. Your donation goes directly to this author (instead of some big, faceless corporation) and your generous support enables me to keep on writing new Outlaw Galaxy stories for you to enjoy. Thank you!

To contribute to the Tip Jar, just go to or Amazon Payments and send money to:

The amount you contribute is up to you. It is all appreciated -- dimes and quarters, a dollar or two or even more -- whatever you send, thank you! Just as a guide, I sell my stories based on word count: 25 cents or so for a solo short story, $1 for 15,000-word collections and $3 for 45,000+ word novels and collections.

You can also contribute by snail mail:

Bill Smith Books
PO Box 124
Malone, NY 12953

Thank you for your support!

Copyright Notice: BillSmithBooks, Outlaw Galaxy, Outlaw Galaxy Tales and Imagination Forge are trademarks of Bill Smith. Copyright 1998-2013 by Bill Smith. Please respect my copyright. Please don't copy, post on torrents or otherwise duplicate my stories without my express permission. Copyright infringement makes me sad.