Robert Appleton

Adventures in Science Fiction

Sparks in Cosmic Dust


Science Fiction/ Adventure/ Romance

Release Date: September 21, 2011

Length: Novel (87,000 words)

Editor: Deborah Nemeth

Available Formats: Ebook (All Platforms), Audiobook (Audible)

Great science, great adventure. Will definitely look for more Robert Appleton. Grace was my favorite character. Her fiestiness was humorous and refreshing.

Author A R Norris


Also in the Cosmic Frontiers universe...

It has lovely imagery, very good world-building, tons of action, and it pays loving homage to its inspirations.

Smart Bitches Trashy Books

Another fantastic read by Robert Appleton... I couldn't put it down (stayed up reading one night until I realized it was 4am)! If you like Firefly, you might like this. I did!

J.L. Hilton, Author of Stellarnet Rebel


Sparks in Cosmic Dust

A Cosmic Frontiers Novel

The final frontier is shrinking. Interstellar Planetary Administration sanctions are forcing the border colonies of deep space into extinction. Kappa Max is one of the last major cutthroat outposts, home to the lawless and the lonely…

Varinia Wilcox, the star attraction of a lucrative bordello gambling house.

Solomon Bodine, spurned by his lover and looking for distraction.

Clayton Barry, AWOL and a few drinks away from having to live in the gutter.

Lyssa Foaloak, a double-crossing criminal who'll kill anyone for a few credits.

Four strangers, each with secrets that could cost them their freedom, are desperate to get off-planet. They meet Grace Peters, a cynical ex-doctor with an intriguing offer: a six-month trip to a faraway moon where she claims a stunning fortune awaits.

But this adventure is no easy escape. Danger, passion, secrets and madness await. Can they survive the mission, and each other, to make it out alive?


*Contains strong adult content. Only suitable for readers over 18.

2 x Concept Art Sketches


Read the author's 5-part series on the writing of Sparks in Cosmic Dust:

Part 1: Concept

Part 2: Character

Part 3: World-building

Part 4: The Writing Process

Part 5: Submission