Bron is the offspring of infamous space pirates but instead of following in the family footsteps he decides instead to become an electronic engineer. Unfortunately, every time he tries to leave his less than legitimate past behind, something pulls him back in.
Presented tongue in cheek, this space adventure is along the same the vein as Harry Harrison’s Stainless Steel Rat series. The Pirates of Ersatz was originally serialized in the February through April issues of Astounding Science Fiction in 1959.
This edition of The Pirates of Ersatz features yours truly, Elliott Miller, as your narrator. The novel is in the public domain, and presented through the Creative Commons License, so feel free to enjoy the story at your leisure.
You can download each chapter from LibriVox.Org.
Total running time: 6:16:26