Wanderer's Escape - Simon Goodson

Wanderer's Escape

By Simon Goodson

  • Release Date: 2013-06-21
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4
From 178 Ratings


An ancient starship just woke up. A young slave just became its captain…

Jess has been a prisoner his entire life. He’s watched his fellow slaves visit boobytrapped ships for weeks. None of them ever came back alive. When Jess gets orders to clear the next ship, he knows he’s about to die a prisoner…

After the mothballed ship comes alive at his touch, Jess discovers the Wanderer has its own consciousness and that he’s the one in control. As he and the ship hightail it out of the imperial stronghold, freedom comes at a cost. Now he’s the most wanted fugitive in the galaxy, and ruthless pirates, desperate miners, and a complicated beauty are all chasing him down…

One wrong move could put Jess and the Wanderer back in shackles, but if they can survive their freedom, they may just have the power to save the Universe…

Wanderer’s Escape is the first installment in a series of rollicking space opera novels. If you like epic space battles, sentient spacecraft, and trying to do the right thing against incredible odds, then you’ll love Wanderer's Escape.


  • A fun read.

    By Nehemiah1234
    Mr. Goodson, thank you for sharing your work with me (for free!) through iBooks. I enjoyed it. Keep writing!
  • Wanderer

    By Rom1956
    I did something with this book that I rarely do...I re-read it immediately! That only happens with books that draw me into them. Books that give me an excitement of senses that I don't want to let go of quickly. Great stories, a great movie, great desire to read more of this series. Thank you for your hard work. It does feel more attuned to young people so I'd like more focus on older characters. Obviously, a complete story regarding Sal & Elizabeth. Stage was set for them & may be in rest of series already but if not please consider. Wonderful loved it!
  • Couldn't finish it

    By Birdieman6
    Very juvenile , might appeal to teenagers. I tried to give it a chance but I gave up. I can't imagine what the rest of the series is about, but I'll never find out.
  • Meh

    By sandiemuey
    The idea behind the book is interesting but the writing needs work. Sadly, the book became a chore to read and I only got half way.
  • The struggling man

    By Ajxkhn
    Unexpectedly freed from the only life he ever had, slavery; Jess finds himself as the captain of a mysterious ship more powerful than anything ever built by man. He battles with pirates, corrupt military, slavers, betrayal, his naiveness, and his conscience yet manages to find many new friends and the love of one special person. A good tale to keep you entertained.
  • Wonders escape

    By A. R. Wise
    Great read, thanks to the author for something to help pass the time,keeps you interested and wanting to see what is going to happen next. Thank you Harry H.
  • Almost interesting.

    By TitanZoom
    Character development was weak, but the story fast paced. The writing needs editing.
  • Wanderer book 1

    By not another JT ?
    Hard to put down! Right up there with Randolph Lalonde. On to book two , Echoes of the Past .