The Dauntless Gambit

The Dauntless Gambit

www.thedauntlessgambit.com
Semi-weekly text and audio serial fiction


30: Nothing to worry about
Sep 10 • 37 min
SEASON 1 FINALE: The crew of the Matilda, Samantha included, have finished their business on Mentaryd. With new information, and new things to hide, they are ready to take on the mission they were all originally brought together to do: get Samantha to…
29: Indigo
Sep 6 • 31 min
Qin’s must adapt to her new mission. Everything will be okay, it’s not like anyone is looking for her. Right? The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio…
28: Some sort of double-cross
Sep 3 • 45 min
Decker and Reed have a visit. Sellivan does some exploration into the Matilda’s new passenger. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio episodes! Learn…
27: The Intersystem Unified Police
Aug 31 • 31 min
On Mentaryd, Samantha and Eliza have a mission to carry out. Only it’s not a mission. And it’s not Samantha and Eliza. Enter: Officers Annabelle and Merriweather. Someone has some explaining to do. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama…
26: What would Samantha do
Aug 28 • 35 min
Decker finds himself in a conversation he thought he was prepared to have. Turns out, maybe he wasn’t. He looks for inspiration as to how to handle the situation in an unlikely role-model. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as…
25: A collection of theoretical mathematics
Aug 24 • 34 min
Julian, Qin, and Renic all have one final task to complete before they can call it a day. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio episodes! Learn more at…
24: No funny business
Aug 20 • 37 min
Decker, Samantha, and the crew of the Matilda have arrived over Mentaryd, a Fringe planet far from the conflict over Kestris. They have just one task: get the Matilda patched up and ready to continue with the mission. That’s what they presume. The…
23: A bit of an intelligence incident
Aug 17 • 25 min
Clarke receives a visit from Renic. A battle of wits ensues. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio episodes! Learn more at http://www.erikflowers.com.…
22: Welcome to the Fringe
Aug 13 • 37 min
The Matilda has arrived in the Mentaryd system. Samantha has one last chance to change Decker’s mind.The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio episodes!…
21: Total control
Aug 3 • 44 min
Renic sees a new side of Gallow. Mistakes are made, but he recovers. The Naval Special Investigation Division make first use of its facilities. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial…
20: To prove a point
Jul 30 • 41 min
On the Matilda, conversations force both Samantha and Decker to reconsider what they thought was true. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio episodes!…
19: Those who defy me
Jul 26 • 41 min
Qin and Yadav notice a new visitor. Renic attends a meeting on the Terminus. New orders are executed. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio episodes!…
18: Spy stuff
Jul 22 • 33 min
The Matilda and its crew made it away from Starview Station without a moment to spare. Decker and Samantha have a heart to heart. Manu makes some plans of his own. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being…
17: We all have our routines
Jul 19 • 41 min
Introducing OS-9 intelligence analyst Lieutenant Qin Meredessi. Her life as a permanent resident and crew member aboard the Terminus is about to get more interesting. Julian makes a discovery that Clarke must know about. The gambit is in full effect. The…
16: Justice by whatever means necessary
Jul 15 • 35 min
The High Imperius speaks. Renic assumes a new role. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio episodes! Learn more at http://www.erikflowers.com. Story and…
Bonus Episode 1: The author talks while his kids and dog make sound in the background
Jul 15 • 29 min
Hey everyone, Erik here. Thanks for making it through episode 15! Let’s talk about how we got here, where we’re going, and take a little look behind the scenes of what makes The Dauntless Gambit happen!
15: A foregone conclusion
Jul 12 • 37 min
ACT 1 FINALE PART 2: Samantha and Decker face a choice. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio episodes! Learn more at http://www.erikflowers.com. Story…
14: Right place, right time
Jul 12 • 31 min
ACT 1 FINALE PART 1: It’s time for Samantha to leave Kestris and carry out her mission. All she needs to do is get into orbit, get to Decker’s ship, and she’s out. Nothing to it. Turns out, she’s not the only one with plans. The Dauntless Gambit is a…
13: Well, so long
Jul 8 • 24 min
The crew of the Matilda have a decision to make. Busted-up ship, dead guy in the cargo hold, a few angry corporations after them. How much worse can Samantha’s offer be than that? The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel…
12: A merciless, infinite pull
Jul 5 • 24 min
Enter: Gallow.Only one more episode until the act 1 finale, episodes 14 and 15 will be released together and be over an hour of audio! The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in…
11: The fleet marshal sends his thanks
Jul 1 • 24 min
Renic’s final day as a 5E agent is coming near. He’s done what Gallow has asked, just one more task to complete before making his final report. Helping orchestrate the downfall of the empire is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.The Dauntless Gambit…
10: One big job. Easy money
Jun 28 • 32 min
Busted ship. Wounded arm. Ruined pride. Decker is scraping both the bottom of his confidence and his bank accounts. Life on the Matilda was supposed to free him; it hasn’t freed him from anything. He just needs one break, one chance to get back on his…
9: Some good, some bad. Some real bad
Jun 24 • 21 min
Finding the right help is never easy. When you’re an covert agent on the run looking for a way off planet, about to be disavowed and your face added to the Imperium’s most-wanted lists, it’s almost impossible. It’s time for Samantha to consult her list;…
8: Better luck next time
Jun 21 • 37 min
It was supposed to be a routine job, a simple bag and tag bounty. All Decker wants is to get the package back to his ship, the Matilda, and to get off of Talius to collect his payment. Is that too much to ask? Apparently so.The Dauntless Gambit is a…
7: Time to disappear
Jun 17 • 28 min
Samantha’s mind is set; it’s time to take action and there’s no argument and no peson who can dissuade her. Pack a bag, throw on a jacket, and she’s gone. Or is she?Check out the People, Places, and Props glossary page to catch up on the names and places…
6: Just the comforting void of nothingness
Jun 14 • 21 min
Samantha has to come to terms with her new mission. While planning a path toward the future, her past comes knocking.Check out the People, Places, and Props glossary page to catch up on the names and places mentioned:…
5: Okay. How do we want to do this?
Jun 10 • 28 min
A secret, off-the-books back alley meeting. All the cloak-and-dagger Samantha has come to expect as a 5E agent. The audience for this meeting, though, that’s a new one. Check out the People, Places, and Props glossary page to catch up on the names and…
4: Do not let government life bring you down
Jun 7 • 31 min
It’s business as usual for Samantha. Having returned back to Kestris with nothing but bad data and more questions than answers, there’s a new adversary she must face: bureaucracy.Check out the People, Places, and Props glossary page to catch up on the…
3: A bloody means to a greater end
Jun 3 • 30 min
The only thing harsher and more punishing than the Fringe planet of Dradari are the people who choose to live there… it’s the perfect place for the Red Kestrels to host their unlikely guest. A deal is struck between adversaries-turned-allies.Check out the…
2: I’m fine. It’s fine.
Jun 1 • 16 min
Sometimes, coming down from a mission is the hardest part. With nothing but unknowns and orders to return home, Samantha is forced to leave her mission, and vendetta, on hold.The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and…
1: Lights Out
Jun 1 • 31 min
SERIES PREMIERE - On a routine raid-and-interrogate assignment, Imperium agent Samantha Mori extracts an answer from her unwilling subject almost too implausible to believe. The information threatens not just her mission, but the empire itself.The…
Welcome to The Dauntless Gambit sci-fi serial book and podcast
May 17 • 2 min
The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in text and podcast form. New episodes will be posted to The Dauntless Gambit website as well as to the podcast every Monday and Thursday. Read…