Jumping the Jack by Clayton Emery | Script Revolution

Jumping the Jack

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Original book by Clayton Emery and Earl Wajenberg, who own all rights.
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In space, things can always get worse... A long-lost space station is shaking to pieces. Two shipwrecked engineers try to fix it - while dodging dangerous locals, hungry aliens, and killer robots!
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SAM and HANNAH, husband and wife and starship engineers, are shipwrecked on a long-lost space station, the “Jack”. Shaken by “pod-quakes”, they discover it’s antiquated, crumbling, and ready to fly apart. Local humans are pre-industrial, xenophobic, and fighting aliens so, only the two engineers can fix the place. Dodging feuding factions and rogue robots, they struggle to repair the escalating damage with patchwork solutions. It looks hopeless - until Space Marines invade, declare martial law, and trigger disaster. With the “Jack” shaking to pieces, and everyone hunting their heads, Sam and Hannah cobble a last-ditch plan with “one little hitch”: everyone cooperates or everyone dies.

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The Writer: Clayton Emery

Professional writer and technical writer for 30 years.  Wrote 20+ Dungeons & Dragons novels, Robin Hood retelling, and numerous mystery shorts that appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Martin Greenberg anthologiies, Mammoth collections, and elsewhere.  Technical writer for software, industry, nuclear, and federal government including the FAA and DHS.  One screenwriting credit, "The Republic", filmed with Sean Young and Marc Singer, but never finished.  See my Wikipedia, Amazon, or IMDB pages. Go to bio

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