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A man ends up on a mining/research asteroid lab, his ship is in need of repair and the lab is going to self-destruct or lose all air. An alien female and her child were left there. They find a ship within an asteroid with an active AI. They manage to get the new ship running with air for them all and start a space adventure, populating the ship with alien species as crew.

I read this book from Amazon within the last 5 years or so. I've been looking through all my books and doing google searches to find this book but haven't yet.

  • Hi, welcome to SF&F! Do you remember what the cover looked like? You should review the suggestions for good story-id questions to see if they help you recall any more details you can edit into your question. – DavidW Jul 8 at 4:42
  • No, I don't remember what the cover looked like unfortunately. Okay, I'll go and review the story-id q's. Thanks! – CindyK Jul 9 at 2:56
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Okay I found the book I was looking for. I didn't realize that Amazon does show books that you've returned after borrowing them. It took awhile since I had a lot of books to go through.... the joys of reading.

It Ain't Over... by Robert M Kerns

Buy a planet and disappear...

That's all Cole wanted.

He spent thirteen years hiding on the fringes of society, piloting freighters for criminals and building a stash to do just that.

But life happens when you're busy making plans.

When Cole chooses to save an ejected castaway and stumbles into a crew of his own, he starts down a path that will force him to choose.

Will Cole protect those who have become his people? Or will he slip away quietly in the night?

Front cover of It Aint Over...

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