Gangs of Antares by Alan Burt Akers, being volume 45 of the saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen, and the second book of the Balintol Cycle, is now available from Fictionwise and all other good ebookstores, such as eBooks.com, Mobipocket, Cyberread.com and for the Amazon Kindle.
Here is the blurb:
Lit by the ruby and emerald fires of Antares, the planet Kregen, four hundred light years away from Earth, is a world harsh yet beautiful, terrible yet alluring. There any man or woman may achieve what the heart desires if they plan and struggle and keep faith with their innate purpose. Kregen has its share of weaklings and the faint of heart; but their names are not writ large in the footnotes to the Sagas to be found under the Suns of Scorpio. Dray Prescot has adventured widely over Kregen both at the behest of the Star Lords and to further his own vision. Now he is in the subcontinent of Balintol, where strangeness unlike any that he has previously encountered awaits him.