02-15-2012 02:04 PM
I read a book years ago in a friend's library (I'm not in touch with them any longer so I can't ask them about it), but he loaned me a book about space truckers. This wasn't your normal Han Solo type in a spaceship story, it was set in a universe where there were actual roads (some type of dimensional gateway) with trucks driving from planet to planet. The setup might sound a bit hokey, but the story was really good and I've been in the mood to reread it but I haven't been able to find it.
02-15-2012 04:23 PM - edited 02-15-2012 04:26 PM
Here's the description on it:
Independent space trucker Jake McGraw, accompanied by his father Sam, who inhabits the body of the truck itself, his "starrig," picks up a beautiful hitchhiker, Darla, and a trailer-load of trouble. One of the best of the indies, Jake knows a few tricks about following the Skyway, which connects dozens, or maybe hundreds, of planets. Nobody knows how many and nobody really knows the full extent of the Skyway and much of it remains unexplored. But, somehow, a rumor gets started that Jake has a map for the whole thing and suddenly everybody wants a piece of him: an alien race called the Reticulans, the human government known as the Colonial Assembly, and a nasty piece-of-work called Corey Wilkes, head of the wildcat trucker union TATOO. No matter what Jake does, no matter how many twists and turns he makes, he can't shake any of the menaces on his tail. The Starrigger series, continues with RED LIMIT FREEWAY and concludes with PARADOX ALLEY.