M. Pax has announced that the first book in her Backworlds series will officially be released on May 7th, 2012. It'll be a free read, telling the story of how Craze and his friends ended up on Pardeep Station.
The Backworlds. In the far future humanity, bioengineered to deal with different environments, has spread to the outer planets in the galaxy, called the Backworlds. After the war with their creators, the Backworlders are scattered across scant pickings. Hoarding meager fortunes in his favor, Craze's father kicks Craze out, steals his gal and brands him an outlaw on the homeworld. Stripped of family and friends, with little money and even less knowledge of the worlds beyond his own, Craze faces an uncertain future. Boarding a transport to Elstwhere, he vows to find success and make his father pay.
It'll be available for download May 7th, and if you check with M. Pax at her blog, she can tell you when it goes live.