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The Dauntless Gambit

40 EpisodesProduced by Erik FlowersWebsite

The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial! Written by Erik Flowers, edited by Hannah Reedy, narrated by Chris Lynch.

40 Episodes | 2020

Welcome to The Dauntless Gambit sci-fi serial book and podcast

May 17th, 2020

2:30

The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in text and podcast form. New episodes will be posted to The Dauntless Gambit website as well as to the …

Episode 1: Lights Out

June 1st, 2020

31:15

SERIES PREMIERE - On a routine raid-and-interrogate assignment, Imperium agent Samantha Mori extracts an answer from her unwilling subject almost too implausible to believe. The information threatens not just her …

Episode 2: I'm fine. It's fine.

June 1st, 2020

16:16

Sometimes, coming down from a mission is the hardest part. With nothing but unknowns and orders to return home, Samantha is forced to leave her …

Episode 3: A bloody means to a greater end

June 3rd, 2020

30:10

The only thing harsher and more punishing than the Fringe planet of Dradari are the people who choose to live there... it’s the perfect place for the Red Kestrels to host their unlikely guest. A deal is struck between …

Episode 4: Do not let government life bring you down

June 7th, 2020

31:20

It’s business as usual for Samantha. Having returned back to Kestris with nothing but bad data and more questions than answers, there’s a new adversary she must face: bureaucracy.

Check out the People, Places, and Props …

Episode 5: Okay. How do we want to do this?

June 10th, 2020

28:30

A secret, off-the-books back alley meeting. All the cloak-and-dagger Samantha has come to expect as a 5E agent. The audience for this meeting, though, that’s a new one. 

Check out the People, Places, and Props glossary …

Episode 6: Just the comforting void of nothingness

June 14th, 2020

21:27

Samantha has to come to terms with her new mission. While planning a path toward the future, her past comes knocking.

Check out the People, Places, and Props glossary page to catch up on the names and places mentioned: 

Episode 7: Time to disappear

June 17th, 2020

28:26

Samantha’s mind is set; it’s time to take action and there’s no argument and no peson who can dissuade her. Pack a bag, throw on a jacket, and she’s gone. Or is she?

Check out the People, Places, and Props glossary page …

Episode 8: Better luck next time

June 21st, 2020

37:30

It was supposed to be a routine job, a simple bag and tag bounty. All Decker wants is to get the package back to his ship, the Matilda, and to get …

Episode 9: Some good, some bad. Some real bad

June 24th, 2020

21:42

Finding the right help is never easy. When you’re an covert agent on the run looking for a way off planet, about to be disavowed and your face added to the Imperium’s most-wanted lists, it’s almost impossible. It’s time …

Episode 10: One big job. Easy money

June 28th, 2020

32:10

Busted ship. Wounded arm. Ruined pride. Decker is scraping both the bottom of his confidence and his bank accounts. Life on the Matilda was supposed to free him; it hasn’t freed him from anything. He just needs one …

Episode 11: The fleet marshal sends his thanks

July 1st, 2020

24:39

Renic’s final day as a 5E agent is coming near. He’s done what Gallow has asked, just one more task to complete before making his final report. Helping orchestrate the downfall of the empire is a dirty job, but …

Episode 12: A merciless, infinite pull

July 5th, 2020

24:50

Enter: Gallow.

Only one more episode until the act 1 finale, episodes 14 and 15 will be released together and be over an hour of audio! 

The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being …

Episode 13: Well, so long

July 8th, 2020

24:29

The crew of the Matilda have a decision to make. Busted-up ship, dead guy in the cargo hold, a few angry corporations after them. How much worse can …

Episode 14: Right place, right time

July 12th, 2020

31:36

ACT 1 FINALE PART 1: It’s time for Samantha to leave Kestris and carry out her mission. All she needs to do is get into orbit, get to Decker’s ship, and she’s out. Nothing to it. Turns out, she’s not the only one with …

Episode 15: A foregone conclusion

July 12th, 2020

37:30

ACT 1 FINALE PART 2: Samantha and Decker face a choice. 

The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio episodes! Learn more …

Bonus Episode 1: The author talks while his kids and dog make sound in the background

July 15th, 2020

29:40

Hey everyone, Erik here. Thanks for making it through episode 15! Let's talk about how we got here, where we're going, and take a little look behind the scenes of what makes The Dauntless Gambit happen!

Episode 16: Justice by whatever means necessary

July 15th, 2020

35:44

The High Imperius speaks. Renic assumes a new role. 

The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as …

Episode 17: We all have our routines

July 19th, 2020

41:21

Introducing OS-9 intelligence analyst Lieutenant Qin Meredessi. Her life as a permanent resident and crew member aboard the Terminus is about to get …

Episode 18: Spy stuff

July 22nd, 2020

33:37

The Matilda and its crew made it away from Starview Station without a moment to spare. Decker and Samantha have a heart to heart. Manu makes some plans of his own.

 

The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama …

Episode 19: Those who defy me

July 27th, 2020

41:34

Qin and Yadav notice a new visitor. Renic attends a meeting on the Terminus. New orders are executed.

 

The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in …

Episode 20: To prove a point

July 30th, 2020

41:29

On the Matilda, conversations force both Samantha and Decker to reconsider what they thought was true.

 

The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in …

Episode 21: Total control

August 3rd, 2020

44:02
Renic sees a new side of Gallow. Mistakes are made, but he recovers. The Naval Special Investigation Division make first use of its facilities. 

The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel …

Episode 22: Welcome to the Fringe

August 13th, 2020

37:15

The Matilda has arrived in the Mentaryd system. Samantha has one last chance to change Decker’s mind.

The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in …

Episode 23: A bit of an intelligence incident

August 17th, 2020

25:43

Clarke receives a visit from Renic. A battle of wits ensues. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in twice-weekly text and audio episodes! Learn …

Episode 24: No funny business

August 20th, 2020

37:05

Decker, Samantha, and the crew of the Matilda have arrived over Mentaryd, a Fringe planet far from the conflict over Kestris. They have just one task: get the Matilda patched up and ready to continue with the mission. …

Episode 25: A collection of theoretical mathematics

August 24th, 2020

34:17

Julian, Qin, and Renic all have one final task to complete before they can call it a day. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama …

Episode 26: What would Samantha do

August 28th, 2020

35:46

Decker finds himself in a conversation he thought he was prepared to have. Turns out, maybe he wasn’t. He looks for inspiration as to how to handle …

Episode 27: The Intersystem Unified Police

August 31st, 2020

31:53

On Mentaryd, Samantha and Eliza have a mission to carry out. Only it’s not a mission. And it’s not Samantha and Eliza. Enter: Officers Annabelle and Merriweather. Someone has some explaining to do. The Dauntless Gambit …

Episode 28: Some sort of double-cross

September 3rd, 2020

45:50

Decker and Reed have a visit. Sellivan does some exploration into the Matilda’s new passenger. The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE serial in …

Episode 29: Indigo

September 7th, 2020

31:40

Qin’s must adapt to her new mission. Everything will be okay, it’s not like anyone is looking for her. Right?  The Dauntless Gambit is a sci-fi espionage action-drama written as a novel and being released as a FREE …

Episode 30: Nothing to worry about

September 10th, 2020

37:46

SEASON 1 FINALE: The crew of the Matilda, Samantha included, have finished their business on Mentaryd. With new information, and new things to hide, they are ready to take on the mission they were all originally brought …

Bonus Episode 2: The halfway point of no return

October 22nd, 2020

29:25

Hello friends, it's me, back with another bonus episode here at the halfway point of the series! Sit a while and listen to what's coming up next for The Dauntless Gambit, the episode 31 release date, and other things …

Episode 31: All on the same team

November 1st, 2020

45:53

Renic returns to the Terminus, ready to face one of his newest adversaries: an OS-9 staff meeting. He has a plan to add some intrigue to the monotony. Later, Qin receives another unexpected request. The Dauntless Gambit …

Episode 32: Now is the time to cooperate

November 5th, 2020

47:56

Julian faces his punishment for Clarke and Samantha crossing Renic, though his visitors are not who he was expecting. The Dauntless Gambit is a …

Episode 33: A real mission

November 16th, 2020

35:10

On route in jumpspace to Senali, the crew of the Matilda has one last chance to decide if they are in our out with Samantha’s quest. Kat Basara is in Samantha’s sights, but she can’t do it alone. Time to rally the team.

Episode 34: An unofficial ancillary asset

November 19th, 2020

40:00

Qin’s missions have converged into one: find dirt on Renic. But, without evidence, she can’t alert him or anyone else in OS-9. If Yadav were to help, …

Episode 35: This sort of crusade

November 23rd, 2020

42:39

Back on Senali, Samantha must prepare for her confrontation with Kat Basara. This time, there’s no 5E or rules of engagement to hold her back. It’s …

Episode 36: Welcome to the conspiracy's conspiracy

November 30th, 2020

42:24

Julian, Qin, and Yadav have a private conversation in a more hospitable environment. At 5E headquarters, Clarke has a reunion with an old friend… and …

Episode 37: Maybe take a breather here

December 3rd, 2020

38:24

Samantha, Decker, and Eliza close in on Kat Basara. Locating her was easy, what they do now is a little more difficult. At the Matilda, Heavy and …

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