Cube Rube – Scott Michael Decker

After salvager Jack Carson lands on Canis Dogma Five, capital of the long-dead Circian Empire, he finds a ghost cube that tells him he’s been chosen to become the next Emperor.

Even though he finds this ludicrous, Jack travels to the capital of the Torgassan Empire with an orphan girl, who claims to be the Princess of Circia. Bedeviled by three divorces, four bankruptcies and his constant search for smoke-induced oblivion, Jack tries to reach his destination while avoiding debt collection agents sent by his ex-wife.

Through a series of escapades, Jack finds out more about himself than he set out to find. Who is the mysterious girl, and can the Cube be right?