John P. Murphy’s 2020 Red Noise is a deep-space spaghetti Western. It is his debut novel.
The Miner (who has gone to great trouble to conceal her true name) arrives at Station 35 with a load of nickel-iron. Her plan is simple: sell the metal, restock, renew her asteroid claim, and head back out into space where she can be alone with her books and plants.
She soon discovers that Station 35’s central ethos is not customer satisfaction.