Earth Rise by Steven Howe
Approx. 103,500 words.
Published on September 18, 2011.
Earth Rise covers the long, tortuous path taken by the races of the Earth to climb out of the mud, scrape, crawl and drag our way “one small step” at a time and join the glorious community of galactic civilization -- in essence, to reach the stars. The three novellas Wrench and Claw, Honor Bound Honor Born, and First Mars strive to highlight the science that will take us to the stars.