Second Contact: Chronicles on the Seeds of Orion by Kenneth E. Ingle
Series: Contact, Book 1.
Approx. 96,970 words.
Published on January 5, 2012 by
A small band of humans fleeing Earth has founded a new world in the face of unfriendly aliens and their technologies. Now, a generation after New Earth was founded, Old Earth is expanding, using technology New Earth supplied it. Old Earth, dominated by an imperial China, sees both aliens and humans as natural targets for expansion... and control. Can New Earth survive the threat?