The Energy Scavengers by Ryan Sean O'Reilly
Series: The Energy Scavengers, Book 1.
Approx. 11,610 words.
Published on August 5, 2012.
When mankind reaches far out into the universe to find other life forms it may first find machines. Calvin, an exploratory rover coupled with, Nutshell, his landing ship, are sent to discover what all these machines are still doing–now that they’ve been abandoned by their alien owners. First contact comes not by hand of man, but by metal of machine.