All Six books set in the Space Empire Universe in one volume. From short stories to novelettes to novels, these stories explore the future of persecution, the corruption of godly foundations, the universality of greed and self-interest, and the question of whether the struggle for peace is worth the cost. More
Persecution of believers in Christ is already happening. Many of the details of "City on a Hill " are not Science Fiction but current events. One day soon the only refuge for the faithful may be Space. Follow the founding of the once-godly Space Empire through its degeneration in "Sojourner," where a desperate couple fight loneliness and equipment malfunction to pioneer piloting a gas-collecting balloon ship to the outer planets. Their "rebellion " against the corrupt government opens the outer reaches of the Solar System to exploration. In "Humiliation," Michael, crown prince of the Space Empire, finds that he is not alone in his quest to build an advanced deep-space battle-ready vessel.
Mysterious ships bearing scarlet crosses pursue his convoy and expose conspiracies against the Space Empire from within and without. Michael's adoptive brother Randolph follows him to exile on Earth and a summer of biblical teaching at Jonathan Edwards' camp meetings. Forbidden romance leads to tragedy, political turmoil, and a meeting with representatives of Earth's mysterious Fourth Empire. In "Repentance," Michael reconciles with his father but must find a way to save the Palace, Randolph, and the earth woman Aidan from the attacks of the Church and Earth's hopelessly corrupt system. In "Sanctification," treachery closes in on all sides. Michael makes shattering decisions that may save or destroy the Space Empire's last hope for the future.
from "City on A Hill"
More than a dozen men worked on the 50,000-kilo shuttle in the lower shuttle bay. The main bay was almost undamaged, but the batteries had been stripped or jumped, causing extensive electrical damage. All of the smaller shuttles were operational, but the largest shuttle, since it had the most powerful electrical system, had been cannibalized the most.
"If we can get this shuttle up and running," said Jon Newton, "we'll be ready to start shipping when the last of the products are packaged. You sure your ladies' aid society can get those vegetables packaged in time?"
"I have complete faith in them," said John Winthrop. "They'll be ready when we are. Just one more -- "
Winthrop collapsed, scattering tools. Several men ran over to him.
"Get the doctor!" shouted Mike, the first man to reach him.