I am a writer, gardener, naturalist, and amateur astronomer delighted to find himself living in Tucson, Arizona. That puts me in an amazing and biologically diverse desert land, and right next door to some very dark skies. When the sun goes down, I mean. And assuming there are no clouds.
Four years of research have brought Alicia MacGregor no closer to understanding how Humanity’s sibling species were brought into existence. Who was responsible for redirecting the natural course of evolution on four living worlds, and why did they do it? Looming over these questions is the threat of the Faceless, who have vanished without a trace. Where will they strike next?
The Eli'ahtna has been hurled by a freak accident across countless light years, leaving John and Wirolen marooned in uncharted space. As they work to repair their damaged ship, and the friends they've left behind launch a desperate rescue mission to bring them home, the castaways discover that although they are truly lost, they are not a alone.
Relations between the Humans of the Commonwealth and their long-sundered kin in the Republic are uneasy at best. Good intentions abound, but forces unseen are at work, determined to force both of the Human nations and the Leyra’an down the path of war.
A short story set in the universe of The Luck of Han'anga.
Martin is a man with a grim past he would rather not remember, even after three long centuries. But in a future where history seems about to repeat itself, can he really hide from his darkest memories forever?
For hundreds of years the Commonwealth has expanded into space, seeking another intelligent species to no avail. Then they found the Leyra'an, a species so much like Humanity it defied belief. But before this mystery can be resolved, there is a darker matter to be dealt with. For someone else found the Leyra'an first, and started a war.