The Lucifer Spore
by Chen Tzu
Astrobiologist, Ravi Lakshmi, discovers nine capsules of extraterrestrial origin in Antarctica. When they are found to contain alien spores, the discovery draws the attention of the military, a secret society of women and a cabal of wealthy men. The spores grow into psychoactive mushrooms. A struggle to control the discovery brings together Ravi and Manisha Roy who must reveal the aliens' purpose.