When a sentient species emerges from the ocean of a world its colonizers thought was uninhabited, the diplomatic wing of the League of Worlds sends three ambassadors to negotiate the terms for the colony to remain.
"Tumbling Up", previously published in Abyss and Apex, a science fiction short story of first contact set in a League of Worlds that spans galaxies.
On the journey to adulthood, Lily Chun left herself behind. Does the child who set out boxes to trap aliens exist anymore?
A dream of aliens draws Lily Chu to the California desert. Hoping to see a UFO.
Plain silliness, her family says. So she must take a leap of faith.
Then another woman arrives. Like her. Looking for aliens.
A heartwarming science fiction short story.
Actress Catherine Mason is old enough that Hollywood no longer wants her, so she performs theater in space for the soldiers.
But it's dangerous duty for the actors. As they land on a military post, Catherine discovers the aliens are watching.
She's about to give the performance of her life, if not her life.
Her confidence shattered by death, Pitarra escapes to an artist’s retreat on the planet Demory II. She hopes to rekindle her creativity and paint again.
But her fellow artists jeer at Pitarra’s failures.
Facing the possibility her creativity may never return, she makes a daily trek to her secret spot. Hoping for a miracle.
A heartwarming science fiction story about loss and hope.
A woman isolated in the Mojave desert...an alien invasion...and a primal obsession.
For Gillian Hall running her diner in a desert outpost is the good life, until a man calling himself Gabriel arrives. On the same day fiery explosions streak across the sky. Seven starbreakers--alien ships--have entered Earth's atmosphere. They are here to retrieve her, and Gabriel is their messenger.
The gripping conclusion to the Plague Wars series. Over 500 pages filled with your favorite characters and the military science fiction action you have come to love.
When the enormous world-killing alien Destroyer arrives in the Solar System, EarthFleet must use every resource and employ every tactic from sneak attacks to suicide ships to fend off its genocidal intentions.
Tom Jackson finds himself in the middle of a plot to kill an alien ambassador.
A man named Andy Rennick pushes a heavy-looking revolver across his desk to Tom. He wants Tom to use it during humanity's first contact with an alien species.
Rennick is the commander of the orbiting space station on which this historic moment will occur. He knows every move that Tom could possibly make.