The Hive threat reaches deeper into the Earth Empire. Now all that stands in the way is the Space Navy manned by brave but young crews. Will the unlikely combination of an old space marine, tired of living, and a young naval ensign, fearful of dying, find a way to defeat the Hive and save humanity?
Usurer Serria, the owner of Etain’s birth and training debt, quickly tires of her problem worker and launches Etain through a collapsing wormhole so she can collect the insurance payout. Very bad business indeed, but Etain manages to survive the attempt, arriving on the other side plagued by debilitating headaches and hounded by a dangerous insectoid enemy.
Alive is the dark and depressing tale of Scorpina’s birth and potential. She will have to fight for freedom and learn to exist in a society that sees her as abnormal. Scorpina is a mutant humanoid with scorpion features, her life is forged on a whim and she struggles to escape from her dangerous insectoid creators. Will Scorpina find purpose in life or even survive escaping from the insectoids?