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.
Book Four of Five.
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?
Book Three of Five.
The starship 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.
Book Two of Five.
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 War of the Second Iteration universe.
The Commonwealth's grand star liner Edwin Teale has entered Leyra'an space on a mission of cultural exchange. Among the ship's passengers is Martin Russman, a man scarred by terrible memories from an ancient war, memories he has worked hard to erase. But can he escape the shadows of his own past if history repeats itself?
Book One of Five.
For hundreds of years the Commonwealth has expanded into space, seeking another intelligent species to no avail. Now they've found the Leyra'an, a species so much like Humanity it defies belief. But before this mystery can be resolved, there is a darker matter to be dealt with. Someone else found the Leyra'an first, and started a war.