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George Abooli, a recently unemployed amateur astronomer, has everything to
gain when he encounters the Reptons, a friendly race of reptilian
humanoids from the Tau Ceti system. He accepts an invitation to visit
their home planet and is taken on an interstellar journey. George
marvels at the pristine world and nearly utopian society he discovers.
Concerned with humanity’s social problems, he asks his alien hosts to
help him introduce their advanced technology to his home world. George’s
request fits in with the Reptons’ own plans. They have been studying
Earth with cloaked starships for half a century and are ready to reveal
their existence to the people of Earth. They appoint George as their
ambassador. However, as with any new diplomatic initiative, things do
not go as planned…
The nuclear war that everyone has always feared finally
comes to pass after friendly reptilian humanoids, the Reptons, reveal
themselves to the people of Planet Earth. Unable to halt the cataclysm, they
manage to save a paltry one thousand humans and transport them to the
aliens’ home planet in the Tau Ceti system. There the Reptons help the
refugees establish a colony to act as a latter-day Noah’s Ark until such
time as the Earth can once again be made habitable. Charles Pankin, the
leader of the colony, works with Interplanetary Ambassador George Abooli and
the Repton rulers to prepare for the day when humanity can return home. With
the example of the Reptons’ nearly-utopian society to follow, Pankin
believes he can evade the mistakes that almost led to the extinction of the
human race. However, the age-old dream of a utopian society once again
collides with the imperfections of human nature. The colonists find they
must overcome daunting challenges and personal tragedies to achieve their
goal of a repopulated and peaceful Earth. Then something else goes wrong.
Humanity’s return to Earth following the devastating
nuclear war has met with catastrophe and forced the survivors to retreat to
the thriving human colony on Tau Ceti 2. With the re-colonization of Earth a
bust, the Reptons include their human friends in their own colonization
plans. With the new generation of Repton starships, the two species can
reach every habitable world within a thousand light-years of Tau Ceti. Paul
Collins and Heather Dixon are members of the mixed Repton/human crew aboard
Te Laposo, the first of these new super ships. Their mission is to seek out
planets suitable for habitation and to return to Tau Ceti to report.
However, the new hyperdrive still has bugs in it. When the drive
malfunctions and hurls them far across the Milky Way, they find themselves
more than 50,000 light-years from Tau Ceti with no way to get home. Nor is
fixing the hyper-drive their only problem. The local stellar neighbor-hood
is full of danger and crowded with other spacefaring species, some of whom
are not happy to see them…
After nuclear war makes the Earth uninhabitable,
humanity’s survivors are sheltered by the Reptons, an alien race from the
Tau Ceti system. With a thriving human colony planted on Tau Ceti 2, the two
races begin a program of expansion to the surrounding star systems. During
their explorations, they come across a world where the entire native
civilization has been wiped out by unknown invaders. Another Repton/human
starship follows a mysterious signal in space to a system where they
discover the Bardrosians. Like humanity, the Bardrosians are refugees,
having fled their planet when it came under attack by the warlike Thessals,
who are out to conquer other worlds. Weapons officer Heather Dixon learns
the ancient martial arts tradition of the Bardrosians to become an elite
warrior against the Thessals. The odds are against her and the Repton/human/Bardrosian
alliance, because the Thessals possess a massive army of deadly ‘droids and
a planet-busting super weapon. Survival of the human race is once again in
would you say or do if I told you there is another planet with
intelligent life in the universe?
Would you roll your eyes and walk away without a word?
Would you look at me like I’m nuts?
Or, would you be interested in learning more about my statement?
Every once in a while a story comes along that instantly triggers
ferocious arguments. This is one of those stories...
Included are stories of communication with extraterrestrials, a
never-told story of the shocking event that happened in the radio-room
of the Titanic as the ship was sinking, and the saga of the Ham
who recently patented a radio generator to cure cancer. Other
stories about Hams include the Jonestown massacre; a large volcanic rock
in the Pacific Ocean called the Island of Dreams; and the secret that
united two WWII enemies. There are tales about Howard Hughes; how
the author helped save an old man behind the Iron-Curtain; and many more
unforgettable true stories.
WARNING: OBJECTS IN
MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
Alice Liddel became
a queen there.
Jonathan Hoag had a
Lou Reed took a
Now, to save the
woman he loves, Martin “Wuju” Woo-Julanski will go there and face evil
twins, evil quadruplets, fire-breathing dragons, frumious bandersnatchi,
spandex-wearing wizards, whacked-out superheroes, and a super-sonic cyborg
Find out what lies
on the Wild Side of the Window….
Spangle’s life is without direction until the day his girlfriend Marcea
dumps him to pursue her career as a reporter on the far-off planet of
Calpez. Jackie eventually follows her, but arrives on Calpez to
discover her dead; a casualty of a local riot. When his
investigation into her death goes nowhere, he books passage home, but is
sidetracked by a commotion en route to the ship. That is his first
second is getting involved.
a result, he witnesses a murder and is accidentally transported aboard the
headquarters ship of the Bombeese Company Limited, the corporate power
that fronts for the corrupt High Council of the Interplanetary Union.
It is aboard the B.C.L. ship that things begin to get weird...
Without Bodies and Snakes With Wigs is the first book in the Calpez
Trilogy, a rollicking interstellar adventure. Join us for intrigue,
murder, double-dealing, duplicate identities, space battles, revolution,
good, evil, imploding planets, and the strangest mix of life forms and
characters this side of Andromeda.
evil Interplanetary Union is no more. However, that doesn’t mean
that the planet Calpez’s problems are over. For one thing, the
former Commander Cheryll Bartell has been elected Chancellor after a
campaign of lies and deception; and giddy with power, she begins to build
herself an empire out of the wreckage left behind by the fall of the I.P.U.
Meanwhile, conspiracies collide, old enemies return, the palace is
blackmailed, kidnappings become commonplace, Calpez seems destined for
certain destruction, and those aren’t the worst problems Jackie Spangle
Justice Abounds is the rollicking sequel to Cats Without Bodies and
Snakes With Wigs, an interstellar adventure in the grand tradition.
Coming soon: Coffee Drinkers Of The World Unite; The Princess Debacle
And Other Hanky Panky!
Genellan—a beautiful, Earthlike world where intelligent cliff dwellers
waited in fear for the day the bear people would return, killing them
for their fur…
Genellan—the only refuge for a ship’s crew and a detachment of spacer
Marines, abandoned by a fleet fleeing from alien attackers.
Stranded on Genellan, the humans struggled to make a home for themselves
until—they hoped against hope—the fleet would return to rescue them. Lt.
Sharl Buccari tried desperately to hold on to the threads of command over
the spacers and the Marines—to keep her crew together and alive.
Winter was coming. No one knew if the winged natives would be friend or
foe. And now the bear people were returning, intent on destroying the
humans—but not before stealing the secret of hyperlight drive, the key to
Hotshot pilot Sharl Buccari was a living legend. She and her crew of
Survivors had established a foothold on Genellan—a beautiful new world, raw
and unforgiving—becoming allies with the native cliff dwellers. Now the
challenge was to engineer peace with the other advanced race inhabiting the
same planetary system—the kones—and to build a colony for the children of
humanity, including her own infant son.
But konish politics and xenophobia threatened to tear apart the fragile
truce for which she had fought so hard. Worse, another mysterious race of
aliens who twenty-five years earlier had massacred a human star fleet was
back—and on the warpath.
Buccari had to choose. The other Survivors could take care of Genellan, and
the cliff dwellers would take care of her child. But only Buccari held power
over all three races of the Genellan system. Only Buccari could hope to
unite them against a common—and deadly—foe…
Fleet Admiral Runacres has taken the Tellurian fleet
deep into the Red Zone trying desperately to make diplomatic contact, and
now the Ulaggi mean to punish the humans for approaching too closely to the
heart of their empire. The murderous aliens have come to kill. Ulaggi battle
cruisers, human motherships, and konish dreadnaughts converge on the planet
Genellan, just as a convoy of Tellurian transports arrives to eject their
vulnerable cargo of human settlers into the rugged planet’s atmosphere.
Hotshot squadron commander Sharl Buccari and her corvette pilots are all
that stand between the enemy and the helpless settlers. Buccari is a living
legend, but the Ulaggi have never been defeated. Can she stop them from
invading Genellan? If not, Earth is next.
Trafalgar in Space
Ancient were the Ulaggi before
the ancestors of man walked upright. The Ulaggi — a race of
mind readers — terrorize the galaxy, destroying the weak.
Genellan, humanity’s first
colony in space, is attacked. Thousands die. The colonial
capital is destroyed, but the aliens are repulsed. The cost is
dear in lives and ships, but worse — the Ulaggi learn the
location of Earth.
Admiral Runacres, the Tellurian Legion Fleet commander, orders
all ships back to Sol-Sys. Desperately, he strives to bring her
selfish governments into cooperation…
Too soon, the Ulaggi attack, forcing Runacres to retreat behind
his lunar defenses. Earth’s defense is untenable. The Ulaggi
descend to the surface, spreading death and ruin in their path.
Captain Sharl Buccari returns to Sol-Sys with reinforce-ments
from Kon, humanity’s ally and bitter enemy of the Ulaggi.
Outnumbered, the human and Konish fleets engage the invaders…
Daystar - Science
Two super alliances compete for the galaxy: the Federation,
a constellation of systems centered on Earth, struggles against
the Galactic Independence/New Confederacy (GINC) as mankind
spreads like a bloody stain, consuming entire planets in a
rapacious competition for resources. Some colonies will live,
but most will die to fulfill the needs of the core alliances.
A rebel organization, the Planetary Independence Movement (PIM), strives
to obstruct the devastation. Its messianic leader, Daniel Enos Callihan, has
not been seen for decades, but his sedition continues to hamper the
alliances. Each alliance seeks to use Callihan against the other…or else to
kill him. His location becomes available—Daystar System.
Duncan, a Federation ground-pounder, leads a penetration team onto the
planet and discovers a pre-industrial society unable to defend itself—at
least apparently so. A curious energy source leads Duncan to Callihan; but
it is the energy source itself that changes everything. The elwar, a race of
gentle innocents, possess a power unlike any previously known. It is this
power that ultimately makes all the difference.
Preston “Pete” Borden struck it rich in 1899 in Goldtown, Nevada, in one
of the last big strikes in the Old West. Having made his fortune at the
tender age of 20, Borden returned to his home in the East where he
bankrolled a company named Borden Holdings. Over the decades, Borden’s
company and power grew, evolving into the Borden Bank of Trust of New
married and though he longed for an heir, did not produce a son, Morgan,
until 1932. The elder Borden groomed his son to take over the business
empire. Fearing kidnappers, Pete hired an ex-prizefighter, Slugger, to
look after his son. The two have an interest in common. Both want to
become chemists. While experimenting, Slugger creates a drink that
sends imbibers to Quantum, a strange world not of this Earth. There, he
and Morgan are illegal arrivals, not subject to the strict laws of
two of them have a number of adventures, including riots, warfare, and a
donkey, before they are eventually returned to Earth.
Mythosphere is a virtual-world playground located on
a remote island in the Caribbean and run by an extended family who style
themselves "Olympians," the gods of Mythosphere. Trevor Martin,
a fair athlete and mediocre student, is not sure that he wants to squander his
graduation money on a vacation trip to the island; not until he meets Diana, one
of the Olympians, that is.
Once in Mythosphere, Trevor finds himself caught up in a
contest between Diana's Samarkand and Mars's Camelot, and
in the process, finds himself responsible for a woman who cannot stand
him. The only problem is that the contest is more a war than a game -- a
war for the control of Mythosphere!
Trevor's story is only one strand in a complex weave of
storylines involving humans and gods, both in and out of the virtual
playground. The people and beings that Trevor meets include a
beautiful female knight, a serial killer, various fairies, a dragon, a
hippogriff, and numerous others both mysterious and deadly. He soon
discovers that things are not as they seem, people are not who they appear, and
danger lurks around every virtual turn in Mythosphere.
Silver Iridium is the most rare substance on Earth,
since the world's entire supply comes from mining ancient meteor and
asteroid strikes. Yet it is common when compared to the fabled Black
Iridium. In fact, many people say that this radioactive isotope of the
silver metal does not exist; and even if it does, tales of its power are
Could a rock be the key to everlasting life? Eternal
youth? Unlimited fortune? Jason and his girlfriend, Paulina, seek to answer
these questions as they voyage to another world in search of it. He knows
that he must have the Black Iridium if he is to save his father, who is
hovering near death. Nor is he alone in his belief that Black Iridium can
be found beyond the Solar System. His efforts to obtain the ultimate power
source come to the attention of a criminal mastermind of the illegal
sex-clone trade who will stop at nothing to possess …
Take a walk with Ilsa, resident of a sleepy tree village that has lived in peace and harmony for
centuries. Of course, peace doesn't last forever. Disorder is always just
a random event away and Ilsa soon finds herself on a life-and-death mission to
save her people, her civilization, and her world.
Assume nothing in this four-footed adventure through an alien landscape on a
planet where death and destruction are often found just beyond the next hill.
Nothing goes right from the very first day that Imelda
arrives at Iago IV. A biologist with a checkered past, Imelda is looking
for a place where she can focus on her research, free from the intrusions of
nosy civilization. Unfortunately, she didn’t bargain on nosy fellow
researchers. She also didn’t bargain on the Iagans, some of the most
disgusting creatures to be found in the explored universe.
Events spiral from bad to worse in this quirky tale of
future scientific exploration. Sign on for an adventure you’ll never forget, if
When human explorers finally reach the stars, they discover that life elsewhere is both rare and primitive. Under the watchful eye of
the Committee for Human Advancement, space exploration is largely devoted to finding planets suitable for earthculture … the planting of Earthlike biospheres
on formerly sterile planets. Science has matured to the point where psychomanagement is the only field still worth studying. That is, until the
Delta Cluster Mission discovers an alien civilization hidden behind the veil of an interstellar nebula.
asked Patrick White's permission to sign him onto the crew of a
multi-generation ship to the stars. His parents were too busy with
departure preparations to even think about such legal niceties. His older
sister just didn't care about little brothers. By the time he came of
legal age, Earth's Sol appeared as a remote and dim speck among thousands
of similar stars.
Patrick's whole world revolved, literally, within a
slim cylinder populated by the people he'd grown up with and that included
everybody within light years. The voyage would take 50 years as measured
by the revolution of a distant planet about a far star which few on board
thought about any more.
With graying hair and a mature man's responsibility,
he then left the comfortable confines of his home aboard ship and faced a
wild planet using innate skills dimly remembered — like how to deal with
mud. He also had a family and a whole colony to care for. Other than that,
he felt like any other guy with a wife, kids and a job.
Aesir Trilogy - Science
Fiction / Fantasy
PATH A MAN FOLLOWS IN LIFE MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM EVERY OTHER, BUT WHEN THE
NORNS CUT OUR THREADS, WE’RE EACH OF US DEAD MEN.”
In the Icelandic fishing village of Nordfjordur, they take their
gods seriously, and each person
has his own way of dealing with them:
an awkward fifteen-year-old, whose hard-edged American uncle harbors
a dark secret.
Johnsson, Catholic priest, aboard a spaceship hurtling toward what may
possibly be the ash tree Yggdrasil.
Arnor Eriksson, the
last remaining inhabitant in Iceland, left to tend Odin’s garden.
Each of them may follow a
path differing from the others, but they have one thing in common: the
Norns have yet to cut their threads.
million years ago, a single rock struck the Earth and wiped out the
dinosaurs. It was a bad day for the thunder lizards, but a good day
for the human race. Without their destruction, it is unlikely our
own species would have evolved. Which brings up an interesting
question. Will tomorrow be a bad day for humanity, and a good day
for the cockroaches?
Nebula deals with the sudden demise of civilization. A group of
scientists are seeking a cheap source of energy. They succeed beyond their
wildest dreams when they stumble upon anti-matter. Anti-matter
utterly destroys any (normal) matter that it touches such as puny
scientists and the world that they live on.In an instant they and their
world are reduced to incandescent ash. The ash is scattered to the far
reaches of the galaxy where the devastation continues in a chain reaction.
Billions of souls are lost in the holocaust. A conglomerate of these
souls, all that remains of humanity, is invested in a bodiless
entity. For want of a better name, we will call him George.
George is severely punished for his part in the
devastation after which he is taken in hand by a God like entity who
charges him with the formidable task of rebuilding the world and is given
the tools with which to do it.
The second part of the book deals with George's
successes and failures.Will he succeed and will he do it right this time
or do his successors have to repeat the cosmic experiment ad infinitum?
Finally ... Is this about the past or the future. You
the reader must decide ... or read the sequel.
science cracked the secret of human aging? Are we on the brink
of an era where it will be possible to buy back our youth?What would you pay to be twenty years old again?
Can you imagine a world where
one-hundred-fifty-year-old "youngsters" are as fit and active as
today's young adults? There are several ongoing genetic research
programs that seek the goal of extending human life to two centuries
or longer. Many of us will be able to take advantage of this
phenomenal research in our own lifetime.
COUNTERCLOCKWISE is the story of the quest for
youth. It is based on actual genetic research. Although the story
and characters are fictitious, the medical facts and hypotheses
presented are very real.
She's pretty, hardworking, bright, self-reliant, good
with tools. Everything a twelve-year old girl should be. She
also flies and reads minds.
Now she's here on our Earth. But even her powers may
not be enough to stop The Invisible Menace.
Nice young women
who just want some good clean fun
with power armor,
plenty of high explosives,
and a few cute Minuteboys.
It is 2174.
From the hills of American Manchuria
to the depths of Outer Space.
America's Girl Militia
battles Franco-German Treachery
to shield the American Stellar Republic.
Nine Gees - A
Collection of Shorter Fiction
Gees...eight short stories and an epic poem by George Phillies.
medieval fantasy, space piracy, mentalic duels, aliens, classical
theology, and the monster that hides under the bed.
Modern literary heroes drown in
their own angst. Phillies' heroines prefer sword, pistol, spell, weapons
of mass destruction...and courage and determination.
Bergmann's team comprised Bergmann Ventures, Inc. The few humans of BVI
were ready to return to the Moon; Guy vowed they'd stay this time! They'd
build a moonship to take people to the lunar surface as a 'day-trip', one of
several benefits of having an orbitat at the Lagrangian Point, L5. Their
third ship, Moon Maid, would be a good step towards the design and
fabrication of a marship, for Mars was the real prize. They would expand the
BV1 orbitat along the long axis, adding BV2 to accommodate more people and
businesses in preparation to move on outward where humans belonged.
Ventures, Incorporated, has established a small colony just west of
Candor Chasma on the edge of the Martian Equatorial Highlands. The
colonists are supported by two mars spinships: Barsoomian and Ares.
Their shuttle is the Banderat-built Accelerator; their second mars
shuttle is under construction back on Earth. The Candor Cliffs
settlement is thriving; Humans, Strivers, Banderat, Sayen and Een are
represented; the second mars ship, Ares, has just brought out the first
group of tourists, along with the senior Bergmanns and Jerezs and
Raquel’s parents, the former President of the United States and his
wife, L.A and Loretta Lasker. Kim is fascinated with a Martian nautilus
she has named ‘Nicki’ who lives in the Candor Sea below Plains End.
the leader of the group of native Martian nautili in Little Valley
Creek, asks Guy to help protect her group from another clan of invading
nautili she senses moving north along the shore of the Candor Sea. Guy
has no desire to intervene in a nautili dispute. He knows the Concordat
people will watch closely to see how he handles the request.
It is the first Martian winter for the BVI colonists as snow falls at
Candor Cliffs. The core team prepares to journey to Dengon’s Star aboard
the Banderat starship Climber to take part in the Corcordat “Ingather”
or “Circle Festival.” These Humans will be the first to participate in
this interspecies Hub festival. Guy expects Kim to be the smallest and
most effective Human ambassador there.
Bergmann, on a trip to the planet Sunrise, runs afoul of a Varandrie
Lord named Anoth. When the smoke clears, he is in possession of Anoth’s
lands, castle, starship and all his vassals, as well as those of another
Returning to Mars, he finds the UN has taken control of the Martian
Colony in his absence. Dislodging them requires more unpleasantness,
which only ends when Bergmann returns to Earth to bell the tiger in its
Once again, Bergmann discovers that a hero’s work is never done.
scientists discover radio signals emanating from a planet orbiting one
of the stars in the Centauri System, the President of the United States
orders Operation Bold Stroke, a mission to send a ship to investigate.
The ship is the Prometheus, a colossally expensive gamble using unproven
technology. The project is not the well-oiled machine much loved by
writers of escapist fiction. The sponsoring nations balk at the cost,
and crew selection falls prey to political infighting. Prometheus's
commander is Glenn McCarran, a controversial choice, and not only
because he is a convicted murderer pardoned by the President for the
mission. The rest of the crew consists of a French scientist and two
women, a Russian cosmonaut and an African-American astronaut -- none of
whom trust each other or their captain. Then there is the ship's
computer, a self-aware automaton with powers unknown to the human
crewmembers and a personality of her own; a personality, it turns out,
that is not completely honest.
Yet, with all of its shortcomings, the Prometheus mission is the most
important exploration ever launched. For on its successful conclusion rests
the future of the human race.
The aliens came to the Earth to purchase water, the most precious
substance in the universe. That was all that was known about them, so
humans called them Water Merchants. To serve as their base of operations,
the aliens erected a mighty tower in the Nevada desert. The Earth Company
soon built a city around the tower to facilitate commerce. One day, an
alien is found brutally murdered in the bowels of the city. Phelan Rodgers,
former colonel, United States Air Force, who once piloted the secret Black
Raptor fighters back-engineered from alien technology, is chosen to help
investigate the murder along with Earth Company Investigator Philip Sloane.
During the course of the investigation Phelan begins to suspect that Sloane
has been sent out to help keep what the murdered alien was doing a secret,
and has his own reasons for thwarting the investigation. Phelan comes to
believe that the aliens may have their own agenda for being on the Earth and
now it is up to him to uncover the aliens’ secrets before it is too late…
TIME IN PRINT ANYWHERE!
It is the 24th Century and humanity is just gaining a
toehold out among the stars. Stellar Survey Starship Magellan is
exploring the New Eden system when they encounter two alien
spacecraft. When the encounter is over, the score is one human scout
ship and one alien aggressor destroyed. In exploring the wreck of
the second alien ship, spacers discover a survivor with a fantastic story.
The alien comes from a million-star Galactic Empire
ruled over by a mysterious race known as the Broa. These overlords are the
masters of this region of the galaxy and they allow no competitors.
This news presents Earth’s rulers with a problem. As yet, the Broa
are ignorant of humanity’s existence. Does the human race retreat
to its one small world, quaking in fear that the Broa will eventually
discover Earth? Or do they take a more aggressive approach?
Whatever they do, they must do it quickly! Time
is running out for the human race...
TIME IN PRINT ANYWHERE!
The expedition to the Crab Nebula has
returned to Earth and the news is not good. Out among the stars, a
million systems have fallen under Broan domination, the fate awaiting
Earth should the Broa ever learn of its existence. The problem would
seem to allow but three responses: submit meekly to slavery, fight and
risk extermination, or hide and pray the Broa remain ignorant of
humankind for at least a few more generations. Are the hairless apes of
Sol III finally faced with a problem for which there is no acceptable
While politicians argue, Mark Rykand and
Lisa Arden risk everything to spy on the all-powerful enemy that is
beginning to wonder at the appearance of mysterious bipeds in their midst…
Makers searched for the secret to faster-than-light travel for 100,000
years. Their chosen instruments were the Life Probes, which they launched
in every direction to seek out advanced civilizations among the stars. One
such machine searching for intelligent life encounters 21st century Earth.
It isn't sure that it has found any ...
hundred years after humanity made its deal with the Life Probe to search
out the secret of faster-than-light travel, the descendants of the
original expedition return to Earth in a starship. They find a world that
has forgotten the ancient contract. No matter. The colonists have overcome
far greater obstacles in their single minded drive to redeem a promise
made before any of them were born ...
would you visit if you invented a time machine, but couldn't steer it?
And what if you went out for a six pack of beer and never came
back? If you think nuclear power is dangerous, you should try
black holes as an energy source -- or even scarier, solar energy! Visit
the many worlds of Michael McCollum. I guarantee that you'll be
the supergiant star Antares exploded in 2512, the human colony on Alta
found their pathway to the stars gone, isolating them from the rest of
human space for more than a century. Then one day, a powerful warship
materialized in the system without warning. Alarmed by the sudden
appearance of such behemoth, the commanders of the Altan Space Navy
dispatched one of their most powerful ships to investigate. What ASNS
Discovery finds when they finally catch the intruder is a battered hulk
manned by a dead crew.
That is disturbing news for the Altans. For the dead
battleship could easily have defeated the whole of the Altan navy. If it
could find Alta, then so could whoever it was that beat it. Something
would have to be done ...
more than a century of isolation, the paths between stars are again open
and the people of Alta in contact with their sister colony on Sandar. The
opening of the foldlines has not been the unmixed blessing the Altans had
For the reestablishment of interstellar travel has
brought with it news of the Ryall, an alien race whose goal is the
extermination of humanity. If they are to avoid defeat at the hands of the
aliens, Alta must seek out the military might of Earth. However, to reach
Earth requires them to dive into the heart of a supernova ...
After a century of warfare, humanity finally discovered the Achilles
heel of the Ryall, their xenophobic reptilian foe. Spica – Alpha Virginis –
is the key star system in enemy space. It is the hub through which all
Ryall starships must pass, and if humanity can only capture and hold it,
they will strangle the Ryall war machine and end their threat to humankind
It all seemed so simple in the computer simulations: Advance by stealth,
attack without warning, strike swiftly with overwhelming power.
Unfortunately, conquering the Ryall proves the easy part. With the key to
victory in hand, Richard and Bethany Drake discover that they must also
conquer human nature if they are to bring down the alien foe …
Discovery Of Major Impact ...
The new comet found near Jupiter was an incredible
treasure trove of water-ice and rock. Immediately, the water-starved Luna
Republic and Sierra Corporation, a leader in asteroid mining, were
squabbling over rights to the new resource. But all thoughts of profit and
fame were abandoned when a scientific expedition discovered that the
comet's trajectory placed it on a collision course with Earth!
As scientists struggled to find a way to alter the
comet's course, world leaders tried desperately to restrain mass panic,
and two lovers quarreled over the direction the comet was to take, all
Earth waited to see if humanity had any future at all ...
A Discovery Of Major Impact ...
the sun flared out of control and boiled Earth's oceans, humanity took
refuge in a place that few would have predicted. In the greatest
migration in history, the entire human race took up residence among the
towering clouds and deep clear-air canyons of Saturn's upper
atmosphere. Having survived the traitor star, they returned to the
all-too-human tradition of internecine strife. The new city-states
of Saturn began to resemble those of ancient Greece, with one group of
cities taking on the role of militaristic Sparta ...
was humanity's first interstellar probe. It was designed to
search for intelligent life beyond the solar system. Before it
could be launched, however, intelligent life found Earth. The
discovery of an alien light sail inbound at the edge of the solar system
generated considerable excitement in scientific circles. With the
interstellar probe nearing completion, it gave scientists the opportunity
to launch an expedition to meet the aliens while they were still in space.
The second surprise came when Starhopper's crew boarded the alien
craft. They found beings who, despite their alien physiques, were
surprisingly compatible with humans. That two species so similar
could have evolved a mere twelve light years from one another seemed too
coincidental to be true.
One human being soon discovered that coincidence had
nothing to do with it ...
MacElroy was an ordinary engineering student before he went out for a
six-pack of beer one night and never came back. Instead, he found
himself embroiled in a war for the dominance of Paratime, as well as
defending our own particular version of Earth from predators on both sides
of the battle lines. For he quickly discovered that "parallel
universes" aren't, and that a single individual can make all of the
difference in the worlds!
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