Al Clark is familiar with trouble. It seems conflict follows him. Still, he cannot allow adversity or danger to crush his dreams. Journey with Al and his closest friends as they fight to save a crippled starship, adapt to a new world and keep the settlement from disaster. A story of colonization that will surprise and delight.
In 2300, humans have colonized the inner planets but have left Earth in ecological shambles. A mysterious eco-terrorist group claiming to be aliens is attacking North American Federation planetary bases and satellites. Chrysanthemum Fox is a cybernetically enhanced polymer-repair technician on a research station in the clouds of Venus. Her life of tedium is abruptly transformed when the laboratories are bombed and she is implicated as an accomplice.
Private Chrysanthemum Fox is not normal. She is a gray. In the Space Academy, the skins of the technician recruits are embedded with bio-wire and sensors to provide better interfaces with their specialized suits. The procedure left her gray, balding, and feeling like a second-class citizen. Despite her qualifications as a polymer-repair tech, she is used on the cloud station as little more than a high-elevation manual laborer.
During the attack on the research station, Cytherean Cloud Station 4, she and her partner are drawn into a fight with the terrorists. A Chinese agent from the Republic of East Asian States is captured, and as a result, tensions between the North American Federation and the Republic of East Asian States East rise to frightening new heights. Yet, the “alien” attacks continue.
With Earth on the verge of yet another world war, an investigation ensues upon the identity of this enigmatic Chinese agent. Chrysanthemum unwittingly becomes ensnared in the intrigue when the lead investigator implicates her as an accomplice. As she struggles to clear her name, she learns that her own history and her cybernetic implants are veiled in secrecy. What did they put in her? And more importantly, who is she really? If she can unravel the truth, the solar system possibly could be saved.
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It’s the year 2438. Ten years ago, an ill-fated encounter on a mining world
triggered a devastating war between the United Nations Planetary Defense
and an alien organization known as the Drocain Royal Empire.
With no sign of a conclusion in sight, and with mankind’s very existence at
stake, the men and women of the UNPD have been forced into desperation.
When Corporal Alana Carmen stumbles upon an encrypted communications
device, she learns that there is more to the conflict than a simple war-for-worlds,
and to uncover the truth, she must make allies of those she once considered
And now, the fate of the entire galaxy may rest on the shoulders of a single
alien warrior . . .
After being publicly shamed at his own Coming of Age ceremony, Kenon
Valinquint enrolls in the Drocain Royal Empire in the hope of one day
Unbeknownst to the young Drahkori warrior, this decision has set in motion
a staggering chain of events that could very well change the direction of the
war, and the known history of the universe, forever.
Targeted Age Group: 12 – 25+
When Jeremiah arrived at Megiddo Station, all he wanted was to make some trades and resupply his starship. He never thought he’d come away with a wife.
Before he knows it, he’s back on his ship, alone with his accidental bride. Since neither of them speak the same language, he has no way to tell her that there’s been a terrible mistake. And because of the deadly famine ravaging her home, there’s no going back. She’s entirely at his mercy, and that terrifies him more than anything.
Jeremiah isn’t ready to take responsibility for anyone. He’s a star wanderer, roaming the Outworld frontier in search of his fortune. Someday he’ll settle down, but for now, he just wants to drop the girl off at the next port and move on.
As he soon finds out, though, she has other plans.
About the Author
When Joe Vasicek was eight years old, he saw Star Wars IV: A New Hope and read Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. He’s been making up stories about other worlds ever since. On this world, he’s traveled to the Colorado Rockies, the Syrian Desert, the vineyards of Imereti, the shores of the Mediterranean, and the gilded domes of the Holy Land, all of which have influenced his books.
He graduated in 2010 from Brigham Young University with degrees in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies & Arabic, and has since worked in a candy factory, a costume warehouse, a Washington D.C. think tank, and a village school in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. He has published over a dozen novels and novellas, but he hopes that that number will eventually grow to exceed one hundred. In the meantime, no matter what he does or where he travels, he’s always writing.
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For the Kota Warriors, everything has changed. Trok has abandoned them. Cruelthor has disappeared. They’re cut off from Earth, never to return. On their own, what purpose do they serve now?
Ebon is a desolate planet never meant for human life. The Ebonite colonists have long been trying to exterminate the native Kynajabi creatures, and the Warriors soon find themselves entangled in the turmoil of their new world. The Warrior Seer becomes a god-prophet, working to guide the suffering citizens and veterans of the Kynajabi Eradication Effort. The Hunter and the Fighter continue the search for Cruelthor, but soon an unexpected source tells them of a new mission. And the Warrior Leader? Well, it’s up to Cliqani to heal her mysteriously resurrected Earthling patient, who may be able to save the colonists from the native beasts. However, it’s Trok’s Ebonite friend who holds the secret to restoring peace for Ebon and its inhabitants.
Together, the Warriors and their Ebonite hosts must learn to sacrifice for the benefit of others – even others most alien.