A woman plunges into consciousness in the midst of what seems like someone else’s life, sending her on a quest to discover who she is and to craft an identity that makes sense within her current circumstances. As she digs into the mystery of her life, she uncovers a top-secret government organization plotting world domination and a clandestine vigilante organization dedicated to destroying it and is caught between these warring factions. Nobody in her new world is exactly who they appear to be, including herself. Identity, she learns, is complicated and inseparable from the body in which it resides.
Evil empire attacks a peaceful planet. Fight or be enslaved.
On Earth, Tim Andrus was a science-fiction writer, who, after dying, had his head preserved cryogenically – just in case he’ll get a second chance to live again. He was resurrected, not by doctors but by gods. To his surprise he’s not a mere mortal, but a god himself and his god-name is Timurud.
Unfortunately, the life of a god is not all heavenly. Timurud, the god, must protect the good against the evil, the weak and powerless civilizations against ferocious galactic empires. Once he was a human, but now as a god he lives in the galactic realm of thousands of habitable planets, populated by as many species of aliens, with spaceships traveling at near the speed light by warping the fabric of space, or even faster than the light-speed when traveling through the Dark Universe. The galactic empires have at their disposal superior technological knowledge and enforce their dominance with planet-killer battleships, space troops, armored attack forces, proton and laser cannons.
Timurud’s first mission is to defend the peaceful Sferogyl people against the Maggotroll Empire, warlike hominids who are determined to enslave the Sferogyls and capture their planet. Timurud is not allowed to fight in space battles, but he can help the Sferogyls prepare to defend themselves. Trouble is, the Sferogyls don’t have any spaceships or armies, and only a short time to build up their defenses. They are vulnerable to any attack from space and their only hope is Timurud.
Even if Timurud is a god, will he be able to help the peaceful and unarmed Sferogyls get ready to defend themselves against the evil Maggotroll Empire?
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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