First Contact occurs in the not-so-distant future when an alien race enters the Sol system, intent on claiming the Earth as their own. Humanity, of course, has other ideas and musters a paltry resistance against the invaders.
The Earth Avenged series is a set of disconnected short stories all occurring in the same universe established by the first story, which was written as a haibun with scifaiku.
- The Day We Lost EarthWe had almost no warning. Sensors picked up their blue shifted transition into normal space as they entered the Oort Cloud. It took the invaders a mere three months to reach Earth from that point. Every attempt at communication went unacknowledged. The closer the invader got, the more desperate and frenzied the communications attempts became. […]
- Rock Jakkers“That looks like Mount Fuji,” said Holfer. “Can’t be,” replied Smitty, not looking up from his panel as he manuvered the mining skiff closer to the object of Holfer’s inspection. “Rock jakkers from Ceres claimed Mount Fuji two years ago.” Holfer abandoned the view at the porthole and fell into his acceleration chair. “I’m just […]
- Memorial WeekThe Earth exploded again. Barkley scratched an itch under his nose and pretended he was outside, running through the grass, and not watching yet another holovideo of a two-hundred-year-old tragedy. Memorial Week was not an event he looked forward too. From the rapt looks on the faces of his classmates, Barkley knew he was the […]
- Tripodia PrimeThe inside of the Orion Nebula was little different than normal space. Padraic was disappointed. He wasn’t sure exactly what he had expected, but this wasn’t it. He couldn’t even see the nebula from his vantage point deep inside it. He had an easy view out of the nebula and there were no visible clouds of […]