Daya Tattujayan is the manager of a remote and nearly derelict space mining station. She has plenty of problems to deal with even before the interstellar syndicate that owns the station sends an auditor to check up on her work.Rik Gole is a nomadic interstellar auditor with no roots to tie him down. He is ruthless when he has to be and very good at what he does, but Rik would be the first to admit that a woman like Daya and a place like this station are way outside of his previous experience.Before Daya and Rik can decide whether they are antagonists, allies, or something more, an unexpected enemy attacks the station. To save their lives, they must dare to trust each other. And they need help from a very unconventional defender—Daya’s mysterious alien pet, the mascot of Star Corner Station.
This is a sequel to the novel Hurricane Moon. At the outset of that book, Earth was wracked by climate change and political upheaval. An ambitious private foundation launched a starship to find a new world for colonization. The starship Aeon sought a planet with a large moon to ensure Earthlike tides and seasons. Aeon finally found a new world with an apparently primitive ecosystem and a huge ocean moon covered with hurricanes. Then the season of crisis began. Human genes had been insidiously damaged by the cryostasis—cold suspended animation—that went on too long. Astronaut-physician Catharin Gault and molecular biologist Joseph Devreze had to cooperate with each other as they learned how to repair the genome. Soon they and everyone else collided with their greatest hopes and worst fears, their understandings of love or of theology—and, in some cases, with the past they thought they’d left behind on Earth. Finally, though, they all knew that the colonization of Planet Green could succeed.Downfall Tide begins twenty-four years after the events in Hurricane Moon. Much has changed, thanks to unremitting hard work by Catharin and Joe and the others in the first generation of colonists. They’ve founded a new civilization on Planet Green. They’ve begun to understand Green’s deceptively simple-looking ecosystem. To better understand the huge blue moon and the rest of the solar system, the starship Aeon is taking its last journey of exploration, to the outer planets. And then a brilliant, strange new star appears in the evening sky of Planet Green. It signals the beginning’s end.
Hidden inside the Starcross Nebula is a place of interstellar shipwreck. It’s like a Bermuda Triangle half as old as time. It harbors malicious monsters and dangerous mysteries.It's a hell of a place to attempt a rescue mission. Captain Zilka Devreze and her crew on the starship Guardian Angel must race against time to find shipwreck survivors in mortal danger. They’ll use Zilka's genius grasp of the intricacies of fast starflight to get in and back out again. Mission specialist Jack Mistry was an accident investigator in the Solar System in his previous life. Abruptly revived from stasis in the starship Aeon, he agrees to join the unprecedented mission. When he fled from Earth on Aeon, what he expected to find on the other side of the stars wasn't an interstellar accident scene like this. Or a woman like Zilka.Always as singularly alone as she was brilliant, Zilka discovers that this can change. But first she has to learn how to lead a very assorted crew. And Jack has to learn to follow his heart. Soon all of them will discover how death and life, hell and hope, and danger and love intersect in the Starcross Nebula.