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.
Modern sailplanes may be the most beautiful machines the world has ever seen. What they can do is amazing enough to be fantasy—but it’s fact. And in futures real and imagined, they could fly in stranger skies on other worlds. Five previously published tales of science fiction and science fantasy, plus a futuristic fact article, describe THE SHAPE OF WINGS TO COME.
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. They will all learn how death and life, hell and hope, and danger and love intersect in the Starcross Nebula.
The verdant world called Green poses many geological and ecological puzzles for the new colony from Earth. But the most perplexing and painful puzzles are those in the human heart. This story is a sequel to the novel Hurricane Moon, first published by Pyr in 2007.
By the late 21st Century, Earth’s ecosystem may be damaged beyond repair. Two young life scientists struggle with the decision whether or not to join an exodus to a new world on the other side of the stars. Their skills will be critical in creating a new ecosystem on a barren colony world. But no one knows whether such an undertaking is even possible. To try and fail would mean the death of every hope and every hopeful colonist—unless something utterly unexpected changes the odds.
A remote colony world in the distant future poses an archaeological riddle. The ruins on the planet Ende bespeak an ancient and apparently pointless starfaring destination. Seeking to understand the riddle of the ruins, a young archaeologist finds a mystery about humanity’s once and future destiny—and her own.