Aliens Crashed in My Back Yard

Chapters California woman risks fate of entire human race Dead and dying aliens Nursemaid to an alien Sing language Breadbox tells her story Agate and Breadbox’s great adventure My best friend is gone All hell breaks loose Quarantine. Incommunicado My 15 minutes of infamy Home phoned I want my space ship back Not that far from Zone 51 Spacegirl yearning My space ship calls out to me Epilogue

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Galactic Encyclopedia

The Big Topics How to Jump Between Stars Convergent Evolution The Galactic Confederation. Why it formed. Its history. Its extent Long-lived singis vs. short-lived star hoppers Fedi, the "Common tongue" Earth and the Confederation

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Love Poison #9

Out on the limb she was. Broad bare limb high above the forest floor. Clinging with her claws. A gentle breeze, ruffling her feathers wrapped around her like a cloak, making her invisible against the dark brown bark. Except for her eyes, two large round yellow jewels, slitted pupils. Watching for the approach of her prey. Here he comes. Tall, he must duck beneath limbs. Wide, he pushes…

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Death of the Old Gnarled Tree

I was an alien stranger here, the only passenger dropped off by the creaky planet hopper at the sole space port on this strange, out-of-the way world circling a somber reddish star. The local oki* were squat and ugly. They talked funny and treated me rudely. Thus, I walked their roads alone. As I walked through their villages, they gave me scant notice, despite—or perhaps because of—my strange…

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