Rediscovery

by Sandra Stixrude

An inhabited planet is not what an interplanetary mining company hopes to find while in search of rare mineral deposits, but the low-tech natives should be won over by a few ‘miracles’, right? Emily Nandi, the mining company’s legally mandated xenologist, isn’t so sure. The planet’s social structures are complex, fascinating and frustrating – she advocates research and caution rather than the seat-of-the-pants first contact the company president wants.

Investigator Shadow is convinced ghosts are watching him until a fellow investigator disappears, plucked from his harduk’s back without a trace. When he reappears at the city gates, naked, half-frozen and ill, he brings back a harrowing tale of strangers on a ship high above the planet.

From this shaky beginning, suspicion and misunderstanding fuel one culture-clash driven disaster after another, punctuated by apocalyptic prophesies from the oracle, Telluris. This is no way to get to know one’s long-lost cousins from Earth.

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Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
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Tropes: Aliens Among Us, Band of Brothers/Sisters, Benevolent Aliens, Enemy to Ally, First Contact, Interstellar Travel
Word Count: 82516
Setting: Anchorage, the planet
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters

About the Author

Perhaps 5'3" on a good day, with her shoes on, Sandra has always found the world an amazing (and often large) place. While she has lived all her life in northern Delaware, she travels a good deal and is hard pressed to find a place she truly did not care for.

She has one son, one husband, and two cats, graduated from the local university, worked at various and sundry jobs, she now writes science fiction for young people full time.


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