A Biot's Odyssey
252 pages, perfect bound, glossy colour cover
Genghis, a biological robot, has spent 30 years striving to understand how his life has changed since the Nameless War that made him a hero to humans and Beings. (See Humanity's Saving Grace.) His search for answers has led to serving as a crew member on a Being transport starship which encounters a derelict spacecraft of unknown origin. He succeeds in boarding it and after he’s joined by four more Biots, the craft powers up and takes off with them as reluctant but curious passengers. They discover nine shutdown robots while exploring the ship, which brings them to a rundown space station orbiting a giant ball of molten lava. Genghis slowly pieces together the robots’ origin. They were built by a species that was nearly wiped out in attacks the survivors blame on their rivals. Genghis and Woodsy, a maverick robot, discover the rivals were attacked at the same time and set out to find the aggressor.
Humanity's Saving Grace
242 pages, perfect bound, glossy colour cover
Having barely avoided self-destruction, an ancient race has expanded to eight other worlds. While the Beings explored Earth numerous times during two centuries with their flying saucers, they didn’t consider the primitive Terrans worth contacting. That changes when their worlds came under attack from a relentless, mysterious foe. The aliens offer to repair Earth’s ravaged environment in exchange for pilots and soldiers to fight their foe. The First Earth Expeditionary Force battles in space and on the ground while trying to comprehend how thousands of humans had been conscripted into fighting for the enemy. Equally puzzling for FEEF is figuring out the motives of robot-like creatures that serve the aliens, and discovering the origin of centuries old ruins on several planets and a seemingly uninhabited community under a protective dome.
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