When the supergiant star Antares exploded in 2512, the human colony on Alta found their pathway to the stars gone, isolating them from the rest of human space for more than a century. Then one day, a powerful warship materialized in the system without warning. Alarmed by the sudden appearance of such behemoth, the commanders of the Altan Space Navy dispatched one of their most powerful ships to investigate. What ASNS Discovery finds when they finally catch the intruder is a batte... more info>>
After more than a century of isolation, the paths between stars are again open, and the people of Alta are in contact with their sister colony on Sandar. The opening of the fold lines has not been the unmixed blessing the Alta had supposed, however. For the reestablishment of interstellar travel has brought with it news of the Ryall, an alien race whose goal is the extermination of humanity. If they are to avoid defeat at the hands of the aliens, Alta must seek out the militar... more info>>
After a century of warfare, humanity finally discovered the Achilles heel of the Ryall, their xenophobic reptilian foe. Spica -- Alpha Virginis -- is the key star system in enemy space. It is the hub through which all Ryall starships must pass, and if humanity can only capture and hold it, they will strangle the Ryall war machine and end their threat to humankind forever. It all seemed so simple in the computer simulations: Advance by stealth, attack without warning, strike swif... more info>>
It is the 24th Century and humanity is just gaining a toehold out among the stars. Stellar Survey Starship Magellan is exploring the New Eden system when they encounter two alien spacecraft. When the encounter is over, the score is one human scout ship and one alien aggressor destroyed. In exploring the wreck of the second alien ship, spacers discover a survivor with a fantastic story. The alien comes from a million-star Galactic Empire ruled over by a mysterious race known as the... more info>>
An ancient civilization, known as the Makers, created a group of machines to help them solve a problem, a problem they had been trying to solve for 100,000 years. The probes were sent into the cosmos in hope that they would find another civilization that possess the knowledge they needed. A lone probe has found its way to 21st century Earth. Will humanity be able to provide the answers necessary to achieve the seemingly impossible feat, faster than light travel?
Three hundred years is a long time to keep a promise. But a promise was made. A promise to seek the knowledge of faster than light travel. While the world has forgotten its charge, the descendants of the original explorers do not. They will overcome whatever problems arise in their quest to fulfill the promise made between the Life Probe and humanity long before they existed.
When the sun flared out of control and boiled Earth's oceans, humanity took refuge in a place that few would have predicted. In the greatest migration in history, the entire human race took up residence among the towering clouds and deep clear-air canyons of Saturn's upper atmosphere. Having survived the traitor star, they returned to the all-too-human tradition of internecine strife. The new city-states of Saturn began to resemble those of ancient Greece, with one group of cities ... more info>>
Starhopper was humanity's first interstellar probe. It was designed to search for intelligent life beyond the solar system. Before it could be launched, however, intelligent life found Earth. The discovery of an alien light sail inbound at the edge of the solar system generated considerable excitement in scientific circles. With the interstellar probe nearing completion, it gave scientists the opportunity to launch an expedition to meet the aliens while they were still in space... more info>>
The new comet found near Jupiter was an incredible treasure trove of water ice and rock. Immediately, the water-starved Luna Republic and the Sierra Corporation, a leader in asteroid mining, were squabbling over rights to the new resource. However, all thoughts of profit and fame were abandoned when a scientific expedition discovered that the comet's trajectory placed it on a collision course with Earth! As scientists struggled to find a way to alter the comet's course, world lead... more info>>