A dedicated officer. A dismissive command.
Rebel factions breaking away.
And—on a harsh, desolate planet—a sentient species, struggling to build a civilization.
Stealing the Sun, a space-based Science Fiction series from frequent Analog contributor and bestselling Science Fiction author Ron Collins
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence
Everguard's mission: Establish a multidimensional gate inside Alpha Centauri A for Interstellar Command to fuel their new faster-than-light spaceships.
Lieutenant Commander Torrance Black, career already on shaky grounds, finds himself facing questions.
Did they just contact sentient life in the Centauri system? Will humankind sacrifice an entire alien species in their quest for the stars?
What price is he willing to pay to see that they don't?
Faster-than-light travel changes everything
Casmir Francis commands Universe Three agents hidden across the Solar System. Together they stay a step ahead of the United Government.
The game changes when the UG achieves faster-than-light travel and the ability to control the galaxy. To remain free Casmir's web of operatives must pull off the most audacious operation ever undertaken.
Failure means Universe Three will be destroyed and Casmir will lose his family, his life, and the world of his dreams.
Success could be worse.
A streak of light across a clouded sky
A distant planet. A harsh and desolate surface shrouded in layers of poisonous clouds. A sentient species formed by generations fighting both themselves and the planet they live on.
A blinding light burns through the sky before crashing into the farthest reaches of the desert lands.
Families want to own it. Priests want to turn it to their favor. But Jafred E'Lar, his clan's representative to the Council, holds a terrible secret and another agenda altogether.
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