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  • The Blessing of Krozem

    In this fantasy novelette we read about the slate-blue world of Ziraf. In addition to humans, Ziraf’s Dreamers created spirit beings called the Troil, who communicate with and sometimes counsel their mortal companions. The Troi Wagmi suggests to the Headman of Greivat Fastness that he might ask the Zem’l for immortality. But when the Headman approaches the aged Shrine Guardian Gilzara with a ... Read more

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  • Monster Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Report of the Anthropological Expedition to the Planet Known as Kal-Fa

    In this dark and edgy first-contact story, a team of anthropologists discovers a species of truly bizarre intelligent lifeforms called the Kal. The team consists of the leader, an experienced, highly respected female Professor of Xenoanthropology and Linguistics; a young female biomedical specialist; and a still younger male, an expert in alien artifacts. As each team member reacts in a different ... Read more

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  • The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars, Part Four: Survivor

    series The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars #4
    Capt. Nikalishin has recovered from the Darter Disaster, received command of his own Mars ship, and married the woman of his dreams, yet his struggles with loneliness, misunderstandings, and dissatisfaction continue in spite of his many friends’ efforts to help him. His wife proves to be hard-hearted and manipulative, while the revelations that come with the loss of his mother do nothing to ... Read more

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  • The Blessing of Krozem: A Tale of Ziraf's World

    This fantasy tale is an expansion of the author’s novelette The Blessing of Krozem, still free here on Smashwords.What would it really be like to be immortal? And how important is the power of friendship and the need for communion with one’s fellow humans?On Ziraf’s World, a planet in a universe far away from ours, an old priest named Gilzara decides to ask the Dreamers for the gift of immortality ... Read more

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  • The Man Who Found Birds Among the Stars, Part Five: Phenix Rises

    series The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars #5
    A rehabilitated Robbin Nikalishin is back in the Captain’s chair as the Phenix Project for Interstellar Flight gets underway. After finishing off the loose ends remaining from his unorthodox penalty, the Captain returns to Herinen Space Port, where the first tasks are to complete the construction of two starships, give them names, and select a crew to fly them, including certain participants from ... Read more

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  • The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars, Part Three: Bird of Prey

    series The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars #3
    Wounded physically and mentally by the disaster aboard the Darter, Capt. Nikalishin struggles in Part Two of this biography to overcome the aftereffects and find fulfillment in a life where his dream of flying to the stars has been lost. With the help of many friends, he achieves success as the Captain of a Mars ship, but still he remains lonely and dissatisfied, unable to cope with the secret ... Read more

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  • The Man Who Found Birds Among the Stars, Part Eight: Rare Birds

    series The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars #8
    First contact has taken place and the occupants of the alien ship are giant Birds. While nothing could make Capt. Robbin Nikalishin happier, the Ariana remains marooned on a moon in the Epsilon Eridani system and is running out of oxygen. The crew works furiously to learn how to communicate with the extraterrestrials (the most important element of a first contact), but not all the denizens of the ... Read more

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  • Children of the Music

    Cut off from the rest of the world, the Land between the Mountains and the Sea had belonged to the Golden Eyed Siritoch since time before memory. Now these peaceful, pastoral people, who worship the life force under the guise of Music and who have no word for murder, are confronted by bearded, blue-eyed horse people from the south. The Epanishai entered the land from the Stone Corridors, ... Read more

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  • The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars, Part Two: Wounded Eagle

    series The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars #2
    In this second part of the biography of Capt. Robbin Nikalishin, three threads remaining from “Eagle Ascendant” are followed to their conclusion. First, the question of cause and responsibility for the space disaster that formed the climax of Part One must be determined through a Government hearing and a trial. Second, the mystifying behavior of Prf. Karlis Eiginsh that resulted in the disaster ... Read more

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  • The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars, Part Six: Merlin

    series The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars #6
    As preparation for the first star-mission continues, the new crewmembers begin to interact with one another, new relationships form, old ones continue to evolve, and life on Earth moves forward. Capt. Nikalishin’s wife persists in disrupting his life no matter how he tries to discourage her. Cmdr. Glencrosse remains under psychiatric treatment for his delusions about an entity out to destroy the ... Read more

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  • The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars, Part One: Eagle Ascendant

    series The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars #1
    Robbin Haysus Nikalishin was born on 31 October of the year 2729 and ultimately became the first starship Captain to make contact with extraterrestrials. This fictionalized biography, composed 50 years after Nikalishin’s death, recounts the first 31 years of the life of a man who is hailed as one of Earth’s greatest heroes. During this portion of his life he enjoyed many triumphs, joys, and loves, ... Read more

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  • The Man Who Found Birds Among the Stars, Part Seven: Fifth Island in the River

    series The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars #7
    The Phenix Project for Interstellar Flight has launched its first mission – a flight to the star system called Epsilon Eridani, 10.5 light years away. Capt. Robbin Nikalishin is finally achieving his dream, although the recent breakup with his wife Fedaylia High Feather can’t help but sour the pleasure a little. However, the mission begins on a positive note and its first half is marred only by ... Read more

    $2.99 USD