In 1978 a young Plutonian came to Earth to study Humanity and Illogical behavior. The same thing, really. In these short essays, it comments on Interstellar life, Human life, and the danger of cats... More > to a 12-inch high Plutonian.< Less
In the Twenty-sixth century, mankind has interstellar travel and is exploiting the galaxy.
On Gaseous Crideion, giant single-celled creatures dance in the plumes.
On dry... More > Turmia, clumsy eight-limbed, nine-brained natives study humans to discover one thing only.
On watery Salamandria, the oceans beneath the full moon bloom with colorful biolight.
Beneath a nova sun, five-eyed, tri-gendered spiral Pupfish pray for rescue.
On Aphroditie III, a golden paradise awaits development.
If the Silent Runners don't protect these people, who will?
But who will protect humanity from the Silent Runners?< Less
David Lodger leaves his home in the Backlands of New Cumberland, and starts his first year of college at Bhrama University. The first Freni he meets threatens him with a sword, then invites him to... More > lunch. Later, when he finds where David is from, the Freni tries to kill him again.
David spends his year surrounded by a multitude of memorable characters, political intrigue, and the never-ending threat of the term project.< Less