Alien Contact for Idiots
by Edward Hoornaert
When natives from the future move their entire island nation to our Earth, Ell Harmon makes the first alien contact. The take-charge Seattle biologist yearns to find intelligent aliens, and her dream comes true when she meets Prince Tro Eaglesbrood.
Ell and Tro are quarantined together and the fearful world wonders whether the newcomers are friends or foes. Ell knows Tro is honorable and Kwadrans are peaceful – but how to convince the world?
They broadcast a reality TV show. Every day, Ell interviews Tro and tries to humanize Kwadrans. The show is wildly popular, and the romance developing on-screen between Ell and Tro reassures the world. If a smart woman like her can fall for a Kwadran, they must not be monsters, right?
But Tro’s duty lies with his people, and soon that duty threatens not only the show but Ell’s heart — and the peace and survival of our world.