by Steven Savanna
Keiffer Reynold’s planetary exploration team is shocked to find 22 marooned sentient beings when they arrive to survey the unclaimed semi-tropical planet, Sulara, in preparation for human colonists.
Intrigued by L’nu, a non-binary, first contact alien, Kieffer is drawn into a cross-species relationship with shocking results as their emotional entanglement transforms L’nu into a new form.
When the alien’s home world authorities attempt to forcibly repatriate their citizens and claim Sulara as their own territory, an interspecies war threatens. Only a desperate journey through an inter-planetary portal can prevent a catastrophic confrontation and save a world that is not what it seems.
Category: Science Fiction – First Contact