The Luck of Han’anga
by Thomas Watson
The long-held dream of meeting an intelligent, nonhuman species has finally come true, in the form of the people known as the Leyra’an. But the dream soon becomes a darker reality when the Leyra’an prove to be more than just humanoid. They are like us to a degree that cannot be explained by chance alone. The search for the answer to this mystery will reveal the galaxy to be stranger and more dangerous than anyone could have imagined, and expose both Humanity and the Leyra’an to the threat of extinction. For better or worse, that search has begun.