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From a young couple struggling to look after their baby to a new captain's reluctance to take command of her ship, and from a sun-addled stranger's appearance in town to the emergence of a sentient AI, the twelve tales presented here explore the central theme of an arrival by someone or something new. There's even an alien puppy. The stories are: Tithe by Griffin Carmichael Exodus by Alec Hutson First Bonding by Tom Germann Ice Dreamer by J J Green The Nanny by Cindy Carroll Right Hand by Jonathan C Gillespie What Make is Your Cat? by Richard Crawford Kaxian Duty by Cherise Kelley Lessons Learned by J Naomi Ay The Humra by Laura Greenwood The Hawk of Destiny’s Fist by James S Aaron Repulse by Alasdair Shaw
In the aftermath of a battle a ship drifts helplessly in space. Is the strange new warship they were fighting still out there? Will it come back for them? Commander Johnson faces a desperate race to get her destroyer back into action and save her crew. "If you liked Alien, you'll love Independence." "This is an incredible work ... suspense, mystery and intrigue." "Loved every word of it." "There's more action and intrigue packed into this story than there is in many full length novels." "Shaw's world is engaging and clearly has depth, even from this brief encounter." This bonus edition, exclusive to instaFreebie, contains the P-file of one of the main characters and a few other little goodies.