Commander Noa Sato plans a peaceful leave on her home planet Luddeccea ... but winds up interrogated and imprisoned for her involvement in the Archangel Project. A project she knows nothing about.
Professor James Sinclair wakes in the snow, not remembering the past twenty four hours, or knowing why he is being pursued. The only thing he knows is that he has to find Commander Sato, a woman he’s never met.
A military officer from the colonies and a civilian from Old Earth, they couldn’t have less in common. But they have to work together to save the lives of millions—and their own.
Every step of the way they are haunted by the final words of a secret transmission:
The archangel is down.
Keywords: free science fiction, free space opera, free sci-fi, first contact, artificial intelligence, AI, space colonization, galactic republic, space marines, speculative fiction, romance, slow burn, fade to black, humor, aliens, robots, fun
"ARCHANGEL DOWN is a compelling sci-fi complete with satisfyingly high-tech gadgetry and high stakes political and social intrigue ... subtle humor pervades the book, often in the form of Noa and James's banter, and the vivid action sequences provide suspense and adventure. " -IndieReader
"This is a terrific science fiction selection that explores our human emotion. Anger, fear, self-doubt, love, and humor are on display as the colonists of a new world are forced to realize they are not alone in the universe." -Great Digital Books, "7 Great Books for Star Trek Fans"
C. Gockel has been writing stories for her friends and family since the dark ages (i.e., before word processors existed.) A few years ago, she started posting those stories to the intertubes. She received emails, messages, and reviews from her fans telling her she should 'do this professionally.' She didn't; she is a coward and life as a digital designer, copywriter and coder is more dependable. But in the end, her husband's nagging wore her down: "You could be the next '50 Shades of Gray' and I could retire!" Unfortunately, the author writes science fiction and fantasy, and isn't particularly good at writing erotica. She is sad about this; she'd love for her husband to be able to retire and just work for her so she could nag him.