The arrival of a metropolis-sized Astral vessel (the so-called “Eternity ship”) sounds the opening bell for the beginning of humanity’s end. Judgment is over, and now the Horsemen have come to restart the planet’s clock.
As the final countdown begins, Meyer and his crew find themselves with only two options: stay in the city and die, or run into the coming apocalypse and take their chances.
But Clara is still missing, and she’s found new and powerful friends.
A Stranger has arisen with odd magic on his hands, keeping secrets that even the overlords don’t know.
Viceroys in the remaining capitals are tasked with eight disturbing challenges to decide who among humanity lives or dies.
Seven new leaders arise, each with their own unseen talents for the end of days.
And as the deathbringers lay waste to the planet and herald the start of a new epoch, a new force brews out of nothing … one that even the Astrals never saw coming.
This relentless, page-turning tale of colonization and alien empire is the sixth in the Alien Invasion series by masters of story Truant and Platt, authors of The Beam, Robot Proletariat, the Dream Engineseries, and many more.
With the human race decimated, only a handful of survivors still wander the planet. They’ve forgotten the Astrals and they’ve forgotten their pasts, ready for a fresh start …
… or at least, that’s how it was supposed to happen.
In a small desert village without memory, the Lightborn labor unseen — while in the Mullah stronghold beyond, Clara fights an old battle to free the minds of mankind. She’s come up against a wall. She’s fallen into a trap. And now, finally, the walls have begun to crumble.
The Astrals linger unseen, unable to leave the planet. But now they face a challenge they’ve never seen before: a new human mindscape that persists despite their best efforts to erase it, a will that refuses to die.
The Archetypes rise, but their chore is an impossible one. They must infiltrate the collective on their own terms and perhaps save what little humanity still holds in its grasp … or force the planet’s deadlocked overlords to destroy the human race for good.
This relentless, page-turning tale of colonization and alien empire is the SEVENTH AND FINAL book in the Alien Invasion series by masters of story Truant and Platt, authors of The Beam, Robot Proletariat, the Dream Engine series, and many more.
A thousand years ago, an alien invasion set humanity back to the Iron Age. Slowly, we recovered, colonizing the Solar System in peace.
And discovered that an unknown force is stopping us from exploring any farther.
But before the cause can be discovered, a slow-burning conspiracy threatens to explode into System-wide war. With enemies at home and in the darkness beyond, a team of unlikely heroes—a janitor, a mercenary, an asteroid miner, and a pirate—are the only ones who can avert a second apocalypse.
This set includes the first three books of the newly-finished REBEL STARS series.
Three months have passed since the space fleet’s arrival, but very little has changed in the skies above planet Earth. Motherships still hover without word, impervious to attack and communication. Spherical shuttles still ferry about, their intentions unclear. But the abductions of select humans have ended and most of those taken have been returned — dazed, incoherent, and prophesying glory or doom — but back home where they belong. All but nine. Worldwide, only nine seemingly unconnected people remain missing. Trapped in their besieged bunker outside Vail, Piper, Trevor, Lila, and Heather wait for one of them.
All of this has happened before…
For his entire life, Benjamin Bannister has sought the connections that unite the planet’s wonders: Egypt’s pyramids and Stonehenge, the Band of Holes in Peru and the Cambay Ruins. For years he’s pursued evidence that extraterrestrial life is not new to Earth, but has left its footprints in the archeological records over and over again. For years, he was dismissed as a fool. But now the spheres have arrived and Benjamin has found his vindication … along with troubling theories as to what it all means. Benjamin’s research facility rests beneath the mothership in Moab, Utah — but Vail, Colorado is where his interests lie. He’s sent an emissary to Meyer Dempsey’s ranch to find the answer to a question: What makes the Missing Nine so special to the planet’s silent invaders? What news will those Nine bring when they return? And what, as the motherships again begin to move like pieces finding positions on a chessboard, will happen next?
…and it will all happen again.
Vail and Moab, Moab and Vail — two epicenters in the cold alien war. The locations’ fates (and the fates of those bunkered at each) seem somehow intertwined as Earth’s clock ticks toward midnight. The roads and communications have been closed, but now it seems that the planet’s future might depend on a journey from one to the other at all costs. Humanity must find the value of those who have been taken … or become mere fossil evidence for the archaeologists of the future to puzzle over.
This relentless, page-turning tale of first contact is the second in theAlien Invasion series by masters of story Truant and Platt, authors ofThe Beam, Robot Proletariat, the Dream Engine series, and many more.
Lily Whistler has a dream, birthed from the fanciful Parisian memories of her late mother: to open a floral shop called La Fleur de Blanc, selling only white flowers. Back home in Kansas, such a fairy tale notion could never survive … but in the fashionable seaside town of Cielo del Mar, Lily has gambled her inheritance that it will.
At first, the lavish Palms Couture shopping center seems like the perfect place to start again. The weather is beautiful; the vistas of the ocean are breathtaking; the customers are elegant and wealthy. There are even two men who’d suit Lily’s fancy if she had time for romance: charming Len, who operates a fine food cart, and the dark and brooding Matthew Vitale, who runs Bella by the Sea — an elite restaurant that hosts only a few couples per night at an exorbitant price.
But the one thing Lily didn’t anticipate was a nemesis: Kerry Barrett Kirby, who owns an upscale furniture store across the courtyard. Kerry seems determined to crush Lily for a reason Lily can’t imagine … and has the power and connections at the Palms Couture to make it happen.
Lily only has one chance to make her shop work — a tall feat, considering the prior shops Kerry has driven out of business, and the way the Palms always bows to Kerry’s will. But Lily’s charm has bought her a handful of unlikely allies … and as Kerry will find out, quiet little Lily Whistler has more than a few country girl tricks up her sleeve.
But Ephraim is on Eden for another reason. He’s obsessed with finding his brother who disappeared more than a decade ago. He’s sure he’s on this island, which is why he’s been trying to get to there for years.
But Eden doesn’t surrender its secrets easily, and when Ephraim stumbles upon a disturbing truth, all of his evidence mysteriously disappears. He knows they’re onto him, but is suddenly unable to trust his own mind. Ephraim is left wondering if the world around him is falling apart, or if it’s just him.
Ephraim believes that he’s on a quest to find his brother, but in truth, he’s on a journey to discover himself. And what he finds will turn his entire life into a lie.
The man responsible, Ephraim Todd — who previously burned the island of Eden to ashes — is alone and incarcerated, trapped in a world where no one believes his story. Yes, he killed Neven Connolly, but it was in self-defense.
Unknown to Ephraim, Neven is alive and well. His death was all part of the plan, and Ephraim played his part so perfectly well. Now all Neven needs is for Ephraim to stay in jail and out of the way.
But Ephraim escapes with the help of one of the world’s most powerful and beloved people—a man who may be to blame for the end of the world as we know it.
Will Ephraim stop Neven before it’s too late, or is the end of humanity one Tomorrow Clone away?
Two years later, the world lives in fragile peace. But a clandestine search has begun … and a clock has started ticking.
Two years after first contact, Astral forces have established their fragile kingdom around the globe. Motherships occupy the cities. Shuttles patrol the lawless outlands. The pacifist class of Astrals known as Titans assist humans in running their alien empire, while bloodthirsty Reptar peacekeepers ensure that order is kept. And unseen in the ships above, a third class of visitor calls the shots — the unseen Divinity, worshipped and feared by citizens in equal measure.
Meyer Dempsey sits on his plinth as Viceroy of Heaven’s Veil, on the old site of Vail, Colorado. As with other Viceroys in the eight other world capitals, humanity’s remains revere Meyer almost as a god.
But below the surface, both colonies and outlands have begun to crumble with unrest.
Until now, the rebellion has been quiet. Now, desperation bubbles as they learn the Astrals have begun digging for an ancient device buried beneath the glowing blue Apex at Heaven’s Veil.
But twin truths of the forthcoming alien war (or a possible alien apocalypse) have dawned at Benjamin Bannister’s facility in Moab, sending plans into action:
The Astrals have lost what they hoped to uncover.
And humanity’s only chance is to find it first.
This relentless, page-turning tale of colonization and alien empire is the third in the Alien Invasion series by masters of story Truant and Platt, authors of The Beam, Robot Proletariat, the Dream Engineseries, and many more.