Sacked from the Alien Corps after a disastrous first mission, the empath Hickory Lace is desperate for another chance to prove herself. The opportunity arrives when Hickory is assigned to the planet Prosperine to investigate a plot by political extremists to destabilize the planet’s government and report on the activities of an alien radical called "the Teacher."
Continued harmony on Prosperine is vital to the future of the Galactic Alliance. The planet contains a rare metallic element essential for interstellar travel. Without access to this, the Alliance's plans for a galaxy-wide trade and defense network will fail.
The fate of the Alliance hangs in the balance. Hickory must stop a war. But to do that, she needs to banish the pain from her past and reconnect with the powerful empathic abilities she was born with. Only then can she discover what the Teacher is up to and decide whether he is a fraud—or perhaps the very person the Corps was created to find.
If you enjoy science fiction novels with authentic characters, political intrigue, and a strong female protagonist, download The Alien Corps now.
Other books in the Prosperine series include:
Rise of the Erlachi (available in print, eBook, and audiobook)
The Scarf (available in print and eBook)
Fractured Prophecy (available in print and eBook)
What readers are saying about this science fiction series.
“A Great read. Had me at the first chapter. I didn’t want to stop reading. Loved the plot, the storyline, the action!!”
“A fun read, perfect for the backyard hammock or a comfortable beach chair while on holiday.”
“McDermott creates a very original and hopeful future world similar to the kind of sci-fi I grew up loving. His alien characters are delightful and believable. I couldn't wait to read the second book, Rise of the Erlachi, which is even better!”
"If you crossed The Expanse with Avatar and something Dan Brown wrote, you might come up with something close to the premise."
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About the author
PJ McDermott was born in Scotland and spent his youth in the town of Paisley, near Glasgow. As a boy he would plunk school and head to the local library to read any Science Fiction books he could get his hands on. His favorite authors were Asimov, Herbert, Niven, Moorcock, and Le Guin. The book he most enjoyed, though, was Lord of the Rings by Tolkien. “It was the grandest of adventures, exotic locations and magical characters that drew me in. Seriously, I read it at least six times!”
These days, when he has time to relax, he enjoys the fantasy novels of Robin Hobb, George Martin and the modern SF writers, Vaughn Heppner and Alex Weir.
The author has published the 4-book science fiction adventure series Prosperine which includes The Alien Corps, Rise of the Erlachi, The Scarf, and Fractured Prophecy. All are available as e-books or in print. The Alien Corps and Rise of the Erlachi are also available as an audio book.
The prelude to the series, Born of Fire, tells of the apocalyptic events 84 years before The Alien Corps, and is available in audio, eBook, and Print.
The acclaimed semi-biographical novel, Small Fish Big Fish (Now re-issued as Caught in the Long Grass,) was PJ's first novel.
The author now lives the good life in Australia with his wife, Sue, two daughters and grandchildren, Mia, Ryder Patrick, and Ethan.
You can visit him at his website: www.pj-mcdermott.com