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The book is a Sci-Fi Western, set in the future and spans between two worlds, Earth, and her closest Earth-type neighbor, Danzor -if 4.5 billion miles can be considered neighborly.
Derek Chase is a the top attorney for the Alliance of Federated Planets. He soon grows weary of the red tape associated with Corporate Law and faces a decision to follow his dream. His dream of opening his own practice, now that his family has started, is shattered in one night.
Derek reverts back to his old self, breaking a promise to his wife, baby girl and himself, to seek revenge on those responsible for destroying his life.
Condensation dripped down his glass onto his silk tie as he stared out the window and sipped. He flicked it away without thinking about it, as if it were commonplace for him to be sitting on a shuttle between two worlds. Between a world he knew intimately, the world he was born to and grew up on, and the new world. The inhabitants called it Sanbromida. He sipped his drink and remembered the times before the war.
Derek gave up drinking close to two years prior, when they found out Erin was pregnant, but frustration had taken over so he ordered a drink. He enjoyed First-Class shuttle flight, since the drinks were free, and since the Alliance paid for it, so today he figured, why not and ordered a Scotch on the rocks.
Before the war Derek was happy. Earth was in good shape, and humans treated each other with peaceful regard. But he scoffed while gazing out the window into the universe, thinking how much smaller it had become and things have changed in his own lifetime.
He checked his phone, still no call.
In 1977 NASA launched a probe, called Voyager 1. Voyager’s two-fold mission was to probe the vast open space, outside of Earth’s solar system, and send a message out into the void vacuum of space with hopes of an response. The probe performed flybys of planets and systems, while constantly sending the message. Voyager sent the message millions of times during it’s travels seeking out an answer.
Around 2027, Voyager’s generators stopped supplying electric power to the scientific instruments, but Voyager still ventured forth. Still sent the message. Still listened for a response.
It is dangerous to listen for the unknown.
In the year 2198, the call was answered by the Bromes, a civilization billions of miles from earth from the planet Sanbromida. They resembled humans in both their physical appearance as well as their mannerisms, so they were able to blend in without effort when they migrated to Earth. Most humans had trouble learning their language, so they offered assistance in developing a device that could be implanted near the middle ear, that provided instant translation for the humans and the Bromes so both species could understand the others languages.
Before the Bromes responded to the message, before trips to other planets became as normal as going across town, the universe was much smaller. Before they answered the call, people on Earth thought they were the only ones.
How arrogant, he thought.
Then, the Bromes replied.
Imagine that. Humans weren’t the only ones in the universe? Some said I told you so and felt vindicated; some panicked and went to their secret survival cabins in the mountains and he deserts; and some worshiped the newcomers like gods, casting aside their initial religious belief systems. The Bromes saw the human’s gullibility and set themselves up to be worshipped while taking advantage of them. Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims alike lined up to worship the new True Gods of the world.
Earth did benefit a little from Sozarians' arrival. However, in the end their technology came close to destroying Earth and most of humanity. Earth managed to repair herself; the ozone layer healed, trees recovered and provided clean air one again and oceanic life repopulated the waters, but humanity took the hardest hit and stayed down. For Derek, the worst part of them arriving, was the dissection of the World Order Government which was in place to maintain the peace -a system that was working at the time.
The governing powers of Sanbromida reached out to Earth to escape persecution from their enemy, the Sozarians. The Bromes asked the leaders of Earth if they could use Earth as a home base during the war. The leaders of the UN refused at first, not trusting the human-look-a-alike aliens. The Bromes offered their protection, during the war, and technology in exchange for our letting them use Earth. They reached an agreement, and during the following ten years, the Bromes shared their technology with Earth and Earth started exporting cotton, tobacco, alcohol, and other products. Among the most exported, was plastics. The Bromes were amazed at the simplicity of plastic and its usefulness.
Humans welcomed the Brome’s new and exciting technology. Humans began space exploration, and began converting regular modes of transportation into hover crafts. Due to interaction with new species, the UN evolved into the Alliance of Federated Planets. The Bromes began to colonize Earth with their technology, during which time, they prepared for the inevitable war with Voreon, who attacked in 2231.
The war continued for six years.
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