Dave Creek is a regular contributor to ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT. His books include two short story collections — A GLIMPSE OF SPLENDOR, and THE HUMAN EQUATIONS — and a novel, SOME DISTANT SHORE. His most recent work is THE SILENT SENTINELS, a novella.
Find out more about Dave’s work at www.davecreek.net and on Facebook at Fans of Dave Creek. In the “real world,” Dave is a retired television news producer. Dave lives in Louisville with his wife Dana, son Andy, a floppy-eared Corgi named Peggy, and two sleepy cats — Hedwig and Hemingway.
In Human Equations you will go on a voyage of discovery. From the untold story of how the great Chinese explorer Zheng He made Earth’s First Contact with aliens, to how a rescue mission on the aquatic planet Welkin forces one man to come to terms with a tragedy from his past, to why a resident of an orbital habitat must decide between his people’s traditions and his habitat’s survival, to the attempt to save a gigantic sea creature’s baby — from the inside! And more!
Two star systems are colliding…
…And Mike Christopher of the Earth starship Asaph Hall is rushing to unlock their secrets.
But two alien races on the journey are keeping their own potentially deadly secrets.
It doesn’t help that the love of Mike’s life can’t handle the emotional stress of being near him, and that he has to give the Earth ambassador on-the-job training! 11111
Today’s most talented current SF authors take us on new TRAJECTORIES! Marianne J. Dyson brings us a suspenseful tale from the surface of Mars. Bud Sparhawk shows us blue-collar workers finding danger while just trying to make a living. John F. Allen explains how a TV production assistant can go from fighting racial prejudice in the 1950s to defending against an alien invasion in the far future. Brad R. Torgersen introduces us to “The Ghost Conductor Of The Interstellar Express.” And many more!
Chanda Kasmira devotes years of her life and career to saving the inhabitants of Spelndor from the planet’s pending destruction. Her latest effort fails. Life on Splendor faces more danger than ever before. Disheartened, Chanda places herself into a “Long Sleep”, intending to awaken decades later to a brighter future for Splendor and its people. She doesn’t. Instead, an even more difficult lies ahead after Chanda’s Awakening.
Ambassador Chanda Kasmira finds more than enough danger and intrigue at her new post on the Station of the Lost.
That’s why, when the Earth comes under attack by merciless aliens, Chanda is forced to remain at her post.
Now it’s even more imperative that she defeat a rogue human starship commander whose desire for power could destroy the station and the many races that live within it.
Until she does, she might never find out what’s become of her childhood home and all of her family!
PRAISE FOR THE STORIES IN KAYONGA’S DECISION:
“This is a story of love and loss, hope and sacrifice. The whole is more than the sum of its parts, and in the end, it’s a beautiful story.”
— Alex Granados, TANGENT ONLINE, on “The Dominant Heart Begins to Race.”
“Well-told tale. The story unfolds in a perfect way.”
— Sam Tomaino, SFRevu, on “Beyond Human Measure.”
“(Dave Creek) provides perspectives that are both exhilarating and unnerving: intelligent whales swimming through the Jovian atmosphere, aliens who were forced to evacuate their homeworld and watch while it collided with a rogue planet . . . . What do we do if we move onto a world with a dazzling ring system but discover the ring system is causing severe ecological damage?”
— From the introduction by Jack McDevitt
“The Secret of Plainsville and Other Mysteries will have you sharing a roller coaster ride with police charged with solving the most challenging whodunits. You’ll be seated next to the dear, sweet next-door neighbors who … you know, the ones you thought never could’ve committed the unthinkable. You’ll be riding with good people doing bad things to avenge the past, to right wrongs. In the seat behind you on the coaster, you’ll find the person thrown into a hair-raising situation no one should ever experience.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dave Creek’s fifteen previous books include the award-winning GREAT HUMAN WAR science fiction trilogy. He’s also published over forty science fiction and mystery short stories.
As an artificial Human, Mike Christopher became the target of hate and prejudice all his life. He fled the Earth to explore the galaxy. Still, decades later, he returned to help save his homeworld from an alien incursion.
Now the lifelong explorer once again feels the pull of the stars. But more immediate concerns still bind him to the Earth. He finds himself aiding another alien race in its own battle to survive, beginning a new love affair, and learning the tragic details of his own gestation and birth.
In an instant, Mike is torn between his commitment to his birth planet and once again becoming a WATCHER OF THE SKIES.