Dr. Seamus Martinez is one of the galaxy's foremost experts in xenolinguistics - the study of extraterrestrial languages. He knows very well that in contact situations with aliens, the words you choose are of vital importance, and can have disastrous consequences. In fact, he's been sentenced to jail because of it. He gets a shot at redemption when he is called upon to codecrack an alien religious language.
They were three teenagers with the power to reanimate dead bodies, students at an elite and secretive school where they learned to hone their abilities and command the dead. And they just wanted to get laid. Because even teenagers with powers over the dead have hormones. What starts as an innocent booty call with a seemingly normal girl turns deadly as they unwittingly summon a dark force bent on slaughter. And as they try to fight the demons of their own conjuring, they find that commanding the dead just might be the easy part....
"Quirky and Fun"
When it comes to warfare of the mind, the battlefield is an unweeded garden.... Dusan is a young outsider on Ora, a remote island inhabited by a telepathic species who actively avoid the humans who live far across the ocean. He is effectively "deaf" - unable to communicate mind to mind with his peers. In fact, his people regard him as little better than the feebleminded humans. Shunned and taunted by his own people, he leads a dreary existence...until a chance encounter with a human boy from across the sea changes everything.