The crew of the Desiree was unprepared. The Simiu were unexpected...Earth's first contact with an alien race turns to disaster when a friendly encounter erupts into inexplicable violence and the threat of interstellar war. But two ordinary individuals - Mahree Burroughs, an ordinary woman with a gift for friendship, and Dhurrrkk', a male Simiu with boundless curiosity - have forged a bond of understanding that bridges their many differences.
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Deaf since birth, Tesa is the perfect ambassador to the alien Grus, whose sonic cries can shatter human ears. But her mission is harder than it looks. The Grus are not alone on their world.They have deadly enemies, both natural and otherwise. And if Tesa is to save all life on the planet, she will have to make peace with not one alien species...but two.
The golden-eyed Elspind live brief but fulfilling lives. Gaining membership into the Cooperative League of Systems could bring many benefits…including a drug that would greatly extend their lives, but some are opposed to such infringement - violently opposed. Can a soon-to-be StarBridge interrelator on the verge of dropping out unite the people of Elseemar? Come along with Mark, Cara, and Eerin on an adventure filled with danger where a single misstep could mean disaster.
Serge LaRoche was a gifted musician, until a freak accident took away his hands. Now he’s focusing on his career as an instructor at StarBridge Academy. His newest student, brilliant but undisciplined Heather Farley, is looking forward to StarBridge being her first chance at the security and stability that she has lacked her entire life. But now an archaeological find beneath the cold surface of the school’s asteroid base threatens their hopes for the future…and possibly the future for StarBridge itself.
Return to Trinity where Earth had first discovered intelligent life that allowed them admittance into the Cooperative League of Systems. Through friendship and understanding the men and women of StarBridge are forming bonds with the natives. In the skies of Trinity, the birdlike Grus welcome the deaf human ambassador, Tesa. In the seas of Trinity, the aquatic Singers communicate with the young StarBridge student, Jib. But on the surface of Trinity, an alien life form has landed, and these amphibious beings from a distant world are definitely not friendly.
On the planet Na-Dina, the tombs in the Ancestor’s Valley have lain undisturbed for six thousand years. A fully intact royal chamber promises treasures beyond reckoning, but no one expected ancient Mizari artifacts. When a member of the team is brutally murdered, Ambassador-at-Large Mahree Burroughs arrives, determined to find the killer…no matter the cost. What she discovers will change her life, the lives of the Na-Dina, and the lives of everyone in the Cooperative League of Systems.