From a young couple struggling to look after their baby to a new captain's reluctance to take command of her ship, and from a sun-addled stranger's appearance in town to the emergence of a sentient AI, the twelve tales presented here explore the central theme of an arrival by someone or something new. There's even an alien puppy.
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Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention short stories alasdair shaw collection of short new authors many stories sci-fi tale. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Grady Harp Top Contributor: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. He has been climbing, mountaineering, caving, kayaking and skiing as long as he can remember. Landscape archaeology has always been one of his interests. Each tale presented here explores the central theme of an arrival by someone or something new. And the reactions produced range, as they often do, from hope to fear.
Jacob Heinlein has lost his home, everyone he knew, and hope.
While on a journey to the mythical ocean, an unforgiving sun beating down on him, Jacob finds himself in a town with a source of fresh, clean water. But something has changed. Ancient rules have been broken, and after centuries of isolation one of these beings approaches Mars with overtly hostile intent.
A defence must be marshalled, and the coming conflagration could result in the destruction of one of the last bastions of man. Humanity had aimed for the stars and a glorious future in space. Now the first AIs are fully coming online, even while the government tries to block their use, and humanity is once again looking to the future. Whilst no-one understands why she keeps trying, she works long hours defrosting heads. In her latest attempt, what happens is the last thing she expects.
Despite the risks, she and her husband are determined to raise a family the old fashioned way. But social habits die hard. Life in the American Midwest is only getting more dangerous. He is keen to find out what his assignment will be, but runs into distractions on the way to headquarters. Training will be hard. Mistakes will be punished. Ary had known he was destined to be a starship captain his whole life.
After all, his mother was Captain Sandy and his father was the guy who was supposed to be Fleet Admiral. However, the prospect of attending the Spaceforce Academy was daunting.
Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Alasdair studied at the University of Cambridge, leaving. The Newcomer has 74 ratings and 12 reviews. Kay said: Enjoyable and entertaining short tales on different interpretations of 'arrival'.
Enough to make Ary question his future. When the crew discover her identity she is whisked in front of the captain. She must face her nightmares if she wants to finish the job and realise her deepest desire. New captains take command in a variety of situations. Tradition demands she proves herself fit to take his place. Most of the officers are dead and the remaining crewmembers are exhausted. Johnson must step up to the mark and lead them back into battle despite her personal misgivings. This is a fine and varied in topic collection sure to please.
Grady Harp, November It's really hard to give a rating to a collection of short stories. Some were three stars, most were four stars and a few were worth five stars. One of those was written by an author whose book-length stories I normally give a five star rating encouraged me to give this collection a try and I'm glad I did. He made this recommendation even knowing I normally am disappointed by short Sci-Fi stories. Alasdair Shaw is the author I'm referring to and his was the closing story in this collection.
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