As I mentioned in my last post, I’m at it again with my Alvarium Experiment crew. Last time we launched the Prometheus Saga, this time it’s Return to Earth. The premise:
Earth’s story is littered with fantastic tales of alien contact, both past and future. Some of these tales bring light and hope, while others make us shiver with horror. But what happens when the foreign visitors look remarkably like us? How will the world react when instead of extraterrestrials, it’s humans who return to earth?
The possibilities are endless. And they are told in these stories.
About Return to Earth
Return to Earth is the second project of the Alvarium Experiment, a consortium of accomplished and award-winning authors.
The stories do not need to be read in any particular order; each story is an entry point into the overall story.
Return to Earth stories & authors are:
“AOB” by Bria Burton: Aona, an Alien-Operated Bot (AOB), suffers a malfunction that could jeopardize her mission on Earth and could lead to the extinction of an entire species from another planet.
Visit Bria at www.briaburton.com.
“The Paradoxical Man” by Bard Constantine: Albert Rosen is one of five explorers who vanished on a deep-sea expedition into the Bermuda Triangle. He returns to earth centuries later, transported across space and time through a mysterious wormhole. However, Earth is not the home he remembers.
Visit Bard at www.bardwritesbooks.com.
“Children of the Stars” by Charles A. Cornell: In Japan, an American medical researcher discovers the deadly secret behind an eighty-year-old woman’s ageless appearance and incredible fertility, and her connection to the bizarre disappearance of the freighter the Ourang Medan in 1948.
Visit Charles at www.charlesacornell.com.
“Project Bright Star” by Kristin Durfee: A once thought failed secret mission to colonize a distant planet, named 0X3B1, is discovered to have been successful when descendants of that mission return to Earth fifty-one years after their grandparents left, much to the surprise, and fear, of the world.
Visit Kristin at www.kristindurfee.com.
“Recovery” by Veronica Helen Hart: When a virus threatens the lives of everyone on board a transfer station for intergalactic travel, it’s up to Dr. Candace Bertram to retrieve the only known vaccine from Earth. The risky, untested method of transport could mean catastrophic mission failure, and grave danger for Dr. Bertram.
Visit Veronica at www.veronicahhart.com.
“Coming Home” by John Hope: Finally achieving his dream of being an astronaut on the Jupiter missions, Jasper’s mind is elsewhere, on the recent loss of his stepfather, Bud. But Jasper’s space mission is interrupted when he is sucked into a wormhole that transports him to a different time, 30 years in the past. And now, doctors don’t believe where he’s from.
Visit John at www.johnhopewriting.com.
“Someday Loyal” by Elle Andrews Patt: Cercy struggles to cope with the strange circumstances she’s thrown into after traveling though a vortex to the mysterious intergalactic Central Agency. Alan, a Marine Corp Ace, is aboard the ZaZu and headed back to Earth in the company of Earth-born travelers when he crosses paths with Cercy’s husband, who is in desperate search of her.
Visit Elle at www.elleandrewspatt.com.
“Under the Whelming Tide” by Ken Pelham: The Aethir, space-born descendants of the mythical planet Earth, are returning home at last to fulfill their destiny. But not all believe the great homecoming will be the heaven they have been promised.
Visit Ken at www.kenpelham.com.
“Social Experiment” by Tracie Roberts: Set on modern day Earth, Kyra Dumont is an Oo-mahn, a member of an alien race that has visited Earth once before during the dark ages and are now returning to collect the researchers and data they have observed as part of a social experiment.
Visit Tracie at http://tracieroberts.com
“Gaia Returning” by C.L. Roman: When Captain Irina Demyanov’s first mate disobeys orders and steals the crown jewels of a vengeful alien race, she knows she’s out of options. Desperate to escape, Irina takes her chances on a dangerous vortex leap and lands near an unnamed, yet strangely familiar planet.
Visit C.L. at http://brassragpress.com
I hope you enjoyed the reveal of these eye-catching covers. Hopefully they will get you excited for the Aug 15 release. There will be a launch party on Facebook , so don’t be shy. Join us as we release these stories into the creative cosmos. Hope to see you there!
For more info, please visit the official Return to Earth website.