This is a collection of three stories, in chronological order: End of an Era, Dawn to Dawn and Just Another Scout. End of an Era tells a story of a vast battle long ago, Dawn to Dawn follows a miner named Nick during a single day and night when everything changes and Just Another Scout tells about Alex who is on a scout mission five years after the Revelation.
This stories happen in the Strangers’ Universe: One universe parallel to our own. One timeline from the beginning to the end. Many stories under one epic overarching story set across universe and time. The stories from the Strangers’ Universe told so far are: Truths, Half-Truths and Lies; End of an Era; Dawn to Dawn and Just Another Scout.
End of an Era
Long ago, the Hwzeenn Empire, the oldest civilization in the Milky Way, is going into battle against an enemy known as the Strangers. They expect an easy victory, but the Hwzeenn do not know the enemy. And those who do know better have decided not to warn the Hwzeenn; a decision that will have grave consequences for the Hwzeenn Empire.
Dawn to Dawn
"Good morning! Today is Tuesday, May 27th, 2927." Nick, a mineworker in the mining station KCap16 in the Kuiper Belt, has another day ahead of him. He's going to work on the asteroid field during the day and then spend his evening in the pub—like he does every day. He couldn't know it, but his life would change forever before the next dawn.
Just Another Scout
It is five years after the Revelation. A lone scout ship with a crew of five is on a routine mission to explore habitable planets for colonization. The routine is about to end when the ship enters a seemingly normal system and discovers an unidentified radio signal from one of the planets...
About the Author
Sami Salkosuo is a science fiction indie author and IBM Client Technical Professional. He is the author of several science fiction stories, including The Kaitian War and Truths,Half-Truths and Lies, and the author of DWR Java Ajax Applications and many articles at IBM developerWorks. Besides writing science fiction, he enjoys reading, watching and playing it. During summertimes he lives to ride and rides to live and other times he likes computer programming.