The Terralano Venture


This all started when day when I finally figured out what was bothering me about the so-called "Clarke's Law," which states that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. One may as well say that any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology, which I do. However, just because you (or I for that matter) might not be able to tell the difference, that does not mean a difference does not exist. That turned out to be a minor point in the stories because they really deal with prejudice and intolerance as well as friendship and love, with humor, satire and social commentary.


Book One: 
   Agree to Disagree

   It's a different sort of "First Contact" story when Human space explorers pick up a distress signal from a previously unknown race of spacefarers.   Available in Print

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Book Two:
By the Light of the Silvery Moons

    The excitement may have calmed down on Earth, but it is just getting started on the Lano home world, Treloi.  Captains Susan Ho and Eesai di Sonea and their crew bring Meriwether II to Treloi to sell a precious cargo of monopoles and get swept up in a clash between tolerance and bigotry. The discovery of a new and possibly hostile alien race only exacerbates the situation! Available in Print

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Book Three: 

   There Goes the Neighborhood!
    When Eesai Di Sonea's ship, Meriwether I, gets becalmed in a strange nebula, the men and women explorers of Meriwether, Inc. encounter the most exotic life forms yet, a race they call the Volano. But how will they get free of that nebula when it absorbs all their energy, and just how will their discovery affect the Terralendir when they do?

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