Mariposa (2173)

      B.B. Irvine / Actions & Adventure / Science Fiction
Mariposa (2173)

On a survey of planet Deepstrike, 34 light years from Earth, newly promoted Space Fleet Ensign Xiu-Li Chen uses her butterfly swords and fierce determination to survive first contact with the Qet, a violent human-like alien species. The first of a 12 book S.F. series starting in 2173 that follows Xiu-Li Chen's InterWorld Group Space Fleet career from "Crewper" to Captain.The first book of an epic series following the career of a Space Fleet crewperson from "crewper" to Captain of a starship.It is 2173, one hundred sixty years in the future, and humans using faster than light travel have colonized nearly a dozen nearby star systems. No alien intelligence has been discovered yet, and humans are now comfortable enough to start fighting each other instead of the unknown.Science survey ship JOHN A. WHEELER is about to encounter a range of hostiles from human mercenaries to the first aliens any humans have ever met. Of the ten humans at that meeting, only two survive. One of them is Ensign Xiu-Li Chen.Not all aliens are from outer space: the story of the Niv at Tau Ceti and why they used DNA nanotechnology to become Homo neosapiens is also illuminated.
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    A Selection from the Memoirs of Leopold LaPied

      B.B. Irvine / Humor / History & Fiction
A Selection from the Memoirs of Leopold LaPied

Found in an old shoebox, this exercise in academic satire features the section in which an obscure medieval author travels with Geoffrey Chaucer and the pilgrims to Canterbury, as Chaucer chronicled in The Canterbury Tales. Leopold LaPied was there, although he did not make it into the Tales. Included is an afterword (sort of), commentary (kind of), and updated afterword.Found in an old shoebox, this exercise in academic satire features the section in which an obscure medieval author travels with Geoffrey Chaucer and the pilgrims to Canterbury, as Chaucer chronicled in The Canterbury Tales. Leopold LaPied was there, although he did not make it into the Tales. Included is an afterword, commentary, and updated afterword.
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