Cold New Planet: What mysteries will the colonists–and the consortium backing them–uncover on this slowly thawing planet? Are the colonists alone? This planet was supposed to be theirs; their backers, who have their own agenda, have paid enough money to ensure that. What lies under the snow and ice? And where did all these humans–and aliens–come from? Are they all trapped here now?
Keeping the livestock warm and fed is a first step–after finally arriving via the point to point ship. Then we must deal with the aliens and the other colonists who aren’t supposed to be here. Can we use the domes? Will the inhabitants there let us? And what happened to our explorers? Join the explorers and colonists on this captured planet: Cold New Planet
Note: oino sakai wrote the scifaiku that introduces Cold New Planet
Are the colonists alone on the slowly thawing planet? This planet was supposed to be theirs; their backers, who had their own agenda, had paid enough money to ensure that. And what lies under the snow and ice?
Cold New Planet can be found in Science Fiction Consortium, an anthology of short stories: Amazon link
Cold New Planet, my SF short story set on the frontier out in space, tied for 6th place in the SF/Fantasy short story category in the Preditors & Editors poll: http://critters.org/predpoll/final_tally_shortstorysf.ht
Cold New Planet is one of the stories in the Science Fiction Consortium anthology.
This anthology contains 10 stories by 9 authors, and they’re all good (not always the case in an anthology), but I do have favorites:
Temporal Shift is a good time travel story; it incorporates history (9/11) and considers the dangers of changing the past–no matter how badly you want to. Some of my favorite classic time travel stories do that. I like the ending!
A Shepherd No More is good–and has a cool ending. No peeking!
I really like The Destroyer of Syn. I wondered how their lives would turn out–and if they would survive. You’ll have to read it to learn what obstacles our protagonists had to surmount…
The other stories vary quite a bit with their backgrounds and views of the present and future, and I enjoyed them all. I think you’ll enjoy them too, but some more than others, as I did. Recommended–and I look forward to reading your reviews.
Note: One of the stories, Cold New Planet, is mine, but I haven’t read it yet here nor reviewed it, of course.