John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi, und andere
Tristan Morris, Tanya Eby
Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 14 Min.
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The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?"
Wildcat colonies are illegal, unauthorized, and secret - so when an injured stranger shows up at the wildcat colony New Seattle, the colony leaders are understandably suspicious of who he is and what he represents. His story of how he’s come to their colony is shocking, surprising, and might have bigger consequences than anyone could have expected. Walk the Plank is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories.
CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has been loaned out to a CDF platoon tasked with secretly removing an unauthorized colony of humans on an alien world. Colonial Ambassador Abumwe has been ordered to participate in final negotiations with an alien race the Union hopes to make allies. Wilson and Abumwe’s missions are fated to cross - and in doing so, place both missions at risk of failure.
We Only Need the Heads is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division.
At last, the Earth and the Colonial Union have begun formal discussions about their relationship in the future - a chance for the divisions in humanity to be repaired. The diplomats and crew of the Clarke are on hand to help with the process, including Ambassador Ode Abumwe and CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson, both of whom were born on Earth. But not everyone wants the human division to be repaired.... And they will go to great lengths to make sure it isn’t....
United States Diplomat Danielle Lowen was there when one of her fellow diplomats committed an unthinkable act that had consequences for the entire planet. Now she’s trying to figure out how it happened before it can happen again. Putting the puzzle pieces together could solve the mystery - or it could threaten her own life. "The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
A secret backdoor meeting between Ambassador Ode Abumwe and the Conclave’s Hafte Sorvalh turns out to be less than secret, as both of their ships are attacked. It’s a surprise to both teams - but it’s the identity of the attacker that is the real surprise, and suggests a threat to both humanity and The Conclave. "A Problem of Proportion" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
Colonial Union diplomat Hart Schmidt is back home for Harvest Day celebrations - to a family whose members wonder whether its youngest son isn’t wasting his life clinging to the lowest rung of the CU’s diplomatic ladder. When his father, a legendarily powerful politician, presents him with a compelling offer, Schmidt has to take stock of his life and career. "This Must Be the Place" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
In an effort to improve relations with the Earth, the Colonial Union has invited a contingent of diplomats from that planet to observe Ambassador Abumwe negotiate a trade deal with an alien species. Then something very bad happens to one of the Earthings, and with that, the relationship between humanity’s two factions is on the cusp of disruption once more. It’s a race to find out what really happened, and who is to blame. "The Observers" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
The Colonial Defense Forces usually protect humanity from alien attack, but now the stability of the Colonial Union has been threatened, and Lieutenant Heather Lee and her squad are called to squash a rebellion on a colony world. It seems simple enough - but there’s a second act to the rebellion that finds Lee captive, alone, and armed with only her brains to survive.
CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has one simple task: Watch an ambassador’s dog while the diplomat is conducting sensitive negotiations with an alien race. But you know dogs - always getting into something. And when this dog gets into something that could launch an alien civil war, Wilson has to find a way to solve the conflict, fast, or be the one in the Colonial Union’s doghouse. "The Dog King" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
The Conclave is a confederation of 400 alien races - many of whom would like to see the Colonial Union - and the humans inside of it - blasted to extinction. To avoid a conflict that neither side can afford, Conclave leader General Tarsem Gau appoints Hafte Sorvalh to resolve an emerging diplomatic crisis with the humans, before the only acceptable solution is war. "The Back Channel" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
Harry Creek es un funcionario de bajo nivel del Departamento de Estado con un trabajo nada agradable: transmitir malas noticias a los embajadores alienígenos en la Tierra. Pero también es un héroe de guerra y un habilidoso hacker. Así que cuando la Tierra se enfrenta a su destrucción a causa de una metedura de pata diplomática con los nidu, una raza alienígena muy superior a la nuestra, Harry deberá localizar lo único que puede salvar a nuestro planeta de ser esclavizado por los alienígenas
The only thing Benji lacks more than ambition is luck. And his new job has to be the lowest of the low. But something is stirring in the zero-footprint economy of New St. Louis. And Benji’s about to find himself chin deep in the muck! This story was originally published in the Hugo Award-nominated METAtropolis.
L'Interdipendenza, l'impero interstellare dell'umanità, è sull'orlo del collasso. Il Flusso, il condotto extra-dimensionale che rende possibile il viaggio tra le stelle, sta scomparendo, lasciando intrappolati interi sistemi stellari. Se, in assenza di estreme misure risolutive, il Flusso scomparirà, la civiltà umana perirà con esso. L'imperatrice Grayland II, leader dell'Interdipendenza, è pronta a adottare le misure necessarie per garantire la sopravvivenza di miliardi di persone.
"J'ai fait deux choses le jour de mes soixante-quinze ans : je suis allé sur la tombe de ma femme. Puis je me suis engagé." À soixante-quinze ans, l'âge requis, John Perry n'est pas le seul à intégrer les Forces de défense coloniale, billet pour les étoiles, mais sans retour. Rien ne le retient plus sur Terre. Combien d'années peut-il espérer vivre ?
Los exploradores espaciales yherajk han venido a la Tierra para conocernos y así entablar la primera amistad interestelar con la humanidad. Sólo hay un inconveniente: tienen un aspecto espantoso y huelen a pescado en mal estado. Conseguir la confianza de los terrícolas supone todo un desafío y los yherajk necesitan a alguien que les ayude a llevar a cabo dicha empresa.
El alférez Andrew Dahl acaba de ser destinado al Intrepid, buque insignia de la Unión Universal desde 2456. Sus perspectivas no podrían ser mejores...hasta que se percata de que todas y cada una de las misiones de desembarco implican algún tipo de enfrentamiento letal con fuerzas alienígenas que siempre, siempre, acaban con la muerte de al menos uno de los tripulantes de bajo rango.