An interstellar treasure hunt, moral dilemmas, religious conflicts, old familial dysfunction, merciless aliens, and mercenary humans as well...Alibi Jones will have to face them all, and face up to the responsibilities and authority that comes with running a growing colony like The Hornet's Nest in The Star Seeds of Earth!
Mediator for the Solar Alliance, Alibi Jones searches for a stolen Dakhur artifact, a golden tiara with a blood red gem - the Sunrise of Hur - a cultural treasure, property and pride of the Dakhur race. But Alibi isn't supposed to land on the planet he most wants to investigate - Kismet, home of the crime lord Rene Laveillur, who's claimed Alibi's on-and-off girlfriend Katerina Ramsey as his own property. Alibi's been warned - if he lands on Kismet, he's a dead man!
The Seduction of Certainty: A New Way of Looking at Faith, Knowledge, Science, Religion, Politics, and the Media
Spieldauer: 22 Min.
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What is the Seduction of Certainty? And do we really need a new way of looking at faith, knowledge, science, religion, politics, and the media? Writer Mike Luoma believes we do, and delves into the ways we fool ourselves into believing our metaphors are truths. This book covers its subject in sharp, concise fashion, delivering numerous insights in its compact form.
Alibi Jones' search for a kidnapped friend gets him thrown in an alien prison cell with the mysterious Dakhur named Kit and the man known as Piccolo. As Alibi follows the alien kidnappers' trail, he discovers dangers long thought dead are still very much alive!
Bernard Campion has been an assassin, an ambassador, a CEO, head of the UTZ Council - now he's pope of the new Catholic Church! The mantle sits uneasily on BC. The UTZ and The UIN are forced to work together in the face of dual alien threats from the Eldred and Dolomay, the recently revived survivor of the race known as the Ancient Enemy. Can humanity come together in time?
The Vatican Assassin - Bernard Campion, aka "BC" - used to kill for the Pope. But the old pope is dead. Seemingly unaware of BC's role, the new one names BC acting Vatican Ambassador to Lunar Prime! Can BC build peace between the Universal Islamic Nation (UIN), the Universal Trade Zone (UTZ) and the New catholic Church (NcC)? What is the mysterious "Project"? And do aliens really want us all dead?
It's 2109. BC - Bernard Campion - poses as a priest, but he's really an assassin for the New catholic Church. His assignment: Assassinate Meredith McEntyre, Governor of Lunar Prime, the non-aligned city-state on the Moon! BC is trying to take care of his "business" during an out of control interplanetary War between the west and Islam, between The Universal Trade Zone, the commercial power of Earth, and the UIN, the Universal Islamic Nation, based on Mars.
BC isn't much of a priest. Didn't go to Seminary. Doesn't like to be called "Father". Never even said Mass. Because even though he wears the collar, BC is really an Assassin for The Pope of the New catholic Church! He'll soon kill Meredith McEntyre, Governor of Lunar Prime, independent city-state on the Moon. The NcC is allied with the Universal Trade Zone (UTZ) of Earth and its Orbital Stations in the war against the Mars-based Universal Islamic Nation (UIN). Word is McEntyre has become too friendly with the UIN. Can't let the Governor give the UIN the Moon.
Welcome to the world of Alibi Jones! Come along for the ride as Humankind expands out into the already populated stars. Alibi is a Mediator for The Solar Alliance in 2135, negotiating treaties and agreements between humankind and alien races. His big heart and inquisitive mind usually get him into trouble along the way.
Alibi Jones was a Mediator for the Solar Alliance Interplanetary Force in the 2130s - but that's about to change. He's the foster son of the former leader of the Solar Alliance, and the new SA administration makes an example of him after news gets out that Alibi is partly responsible for the destruction of pleasure planet Kismet. Bounced out of his career in the Mediation Corps, Alibi's reassigned to Covert Ops. His cover: running cargo out past the colony world Depot, on the Fringe, from a new remote base - The Hornet's Nest!
A race of time travelers seems to want Alibi Jones' time to come to an end in this connected cycle of short stories. The Alibi Jones and the Time War of the Devrizium short anthology features Alibi Jones' adventures with the xenophobic, time-traveling race known as the Devrizium! Featuring "About Time" (adapted from the comic book short story); "Remember Two Things"; "Memory, Yet Green"; and "The Last Battle".