By John Rankine


The mysterious planet Pelorus stares out of major challenge Control's star-scanning procedure like a massive orange unblinking eye. Is it bold Alpha to make the 1st move?

Or is Pelorus—millions of light-years from mom Earth—their long-awaited new home?

The Alphans make their fateful selection, and they're thrust into the guts of an android international the place superhuman beings wield strange guns. Their in basic terms likelihood of rescue is to belief a humanoid tribe whose pleasant smiles cover a mystery of devastating influence!

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