Aurora Award Finalist story from a multi-award winning author. "Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and he's also the most prolific. His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." --Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids... [click here for more]
With the equinox come the aurora and the itch of spring…
Good moods are scarce in Salmon Run these days, right down to a temperamental Solar Express train. Zach Callahan's lingering foul mood even manages to drive off Sasha. Concerned that this may be caused by the alien translator band around Zach's wrist, Hawk Callahan insists on a check-up visit to the local spaceship.... [click here for more]
Summer, fall, winter, and breakup...
Slush and mud mix with snow and ice, turning Salmon Run into a gooey mess. Spring will soon arrive, triggering a return of the local Fish and Games officer and inspiring Chance McRoyal to get ready to work his summer gold claim. Also a time the Callahans hope will bring lodgers. For Sasha and Jacob Neeley it means the tribal "coming of age"... [click here for more]
A new life in Alaska, a massive aurora, spaceship hidden under the ice and snow.
For Hawk and Zach Callahan, getting to the small town of Salmon Run presents the first challenge. From the moment they arrive the locals freely share their opinions. While still in Cordova an old prospector declares the two cheechakos unprepared for the realities of... [click here for more]
The aliens need human help... in Bermuda.
After the earthquake Hawk and Zach Callahan get a pleasant surprise: customers. Right when the aliens choose to reveal themselves to Zach and Sasha's families. They need human help to identify a potential threat… in Bermuda. But, according to Uncle George's will, a trip to Bermuda could possibly cost the Callahans their lodge. Not... [click here for more]
The young genius, Professor Serena Cole, is kidnapped by Doctor Janoke Greenbriar, a madman with an eye toward godhood which he plans to achieve by creating a time machine, but he needs Serena’s help to make the machine possible!
When she refuses to co-operate with his diabolical scheme the evil madman threatens Serena’s loved ones.
Never fear, though! The Daggers, a group of freelance... [click here for more]
An ominous singing voice only Zach and Sasha can hear...
First came the blizzard. Then the earthquake hit. Even as the people of Salmon Run rally to pick up the pieces, Zach and Sasha start hearing a voice singing across the radio. Singing no one else hears.
What do the lyrics in the beautiful voice mean? Some sound downright apocalyptic, and growing darker all the time. They need... [click here for more]